I think it would be fantastic to have eyeliner on all the time and my lips subtly outlined, but I am a little bit of a chicken about it. I am not going to have just any ol’ Joe come at my face with ink, so I started my research. Here are some things to know about permanent makeup.
Things To Know About Permanent Makeup
The most common types are eyebrows, lips, cheeks and eyelids. And there is more:
1. You will need to go in again for touch-ups 6 weeks later. Some people don’t know this. 6 weeks. Plan on it.
2. Be sure your makeup artist uses quality pigment. Some pigments (usually iron oxides) can fade to pinks, peaches and even purple. That’s not good, people. Be sure that they use quality pigments so that when it fades, it fades a natural color.
3. There are 2 types of techniques. Hand Tap lasts 1-3 years and Rotary Pen lasts 8 years.
4. Be sure to see your makeup artists before and after pictures. Request to see pictures from after the healing process to get the full effect of the job that they did. Pictures can be deceiving if you see them before the person has healed all the way.
5. Know your makeup artists limits. Some artists are more willing to connect your eyeliner, some aren’t. You may also want to have your lips filled in or blended from the lip liner. Be sure that this is something that your artist can skillfully do.
Bonus Tip: If you getting your eyebrows done, make sure you ask for an ‘Eyebrow Design’ appointment. It should be separate from your consultation. The technician will go over different shapes and colors, and that’s when you can decide what the best eyebrow design for your face will be. If you don’t totally agree with how the permanent makeup procedure looks while drawn on, keep working with the technician until you are completely satisfied with the design. Image from The Wonder Forest.