FAQ Permanent Makeup

What Is It Permanent Makeup?

Permanent Makeup or permanent cosmetics also referred to as micro-pigmentation, is a non-surgical technique in which a tiny quantity of pigment is placed under the top layer of the skin. Not to be confused with traditional tattooing, in which permanent skin dyes and inks are placed into the skin. If done properly, the end result of permanent cosmetics should be similar to the professionally applied makeup, except it will stay on permanently, day and night. Permanent makeup procedures are done under topical anesthesia, the recovery time is typically minimal and the results are visible nearly instantly. Once the skin heals over the inserted pigment, it seals the makeup inside. Protected by the skin, the makeup is care free, waterproof, will not smudge or run and can last for years. Sometimes touch-ups are needed to maintain the vibrancy of the color.

What Type of Permanent Cosmetic can be Done?

Typically Permanent Cosmetics, procedures are done on the eyebrows, eyes and lips. Changing the shape, fullness and definition of the eyebrows emphasizes and lifts the eyes, frames the face, and adds balance and symmetry. Adding a permanent eyeliner makes lashes appear fuller and thicker. Subtle definition can be added to the eyes, making eyes appear larger and more striking. Accent colors may be used to match, contrast or deepen the color of the eyes. Lips can be made to appear fuller and more defined, adding youth and sensuality

It Is Safe?

Permanent cosmetics utilize sterile pigments with cosmetic grade colorants that are approved by the FDA as safe for human use. But If proper sterilization and disinfection guidelines are met, permanent cosmetics should be completely safe. Professionals in the permanent cosmetic industry routinely attend Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) classes to become well versed on safety principles. There are no long-term side effects; short-term effects may include some redness, swelling, and tenderness. There are no known allergic reactions to pigments

-All Needles should be new. Unopened and sterile needles should be opened in your presence.

-Disposable sterilized one-time use machine parts should be purchased by the artist, and disposed of in a sharps container immediately after the procedure has been completed.

-Personal protection equipment such as disposable one-time use aprons and gloves should be new for each client and changed during the procedure when needed.

-Disposable one-time use chair/bed covering should be new for each client.

-The room or treatment area should be in an area free from other contaminants and should be clean and neat

.For example The SPCP has taken a position against permanent cosmetic procedures conducted at trade shows and in salons where nail dust, aerosols or other chemicals are present.There are no long-term side effects; short-term effects may include some redness, swelling, and tenderness. There are no known allergic reactions to pigments


Is it painful?

Getting permanent makeup doesn’t hurt but the described feelings of the experience vary from person to person.The pain level for the procedure is considered mild to none.  Prior to the procedure your brow technician will apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area, and also reapplied during the procedure.  Everyone responds differently to anesthetic; depending on the client, the feeling of the procedure has been described as light cat scratches to not feeling anything. Topical anesthetics used may contain lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine.

After the procedure, redness and slight swelling in the area is normal.  Clients describe the area feeling similar to a light sunburn. 


Is permanent makeup similar to tattooing?


It has some of the same qualities, but it is very different technique. Only specialists in permanent makeup can perform this procedure on the face; tattoo artists cannot do. Permanent-Line uses only the techniques, tools, and pigments specifically designed for micro-pigmentation procedures, making it safe, sterile, and painless. Permanent makeup clinicians also use effective topical anesthetics that are not allowed for use by tattoo artists. Permanent-Line uses instruments much more delicate in design that provide natural-looking results.

What is the Healing process?


 This procedure involves the most healing. It’s up to a week. For the first four days, your eyebrows are going to look a little bit darker. It should look like you used a pencil. And then usually on Day 4, they get scaly and it comes off. It’s not anything drastic where you need to take time off from work. But it does help to know what you can expect.It’s also important to know you should not pick at your new eyebrows. Believe me, I can tell if you did. It is only about a week from start to finish on the healing process.

 With this procedure there is virtually no downtime whatsoever for a healing process. Yes, you can wear mascara again in 24 hours. However, you must use a new tube in order to prevent infection. The only real limitation is you just can’t apply any additional makeup on your eyes for three days following your procedure.

 Some technicians or artists don’t go to the extent. But if it doesn’t have to hurt, why should it? After your procedure, it will be very similar to having chapped lips. Around the 4th day, your lips will usually peel around the edges. You are easily able to soothe them and cover it up wearing your favorite lip gloss or lip balm. It is nothing serious. You’ll be smiling over the look of your new lips right away.

How Long do Permanent Makeup Last?

The results are considered permanent because the tattooed color cannot be washed off. However, the color should be considered “semi-permanent” because some fading will occur over time. Color retention is affected by different factors including the shade of the original color, the person’s age and metabolism, skin type and condition, exposure to UV radiation.In general, the color lasts from one to five years and can be enhanced and refreshed by a maintenance visit when needed.Permanent Lip Color, once again, if you do them light and natural-looking you’re going to maybe consider touching them up 3 to 5 years. If you happen to do your lips a bit of a darker color there’s a good chance you could last about five years without a re-touch. I just re-touched my permanent lip color this spring. It had been six years since the previous re-touch.

How Long does the Permanent Makeup take to complete?

The average time required for a procedure is between one to two hours.Healing process take between 3-5 days

Can I remove or change my Permanent Makeup?

The removal of permanent makeup is not an easy process, if at all possible. That is why it is important to select a qualified and experienced professional who has a conservative approach. During the initial application, a “less is more” philosophy works best. A lighter, more natural color can always be changed or supplemented later with conventional makeup. It can also be adjusted or darkened if necessary with another application at a second (touch-up) appointment. Shape can also be refined at a follow-up visit, but not drastically, so a good original design is a must.Permanent makeup removal can help. People seek tattoo removal when the pigment in the permanent makeup drifts, changes hue or simply doesn’t look right. The Untattoo Parlor uses up-to-date laser technology to remove various types of ink, including permanent eye makeup, lip liner tattoos and tattooed eyebrows

What is Permanent Eyeliner?


Permanent eyeliner isn’t really permanent. It is just a term that the industry uses, and is more accurately semi-permanent eyeliner..Permanent eyeliner frames the eyes and can make eyelashes appear thicker, darker and fuller. It may eliminates the need to apply eyeliner with makeup. It can enhance the shape or balance the symmetry of your eyes, create the illusion of larger eyes, or affect how the spacing of the eyes is perceived. Permanent eyeliner can also enhance or intensify eye color and make eyes appear brighter.

Who prefer a more natural look, eyeliner is applied along the base of the lashes  making it appear as though you have full and thick lashes.

For those who desire a more dramatic look, Stardust Soul Eyeliner will be a thicker “smokier”

How long does Permanent Eyeliner last?


The “tattooed” eyeliner typically lasts about a year but could last two or three years. However, the pigment will eventually fade. If you want to maintain your eyeliner so that they always look their best plan for scheduling a touch up once every year or two year.

If you eventually decide you don’t want the eyeliner, it’s possible for it to completely fade in one to three years. Everyone’s skin holds the pigment differently, so it is tough to say how long it will take for the liner to become invisible.