Permanent makeup is sometimes also referred to as tattooed makeup because the process is similar to getting a regular body art tattoo: A needle is used to deposit ink into the skin. The process isn’t the same as getting a tattoo because the pigment is deposited only into the first layers of the skin. The ink used for regular body tattoos is formulated differently and “goes much deeper.
Thinking of getting your makeup permanently applied? Maybe you hate applying your eyeliner daily, or you aren’t able to apply it as precisely as you’d like. Maybe these answer will help to make your decision.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is This The Same As A Tattoo? Yes, both are permanent. With “permanent makeup,” pigments are lighter and generally need touching up within three to five years. Results will depend on age, skin tone, body chemistry, sun exposure, and exfoliation.
Is It Painful? A topical anesthetic is applied prior to and during each procedure to numb the epidermis, so it should be relatively painless; however, everyone’s pain tolerance is different.
How Safe Is It? Strict hygiene and sterilization procedures are followed that conform to OSHA and CDC (Center for Disease Control) guidelines. Clients are administered an allergy test prior to their procedure.
What Is The Recovery Period? Most clients can return to normal daily activities immediately. Some clients may experience slight swelling or bruising, but this is usually minimal.
What If I Want To Change My Makeup? Normal cosmetics may be applied over your “permanent makeup” for color variety. Since we work with your own natural facial features to enhance them to their fullest, no applied makeup is necessary.
Some Do’s and Don’ts
- If you’re already taking medication, it’s a good idea to speak to your doctor about it before you go ahead with your permanent or semi-permanent makeup application
- If you have lash extensions, remove them at least a few days before the eyeliner is applied.
- Leave your contacts out before the procedures and be prepared to leave them out for a few days following as your eyes could be slightly swollen.
Two types of eyeliner styles
First is the tightline, which involves adding the pigment between the layers of your eyelashes to darken your lash line, leaving you with a subtle lash enhancement. This option is a lot [thinner] than an eyeliner, and it’s considered very natural-looking.
Then there’s eyeliner, which is “a step above” the sightline. In this procedure, the pigment is actually applied above the lash line and it’s drawn almost as if you were to put a liquid eyeliner on. It’s mostly for people who wear that look on a daily basis and they want to stop having to do it.
Call Magda Skin Care today for a free consultation at 407.647.2765.