" “I AM VERY VERY HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS”
by Maybeline Sim , 11 Sep ’18
Eyebrow Embroidery at La Vida
I used to say that I wouldn’t leave home without drawing eyeliners but as I grow up, I find that having nicely shaped brows is more important than having just the eyeliner on the face.
Yes, eyeliner helps to brighten and open up our eyes but imagine yourself with bright eyes and hollow or short brows? Sounds creepy right?
Even before I revealed anything, my followers have been asking me where I got my brows done and if I have any discount quote for them. Recently, I went to LA VIDA™ to get my eyebrow embroidery done and it is called LA VIDA™ Deluxe Creative Brows Embroidery Service. And of course, I do have a discount code to share. Read on to find out more.
LA VIDA™ first opened its doors in 2014 and when I was there, I could see a constant flow of customers. It almost seems like “if you don’t have an appointment, you will probably have to come back again the next day” – that is how popular they are.
This is exactly how I look like without my eyebrows drawn. Sadly, I don’t seem to have much hair on my brows.
The brow specialist recommended me to do their Deluxe Creative Brows. This embroidery is one of their highly rated semi-permanent makeup services where micro-blade is used to create small incisions along the brow line to mimic existing eyebrow hairs.
Individual brow strands are created using the sterile micro-blade with the unique strokes of the brow specialist, in the direction of the growth of the eyebrow, giving us a natural three-dimensional tone. As for the colour pigments, they only use industry-leading natural pigments.
Before anything was done to my brows, a layer of numbing cream was applied to my brows for a good 30 minutes.
For people who have a low tolerance for pain, you can request the brow specialist to leave the numbing cream on for a little longer before getting started. The longer you put, the lesser pain you feel.
I only had it on for 30 minutes and had minimal discomfort throughout. The overall pain score was probably only 1 out of 10 as I could feel nothing most of the time.
30 minutes later, I was asked a few questions on the type of brows that I like. I personally preferred designs that don’t have too much of an arch so I went for a Korean design. You know how Korean brows look like right? They are mostly straight. Straight brows give off a softer and innocent kind of look in my opinion.
I also specially told the brow specialist that I don’t want to look like La Bi Xiao Xin right after the embroidery because I can’t stand those thick and bushy brows. Thank god, she assured me that my brows would still look natural after that.
The design process took the specialist less than 10 minutes. She gave me an eyebrow design that complemented my features and hair colour. I think my nose kind of looks sharper after that too. After all, the design brought my brows closer so it gives off an illusion that the nose bridge looks higher.
After I gave the green light on the design, she proceeded to do the embroidery. The embroidery process itself was also pretty quick. I think she took less than 30 minutes. So all in all, I only spent about an hour in the shop. I guess this can be a lunchtime quick fix for those who want on point brows.
I must say that I am VERY VERY happy with the results so much so that I can’t wait to share the discount code with you guys.
I also feel so much more confident leaving my house without having too much makeup on nowadays. Not only that, I get to sleep in later on weekdays too because I spend lesser time on drawing the brows. It can be very frustrating when I don’t get the brows right when I am only half awake in the morning.
I would also strongly recommend the service to people who have from thin eyebrows as it can help to create fuller eyebrows.
The embroidery is said to last for at least 18 to 24 months after a single touch up. The touch up should be done 30 days after your initial treatment.
It doesn’t matter where you live because they have outlets across the North, South, East & West!
List of LA VIDA outlets:
AMK Hub #B1-24, Tel: 6481 5484
Bedok Mall #01-27, Tel: 6384 3218
Grantral Mall @Clementi #01-09/10, Tel: 6774 7372
White Sands #03-22, Tel: 6241 9364
Lot One #02-02, Tel: 6769 3244
Northpoint City #B1-168 Tel: 6873 1168
For those who are keen, my eyebrow embroidery is done by Kris from the Choa Chu Kang, Lot One outlet ☺
LA VIDA also provides other semi-permanent make up services like the eyeliner and lips.