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In two years, how will my ombre powder brows look?

Ombre powder brows can last up to 1.5 years without touch-ups. Most customers will need to have their brows colored again at this point if they want to keep them looking great for longer, or they can choose to let the effects fade.

If all goes according to plan, your brows will be faded after two years.

It's important to keep in mind that everyone's pigment fades at a different speed. Some clients' ombre powder brows do not require frequent touch-ups, while others require them once a year due to a range of factors such as body chemistry, skin type, and lifestyle.

Let's look at a few different fading scenarios.

1. They've vanished completely

After two years, the majority of ombre powder brows will still be visible. It's unusual for them to vanish completely, but it does happen.

The problem with permanent brows is that, while the pigments injected into the skin are supposed to be broken down by the body, not all of their constituents can be retrieved completely. There will always be some residue on the skin, although it can be visible or undetectable.

Ombre powder brows might entirely fade in specific situations:

Excessive sebum production might cause pigments to be expelled from the skin.

Because the skin does not absorb colors correctly and they do not settle in over time, pigment retention is poor.

Insufficient pigmentation depth - if the artist does not apply the colors deeply enough, the pigments will be wiped out by skin cell turnover.

The color was light to begin with.

If your ombre powder brows have entirely vanished after two years, the cause is most likely a combination of the aforementioned factors.

What am I supposed to do?

You can make an appointment to get them repainted. However, there are two issues to consider. You'll almost probably have to pay the entire price because you're receiving a brand new set. You should also get a touch-up before the two-year mark, because your brows are likely to fade at the same rate the second time around.

2. Although faded, they appear to be in decent condition.

This is the most common and ideal situation. After two years, ombre powder brows retain their original form and color, however the intensity has faded and the color is now relatively pale.

The long-term consequences should be like this. It means the artist completed everything correctly, and the pigments were absorbed properly by your skin.

What am I supposed to do?

If you don't like PMU any more, you can have them retouched and the color darkened, or you can let them fade even more and fill them in with regular makeup. Because very light residues aren't visible, PMU cleanup is usually not required.

3. They Don't Seem to Have Faded Much Some people simply have exceptional retention, and their ombre powder brows are still defined and deep after two years.

This might happen if your skin is really dry or if it is very old. As we age, our systems slow down, and the skin cell turnover cycle lengthens significantly. That's why ombre powder brows on older clients tend to last longer.

What am I supposed to do?

Make the most of your amazing brows! You can get a touch-up, but you don't have to.


You'll enjoy your ombre powder brows even two years later if you choose a competent artist who uses high-quality colours. Feel free to email me, Sumiko Lui, at or book your appointments here.

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