Although often described as semi permanent, it is actually classed as a permanent makeup procedure because the pigments are being introduced into the upper dermal layer of the skin and whilst they may fade with time, the pigments will always remain in the skin even if they not completely visible.
Permanent makeup, also known as micro pigmentation, permanent cosmetics, cosmetic tattooing etc. is suitable for clients over the age of 18 and is a more refined version of traditional tattooing.
The most popular permanent makeup procedure in my London salon is eyebrow tattooing, mainly due to over plucking when younger or as we age eyebrows tend to get thinner, but whatever the reason, having an eyebrow enhancement procedure can really make a difference to someone’s confidence, not to mention the time saved with not having to pencil on eyebrows in the morning. Eyebrow tattoo procedures are now much more advanced with a choice of a soft defused look much like the penciled on eyebrow to a fine micro hair strokes to give a wonderful 3D effect.
Second most popular are the permanent eyeliners. Again there is a choice for either a lash enhancement, which can be done on both the top and bottom lashes. The pigment is placed within the lashes line either as a very fine line or using pointillism (fine dots placed close together); this gives the appearance of enhancing the lash line making the lashes appear denser and more noticeable. Or you may choose to have more noticeable eyeliner either on the top, bottom or both lashes depending on what would suit you (The Client) best. Again this will help enhance the eyes. The most popular colour is black but there are many other colours such as a range of browns, greys and for the more adventurous blues and greens.
Lip enhancement is becoming very popular; although a thicker lip line was favoured back in the 80s, nowadays lip lines are a more subtle contoured line used to stop lipstick bleeding. You also have a choice of volumising lip blush, which is a lip line plus more colour toward the middle of the lips creating definition without a visible line or there is the full flush of colour across the whole of the lips.
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