NATURAL LOOKING PERMANENT MAKEUP
"If the woman seated beside you on the airplane, looking fresh and natural, was wearing permanent makeup, would you be able to tell? Probably not! Permanent makeup can now be done to look so incredibly natural that it’s not detected, even in close proximity. For those who have it, it’s confidence building, liberating and life changing.
THE MOST POPULAR treatments ARE:
The demand for permanent eyebrows has never been greater, and it’s no surprise. The correct eyebrow design can take years off a woman’s face. As women mature, eyebrows thin out and even disappear. Hair simulation and a soft, powdery effect using feathering (a combination of strokes and powder) are the most commonly selected procedures. For permanent makeup, darker colors last longer than lighter colors. So eyebrow colors that are appropriate for lighter skin types would likely need a color refresher each year, while the darkest colors can last up to five years.
Lush eyelashes have become a major focus. They create a natural frame around the eye, one that is often not naturally present. To create the appearance of this natural frame, one can elect to have permanent lash enhancement. This procedure places color between the eyelashes, creating a soft and natural frame. It’s great for those who wear little eye makeup but also provides a terrific base to add to eye makeup. Fair blondes benefit profoundly from lash enhancement since their eye lashes are generally light. Also, women who have makeup allergies or wear eyeglasses are good candidates since both a lack of makeup and the presence of glasses fade the color of the eyes. Lighter shades last one to three years, and darker colors last two to five years.
GLOSS AND GO LIPS
What woman wouldn’t like a soft, natural lip color to remain when she places her napkin down? Having this hint of color and definition on her lips, where she only has to add a clear or tinted gloss, is a thrill. Lips denote youth, and it doesn’t take an extreme plumping to make your client look younger. Color is a powerful medium; it’s more than enough to make a difference when combined with re-establishing the perimeters of the vermillion boarder. Lips may require color refreshing in two to four years; the darker the color, the longer it tends to last.
PERMANENT MAKEUP SELECTIONS BY SKIN TYPE/ETHNICITY
Fair complexions ( Fitzpatrick 1 ) don’t have a lot of melanin. This skin tone belongs to natural blondes,sandy blondes or natural redheads. Some visuals include Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone and Cate Blanchette. A light, golden taupe is best suited for this skin type. Gray tones should be avoided. Hair simulation should be done in lighter pigments, and may require annual color refreshing. Medium skin tones ( Fitzpatrick 2 and 3) encompass a broad spectrum of nationalities. This may include Italians, Native Americans, Asians, Indians and Latinos. Some celebrity visuals include Cher, Shakira, Jennifer Aniston and Lucy Liu. Medium skin tones require a warming shade to neutralize and prevent those unwanted gray tones, allowing the eyebrows to heal. Hair simulation is quite beautiful in these complexions, and a powdery finish works well when there’s enough hair present. Medium pigment colors may require color refreshing in 18 to 24 months. Asian complexions ( Fitzpatrick 2 to.3 , and occasionally 4) can be tattooed with a medium taupe via a soft hair simulation. Solid, dark eyebrows should be avoided on these complexions. Although their eyebrow hairs may be dark, the Asian woman’s eyebrows are generally sparse. Solid eyebrows will appear harsh and unnatural. Darker complexions ( Fitzpatrick 4) are characteristic of individuals with Indian, Hispanic, Polynesian, black or a blend of many ethnicities. Some visual examples include Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes and Halle Berry. With this degree of color in their skin, warming is critical. Since a slightly darker brown is needed for their eyebrows and darker complexion, gray or blue tones can easily become dominant. A dark but warm brown pigment works well. Deepest complexions ( Fitzpatrick 5) require a very dark, warm brown to prevent gray tones in the healed result. Some visuals are: Jennifer Hudson, Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah. Preventing ashy or blue tones may be challenging in this complexion. If straight black is used, blue eyebrows will be a definite. A dark black/brown with a lot of warmth will prevent a result of bluish eyebrows. Darker shades may require a color refreshing in 18 to 24 months. Native American ( Fitzpatrick ranges from 2 to 4) clients’ brows can heal in cool or grayish tones. This is true even if their skin tone is on the fair side. To prevent this, a warm shade such as a yellow or orange can be added to the formula.
POTENTIAL AFTER EFFECTS
Eyebrows and eyelashes may show little after effect. Eyebrows rarely produce any bruising. Lips may show slight to moderate swelling, depending on the amount of work performed. Fewer effects are seen for a lip liner than that of a full lip color. If bruising does occur on lips, it’s typically minor and subsides within a few days, during which there is some tenderness. Be aware that the color may be much darker than what you expected for the first six to 10 days. We always require that clients fill out a history profile to assess different factors that may contribute to their experience after the tattooing procedure has been completed.
LONGEVITY OF PERMANENT MAKEUP
The degree of "permanency" of permanent makeup varies with each individual. Color can fade due to many factors, including over-exposure to the sun, a person’s own body chemistry, sebaceous activity, cellular turnover, use of sunscreen and other active products, and the degree of care taken to maintain the work. Skin treatments and certain types of medications can also adversely impact color integrity.
Permanent cosmetics should be completely safe when proper sterilization and disinfection guidelines are practiced. Here are some of the guidelines recommended by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Every needle used should be new and sterile for each client. Disposable sterilized (one-time use) machine parts should be purchased by the artist, and disposed of in a sharps container immediately after the procedure. Personal protection equipment such as disposable one-time use aprons and gloves should be new for each client and changed during the procedure when needed. Disposable one-time use chair/bed coverings should be new for each client.
To avoid allergic reactions, we use pigments that are formulated from powders taken from the FDA’s Food Drug and Cosmetic (FD&C) listings. The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP) considers pigments formulated from the FD&C listing the safest origin of pigment powders for permanent cosmetic pigment formulations. SPCP pigment suppliers are required to list the ingredients on their pigment labels.
COST OF SERVICES
The average cost per our procedure averages $200 to $400. Procedures tend to last from one to two hours. This fee generally includes one touch up visit about four to six weeks after the initial treatment. Future touch ups may range from $150 to full price of the initial treatment, depending on the length of time between visits."
Posted by Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa . December 2014