Although it is a permanent makeup, these procedures do have some degree of flexibility in changing color and shape to some extent, depending on the expertise of your technician. Your Permanent Makeup will appear darker immediately following the procedure but during the healing period, you will see the color soften and lighten up. It's important to remember that at first, your Permanent Makeup will look TOO DARK. This is because you have not yet gone through the healing process, and the top layer has not yet sloughed off. The healing period for most people is 7 days. During the healing period for all procedures, it is important not to pick, pull, scratch or rub off the top layer (which will appear too dark) in any way. If you do, you will most likely be pulling out some of the implanted color.... resulting in an additional cost to re-apply. You must let this top layer slough off by itself. Complete After Care Instructions will be given to you by your Technician, both orally and in written form.