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Cosmetic Eyebrow Embroidery

If you are forever drawing on your eyebrows or you want to save makeup prep time, you also want to look great 24 hours a day, then cosmetic eyebrow embroidery is your answer.

eyebrow embroidery by Beauty Grace, Sydney CBD

Long gone are the days of dodgy 1980's cosmetic tattooing. Welcome to the new era of cosmetic eyebrow embroidery, the new semi permanent makeup technology that can give you that natural stylish look you're after. What's more, is the amount of time you will save re-drawing your eyebrows.

What is cosmetic eyebrow embroidery anyway?

Cosmetic eyebrow embroidery is a semi permanent technique using colour pigment drawn onto the skin giving you natural looking eyebrows. The technique used is natural feathering of hair like strokes creating a beautifully designed brow.

Is this the same as an eyebrow "tattoo"?

Yes, and no. Yes it can be considered as a form of tattoo, however, the pigments are distilled water based (opposed to the common oil carrier based pigments in conventional tattoos) thus resulting to a semi-permanent lasting result.

The work involved with eyebrow embroidery is only performed on the skin surface. Thus, making eyebrow embroidery a MUCH SAFER treatment than traditional eyebrow tattoos. The colour can also be adjusted in alignment with the original eyebrow hair colour, which results to a realistic look and feel. Eyebrow embroidery creates the background and fills in the parts of the eyebrows that looked empty so that a full and complete look is accomplished. The "3D" effect gives it an added realism to the end result.

Unlike an eyebrow tattoo, eyebrow embroidery does not leave a flat, dull and fake look that tattoos leave behind, nor is it permanent, so you are free to modify the shape of your brows, according to the latest trends.

So why semi-permanent, why not permanent?

Semi-permanent gives you the flexibility to change, down the track. Permanent tattoos don't. Infact, permanent tattoos tend to fade to a dull blue shade that sticks around like a bad smell. Thus, going semi-permanent offers you the option of continuing with your current shape (by simply doing a "top-up" treatment) or completely reshape your eyebrows.

Example before and after images

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Before treatment

[+] Asian female, 34 years of age. Photos taken on 7th October 2011, before treatment and immediately after treatment. Images are copyright of Beauty Grace.

After treatment


More before and after images

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Photo taken: 28th March 2012. Middle Eastern female early 30s. Slightly sparse eyebrow. Resulting in a much more pair of well defined and shaped eyebrows. Post follow up photo taken 28 days after initial treatment, on 26th April 2012.
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Photo taken: 1st March 2012. Asian female late 40s. Prior removal of tattoo, no actual natural eyebrow hairs present. Resulting in a much more well defined pair of shaped eyebrows.
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Photo taken: 26th March 2012. Caucasian female mid 30s. Client had prior removal of tattoo and had sparse natural eyebrow hairs. Resulting to a more shaped (to the client's specifications) and defined pair of eyebrows.
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Photo taken: 26th March 2012. Mediterranean female late 40s. Client has faded tattoo with sparse natural eyebrow hairs. Resulting in a more natural, even and defined pair of eyebrows.
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Photo taken: 13th April 2012. Caucasian female late 30s. Originally very sparse natural eyebrow hairs. Resulting to a more natural, even and defined paif of eyebrows.
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Photo taken: 5th July 2012. Caucasian female late 30s. Originally very sparse natural eyebrow hairs. Resulting to a more natural, even and defined paif of eyebrows.
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Photo taken: 23rd April 2012. Caucasian female late 30s. Client had hand drawn by herself, a shape she is pleased with. Original condition of eyebrows was sparse.

Who can benefit from such a treatment?

Persons who:
  • have over-plucked their eyebrow hair
  • have gaps or scars where the hair has not grown back
  • are suffering from Alopecia (hair loss), weak or light hair
  • want a particular shape for their eyebrows

Is it safe?

Absolutely. Beauty Grace is compliant with all NSW state health requirements, using disposable medical grade needles and sterilisation of equipment beyond requirements.

What colour pigments are used?

We use quality pigment lotions based in iron oxide, a safe non-reactive substance. The pigment lotions are specifically manufactured for implantation into human skin. Pigment lotions are inorganic (meaning they are semi-permanent). A powder is suspended into a solution of distilled water and glycerin which results in a smooth creamy liquid.

Will it look natural?

Yes, cosmetic embroidery looks as if you applied a pencil, a little softer and more muted. Immediately after the treatment the colour will appear stronger and darker for the first 7-14 days. After that, you can lose approximately 50-60% of complete colour during the healing process within 7-14 days.

Is there any down time?

The majority of people don't need to take time off work. There is usually no swelling with the eyebrow treatments, however this can vary from person to person depending on levels of sensitivity.

How many treatments do I require?

In most cases, only the initial treatment, followed by the top-up treatment. However, in rare cases you may require 1 or 2 more treatments. This will be made aware to you up-front prior to any commitment. Also, if you have a build up of dead skin cells this may inhibit the pigment taking to your skin, so it is recommended that you exfoliate the area regularly.

How do I care for my new brows?

  • Avoid washing the area in the first 24 hours
  • Avoid any exfoliants during the healing process (7-14 days)
  • Avoid swimming pools, the beach, steam rooms and saunas during the healing process (7-14 days).
  • Apply after-care products recommended by us.

So what is involved?

Firstly our cosmetic eyebrow embroidery expert will pencil and outline on our brows to a shape that is to your liking. A full consultation to determine the colour and style that suits your needs takes place, then a brow tidy up will follow and anesthetic cream will be applied to the area to minimise your discomfort. Your pigment colour will then be applied to your skin finishing off with a soothing lotion to help with your healing process.

More questions?

Here are more frequently asked REAL questions about cosmetic eyebrow embroidery.


Initial Consultation 1
(up to 30 minutes)


Treatment (1 hour)


Follow up treatment 2
(approximately 2 months later)


Consultation fee rebate



1 Consultation fee is FREE, if you proceed with the treatment.
2 Follow up treatment is subject to our standard 24-hour cancellation/re-schedule policy.

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