Imagine a world where you get can get out of bed, brush your teeth and hair, and head straight out the door. At MD Beauty Labs in West Palm Beach, FL, we offer several permanent makeup options to enhance your eyes, brows, and lips, giving you the ability to eliminate your morning makeup routine.
Depending on your exact skin type, the colors that have been selected to treat the areas, and the treatment option itself, permanent makeup can last anywhere from two to five years.
What Is Permanent Makeup?
Many of us have our makeup routine down, taking anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour each day just applying makeup! This adds up to nearly 180 hours a year. Even though our makeup routine may be the same each day, this does not always mean our makeup will end up looking the same every day.
Shaping the eyebrows takes time, and for some reason, eyeliner never seems to match from eye to eye. This is where a more permanent solution to makeup can positively impact your day! It is a cosmetic tattoo that applies pigments of color straight into the dermal layer of the skin with a sterile, handheld tool. With this application process, you are able to wake up and face the day without the hassle of wasting time applying makeup!
The purpose of having this cosmetic treatment is to remove the morning ritual of spending countless time shaping your eyebrows or making sure your eyeliner matches while also enhancing your natural beauty.
How Long After Application Does the Makeup Typically Last?
Depending on the type of makeup selected, the pigments may last anywhere from two to five years. Though it is not exactly a permanent solution to your morning routine, it does take away the need to apply makeup every day. This makeup is meant to last through showers, face washing, and even swimming in the pool. It is possible to need touchups on colors after a few months of treatment, but the full application itself will last a couple of years.
Certain facial products are been known to help maintain the results as does a regular skincare routine that avoids glycolic acids. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your specific products, Dr. Daniela Dadurian will be able to guide you in the right direction.
Each permanent solution to makeup application varies in how long it will last. With each permanent cosmetic treatment, especially during the first application, touchups may be necessary before you are happy with your look. If you are unhappy with how the colors look once they settle in the skin, we will work with you to get you the results you were initially looking for. After your first time having the pigments applied, it will become easier to understand exactly how the pigments will look once the colors have settled.
We typically advise our clients to apply lubricant to the treated skin until it has fully healed and absorbed the color. This allows the skin to absorb the pigment more easily and keeps the area moisturized during the healing process.
5 Permanent Makeup Solutions and How Long They Typically Last
There are several permanent makeup enhancements that can be achieved to make your daily life a little easier. No more worrying about running eyeliner or wondering if your eyebrows have rubbed off. With permanent cosmetics, your morning routine is not the only thing that is made easier. Throughout the day, many people find themselves needing to touch up their makeup to make it look as good as it did when first applied. These more permanent enhancements can give you peace of mind throughout your busy day.
1. Permanent Eyeliner
When it comes to having permanent eyeliner applied, the options include traditional and lash line enhancement. The traditional eyeliner tattoo is applied above the lash line, giving an appearance similar to liquid eyeliner. Lashline enhancement is applied in the lash line to give the appearance of fuller, natural-looking lashes. If you are someone who cannot leave the house without their eyeliner on, this permanent eyeliner is the way to go!
How Long Does Permanent Eyeliner Last?
Permanent eyeliner can last anywhere from one to three years depending on your specific skin and there are two options to choose from!
How Can I Make Permanent Eyeliner Last Longer?
After application, it is important to keep eye makeup minimal, avoid wearing mascara, and try to not get the area wet. This will help the pigments settle and prevent and early onset of fading.
2. Lip Brushing
Technicians will add a layer of pigment to the skin that is a few shades darker than the actual color giving the lips a subtle color change. Lip brushing is intended to enhance the natural beauty of your lips by giving them more definition and appearing fuller. It is common for clients to need a few touchups before needing a full replacement as lips have a difficult time holding in pigment compared to other areas. After you have reached the desired color, you will not need to return for nearly one year.
How Long Does Lip Brushing Last?
Lip brushing or lip tinting is the process of adding a wash of color to the entire lip and typically lasts about one year.
3. Permanent Eyebrow Tinting
Eyebrow tinting gives the eyebrows a natural, filled appearance. Filling in your eyebrows every day can be a challenge and more times than not one eyebrow is higher, larger, and darker than the other. Eyebrow tinting is a semi-permanent dye that allows the natural shape and arches of your eyebrows to be more defined.
Eyebrow tinting gives eyebrows a fuller look while also making it natural-looking compared to regularly filling in your brows with eyebrow pencils and powders.
How Long Does Eyebrow Tinting Last?
Eyebrow tinting can last anywhere from four to six weeks and is the most popular type of permanent makeup.
How Can I Make Eyebrow Tinting Last Longer?
After the initial application, it is important to keep your eyebrow dry for at least 12 hours to make sure your tint can last as long as possible. There are several ways to make sure the eyebrow tinting lasts longer including avoiding oil-based skincare, including makeup, which can make the eyebrow dye fade more quickly.
4. Camouflaging Scars With Permanent Cosmetics
Not only is this a good option for those trying to eliminate their morning routine, but it may also be a good option for those wanting to cover up scars. For those with scars that have fully healed and are lighter than their natural skin color, this permanent solution to makeup can be applied to make them almost disappear! It is used to adjust the overall skin tone leaving it all one color.
Though many people use this cosmetic treatment to make their everyday lives easier, there are many cases where it is used to give those who have suffered incredible medical conditions the confidence they may have been lacking due to surgeries and scars. This type of usage has been used to cover-up skin that has been damaged by the sun and even to reconstruct the appearance of nipples after going through a breast reconstruction surgery from having breast cancer.
How Long Does Permanent Cosmetics Last for Camouflaging Scars?
Since scars are in various places, the time frame of how long this typically lasts will depend on each individual case.
5. Get Fuller Lashes With Lash Extensions
This form of treatment gives your eyelashes to natural-looking longer, thicker, and darker lashes. If you are someone who suffers from eyelash hypotrichosis, meaning you do not have a lot of lashes, this may be the solution for you!
This eliminates the need for applying countless layers of mascara to your lashes each day. These are semipermanent lashes that are hand-glued to the top of your natural lashes by an experienced technician. Compared to a strip of temporary one-wear fake lashes, lash extensions can be customized in length to fit the features of your face. It is important to select the proper length based on your physical features and we will help guide you during the selection process.
How Long Do Lash Extensions Last?
Once applied, lash extensions may last anywhere from six to eight weeks when they naturally fall out similar to natural lashes. If they are cared for properly, lash extensions can last closer to eight weeks.
How Can I Make Lash Extensions Last Longer?
After 12 to 24 hours from application, you can swim and shower as normal, but water should not touch your lashes until after that time. When it comes to caring for your lash extensions, you should avoid using mascara and do not use cream-based formulas for eyeliner. Your lashes will look so long and beautiful that you will not even need to add layers of mascara – that is the point after all!
What You Can Expect From the Process
Depending on the type of permanent alternative to traditional makeup the application process tends to be different. During your initial consultation, you may be able to select the pigments you are considering. Our expert technicians will then get an idea of what you are looking for and give you a better idea of how you will look following the application.
After the initial application process, the color will appear darker and typically shiny. After a few weeks, typically three, the colors will fade into the permanent shade. Though the process is considered permanent, if you are unhappy with the color once it fades into its permanent shade, there are ways to adjust the color to another shade you are more comfortable with.
Before we jump into the process, we will make sure your skin is free of allergies to the pigments by doing a small test first. This will make the application process much more comfortable, especially for those with sensitive skin.
Who Is Considered a Good Candidate?
If you are spending time each day applying makeup to your face and are looking to save time, you may be a candidate! Those that have sensitive skin should proceed with caution, but a simple skin test can be performed to determine if this is a good choice.
Once we have determined your skin can handle the process we can proceed with the application! If you have any known allergies or have had experienced skin sensitivity, our team of experts can help you determine if this is a good cosmetic solution for you.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today!
Stop wasting time on your morning routine by trying to match your eyebrow shapes or eyeliner. Make the phrase, “I woke up like this,” your reality when you choose to get permanent makeup. Contact us at MD Beauty Labs in West Palm Beach, FL to schedule your initial consultation today. We are here to answer any questions you may have regarding the process of permanent makeup application.