Guide to Semi-Permanent Makeup: Lip Liner and Eyeliner (and How It Can Change Your Life)
Your Guide to Semi-Permanent Makeup
Introduction: What is Semi-Permanent Makeup?
Semi-permanent makeup is a cosmetic procedure in which pigment is injected into the dermal layer of the skin to create a semi-permanent result that will last for many months.
Semi-permanent makeup is also known as micro-pigmentation, micro tattooing or cosmetic tattooing. It can be applied to any part of the body, but it’s most commonly used on the lips, eyebrows, and eyelids.
Semi-permanent makeup can also be used to cover scars or liver spots on the skin or to make tattoos look more natural by creating eyebrows where there are none.
What are the Benefits of Permanent Makeup?
Semi-permanent makeup is ideal for people who are allergic to makeup, have contact lens sensitivities, have issues with dexterity or vision, or lead an active lifestyle. Semi-permanent makeup is a huge time-saver, and will ensure you’ll never be rushing out the door in the morning without having your make-up done!
With semi-permanent eyeliner, you can choose to have either the top lid, bottom lid or both tattooed to add depth and definition, making your eyes stand out. Your lashes will appear fuller and thicker, giving that classic look many of us spend a long time in front of a mirror trying to achieve. You choose the shape you like! Take a look at our gallery to see some amazing before and after results.
For lips, we offer semi-permanent lipliner, blend, lip blush or a full lip fill, depending on what look you are after.
How Do You Take Care of Semi-permanent Eyeliner and Lipliner? •
After having your semi-permanent eyeliner or lipliner procedure, here are some tips you should bear in mind:
- Don’t wear eye makeup, especially mascara, for 14 days after the procedure
- Don’t wear contact lenses for 5 days after your treatment
- Don’t touch, rub or scratch the treated area – it is very sensitive and you can peel the pigment off. Instead, use a damp cotton pad to gently clean the area as needed
- For eyeliner, protect your eyes when showering and avoid swimming pools
- Avoid facials, botox or any other cosmetic treatments for at least 4 weeks after the procedure
- Avoid sun exposure for 10 days after the procedure
- Avoid excessive sweating, saunas and vigorous exercise for 10 days after the procedure
- Use a clean pillowcase after the procedure, where possible.
How Long Does Semi-permanent Eyeliner and Lipliner Last?
Permanent eyeliner and lipliner are not 100% permanent. The ink will eventually fade away over time, but
will depend on your skin type and the care taken with the tattoo.
People with oily skin will generally have a shorter lifespan for their tattoos because the oil in the skin can cause breakouts and lead to inflammation in the area where they have been tattooed. However, people with dry skin will have a longer lifespan for their tattoos because it takes longer for them to break out from dryness.
Things like sun exposure can also affect the lifespan of your cosmetic tattoo. The pigment in black ink is much more susceptible to fading than other colours of ink due to its lack of natural protection from the sun. You may need to take extra care when spending time outdoors and apply sunscreen.
Generally speaking, semi-permanent eyeliner and lipliner last between 8 and 18 months, so we usually recommend a touch up after 12 months.
How Long Does Cosmetic Tattooing Take, and What Does It Cost?
The procedure can take between 1-3 hours, depending on the area to be treated. Semi-permanent Eyeliner starts at $450 and the Semi-permanent Lip Liner application starts at $550.
We also offer reduced pricing for appointments with one of our students. All Cosmetic Tattoo Procedures with a student are $250 per area. The process is safe because the trainer is monitoring the student’s techniques and application at all times.
Appointments are available at our Pascoe Vale South location. Please refer to our Pricing page for further details.
If you still have questions or would like to make a booking, get in touch with us on 0437 660 996 or email [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you soon.