Cosmetic beauty treatments and semi-permanent makeup has never been more popular, eyebrows are a procedure I have been toying with for a couple of years. But finding the right person has always been a struggle.
I wanted a natural, subtle result where people would compliment my eyebrows and not speak to them in fascination, which I have found myself doing on many an occasion to people with badly done brows! I know it’s rude, but I can’t seem to stop staring.
Recently however, I have seen a few people whose eyebrows look amazing, just the result I wanted and not being shy, I always asked where they had them done. The same reply kept coming back to me – Elle of Elle Hive Cosmetic Artistry at the Yorkshire Skin Centre in Yeadon, Leeds.
I needed to speak with Elle!
I made my consultation appointment and was amazed at how many different ways there are for semi-permanent eyebrows. Elle educated me in the ones she does:
Ombre – a semi-permanent technique which creates a softly shaded brow pencil look by placing tiny dots of pigment into the skin.
Microblading – this semi-permanent technique creates the illusion of full brows with natural looking hair strokes.
Combination – a combination of both techniques, giving natural looking hair strokes and applied dots of pigment for fullness.
I decided on Ombre as the perfect one to start with, especially as I was still a little nervous about the end result. In fact, Elle suggested she shape and tint my brows first to give me an idea of how they would look. I could live with them for two weeks until I had them done properly.
This was the perfect solution for me and I loved the fact that Elle was able to put me at my ease and prepare me for the more permanent procedure later on.
Let me tell you more about the lovely Elle.
With over 10 years’ experience in the industry, Elle has a Batchelor’s degree in Cosmetology with Medicine. Medical Cosmetology largely deals with skin care – problems like pimples, acne, wrinkles, dark spots, requiring medical expertise; and treatments such as muscle relaxants and fillers are performed by medical cosmetologists or skin specialists.
When Elle was around 19, she fell in love with skin, beauty and the power of makeup. After studying the many different topics and doing makeup for photoshoots and TV, she decided to bite the bullet and launch her own business doing what she loves the most – making people feel confident and loving how they look.
“𝐈 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝗺𝗼𝐬𝐭 𝗼𝐟 𝗺𝐲 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐝𝗼𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐞𝗺𝐢-𝐩𝐞𝐫𝗺𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝗺𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐮𝐩 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝗼𝐯𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝗺𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝗼𝐟 𝐢𝐭. 𝐅𝗼𝐫 𝗺𝐞, 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐝𝗼 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝗼 𝗺𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝗺𝗼𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐚 𝐣𝗼𝐛, 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐬𝗼𝗺𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈 𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝗺𝐲𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐝𝗼𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝗼𝐫 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝗼 𝐜𝗼𝗺𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝗼𝐰𝐬 𝗺𝐞 𝐭𝗼 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝗼𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬. 𝐈 𝐡𝗼𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝗼𝐮𝐥𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐢𝗺𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐝𝗼𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐞.”
In addition to brows, Elle offers many other specialist treatments, but her passion lies with brow, lip and eye treatments as the results are immediate, transformational and long lasting.
As with brows, there are choices for lips and eyes depending on the result you want to achieve:
Aquarelle Lips – this semi-permanent technique creates very natural and youthful lips. Tiny needles place pigment into the lips altering both colour and shape.
Full Lips – this technique ‘frames’ the lips and is suited to lips with hyperpigmentation, an asymmetrical shape or a bumpy outline.
3-D Lips – this adds shades of your desired colour to ‘optically volumise’ the lips.
If you struggle with eyeliner through lack of time or technique, then you should seriously consider visiting Elle to have one of the following:
Classic Eyeliner – This subtle semi-permanent technique creates fuller, thicker looking lashes and enhances eyes.
Eyeliner with Flick – a technique to create the classic defined liquid liner look. Wake up every morning with beautiful and perfectly balanced eyeliner flicks!
Shaded Eyeliner – this technique can be as subtle or dramatic as you like and is the ultimate choice for wide awake, smokey eyes that remain perfectly even all day, every day.
Elle also offers a makeup service to get you red carpet ready for those special occasions, and HD Brows using a mapping technique to give you perfectly shaped, even brows, they are then coloured with a custom blended shade.
You can have a brow shape, lash lift and a beautiful bespoke facial, tailored to your individual requirements, using Elle’s many years of experience and knowledge to give you beautiful, youthful, glowing skin.
Want to know how my brows turned out? Watch this space as I will be telling you everything!
Call Elle today 07828 385888 or email email@example.com for more information or to book your consultation. You will wonder why it took you so long!