This client came to me having had permanent makeup done previously by another practitioner. She has very little hair on her brow area as a result of overplucking years ago. Sadly, she was unhappy with the results with the colour, placement and shape.

The problem

It was clear to me that the brows shape was too thin and unbalanced and that the colour was, overtime going a blue colour. This indicated to me that an incorrect colour balance had been used, mostly likely black had been added to the colour (straight black should never be used on anyone as overtime it will go green/blue). It is impossible for me to know what exactly was used previously in her brows.


I was really pleased to be able offer her advice on the different options that were available to her. Removal was one option we discussed but she didn’t want to have to go through that if it could be avoided. Her other option was that we try to counteract the existing colour by using colour neutralisers and warmer tones. Sadly this is not a quick fix and will happen gradually over numerous future treatments. This was explained fully to her and she decided this was her preferred option. I also recommended that she add some hairstrokes to achieve the more natural look that she wanted.

The other issue we had was the shape. The brows were too thin, the arch was to large and they were at different positions, the slightest error in placement can result in the brows looking uneven.

The solution

Thankfully we were able to cover them by adding some volume and a smoother more refined shape.   We have added hairstrokes to get the ‘more natural look’ These amendments together have made a world of difference to her. She has been thrilled with the results so far. This is still a work in progress.

The before and after shots below are straight after the client’s procedure. The skin and colour will calm down as the skin heals, and then I will perform a top-up procedure.