PhiBrows Microblading Pigments Formulation & PhiBrows Color Chart
Matching the color of the pigments to the natural haircolor of your client is one of the most important steps in the microblading process. Poorly matched strokes won’t blend in with the natural hairs and the overall impression will just look sloppy. Luckily, our PhiBrows online shop offers a wide range of pigment shades of brown, black, golden and reddish pigments from PhiBrows color chart, which are mixed for a closer match.
Your clients might be interested in the formula of the pigments, so it’s important for a microblading artist to be familiar with the ingredients.
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Basic Division of Microblading Pigments
Pigments can be divided into two major groups according to their origin: iron oxides and synthetic pigments. Iron oxides are obtained from stone dust, rust and other natural metal oxides. Synthetic pigments are produced from plants, animals and other materials found in nature, or from other synthetic materials.
Each group has its advantages and disadvantages, mostly related to stability of color. In microblading, we are dealing with three basic colors: black, red and yellow. These pigment colors behave differently over time based on their origin, i.e. their stability varies. Among iron oxides, red is by far the most stable, which is why eyebrows done with iron oxides tend to look purely red after a while. Among synthetic pigments, black is the most stable, while yellow and red fade more quickly, so the client ends up with grayish brows.
PhiBrows SUP Formula
What makes the PhiBrows SUP (SUP stands for supplemental) formulation so special is the fact that iron oxides and synthetics are mixed together to get the best performance out of them. SUP formula uses red iron oxides, while black and yellow are synthetic. The result is a pigment which does not fade into an unattractive grayish purple or pure red. Once injected into the skin, the color immediately has a warm hue.
The formula is not magnitized and the amount of heavy metals is within the approved limits. Working with synthetic pigments is often particularly difficult as their formula is very lightweight and tends to move under the skin; the SUP formula is heavy enough and does not dissolve in water, so it’s extremely easy to use and maximum precision is possible.
PhiBrows Color Chart
As we’ve already mentioned, microblading artists work with red, yellow and black pigments in order to get a range of brown shades. The SUP Brown 2 is the most universal pigment shade. It is equal part red, yellow and black and is considered the starting point to a more customized shade. The color can be modified by adding either red, yellow or black and based on that, the color is adapted to natural blonds, redheads or clients with extremely dark brown to black hair.
Adding yellow pigment called SUP Sunset gives us SUP Brown 1 and SUP Golden Brown, pigment shades used on blondes. These are yellow base shades. Adding red gives us the red base shade SUP Fox for redheads. Adding black pigment (called Arabian Night) gives us a black base color, SUP Brown 3, which suits dark haired clients.
More or less, these are all the color options when it comes to the best microblading pigments at the market right now, and the PhiBrows color chart sums them all up. In addition, the Phi Mixer – Pigment Mixer Machine is the most convenient tool for even and quick mixing of pigments.
Improved PhiBrows SUPE Formula
The fifth generation of PhiBrows pigments comes under the name of SUPE and it represents the fifth improved edition of the original synthetic microblading formula. What makes it so special and better than its predecessors (including already mentioned SUP pigments) is the compressed yellow pigment that is way more stable in this formulation.
As already mentioned, yellow color is the least stable one, so when it fades out from the skin eyebrows may get grey or reddish. Equal stability of all pigments that make brown color (SUPE Brown 2 is the most popular) prevents the color from changing into an unwanted one until it fades out completely. Different packaging and more creamy formula also differ SUPE form SUP pigments. This makes the product easier to work with, as the pigment is coming out effortless and can be dosed with much more control.
What is characteristic for SUPE pigments is that they do not require additional mixing with basic colors in order to make them warmer. With the new SUPE formula it is not necessary to add any of the basic pigments (red , yellow or black). This is the first pigment in the market for which the manufacturer guarantees that it will not change its shade with time in comparison to the shade after healing.
SUPE pigments come in the same colors and shades of PhiBrows color chart as already explained with SUP ones. The only exception is that SUP Arabian Night is now SUPE Black, SUP Warm Effect is now SUPE Red.
Matching the Pigment Shade
Color consultation is the first step before the actual microblading process. When matching the color of the pigment, it is important to listen to the demands of your client, but there are other factors to consider, too.
The thickness of the client’s epidermis is one of them. The same exact pigment shade will appear warm under thin skin, but cool and grayish under thicker skin.
Also, it’s best to overlook the undertone of the skin itself as our skin color changes throughout the years, but rather match the color of the strokes to the natural eyebrow hairs.
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