top of page

4 Types of Permanent Makeup (PMU) Brows

Toronto, North York, Semi-permanent makeup eyebrows, ombre/powder eyebrows, microblading, combination eyebrows

Whether you have naturally thin and sparse eyebrows or you simply want to upgrade your eyebrow game, Permanent Makeup (PMU) brows should definitely be at the top of your list.

PMU brows are a form of cosmetic tattooing that adds depth and definition to your brows, creating a frame around your face that lasts for 2-3 years.

There are four popular types of PMU brows, each with its own unique attributes.

#1 type: Microblading.

Microblading is a semi-permanent technique that uses a blade with very fine needles to create hair strokes that give you natural-looking, full brows. It's perfect for those who want a very natural brow shape and need more depth and definition in their brows. The downside to microblading is that it's not suitable for everyone. If you have thin and/or hypersensitive skin or oily skin, then microblading may not be the best technique for you.

#2 type: Microshading.

Microshading is a combination of microblading and powder brows techniques, where you first create the hair strokes with a blade and then use a tattoo machine to create the more defined shading. With microshading, you can achieve a bold and defined brow look that still looks natural. However, microshading may not be suitable for people with thin and/or hypersensitive skin, as well as oily skin.

Type #3: Combination Brows

Combination Brows is a combination of microblading with ombre technique. We use pigment and blade to create hair strokes and shading. This technique looks more natural and realistic with eyebrow hair. Combination Brows is a great option for individuals that want an eyebrow that has more details and definition. If you have thin and/or hypersensitive skin or oily skin, then combination brows may not be the best technique for you.

Type #4: Ombré Shading

Ombre shading is a popular Permanent Makeup (PMU) technique suitable for all skin types.

This technique is becoming increasingly popular amongst PMU wearers. Ombré is a process of gradually blending different shades of pigment into one another, creating a soft transition or gradient. Using a special needle-shaped tattoo machine and pigment, a PMU technician will gently color the surface of the skin, producing a subtle, powdered effect that mimics traditional brow makeup.

Due to its delicate shading, Ombré brows are ideal for people with sparse or light brows, as well as those who want a subtle, make up free look.

Ombré shading offers many benefits to its wearers, including low maintenance, simplicity and a natural looking finish. The PMU lasts approximately 2-3 years, depending on the individual’s skin type.

Overall, Ombré shading is an excellent way to achieve beautiful, long-lasting brows without making any major changes! Whether you have sparse or full brows, the Ombré shading technique can give you the look you want.


bottom of page