Your 2022 Guide to Permanent Makeup
✨Your 2022 Guide to Permanent Makeup ✨
Everybody’s dream is to roll out of bed flawless with makeup intact ready for brunch or the workday. To have this you either live in 2090 with some high-tech machinery, or you have multiple Permanent Makeup (PMU) procedures done. Chances are, it’s the second option.
If you have heard of PMU, you probably heard of Ombre Brows or Eyeliner Tattooing. The procedures in the PMU industry have grown with the high demand for makeup that won’t smudge and is safe to fall asleep with. It now expanded to PMU freckles, lip color, and different methods for eyebrows. What should be made clear is that “permanent” really means semipermanent makeup. These procedures last months if not longer, which is why it’s called permanent.
To navigate this new PMU world we consolidated the different procedures into a list for you.
What is Microblading?
One of the most popular forms of permanent makeup, microblading is the art of tattooing ink into the brow using a multiple-bladed device. This procedure leaves the look of natural brow hairs. For those who want to merely fill in gaps within their brows, this procedure is all they need. Some people want a natural look without going overboard. It would be wise to select your artist based on examples of their work. It can last from 12-18 months before you need a touch-up.
- Lip Blushing
What is Lip Blushing?
Simply put, lip blushing is a form of tattooing. This state-of-the-art procedure provides a beautiful tint of color on the lips, allowing anybody to walk around with a celebrity look all day. Since the lips heal with only a portion of the colors this procedure does take a few touch-ups. For those who love a little color on their lips, this is a great way to preserve their smudge free look. With beauty comes a bit of pain. People should be aware of the pain that can come from this, which is why numbing is a key component. Once the shade of color is reached, it can last up to 1 year.
- Permanent Eyeliner
What is Permanent Eyeliner?
The simplicity of waking up every morning with the perfect line for your eyeliner is what some dreams are made of. With this, you have a permanent line above your lash or with a wing extended out. There are two major benefits from this. With a line above your lashes, it creates the illusion of thicker eyelashes as well as a permanent eyeliner line that won’t take any time. It takes time to heal, but once it’s healed it will last for 12 months before needing another touch-up.
- Ombre Brows
What are Ombre Brows?
The beauty of PMU is there are multiple options for creating the brows that best fit you and your looks. Ombre Brows allows for big, bold, powdered eyebrows that are large enough to make a statement. If you want those eyebrows to stand out in photos or for going out, then these are the brows for you. As before hiring any PMU artist, it is best to look at their portfolio to ensure your artist can create the ideal brows for your head shape and goals. They can last for a year if not longer.
- Scar Camouflage
What is Scar Camouflage?
One of the most popular option for covering up mastectomy scars, but also works for various levels of scars, stretch marks, or acne scars. It has started to gain traction by using a skin color to fill in any unwanted scars that may have developed due to time or surgeries. It may not work for every skin type or level of scaring. The scars need to be healed completely before ever tattooing the area. It may take a few sessions to reach an even skin tone. The colors will last for years once completed.