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Permanent makeup refers to the cosmetic method which uses semi-permanent tattoos in creating designs that imitate makeup. Some of the great examples include microshading and microblading of eyebrows and eyeliner as a substitute of traditional eyeliner makeup. Popularly known as permanent cosmetics, permanent makeup also has other names including cosmetic tattooing, micropigmentation, and dermapigmentation.

In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration needs to authorize the use of color additives in the inks that are intended for permanent makeup, according to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Nevertheless, typically the FDA has not practiced regulatory authority for the use of color additives on the pigments utilized in tattoo inks. This is because previously there was a lack of proof on safety problems related to these pigments. At the same time, there are currently numerous public health priorities in the United States right now.

History of Permanent Makeup

The first documented permanent makeup procedure happened in 1902. It was performed by U.K. tattoo artist Sutherland MacDonald right on his salon located at 76 Jermyn St., London. The purpose of this was to make sure that the cheeks have pink complexion all throughout the year.

It was in the 1920s when this permanent makeup treatment, which was known as the London fad, started to become popular in the Atlantic. They started marketing it as the electronic tattooing of a permanent complexion or blush performed on the face.

During the 1930s, George Burchett, a tattoo artist, further made some developments in the methodology and in his memoirs, he suggested that this is how most women are tattooed in beauty salons without their knowledge. The technique provides them with a complexion treatment by embedding vegetable dyes under the epidermis of their skin.

Permanent Makeup Today

As permanent makeup continues to evolve, this technique is completely different right now. For instance, during the early days, the favored design of eyebrows only includes one thin line. Also, the pigments have the tendency to fade to green in the long run. This means that you need to use traditional makeup in order to hide the greenness until such time that the line will eventually fade.

Presently, permanent makeup refers to a wide variety of services that cover different areas of the face and body where the outcome replaces traditional makeup or imitates particular body parts. The following are some of the great examples:

Microshading can help you in transforming the shape of your eyebrow by using pin-like dots as well as powdered effect to increase its fullness.

  • Microblading mimics hair strokes on the eyebrow.
  • Eyeliner embeds ink along the eyelash line to imitate the look of an eyeliner.
  • Lip Blushing improves the shape, fullness, color, and symmetry of the lips.
  • Paramedical permanent makeup techniques refer to the procedures that are used for enhancing or restoring the areola of the breast after undergoing surgery or a mastectomy. It also refers to covering skin discolorations.

What is Semi-Permanent Makeup?

Semi-permanent makeup is a certain type of micro-pigmentation. A unique formulated pigment is injected superficially into the skin with a sterile needle. This soft layering procedure provides the artist with absolute control so they can design the most natural looking brow.

Semi-Permanent Makeup Vs Permanent Makeup

Permanent Makeup

Permanent Makeup uses a minimum of 3 prong needles to embed pigments deeper into the first layer of the skin. This procedure is more aggressive, making it more painful and potentially scarring.

Most probably, this can last between five and ten years. The outcome is quite harsh and completely irreversible. Due to the chemical composition of the skin, there are greater chances that the pigment might gradually change its colors.

Semi-Permanent Makeup

Semi-Permanent Makeup only uses a single prong needle in embedding pigments superficially into the skin. Most often, this procedure can last between one and three years. Touch ups play an important role if you want to maintain its shape and color.

Since the pigment is injected between the epidermis and the dermis hence there are chances that the pigment will likely fade over time as your skin naturally exfoliates. Its color will become lighter and will eventually fade out before the time comes that it will change to its primal color, which is either red or blue.

What is Microblading?

Microblading is a type of cosmetic semi-permanent makeup procedure done with the use of a manual disposable tool which likely consists of extremely fine needles which has the same shape of a blade, also known as a microblade. This blade will be used to manually draw every individual hair, at the same time, pigments will be implanted into the skin.

Every new hair stroke created is intended to mimic the natural eyebrows hair, consistently blending it with the current brows to make it look fuller, while adding more color. The result will be natural looking brows. The process ensures you that you can have a customized look, shape, and feel that matches to your face and your personality.

There are various approaches to Microblading. In 1D Eyebrows, the hair strokes will go all the way in one direction. While in the 3D Eyebrows, the hair strokes are simply placed in a certain pattern all over the eyebrow ridges, as a result, it can create a 3-D effect.

What is Microshading?

Microshading is a type of cosmetic semi-permanent makeup procedure done by using a manual disposable handheld tool. The artist will use pigment ink in creating miniature, pin-like dots all over the brow area for the purpose of filling up the thin spots.

Microshading adds shape to your brow and to make it look fuller, a powdered effect will be applied. The outcome will be a filled-out brow. Permanent makeup is a certain cosmetic technique that uses a semi-permanent tattoo as a way of creating designs that mimic makeup.

What are Powder Brows?

Powder brows refer to the cosmetic semi-permanent makeup procedure that is intended for creating eyebrows that has soft powder effect, which has the same look of a powder makeup. When it comes to powder effect, a shading technique will be implemented with the use of a permanent makeup device, which has the resemblance of a tattoo gun.

How is it done? Artists will use a tiny needle in inserting the pigment into the skin. A fast hand motion will be implemented so that a well pixelated effect of powder makeup can be achieved. For increasing its density, the pixels will be layered repetitively.

As a result, it will look like the brow was being filled in with a brow pomade or a brow pencil. When shading, it should be done in such a way that the pixels are layered perfectly without making it look darker and denser compared to your natural eyebrow hair, making brows appear more natural.

What is Lip Blushing?

Lip blushing refers to the non-invasive semi-permanent makeup technique that is intended to enhance the shape, color, and symmetry of your lips while making your lips look fuller. This type of permanent makeup treatment can help in adding definition, correcting the asymmetry, and making it look fuller. Another option would be to redefine your lip shape so you can achieve a new look.

Semi-permanent makeup can assist in correcting the fading color of your lips and de-emphasizing age lines. As a result, it can make you look younger, achieving the pout that you’ve always dreamed of. With lip blushing, you can enjoy having a lipstick-free life.

Beauty Techniques offers a wide variety of permanent makeup solutions. For more details, you may call us at (832) 654-4595 or send us an email at [email protected]