Permanent Cosmetics

How permanent makeup works:

Permanent makeup, also called cosmetic tattooing or micropigmentation, uses a tattoo machine or a microblade to deposit pigment into the upper dermal layer of the skin to create the look of eyebrow makeup, eyeliner, lip blush  or natural eyebrow hair

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How is permanent makeup done?

Step 1


Each and every client will receive a thorough consultation before the procedure. The consultation is the most important part of the process. During the consultation, I welcome clients to show any photos of what they like and don’t like. I also ask how they normally draw on their eyebrows, eyeliner or lips to get an idea of the client’s unique style. After the initial consultation the client will begin paper work.

Step 2


I want to ensure your absolute comfort so I apply a topical lidocaine numbing cream for 20 minutes before your procedure, while you're filling out your paperwork. We place it over the area to be worked on and cover it with saran wrap to seal in the numbing as much as possible.

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Step 3


I measure all the points of the face with a ruler and string to ensure symmetry and precision. I then find what needs to be done to make a perfect pair of eyebrows, lips or eyeliner. For brows, I begin designing based on the client’s natural eyebrow hair and the desired look. For lips, I outline the natural shape and adjust as necessary. For eyeliner, I take into consideration your usual makeup routine and everyday technique and style. This is all done with a pencil at first to ensure that the shape can be adjusted, if needed, before the procedure starts.

Step 4


Once the shape is approved by the client, a color is selected by swatching different colored pigments on the forehead. We match a color based upon the natural eyebrow color and the client’s individual style. This color will be agreed on by both the artist and the client.

color matching and eyebrow mapping for powder brows or microblading
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Step 5

Implanting pigment

After client has approved the shape and color, and the numbing is completed, we then proceed with the procedure. This is where the magic happens! I open a sterile needle in front of the client and start the procedure. Pigment is then implanted into the skin using a machine or microblade. Numbing is applied throughout the procedure to ensure the utmost comfort.

Step 6


Once the procedure is complete, the grand reveal happens! I show my client their new beautiful set of eyebrows, lips, or eyeliner and ask if they would like to make any adjustments before they leave. I pride myself on customer satisfaction so I always make sure you walk out the door happy.

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Step 7

Perfecting appointment

Permanent makeup is a multisession process, meaning, touch ups are necessary. Think of this as the second coat of nail polish, the first one is alright, but the second one seals the deal. This session is done 8 weeks after the initial procedure. At this session, I go over any concerns that the client may have had during the healing, fill in any areas that may have faded or simply go darker or thicker than the first time! I like to go conservative on the first session to ensure the client is satisfied, because you can always go darker and thicker. But once it's there you can't take it away. Steps 1-4 are followed once again for the perfecting appointment to make sure the client leaves satisfied!

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