Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Permanent Makeup

Posted by on Aug 17, 2019 in Scalp Micropigmentation | 0 comments

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Permanent Makeup

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of permanent makeup — mainly referred to as “tattoo” makeup. Many have turned to permanent makeup application to shave time off their daily morning routine.

Admittedly, I had heard the term but didn’t know much about it. This changed after I researched the trend for myself. Check out the answers to some of the most asked questions about permanent cosmetics below.

What is micropigmentation?

Permanent makeup application relies on a technique called micropigmentation, which is essentially a form of tattooing. With the permanent makeup trend, micropigmentation has been used to resemble makeup in the form of eyebrows, lipcolor, and eyelid color. Companies like Permanent Makeup and Aesthetics by Kim Duffy have even used micropigmentation to fill in hair lines and reverse the effects of hair loss.

Exactly how permanent is permanent makeup?

This depends on the person, the amount of pigment applied, and where it is applied. Permanent makeup can last several years but may fade over time. Usually, permanent makeup last a couple of months. To reduce fading, it’s best to stay away from the  sun as much as possible. You can get touch ups periodically to maintain the color and vibrance of your permanent makeup.

Does the application of permanent makeup hurt?

Again, this largely depends on the person and their personal pain tolerance. The cosmetician applying the permanent makeup will apply anesthetics before the procedure — make sure to ask which they’re using for your application. Many people assume that permanent eyeliner is the most painful of the permanent makeup procedures, but many report permanent lip application bringing them the most pain.  Only you can decide if permanent makeup is the best option for you. Even if you’re still on the fence, reach out to your local permanent makeup technician to ask questions and learn about their specific process.

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