An Introduction to Permanent Makeup
Permanent makeup is trending today, and it's no wonder. A permanent makeup artist knows how to give you a fresh look that lasts from one to three years. Imagine waking up in the morning, having most of your makeup already in place. Well, permanent makeup makes that a possibility. You can get permanent makeup on your brows, lips, eyeliner, scalp and even add freckles!
Not only that, but a permanent makeup artist can help people who have lost their eyebrows from chemotherapy or alopecia. Losing your brows can feel devastating. However, permanent makeup can fix that problem and help you feel good about your appearance again.
Reading this, you probably have a lot of questions. For example, you might wonder just how permanent the makeup is and ponder the potential risks. Lucky for you, we are here to answer all your questions.
First, it's important to note that permanent brow art includes numerous names and styles, the most common being Microblading and Powder (Ombre) Brows.
The difference between Powder Brows and Microblading:
Powder brows are different from permanent brow makeup that you get with Microblading. As the name implies, you get a soft powdery look with powder brows. Powder Brows are gentler to the skin therefore good for all skin types including mature skin. On the other hand, Microblading gives the sense that the permanent makeup is individual hairs. Both techniques require a combination of artistry and science.
Fun Fact: When done correctly, today’s permanent makeup is considered semi-permanent. This allows for changes to be made during touch up visits which are typically performed every 1-2 years.
A lesson on the skin's layers:
First, there's the dermal layer which lies below the epidermis. This layer is where the skin cells don't turn over. With traditional tattoos, the needle penetrates the dermis, causing the ink to sit in the skin permanently. However, the technique used in powder brows and microblading should only penetrate the epidermis layer, making it semi-permanent. Again, it's important to note that it's not the blade itself that determines the permanency of the tattoo; it's the technician.
Significance of finding the right permanent makeup artist:
Choosing the right PMU artist is essential. Every artist has a different style, and with the industry rapidly growing, many up-and-coming artists are by-passing proper training while “practicing” on clients. Unbelievably, there is no training required by the state to perform this service. The bottom line is that you want to make sure you work with professionals in the industry who are properly trained with years of experience.
The healing process:
The healing process is much shorter than with a traditional tattoo. Although permanent makeup is similar, the needle doesn't penetrate as deeply into the skin. The way the pigment is applied is quite a bit different. Your artist will go over the process before starting and give you aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing.
At FAB Studio, our primary goal is to make sure you walk out of our door feeling like you received exceptional service. We don't just provide permanent makeup cosmetics—we work to give you an experience that leaves you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. And the most important result we want to achieve is that you leave feeling confident in your skin. We work hard to ensure that you get results you desire giving you gorgeous semi-permanent makeup that will require minimal upkeep.