Have you ever seen those black graphic eyebrows or thick black eyeliner that looked like it was drawn with a permanent marker or a piece of charcoal? Or even looked blue like an old tattoo?
Unfortunately some permanent makeup does look like this
BUT this was either done over a decade ago with old techniques that looked more like a traditional tattoo, or was performed by an unskilled technician!
The techniques that I use result in a soft finish that will look very natural.
♡Eyebrows will look like they've been gently filled with a pencil or were lightly tinted.
♡Lips will look like you applied some lip blush over them.
♡Eyeliner will look soft and natural, visually opening up your eyes and making eyelashes look fuller.
A helpful tip:
Permanent cosmetics is not the same as conventional cosmetics!
Dramatic eyeliners with long flicks, colourful eyeshadow, bright red lips and jet black brows should be left to be created with conventional make up products that can be easily washed off.
Permanent makeup will stay on your face for several years and if you decide that you don't want to wear that dramatic look daily the only option will be laser or chemical removal.
The aim of permanent makeup is to enhance natural facial features, not to create an evening makeup look!
PERMANENT MAKEUP AND MICROBLADING, WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Well, technically microblading IS permanent makeup. However, while microblading is performed with a small blade, permanent makeup usually refers to the method involving the use of a permanent makeup/tattoo machine.
So what are the main differences between the two?
1. Microblading involves cutting the skin with a blade, imitating natural hairs. This method can only be used on eyebrows. Machine permanent makeup is created with a fine needle powered by a tattoo machine. It creates tiny holes inside the skin rather than slicing through with a blade. This method can be used on brows, eyes, lips, areola, scalp. Machine method can create both powder and hair strokes effects.
2. Microbladed hair strokes are best suited for dry and normal skin types. Oily skin will make the strokes appear blurry and they fade quickly. Machine powder method is suitable for all skin types.
3. Since cutting through the skin with a blade is more traumatic, unfortunately the risk of scarring is high in microblading.
Of course there are skilled microbladers who create beautiful brows without any scarring. But even famous microblading artists admit that microblading can be done maximum of 2-3 times in your lifetime, otherwise too much damage will be done to the skin and scarring will be extremely likely.
So please please please, if you decide to go for microblading, choose your artist extremely carefully!
And remember that brows straight after the procedure can look very different to the healed brows. So ask for some healed work!
Take care of your face, we don't have a spare one in our fridge unfortunately!
P.S. I'm not doing microblading and never will! I'm trained in a machine powder technique on brows, lips, and eyes.