The Process

Curious but afraid it will hurt? 

Don‘t be!

I use 3 different types of numbing medications for complete comfort!! 

The most discomfort felt would be during the first pass, (Tweezing is worse!)


Step 1: 

CONSULT: Discuss what you are wishing to get, go over process, colors, aftercare. 


Step 2:

YOUR APPOINTMENT: Once you arrive I clean area to be treated, and apply the first stage of numbing medication (Cream) and let it sit up to 15 minutes. 


Step 3:

The first pass is mainly to break the skin enough for the stage 2 of numbing medications. (Gel for after skin is broken, VERY strong) let sit 5minutes. 

Only some color is implanted as a starting point.


Then a 2nd & 3rd pass with pigment is applied, with more application of numbing gel between each pass. I also have you to sit up and look in a mirror,  so you can see the process. Also, if there is an area you want addressed, we can do so. 

PRE/POST CARE INFORMATION

Permanent Makeup FAQ

Am I a candidate for permanent makeup?

If you are active, want to look your best every day, or if any of the following describes you, then you are a candidate for permanent makeup:

  • Poor vision or blindness
  • Unskilled at applying conventional makeup
  • Allergies
  • Sparse, light, or no eyebrows
  • Alopecia
  • Unsteady hands
  • Going through chemotherapy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Tremors
  • Oily with large pores
  • Very fair and afraid of color
  • Makeup smears or smudges and never stays in place
  • Want to free yourself of the time it takes to apply makeup every day
  • If you have NO history of keloid (raised) scarring in your family
  • Thinning brows due to thyroid disorders




How many appointments will I need?

The color application process typically requires two appointments. The first appointment will lay the foundation and framework for the shape and color. During that appointment, we will likely encounter swelling, fluids and other challenges related to working with skin. During the healing process, the color on the surface of the skin will exfoliate and the color implanted in the dermal layer will surface. Over 4-6 weeks, the color will continue to evolve slightly. A second appointment should occur at 4 weeks. Light spots and a lighter layer of color will be completely normal and the second appointment will typically complete the process and intensify the color. Minor changes may be made at this time. Because we are dealing with skin and healing in a variety of conditions, we cannot guarantee that two appointments will be all that is needed to complete the process. However, a third appointment is rarely necessary and when it is, it is likely for the personal preference of the client and not because it is required for color retention. Touch-up appointment fees are less than the first appointment fees.

If you have had permanent makeup done in the past, there are no guarantees of the retention of pigment, it may fade sooner and the color may not take at all. The number of appointments necessary will be determined by the healed results.





I'm Really interested, but also scared.

Please come in for a consultation. This requires no commitment and may help you to make a decision that you feel 100% confident about. Please do your research, and please feel free to ask any questions you may have.

In a consultation appointment, we discuss the procedures you would like performed. You can ask any questions regarding each procedure. With brows, I “draw” your custom desired design on your skin with a makeup pencil or pigment so you can see the proposed shape.. I then select complimentary colors according to your skin tone.

Eyeliner, Brows & Lips

I noticed the top and bottom lines do not connect in the corners of the eyes. Is there a reason for that? 

We cannot connect the eyeliner in the corners because you may experience something called migration. The tissue in the corner of the eye is very thin and the pigment may travel in the skin creating a cloudy or smudgy appearance, leaving a very undesirable look to the eyeliner. You may see examples online of work from permanent makeup artist where the corners ARE connected, but the migration can still occur anytime. We decline this request because we will not take any chances.


Will the lower liner come all the way across the bottom to the inner corner? 

We offer several options for the length of the lower liner. We will never go past your tear duct due to issues of migration and damage to the tear duct. We can taper the line towards the tear duct or stop just past the pupil. This decision is made at the start of your appointment in the consultation stage.


Will you apply color to the line above the lower lashes, otherwise known as the wet line? 

Similar to the migration of the corners, the wet line is very moist and even if the color applies beautifully initially, it does not age well. It eventually smudges and looks like a disorganized blur of color, usually turning blue. This can also affect your ability to create eye moisture over time. There is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY TO REMOVE IT, EVER!


Will you add a wing to the corner of the top liner? 

First and foremost is that over time, it does not age well. Eyes change dramatically as we get older. While the “wing” may be lifted out or up when we apply it, it will eventually droop down and appear miss-placed or miss-shaped. Due to the fact that some color may always stay in your skin, the eyeliner may not be easily color-boosted years later if the wing needs reshaping. We usually recommend a more natural eyeliner that compliments the shape of your eye.  We can often provide a subtle lift to the outer corners.


Will the eyeliner look like wet liner or stay very dark? 

Permanent makeup will never have the deep dark look of liquid liner. As we apply the liner under the dermis of your skin, the skin diffuses the color. It’s similar to placing pantyhose over the top of a black sock. The black sock is no longer as dark as it was without the pantyhose over the top. Immediately following the procedure the color looks darker and bolder because the color is sitting on the surface of the skin. After the surface exfoliates over the next 7-10 days, the color is more muted. You may, however, apply cosmetics anytime you want the color to be bolder.

The color of your own skin will have a lot to do with the final outcome of your permanent eyeliner color. If you have dark skin, the color will not show a sharp contrast, as it will with someone with pale skin. On dark skin, permanent eyeliner will appear more of a soft grey to a soft brown. For you, permanent cosmetics may be your “get out of the shower or pool and look like you have makeup on” look. As stated above, you can always use washable cosmetics over the top to create a dramatic effect for dressing up. 


Can I have a very thin line? 

Yes, we call that a mini-liner. It’s a thin line just inside your lashes. This can make your lashes look thicker and provide definition to your eyes.

Do I have to discontinue using lash growth products prior to an eyeliner procedure?  

YES!  If you are currently using ANY lash growth product such as Latisse, GrandLASH, RevitaLash etc. you must discontinue using these products for two weeks to one month prior to an eyeliner procedure.


What Type of Permanent Cosmetic Service is Best for MY Eyebrows?


HAIR STROKE (AKA MICROBLADING): 

This type of brow is taking the industry by storm. Once your shape has been drawn, each hair stroke is individually implanted with pigment to give the appearance of actual “hairs” in a beautiful pattern. The simulated hairs are not “mirror imaged” from one brow to another, they flow with your natural hairs that are growing in your brow area. This style brow works best on skin that tends to be dry (free from oil and hormonal perspiration) and is relatively smooth. Heavy lines and wrinkles, large pores and sun-damaged skin do not allow the delicate hair strokes to be placed in the skin.


MICROBLADING: 

This technique is receiving a lot of media attention.  There are more lies than truths in most of the information available. The bottom line is that Microblading is done by a small hand tool rather than a machine.The skill of the artist and the skin of the client should determine the tool used to implant the color. If you desire a look that simulates hair, the artist will decide which tool is best to achieve your desired result. Not everyone is a candidate and it does not create as pleasing of a result when covering previous permanent makeup. Your artist will strive to create the look you desire and tell you what she believes is realistic for you and your expectations.


SHADING:

Shading, I feel is the better look, if you want to be able to avoid coloring in your brows & save time getting ready. 

I like to do a lighter undertone by creating a shaded in look, then apply darker hair strokes a touch up for depth and fuller look!

Lips

My lips are no longer evenly shaped and I was interested in permanent lip liner to reshape them. Is this possible? 

YES! Permanent make up can help reshape and give fuller look! But, Lips are the most challenging service we offer. Not everyone is an ideal candidate. We require at least a photo or possibly a consultation to determine if this service is appropriate for you. 


What if I currently have lip fillers or plan to have them?  

Do you plan on maintaining fillers throughout your lifetime? If not, consider your lip service first. If you plan on maintaining fillers, we can do the procedure after as long as they have had time to settle. We recommend a minimum of 2 weeks. If at some point you don’t maintain the injections there is a risk your lip line will appear slightly uneven. This should be discussed at the lip consultation.