Permanent makeup uses tattoos to produce the appearance of lip liner, lipstick, eyeliner, and eyebrows. A professional cosmetic technician uses various tools to deposit colored pigments into the upper layer of skin to create the desired makeup effect. It is a safe procedure that only takes a couple hours to perform, depending on the makeup being applied.
Although the history of this procedure dates back to the 1930s, it did not become popular until the late 1970s. In the 1930s, George Burchett, a tattoo artist from England, developed permanent makeup by creating techniques that could darken eyebrows and apply lasting color to a woman’s lips. Beauty salons began using his methods to tattoo women, often without their knowledge, telling them it was a “complexion treatment”.
In the late 1970s, tattoo artists began offering cosmetic tattooing and soon cosmetologists, electrologists, and even physicians began to show interest in offering these procedures. In the 1980s, training programs were developed and offered throughout the country. Many advancements have been made in the permanent cosmetics industry since it first appeared in England over eighty years ago and it has only grown since then.
Benefits of Permanent Cosmetics
Wouldn’t it be great to get that extra few minutes of sleep you always wish for in the morning? Imagine how nice it would be if you could just get up in the morning, shower, dress, and be off to work without ever worrying about getting your makeup perfect. You can relax throughout the day too, never having to run to the ladies’ room to touch up your lipstick or check for smudges.
Permanent makeup is perfect for those with allergies to normal makeup, anyone with an active lifestyle, people with scars or medical ailments that prevent hair growth, or those who just want augment their natural beauty. Most clients chose subtle tones that compliment their skin tones to improve their natural look. This allows them to go out as they are and look great but still have the option to put on other make up for special occasions.
Your eyebrows help enhance your eyes, they frame your face and convey your emotions to others. Women have used many methods over the years to get the perfect size & shape for their eyebrows. Now, permanent makeup can give you eyebrows you never have to tweeze, wax, or draw in ever again.
Eyebrow treatments are usually done over the course of two sessions. At the first session, the makeup technician will use small hair like strokes to give the illusion of an actual eyebrow. During your second session, usually a month later to allow you to heal, a second layer of color is added. This gives you a more natural look by enhancing the shape and giving your makeup the permanence you desire.
No matter how you apply your eyeliner, chances are it is difficult to put on. Eyeliner smudges, it is tricky to get straight, it needs to be reapplied throughout the day, and anyone who has poked themselves in the eye knows how bad it hurts. There is a procedure for eyeliner that can save you time, money and the frustration of having to check and recheck your makeup throughout the day.
Permanent eyeliner comes in a wide variety of styles. You can get a subtle edging that highlights your eyes, or go for a more striking smoky eye look. Most technicians provide a topical anesthetic that numbs the area being worked on. This onetime procedure can take one to two hours, depending on how dramatic of a look you want.
Permanent Lip Color
Women everywhere spend a lot of time and money on makeup for their lips, all to get the color and shape just right. Unfortunately, lipstick that looks fabulous in the morning starts to fade as the day continues and you have to reapply it. Permanent makeup offers you a release from this never-ending cycle. A wash of lip color or a lip liner that compliments your skin tone can be all that is needed to make thin or pale lips look healthy and youthful.
The makeup professional will apply a topical anesthetic to relieve discomfort during the procedure. After your lip color is applied, it will be puffy for twenty-four hours. The color will be dark for a few days as your lips go through the healing process. After they heal though, you will have a smile that never wears off.