Houston Woman Left Heartbroken After Microblading Goes Horribly Wrong

Posted by Sama in Fails On 15th May 2022
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Crystal Weinstock, a mom-of-two from Houston shares her experience of micrblading gone terribly wrong and makes her look so bad that she feels embarrassed to even share her pictures with people. Crystal shares that when the makeup artist was doing work on her, she knew something was not correct and pointed out but she was reassured that everything will be fine. Now, the dental hygenist is working on reversing the damage and hopes to go back to her natural self one day.

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Crystal Weinstock, 37, from Houston, Texas, has been traumatized for life after a micro-blading session gone terribly wrong. 

The mother of two decided on the session and even paid $340 for the privilege. However, she was left completely taken aback after finding that the makeup artist screwed up her brows completely and she was left with much bigger and bolder brows that anyone would be terrified to look at after the first glance. 

Crystal, a dental hygienist, said: 'I had been thinking about getting microblading on my eyebrows for quite some time.

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'As a busy mother, I found that trying to fill in my brows and make sure they were the right shape took so long. I thought that having microblading would be a great idea.

'I never in a million years could have guessed that they would have turned out like they did. It was horrifying. When my three-year-old daughter saw me the following day, she actually got frightened and freaked out.

'I'm now having to have removal sessions to try and break down the pigment and I may have to have laser treatment. It could take up to a year to get them looking better.'

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Crystal took to social media to share that she attended her first microblading session in November last year. However, due to an issue of bleeding, she had to cut the session short and the pigment didn't stick to her.

So she tried a second session four weeks later, in December.

Crystal added: 'I was so excited to have perfect eyebrows and not have to worry about doing them myself. I was shown a picture of what my brows would be like after and I loved it. So in December, I went back for my second session.

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'The bleeding happened again but this time we carried on hoping the pigment would stay. I left the appointment happy with how they were looking but unfortunately it didn't last as the pigment didn't stick to my skin.

The process of microblading involves small needles pierced into the skin with semi-permanent pigment added to create a fuller brow.

Crystal added: 'The semi-permanent make-up artist said she did some research on how she could get the pigment to stay better and talked about the nanoblading technique.

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'After lots of back and forth, I didn't get my next session until the end of April. She told me her equipment had arrived and to meet her at the salon. It was quite late and last minute, but I was looking forward to hopefully having some better results.'

Crystal shares that when she arrived at the salon, the pair were just chatting and catching up, while the makeup artist was going about doing work on her.

 

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Crystal says that she told the makeup artist that she thinks the brows are mapped out too thick and wanted to have a more natural look to follow her own brows growth.

Crystal said: 'I said that I just wanted my brows to be filled in rather than made any bigger. I was reassured they wouldn't be too thick because she would be filling in within the lines. I was in a great mood and I couldn't wait to see my eyebrows.

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Only a few hours later, Crystal felt something was up when she saw the makeup artist going to and fro too often.

'After a couple of hours it felt a little too much. I could feel a lot of going back and forth, over and over again.

'At the end of the session, she looked and told me not to freak out. She thought she might have gone too high with the hair stroke, but it was fine because she would order remover to correct it.

'When I took that first glance in the mirror I couldn't believe my eyes. It was horrifying.'

 

 

 

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Crystal says that she was told that they would look better and the swelling will go down, however, the following morning, she woke up and her eyebrows looked no better than the night before.  

She added: 'My daughter came into my bedroom to wake me up and she got such a fright. She started freaking out. I saw the fear in my daughter's eyes and my heart dropped.

'I was trying to stay calm and do some research on how I could fix them, but I was mortified.

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'The lady was messaging me saying she had ordered some removed and it would be there within a few days.

'After googling 'botched eyebrows' I realized mine was much worse than the ones I was seeing so I started panicking even more.

'I began reaching out to other semi-permanent make-up artists and managed to get booked in for an emergency removal at Her Velvet Hands in Houston.

'Botch Ink makes a saline solution that is poured into the open wounds to try and break down the pigment. You then have to wait for it to scab and wait for the results.'

Crystal has now found a clinic in California, 2,571 miles away from her home in Houston, and has to fly to attend her appointments, who is committed to reversing the treatment.

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'I have recently had my second removal session by Erica Kovitz of Beverly Hills Microblading in California. She is committed to helping me on this reversal journey and has even set up a GoFundMe page for travel expenses that I will incur for the remainder of the process.

'I am in the stage of waiting for that to scab over. It's all a waiting game.

'I am trying to figure out what I will do next. It could take up to a year of removals and laser to get it sorted. Some of the harsher lines seem to be lessening, but it is still so obvious.

'I didn't think it would be this bad and take so much work.'

Crystal says that the microblading has scarred for life, she feels too embarrassed to share her pictures and hopes that people will learn a lesson from her story.

She said: 'Although it is embarrassing to share my story, I hope it makes people realize how important it is to check credentials and show artists that are getting into the field that their clients are real people that have to deal with the consequences.'

The semi-permanent makeup artist has been contacted for a right of reply. 

To donate to help Crystal, visit her GoFundMe page here.

 

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