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Permanent Makeup: How Permanent is it?

Updated: Feb 2, 2023

Another question I often get is "how long does eyebrow microblading last?" or "how long does lip blushing last?" Both of these services fall under the permanent makeup umbrella and, as that name suggests, they are permanent. While they will fade and change as time passes, it's not likely that it will ever go away completely. We like to give the analogy: if you dyed your hair, and waited a year to do it again, would you still have hair dye in? Yes. Would it looks the same as when you left the salon? No. Vibrancy and pigmentation fade and your permanent makeup can become dull looking.

So, let's answer your question. How permanent is permanent makeup, really?

First, it's important to understand that while the pigment used in permanent makeup is designed to last, it will eventually fade over time. This means that you will need touch-ups annually, though the length of time in between can vary depending on the type of procedure and your skin type.

The most popular forms are Microblading, powder brows and lip blushing.

Eyebrow microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo procedure that creates the illusion of fuller, more defined brows. The pigment used in eyebrow microblading is designed to last for years, though you will need a touch-up to maintain the desired look. We suggest annual touchup appointments so you aren't waiting until you're unhappy with your look to book an appointment. This way, you're proactively maintaining your service.

Lip blushing is another popular form of permanent makeup that involves tattooing a natural-looking shade of pigment onto the lips. This procedure can help enhance the shape and colour of your lips, and the results are similar to other permanent makeup procedures which requires annual maintenance to look its best.

It's important to remember that everyone's skin is different, and the longevity of the pigment may vary. Factors such as sun exposure, skincare routine, and age can all impact the lifespan of the pigment. That's why it's important to choose a reputable and experienced practitioner who can guide you through the process and help you achieve your desired results.

In conclusion, while permanent makeup can provide long-lasting results, it's not completely permanent. Touch-ups on an annual basis are necessary to maintain the desired look. If you're considering permanent makeup, be sure to choose a reputable practitioner who can guide you through the process and help you achieve the best possible results.

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