What You Need to Know About Permanent Makeup
Permanent makeup has become increasingly popular in recent years, but many women remain confused about what this cosmetic treatment entails and have concerns about the results. Because permanent makeup is associated with tattooing, some women worry that the end results might be too heavy-handed or otherwise look unnatural. And what exactly do associated permanent makeup terms like microblading and feathering mean?
With an award-winning certified permanent makeup artist on staff, Naples, Florida-based Tru Glō Medspa can address such concerns and answer any related questions. For starters know that the natural look of your permanent makeup is largely dependent upon the skills of the permanent makeup artisan. Our permanent makeup artist and licensed aesthetician, Mercedeh Reynolds, has honed her talents with extensive experience and established a reputation in the Naples area for delivering the most natural-looking results. Read on to learn more about permanent makeup to determine if it’s the right option for you.
Who are Good Candidates for Permanent Makeup?
Permanent makeup is an effective cosmetic option for anyone wanting to reduce the amount of time needed to apply their makeup. Along with limiting the time needed for the day’s initial application, permanent makeup decreases the need for the day’s usual periodic touchups. Permanent makeup does not smear, which makes it a great makeup option for athletes and others with active lifestyles. It also benefits those who struggle with traditional makeup application due to allergies, skin conditions, or medical conditions that inhibit the manual dexterity needed to apply makeup. Permanent makeup can also be applied to specifically hide scars or mask other facial imperfections. In particular, though, permanent makeup is primarily used to enhance the eyebrows, create permanent eyeliner, and add color and definition to lips.
How is Permanent Makeup Applied?
Permanent makeup is similar to tattooing because it involves inserting pigment into the skin. Depending upon the desired effect, the application may involve use of a coil, rotary or pen machine; a hand-held drawing tool; or some combination thereof. Whether by hand or machine, the amount of pigmentation added can be tailored to meet a wide range of results. An eyebrow job can be as subtle as adding a few hairs to an existing gap or provide a full reshaping and arching of the eyebrows. Eyeliner can be a barely noticeable lash line enhancement designed to make the lashes look fuller, or a bold, distinct eyeliner line. Permanent lip makeup—lip blushing—can subtly add color to dulled lips, or be applied more boldly to a shade matching one’s favorite lipstick. Lip work can also be used to create the appearance of volume and obscure the appearance of wrinkles.
Whatever the permanent makeup enhancement, the process only applies the pigments into the upper skin layers, which makes the inked makeup semi-permanent. Over time, permanent makeup fades, but the initial work can be revived and/or adjusted with a touch-up session one to two years after the initial application.
The Natural Look Achieved by Microblading
Also known as feathering, microblading is the most popular form of permanent makeup and is tailored to provide realistic enhancement to the eyebrows. The feathering technique is used to create individual eyebrow hair strokes that mimic the natural patterns of eyebrow hair growth. When done with artistic precision, the microbladed hairs are indistinguishable from the surrounding real hairs.
In fact, the natural look of all permanent makeup is largely dependent upon the skills of the permanent makeup artist. For this reason, always carefully appraise examples of previous work conducted by your prospective permanent makeup artist. Talented permanent makeup artists will typically be able to show you a portfolio of their work that showcases their distinct skills. Check their work to make sure that you like their sense of style and that their artistry looks natural.
Your Permanent Makeup at Tru Glō Medspa
If you’re interested in learning more about permanent makeup and whether it’s the right option for you, Mercedeh would be glad to consult with you here at Tru Glō Medspa in Naples. You can contact us today through our website’s contact page, or by calling 239-919-7009.