Permanent cosmetic makeup is the micro-implantation of approved pigments into the skin with a specialized machine for the face and other delicate areas, such as areolas. Regardless of age, permanent cosmetics are ideal for any person who wants to have makeup that will not come off during the day, at night, in the pool, or while working out. It is ideal for anyone having poor eyesight, unsteady hands, cosmetic allergies, or wishing to correct surgical scarring. Permanent cosmetics are made from vegetable products that are injected into a deep layer of the skin. Fine needles are used to inject the pigment. These needles may be attached to a coil machine (the same type of machine used for tatoos). The needle is dipped in pigment and then injected into the skin. As the needle penetrates the skin, a small amount of bleeding may occur. At the end of the procedure, the skin is washed and an antiseptic cream may be applied. The sensation can be compared to tweezing. A topical anesthetic is used for eye and brown applications.
Permanent cosmetics will begin to fade over the course of years. The average time span between touch-ups is 4 to 6 years for eyebrows and eyeliner and 3 to 4 years for lips. Some people have had permanent cosmetics last up to 10 years and some will need a touch up after only a couple of years. Lighter colors fade faster than darker colors. Permanent cosmetics tend to last longer on older women because they are out in the sun less (which will also fade permanent cosmetics) and their cellular turnover rate is slower. Touch ups are also a great time to update the color and shape of your permanent cosmetics.
Since permanent cosmetics are designed to enhance your natural features, wearing topical make up is still an option. But, isn’t it nice to know that it is a choice, rather than a necessity! Colors for permanent cosmetics are selected to harmonize with your natural skin tones, rather than your current hair color. No matter what color your hair is, your permanent makeup will always look natural.
The pricing includes the initial application and a touch up within three months. Most clients can achieve their goals with these two applications. Any touch ups done thereafter will be charged $100 within the first year. After the first year, the charge will be $250. Any touch ups done from another makeup artist will be $250.
Permanent cosmetics can give color to pale lips, thin lips can be enlargedand misshapen lips can be corrected. Lip color is perfect for asymmetrical shaped lips, thick lips, thin lips, or lips with uneven vermillion borders. It will also eliminate the problem of lipstick “bleeding” into the fine lines around the mouth. Even scars from a cleft lip or an accident can be camouflaged.
- The pricing for lip liner is $500.
- The cost for filling in the entire lip is $700.
- Shader Lip Liner is $600.
Eyeliner defines the beauty of the eyes. It makes lashes appear thicker when not wearing mascara. Permanent cosmetic eyeliner is done by placing pigment into the lash line to make the lashes look fuller. A solid line, small dots or a smudged look can be achieved with permanent costmetic eyeliner.
- The cost for upper or lower eyeliner is $225.
- The cost for both upper and lower eyeliner is $400.
- A thicker application of upper and lower eyeliner will be $500.
Enhancement of eyebrows is important because they frame your eyes and enhance the expression on your face. Anyone who uses a pencil to draw their eyebrows will love permanent makeup. Permanent brows look better than penciled-in brows and are perfect for filling in sparce brows. Brows that are too light, too thin, sparse or non-existent can be beautifully enhanced and improved with micro pigmentation. This procedure is perfect for clients who suffer from hair loss due to chemotherapy.
- The cost for eyebrows is $400.