Posted by: Keshia Cole

Oily Skin? Read this before you get microblading

Oily skin requires special skin care and special considerations when microblading. If you know you have oily skin, read this first!

An experienced artist will notice oily skin right away. KCole  artist Emily Hardinger says, “I’m an aesthetician first, so usually I notice. Especially if you can see shine through the makeup, you know they have oily skin.” If your makeup game is strong or if you have a little less shine than usual, the artist may not notice; so be sure to mention it anyway! It will affect the work.

First, understand that microblading is cosmetic tattooing, so the artist is placing pigment underneath the skin. Emily always tells a client upfront how this affects them: “It could fade a little quicker and they’ll need more touch ups. The strokes might also expand a little more than someone who doesn’t have oily skin.” It’s ultimately the artist’s discretion whether or not you’re a good candidate for microblading.

So what’s a girl with oily skin to do? Enter: SHADING.


Shading is a relatively new technique that’s perfect for clients with oily skin.

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