Get flawless makeup that does not fade by the end of the day
By Azra Shuib | April 30th, 2021
A lot of us want to wake up in the morning with a face that takes zero effort. Not a lot of people can get out of the house feeling confident without a bit of mascara, lipstick or full-face makeup. And some people may find the routine to reapply makeup after certain activities inconvenient, but just can’t face the world with a paled lipstick after lunch.
Then there are those who feel that makeups are such a waste since they don’t last beyond the expiration date. So having to wear makeup just for the sake of not wasting them can rob the joy out of the beautifying routine.
All of those issues can be eliminated with a cosmetic technique called permanent makeup. It is a method to enhance your facial appearance using pigments that are implanted into the surface of the skin. The design produces results similar to makeup, such as eyeliner, eyebrow colour, lipstick or even fake moles. Some people employ permanent makeup as a foundation or ‘second skin’ to disguise scars or spots in the skin caused by diseases like vitiligo.
Some may also refer to permanent makeup as makeup tattoo (like eyebrow tattoo) or semi-permanent makeup. But permanent makeup is not actually a tattoo. The traditional tattoos are made using ink, but permanent makeup uses colour pigments that look realistic with your skin complexion. Permanent makeup also lasts 1 to 3 years and fades gradually, while a traditional tattoo does not.
How is it done?
Usually, the beautician will assess your features and ask you about your desired results. This is to match the most ideal shape or colour of the makeup in order to enhance your features and match your desires.
A typical procedure looks like this:
1. Consultation will be done and you can discuss the most ideal colour / shade / shape for your face.
2. Anesthesia will be applied.
3. Semi-permanent makeup will be applied with a needle machine.
4. The treated area will be cooled down after treatment is completed.
Permanent makeup is safe, but there are considerations you should take. First of all, you have to ensure that you do not have any sensitivities or allergies to ink, pigments or a lot of ingredients in makeup. You can also see a dermatologist beforehand to make sure that it’s safe for you to get a permanent makeup procedure.
Secondly, do some research about the clinics you should go to. Cheap prices do not always mean that the procedures are of the best value. Consider the artist’s expertise, the clinic’s reputation and patients’ testimonials. You need to go to the right artist and clinic to avoid infections or other major risks.
During recovery, you can expect some scabbing and dryness as the treated area heals before revealing the final colour. Recovery may take 2 to 3 weeks, and the specific guidelines will depend on the type of permanent makeup you choose.
If it does not last forever, is it really worth it?
Permanent makeup lasts 1 to 3 years with good care. So although it is not really permanent, it definitely lasts longer than the eyeliner or mascara that smudges off at the end of the day! And considering that permanent makeup is much more hygienic compared to makeup - since makeups like lipsticks are stored in a container for a long time and may collect bacteria in the process - permanent makeup is definitely worth trying.
The needles used are sterilized and never reused after a procedure. So with the right clinic and artist, it’s definitely safe, satisfying and worth every penny!
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