Permanent makeup is a cosmetic tattooing technique that uses a machine to deposit pigment into the skin to enhance or recreate the appearance of eyebrows, eyeliner, lips, and other areas.
Frequently Asked Questions
Permanent makeup typically lasts 1-5 years, but the duration can vary based on factors such as skin type, lifestyle, and aftercare.
Some discomfort is to be expected during the permanent makeup process, but numbing cream is used to minimize pain.
Aftercare instructions vary depending on the artist and the area being treated, but typically involve keeping the area clean and dry, avoiding certain activities (e.g. swimming, sweating), and applying ointment as directed.
The cost of permanent makeup can vary depending on the artist and location, but typically ranges from $300 to $1000 per area.
Microshading is a semi-permanent makeup technique that uses a handheld tool to create small, pin-like dots to simulate the look of eyebrow hairs.
Microshading is different from microblading in that it creates a soft, powdered effect rather than individual hair strokes.
Ombre powder brows are a semi-permanent makeup technique that uses a machine to deposit pigment into the skin to create a gradient effect, with lighter color at the front of the brows and darker at the tail.
Ombre powder brows typically last 1-3 years, but the duration can vary based on factors such as skin type, lifestyle, and aftercare.
A touch-up is a follow-up appointment that is done 4-6 weeks after the initial permanent makeup procedure to fill in any areas that may have faded or to make any necessary adjustments.
Touch-up frequency varies based on individual factors, but most people need a touch-up every 1-2 years to maintain the appearance of their permanent makeup.