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Semi-Permanent Makeup FAQs

Browse through some of the most frequent questions asked regarding semi-permanent makeup procedures, healing time and care. Don’t see a question you need answered? No problem! Contact us today, we’d love to chat!

Permanent makeup is an advanced tattooing technique that can help you get beautifully shaped eyebrows, naturally tinted lips, and so on in a hassle-free manner. Also known as cosmetic tattoos, these stay on for years without fading, so you can skip applying makeup and still look your best. 

The aim here is to use high-quality cosmetic pigments to enhance your facial features – similar to what you do with makeup products. This is an especially beneficial technique for people who aren’t good with makeup – you can sport your favorite makeup look effortlessly for a long time just by going through a one-time procedure. 

So here’s the most important question – is this process really permanent?

Well, not exactly. It would be more fitting to call it a semi-permanent procedure, as the ink tends to slowly fade with time.

That said, you can expect it to last for several years before you notice any visible changes. 

The process of permanent makeup is similar to tattooing, although here the work is far more delicate. It is done by well-trained professional artists who use tiny needles to place granules of pigmented ink below the skin surface. Unlike regular tattoos, permanent makeup like powder brows or lip blush tattoos don’t penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin – these are restricted to the superficial layers, thereby giving a more natural look. The healing time is shorter for this method too – so you won’t need to wait for long before showing off your enhanced appearance to the world.

Yes, permanent makeup is absolutely safe, as long as you are getting it done by a licensed professional. This will ensure that the procedure is done with properly sterilized tools and high-quality pigments that lower the chances of getting an infection. However, similar to all types of tattoos, permanent makeup may also cause some minor side effects like redness, swelling, and inflammation – especially if you have sensitive skin. Therefore, it’s a good idea to have a proper discussion with the professional before opting for the procedure.

No. Using the correct process, trusted techniques and professional products, the permanent makeup process will cause little to no pain.

You can expect colors to last approximately 1 1/2 to 3 years depending on the skin type. However, it’s highly recommended and very important to get yearly touchups to keep the shape and color looking its best. 

Semi-permanent cosmetic tattoos are sure to last for years. It will save you money, time, and boost your confidence level