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The dark side of microblading

Perfectly groomed brows can do amazing things for the face: They act as an elegant frame, imparting a more youthful, lifted appearance and add structure that helps define features. Maintenance with waxing, threading, plucking and other grooming procedures are effective but time-consuming and requires daily upkeep. So, a growing number of women, including Lena Dunham, Minka Kelly, Mandy Moore and Bella Thorne — as well as hundreds of beauty buffs on Instagram — are turning to a permanent-makeup solution, crediting microblading for their miraculous brows. The procedure, done with a hand-held device containing small needles, uses short strokes to replicate hairs. It first emerged around five years ago, marketed as microblading des ...