My Brow Artistry Philippines Experience. Because Kilay is Life!

I took the plunge! And had my eyebrows done last year around November with Brow Artistry Philippines and it's one of the best (beauty) decisions I've made for 2016! Let me just share to you how lazy I am when it comes to putting kilay (and make up in general). I only put kilay when I need to attend events and parties. I groom my brows myself but I usually ended up ruining the shape so I have them professionally groomed but only when I happen to be in Power Plant (Emphasis Salon) or when I go to mall where there's Browhaus. Sometimes it gets tedious and for a busy mom/entrepreneur like me, time is GOLD. I know you mommas out there agree! Diba? Getting my brows done means I have 5 minutes more to spare whenever I prepare to go out, no need to do kilay while driving (Bad, I know!) and I wake up with my eyebrows on fleek! No need to do kilay! Yes? Yes! Before I get into the details of my experience, let me tell you a little about what microblading/eyebrowdery is.

What is Microblading?

Microblading, also referred to as eyebrow embroidery, 3D brows, feather stroke brows, is the process of manually implanting color pigment beneath the surface of the skin using sterile micro needles to produce the appearance of hair strokes.

Is it a type of tattoo?

Yes, It is semi-permanent, and is different from the permanent tattoos that are common in the Philippines that most usually look like block-shaded brows. Natural-looking brows are done by manual stroking, and reaches only up to the epidermis-dermis barrier.

Charm Lim, owner of Brow Artistry Philippines, is a locally and internationally trained Microblading and PMU Artist, with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. She adores everything brows in all shapes and forms. She enjoys analyzing brow patterns and how unique each one really is. Charm is actually my classmate in elementary and has become a good friend of my sister because they live in the same city. :)
This is Charm with her Master at her level-up certification.

Weeks before my treatment, Charm have already briefed me on what to expect, what to do and not to do so I can prepare myself. My appointment was at 8AM, ang aga noh? But since I was up already from taking the kids to school, I had no problem with the very early appointment. She currently holds clinic in Tarlac and in Mandaluyong, where I had my procedure done.
Hello world! This is me sans make up which I am most days. Notice my kilay? One is more makapal and has defined shape than the other which I don't like and gives me a hard time when putting kilay. Hindi ko talaga sila napapantay! That's why I was super excited for this "new beginning" for my kilay. Haha!

Before getting started, I filled up some forms while Charm prepared and set up her tools.
Then I lied down and she started measuring my brows, I told her about my concerns and she asked me how do I want my brows (may arch ba o straight lang). I like how meticulous she is and how she encourages me to tell her what I want. I think it took us an hour to finish shaping/drawing my brows. It's really a process, I didn't mind that how long it took because in the end, it is my brows, my face, I want my brows to be "perfect".
Finally done and getting ready for the next step!
Next is putting the topical anesthesia before Charm started to fill in my brows.

I have a high tolerance for pain. If you have low tolerance, she advises you to take Ponstan before the procedure. I didn't feel any pain for the first hour, you can feel a little bit of sensation while she does your brows, for me parang may velcro sounds but no pain at all.
Mukha pa din naman akong chill diba? I am still smiling. Heehee! When I felt a little pain (but very tolerable), I would tell Charm and she would stop and work on my other brow naman. Totoo, mas masakit pa ang threading! Promise!
The whole procedure took about 2 to 3.5 hours including the measuring. Make sure to have breakfast but a light one lang. If you are planning to take someone with you, tell him/her to bring his/her own entertainment so they won't get bored. There's a mall beside, they can also hang out there in case they get really bored. :)
Last step is putting on the color pigment. There are different shades for the pigment, I let Charm choose the pigment for me, that's how much I trust her. I've seen her works and a lot of my friends who have seen her work all said the same, ang galing ni Charm! You can always tell Charm what you want, don't be afraid to tell her ha.
Finally after 3 hours, eyebrows on fleek na! Yay!
Thank you Charm! I super duper love my brows! :)
From awkward brows to fuller brows! The one on the left is right after the procedure.
From sabog to well groomed brows all day everyday, 24/7, 365 days! Heehee!

After the procedure, after care is also important. Your brows are really darker at first and it will eventually lighten as it heals. Charm gave me a list of things NOT to do. It's important that you follow them!
This is how my brows looks one week after. It gets darker as it heals. I went on vacation with a scabby brows haha! It gets really itchy when healing, so avoid scratching it! 

How long the brows will last will depend on your skin and how you take good care of it. My brows are now about two months old and I am scheduled to have my brows retouched soon. I still fill in my brows when I go out but most days I don't.
This is me without any eyebrow product, which is most days.
And this is me using K-Palette on my brows. I can finally do my brows without having to second guess kung pantay ba. Haha! I love it!

Is it worth it? Yes! I don't have to go to the salon every month for threading and I've heard that hairs don't grow back because of over plucking/threading! Yikes. One less problem for me to fuss about. You can still go have your threading and tweezing but takot ako! I just do regular grooming with a brow shaver every two weeks. The brows can last from 12 to 18 months. Would I recommend it? Definitely yes! Save up for it because it's really really worth it, it really is one of the best decisions I made in 2016!

If you have more questions or clarifications, just contact Charm thru Brow Artistry Philippines. You can check their website or Facebook Page: Brow Artistry Philippines for more information, you can also view her works there too.
Instagram: @browarstistryph
To contact her:
(SMART) +639094778888
(GLOBE) +639175711899



  1. How much did the whole procedure cost?

    1. Hi! Sorry for the late reply. Best is to message them for rates :)