Gretchen Rossi started an Instagram Live yesterday looking a little different from her normal gorgeous self. The Real Housewives of Orange County alum had marker all over her eyebrows and forehead as she filmed, but she quickly explained it all: "I'm taking you along on little ride of getting microbladed," Gretchen said as she actually videoed herself getting the semi-permanent beauty treatment that draws on individual hairs for a natural look.
Not only did Gretchen film it all live, she and "Eyebrow Doctor" Piret Aava aswered questions about the beauty procedure. Here are a few fun facts we learned from Gretchen's Instagram Live and her post.
You can pick a custom color for your microbladed brows: Gretchen wrote that she was "nervous about the color because I am so particular about my eyebrow color & I am so fair skinned. So she helped custom make the perfect shade for me (because I wanted them to be warmer rather then ashier)." Who knew?
Does it hurt? "It's nothing! It's like Botox," Gretchen said in the video. "I'm really surprised." She didn't use any pain medication, just a numbing cream on her brows.
How does it feel? "It's almost like scraping across your skin," she said.
Check out the finished product! There's still a healing process but Gretchen's already obsessed with her new brows. She wrote on Instagram to her doctor: "Soooo happy with how they turned out! The color, shape everything! Thank you for being patient with me while I had 900 questions and concerns!"
But maybe the best part is that she won't have to spend 15 minutes every day filling in her brows. "It's a game changer for getting ready in the morning," she said in the video. Gretchen says her new look will last one to three years, which translates to a lot of time saved in the mirror.
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