Like tattooing, semi permanent makeup has increased in popularity.
In fact, it’s very similar to the process of creating a tattoo, with the idea of creating a permanent feature that enhances a person’s overall appearance.
After and Before
To give you an example, as some people age the changes in their hormone levels cause thinning eyebrows. Rather than draw on a pair of eyebrows every day, semi-permanent makeup fixes the problem.
When applied by a skilled hand, this new makeup trend looks natural, defines the eyebrows and unifies the face’s appearance.
You can get semi permanent makeup applied to any part of your body where you would normally wear daily commercial makeup products.
Perhaps you like eye liner but find it frustrating to apply correctly, or maybe you want a solid lip border for greater character and a sense of fullness.
The latter is a great way to avoid having injections with Hyaluronic acid fillers that are expensive and require regular treatments to maintain the look you want.
Taking it one step further, what about semi permanent lipstick? Some women hate the feel of lipstick and gloss, and having this procedure done means never wearing it again.
What might you expect during a semi-permanent makeup procedure? A typical appointment takes about an hour and a half.
Very few people find it uncomfortable, particularly since the professional uses a topical anapestic if you wish. When all is said and done, your treatment should last for about three years!
Sounds great right? There are caveats (you knew that was coming). Before jumping into the salon chair, the methods for semi-permanent makeup are relatively new.
That means seeking out technicians with solid credentials and training (preferably with a portfolio for your review). Always investigate the background of any potential artist in this field.
Be aware since this is a cosmetic process, it won’t be covered by your insurance unless there are extenuating circumstances from other medically provable problems.
For example, people with skin grafts or burns may look to this procedure to hide embarrassing scars.
And even if the makeup has to be reapplied down the road, it’s certainly a time saving process that might also save money over the long term.
Finally, like tattoos things can go wrong with semi-permanent makeup. There is a chance of infection if the technician isn’t diligent with proper sanitary conditions, for example.
Or, the procedure may not look like what you thought it would at the outset. It’s hard from looking at pictures, or even from having the artist pre-draw the makeup to truly visualize the end-result.
In the case of the latter you can have the makeup removed, but then you’ve doubled your cost.
While it’s unlikely, check your technicians warrantees on their workmanship (if any). Do they promise a certain number of years?
Offer touch-ups at a reduced price? What about your satisfaction with the results?
The way in which a professional presents themselves on these questions often indicates how happy you’ll be when all is said and done.
So talk with a professional to see if semi permanent makeup is a good option for you.
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