Permanent makeup mimics the look of just-applied lipstick, lip liner, eyebrow pencil, and eyeliner. It’s done through a process called micropigmentation, where a tattoo pen is used to inject permanent ink into the skin.
What to expect
Each procedure takes between 30 and 120 minutes, and doctors use a local anesthetic to numb the area being tattooed. Just like any tattoo, initially the color will appear brighter or darker, then will fade. The area will be swollen for anywhere between 2-5 days and will crust over before healing.
The most obvious benefit to permanent makeup is waking up every day with your “face on.” You can swim, exercise, shower and wake up still looking put together and ready to go. It can be ideal for the woman who is constantly on the go. Permanent makeup may be for you if:
- You’ve lost hair due to chemotherapy, accidents, burns, or cosmetic surgery.
- You have a difficult time applying makeup due to age or conditions, such as arthritis.
- You have allergies to traditional makeup or have sensitive skin.