Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos (permanent pigmentation of the dermis) as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup, such as eye lining and other permanent enhancing colors to the skin of the face, lips, and eyelids. It is also used to produce artificial eyebrows, particularly in people who have lost them as a consequence of old age, disease, such as alopecia totalis, chemotherapy, or a genetic disturbance, and to disguise scars and white spots in the skin such as in vitiligo. It is also used to restore or enhance the breast’s areola, such as after breast surgery.
Permanent makeup, also known as micro pigmentation or cosmetic tattooing, can eliminate the daily hassle of applying makeup. Permanent cosmetics never run or smear, and are great for people with allergies to traditional cosmetics as well as for those who have a difficult time applying makeup. Below, learn more about the most popular types of cosmetic tattooing, including permanent lip, eye, and eyebrow makeup.
To produce the desired results, permanent makeup usually requires one or more touch-up procedures after initial application. For this reason, most technicians include the price of a touch-up procedure in the price of the application. Initial permanent makeup application typically takes one to two-and-a-half hours to complete, and touch-ups take significantly less time. Permanent lip, eye, and eyebrow makeup are the most common.
Permanent Eye Makeup
Permanent eye makeup can be applied in a variety of ways to help enhance the eyes. Permanent eye liner can be applied to line both the top and bottom lids, to create a soft look or a defined line.
Permanent Lip Makeup
If you are tired of reapplying lipstick throughout the day, or you are dissatisfied with thin or crooked lips, permanent lip makeup can create fuller, more defined lips. You can pick a shade that matches your favorite lipstick, or a neutral shade for a natural look. Both permanent lip liner and lipstick can be applied in a variety of colors. If a more natural color is used, lipstick color can still be applied, and the permanent lip makeup will prevent color from bleeding. When a vivid shade is applied, all that is needed
Permanent Eyebrow Makeup
Permanent makeup can be applied to create the appearance of hair and is often used to define, shape, and fill in sparse areas of the eyebrows. Permanent eyebrow makeup can also be used to create the look of a full pair of eyebrows for people who have lost all of their facial hair, often due to chemotherapy or other medical conditions. An experienced technician can produce the appearance of individual eyebrow hairs and create a natural look.