What You Need to Know About Permanent Makeup

Permanent makeup is quickly becoming a new trend and it is easy to see why. What doesn’t sound better than waking up with your eyebrows already done? This type of makeup often gets a bad reputation due to old school techniques and tools that would leave clients with harsh, unnatural results. There have been many advancements in this field, thank goodness. Let’s learn more about this trend, the different techniques used, and what to look for in a reputable permanent makeup artist.

What is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup refers to a style of distributing pigment beneath the top layer of skin on the face or other areas of the body. Often, it is used to enhance current features such as eyebrows or lips. This type of makeup can be used to cover up skin imperfections, such as scars, or create eyebrows for those that suffer from hair loss.

Although it is known as permanent makeup, the results are semi-permanent, as they fade over time. Touch ups are usually necessary within a year and half to three years.This technique utilizes pigments instead permanent ink, this is what makes permanent makeup different from a tattoo.

Many Different Techniques Can Be Used to Apply Permanent Makeup to Enhance Your Features

There are multiple techniques that can be used when applying permanent makeup to provide desired results. For example, traditional eyebrow microblading uses a very fine “blade.” The tool is actually individual needles joined together into a shape that resembles a blade. It is used to distribute pigment into the upper layer of the skin. This technique results in natural hair like stokes and is ideal for clients looking to enhance their natural eyebrows or those that suffer from hair loss.

For a fuller effect to give clients a more dramatic look, Julia Anne Millin created the Advanced Microblading Fusion technique. This combines traditional microblading with manual or digital shading for a more defined look. Although this look is bolder than tradition microblading, it still appears beautifully natural when applied correctly.

Clients with oily skin that want to achieve fuller eyebrows would benefit from the megapixel technique that results in an effect similar to eyebrow powder. This method uses thousands of tiny dots of pigment to build color and define the shape of the brow.

Permanent makeup can also be used to enhance and define the shape of the lips. Asymmetry can be corrected with soft shading of lips. This treatment can also help to reduce the appearance of age lines or fading lip color that is associated with becoming more mature.

Winged eyeliner can also be applied to the lashes on the upper eyelid. Tiny dots of pigment are applied through a manual needle or device on the eyelid. This technique will help to enhance your eyes, without having to put on makeup daily.

Permanent Makeup Should Be Applied by a Qualified Professional

In order to ensure that you receive the best results and to avoid any possible complications, it is important that you do your research before you get your permanent makeup applied. The person that you are going to should be a certified artist.

Ask about what training they have, what is their experience, and if they have before and after photos. Look for a watermark on the pictures to make sure that they are not stealing them from other artists.

Other things to look for are if they offer a consultation. Before your artist brings a needle to your face, they should offer you a consultation. Even though the results are not completely permanent, you will still be stuck with them for a few years. You want to be sure you will be happy with how you look. Having a consultation is a sign of an experienced and trained professional.

Are you looking for a professional, experienced, and highly trained artist to apply your permanent makeup? Contact our office, Brow Design International, today to schedule a consultation today.
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Written by Fabio Jesus D'Elia

With 16 years' experience in product merchandising departments for fashion brands such as Ralph Lauren, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen & Hussein Chalayan for Puma, Fabio's hobby is to help this amazing website becoming the "one stop source for fashion".

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