These are all terms used by permanent makeup artists to describe the application of pigments to form the brow with either a manual blade or a computer. The feathered or feathering name and technique will be the subject of this article. You can get additional information at Ombré Brows
The strong or driven technique is, or was, the gold standard for applying eyebrow pigment that absolutely filled in the brows. The permanent makeup artist uses a machine with a sharp needle on the end, either a conventional coil tattoo machine or a Rotary pen, to pierce the skin and add the pigment of choice in the high dermal layer of the skin. This approach fills in or shades the brows with a single solid colour to give them form and thickness.
The feathering or feathered eyebrows technique is similar to the above in that it involves applying pigment to the dermal layer of the skin, but the artist creates very fine hair strokes one by one to give the client the appearance of genuine, natural-looking feathered hair stroked eyebrows.
Although this technique has been around for a long time, especially in Asia, it is only now gaining traction in North America. Permanent makeup artists are now studying the techniques from their Asian counterparts, including how to complete the process with a hand-held blade, a technique known as micro blading or microblading. Microblading is performed with a hand-held pen that has a razor-sharp blade at the tip. The artist dips the razor in the desired colour before making incisions into the skin and producing natural-looking hair strokes.
Clients with thinning eyebrows, sparse eyebrows, or no eyebrows at all will benefit from this technique. The permanent makeup artist may create authentic, natural-looking hair stroke eyebrows and create the feathered eyebrow look from scratch.Permanent makeup is the injection of pigment into the top dermal layer of the skin, as previously mentioned. The feathering technique produces hair stroked brows that look normal.