Eyebrow Lamination review: What is brow lamination and how does it work?
I tried the eyebrow trend taking over your Instagram feed and here's how it went down.
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What is eyebrow lamination?
Eyebrow lamination is a brand new brow treatment that can help you achieve brushed up, fluffy as hell, Cara Delevingne-level brows. As soon as my brow technician Fay from Royals Clinic Australia told me about it, I was dying to try it. So I did.
Royals Clinic Australia is the first clinic in Australia to offer this treatment, but the trend originated in Paris. Below is a before and after of the treatment from Fay.
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My brows and I have a very close relationship. I love having big bold brows, but they can get pretty curly and a little unruly, so when Fay told me that eyebrow lamination could help to tame those flyaways and give me that brushed up fluffy look for two whole months, I nearly lost it.
In her own words, "The final effect of brow lamination is your natural brows except with personality and thickness… like eyebrow feathering without the tattoo, which lasts approximately two months."
What's the process?
Fay started off by brushing up my brows and styling them into the shape that they would be laminated in. She'd been doing my brows for a few months at this point, so she was pretty familiar with how long they can get.
Brushing up the brows is a super important step because a lot of people don't have completely matching eyebrows. You need to make sure that they're combed and styled in the same way so that they look like sisters rather than distant cousins. We all have a favourite brow, and in my case, my right eyebrow is the naughty one, while my left one is quite well behaved.
She used a small comb to comb my eyebrows into place, which definitely didn't hurt but might not be the most pleasant feeling if you have sensitive skin.
This was then followed by the keratin formula, which is lathered onto the brows and set with cling wrap. I then chilled for a few minutes while the keratin did its thing. The amount of time you need to leave the cling wrap on does differ from person to person, depending on your brow and hair type.
Honestly, though, it was just a case of sitting back and chilling on my phone. It's not like lash extensions where you have to keep your eyes closed for several hours.
Next up was a nourishing setting serum that was applied over my brows and left to settle in for a couple of minutes.
And that's it.
The whole process took about an hour all up and was super simple and easy. There was zero pain involved and the results were instant. Check out the fabulous before and after shots of my stunning brows below.
Seriously, LOOK AT THEM.
Eyebrow lamination FAQs
1. How much does it cost?
"It can cost anywhere between $95 and $150."
2. Who is a good candidate for eyebrow lamination?
"Eyebrow lamination is for everyone, however, results can vary if you have little-to-no eyebrows. It's also perfect for those who have unruly brow hairs and struggle to have them set in place."
3. What should you not do after the treatment?
"Brows can not be wet for the first 24 hours, so no sweating and no touching them."
4. Are there any side effects?
"Not at all!"
5. Is there a recovery period?
"There is no downtime at all, you just need to make sure correct aftercare is followed."
6. How long does Brow Lamination last?
If the proper aftercare is followed it lasts up to 2 months.
I'm actually obsessed with the results of this treatment. My brows have stayed well behaved and it's been over a month since I had them laminated.
The day after I'd had them done, I received heaps of compliments and ended up telling anyone who'd listen to go and get their brows done too.
If you're going to get them done, I couldn't recommend my gal Fay enough. Royals Clinic Australia was the first clinic to offer this treatment in Australia so they really know their stuff.
Some more eyebrow lamination results
Get the look at home
If you don't want to get the eyebrow lamination treatment, then there are some brow gels that can at least temporarily help you acheive that brushed up look. These are an affordable way to get a similar look to eyebrow lamination, but it won't be as sharp or last as long.
TARTE Busy Gal Brow Gel
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Tinted Brow Gel
BENEFIT COSMETICS 24-Hr Brow Setter Invisible Brow Gel
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