I don’t know about you but I’ve never heard of Eyeliner Embroidery. I’ve only heard about Eyebrow Embroidery or Tattoos but the idea of eyeliner really just intrigued me so… I WENT FOR IT!
My sister and I went to Brow Station at Orchard Plaza and Vivian is the lady behind all these works I’m going to show you. Just a little background of Vivian, she is a young mum that is from Malaysia but has been working in Singapore since she was 18, hence the opening of her shop in Singapore. Even though it is not compulsory in Singapore to own this cert, she went abroad to study and get a certificate in embroidery. Also, she travels back every day to see her two children, one only 5 months old and the other 11 years old, so I just have mad respect for her dedication to her family and work.
My sister did the Misty Eyebrow Embroidery first because that one just seemed less scary compared to the eyeliner and so I’ll be reviewing the eyebrow one first.
Vivian offers 2 types of eyebrow embroidery – 6D and Misty
- ($288) EYEBROW EMBROIDERY – 6D: A drawing technique that draws brow hairs strand by strand to make your brows look full.
- ($288) EYEBROW EMBROIDERY – MISTY: A dotting technique is used to give your brows a full and makeup-drawn look.
1) Drawing your desired brow shape
First up, Vivian will draw your brows in a shape that she knows fits your face and also in the colour that matches you best. Once drawn, Vivian will ask if you’re happy with the shape and if not, she will adjust it for you accordingly. For my sister, Vivian pointed out that her face was not symmetrical as one side curved in more than the other. Hence, she had to draw her brows in a way that didn’t look like twins but would eventually look symmetrical.
Also, my sister did request for her brows to be thinner (as the drawn one looked a bit overdone) but Vivian actually assured us that the embroidery one wouldn’t look as dark as the drawn one which turned out to be true in the end.
2) Apply numbing cream
She’ll then put a numbing cream on both brows for about 20 minutes. While doing so, she’ll show you the needles she’ll be using on your brows just to assure you that they are all brand new in their packaging. She uses new needles on every customer and never reuses the same needle twice.
3) Embroidering of eyebrows
Starting from one brow first, she will start using the needle to manually dot the outline of your brows to create the shape. She repeats this process a couple of times till it darkens well enough, and then continue to fill in the rest of the brow.
Honestly, the dotting of ink into your brows doesn’t hurt thanks to the numbing cream. If the numbing cream wears off, you can let her know and she’ll apply another layer of it for you, and let it sit for a couple of minutes before continuing.
With the numbing cream, it just feels like someone is drawing dots on your face with a pen. The only part that hurts is when she applies the numbing cream on your ‘open wounds’ from the poking, so there’ll be a stinging sensation for about 10 seconds and you’re back to feeling nothing again. My sister reapplied the numbing cream 3 times on both brows but this really depends on your pain threshold so don’t worry!
Once done with both brows, Vivian will ask you to sit up to make sure they are even and that there isn’t an empty spot anywhere. After a few touch-ups, you’re good to go.
The entire process took about 2 hours but you can use your phone while all this is happening because she’s only doing your brows.
Next up, my eyeliner embroidery!
- ($238) EYELINER EMBROIDERY: A dotting technique is used to draw a Korean style lash liner.
1) Clean your eyes and apply numbing cream
Vivian will start with rinsing your eyes with eyedrops to remove dirt and oil before putting the numbing cream for about 20 minutes. From this moment on, it is recommended not to open your eyes just in case.
2) Embroidering of eyeliner
For eyeliner, she will use her hands to manually dot the eyeliner and also a machine controlled by her hand to speed up the process. The eyeliner embroidery only comes in the colour black.
She uses the same dotting technique as the Misty Eyebrow Embroidery. I know, a machine sounds really scary ESPECIALLY when you can’t see it (because your eyes have to be closed), and my heart was literally pounding when she turned it on. However, when she started using the machine, all I felt was tiny but continuous pokes on my eyelid
When the numbing cream wore off, I just asked her to reapply it and I was good to go. I reapplied my numbing cream 3 times on the left and 4 times on the right (because my right eye was more sensitive for some reason) and it also stung for about 10 seconds after applying it on my ‘open wound’ (same as the brows).
Once I opened my eyes, they were a little swollen and sensitive to touch. Vivian then did her final touch-ups.
The entire process also took about 2 hours but honestly, time flies even though you can’t use your phone at all.
I’m going to be doing a separate post for the recovery process here because this post is getting too long hehe. Anyway, if you have any questions, please feel free to DM me on my Instagram @wafflenessa.
Vivian +65 86618501