By Ewelina Szybinska
Permanent makeup is becoming more popular as beauty standards soar the world over. This article will explore what permanent makeup options are available and whether these treatments are worth our consideration and hard-earned money.
The options, as you will soon discover, are endless. Trying not to question their effects on us as a society is not that easy. Some view permanent makeup as a negative influence caused by social media to reach unachievable beauty standards. Some argue that if it makes us feel better, then why not, right?
Whatever your opinion, here’s a breakdown of some permanent makeup options, their cost and the public’s thoughts on each.
Eyebrow Tattoo: How it works
Tattooing, also known as microblading, is an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure. It aims to achieve bolder brows which look completely natural, as the technique involves creating fine strokes using pigment. The microneedles resemble the texture of actual hair. This is a semi-permanent look which needs touch ups four to six weeks later. You can enjoy the results for up to a year before receiving the full refreshment of the pigment again. If you’re wondering about the procedure being painful, it all really depends on your pain threshold. The results are worth the money when completed by a specialist!
Cost ranges from €200 for first treatment and from €100 for touch ups.
Lip Pigment: How it works
There are a few different permanent makeup options for lip tattooing. Have you heard of lip contouring, tattooed lip liner, full tint or lip blush? They all simply involve applying colour pigment. The lip blush is very popular, as it’s seen to be the most natural way to accomplish a ‘natural’ look to the lip, avoiding any harsh lines. So, what are the benefits? Aside from drinking from cups and not leaving behind any stains, it defines the contour of the lips and can even optically enlarge them.
Cost ranges from €350 for initial treatment, again followed by €100 touch ups. The prices really depend on where you go. This is just an estimated cost.
Eye & Lip Liner: How it works
Permanent eye liner is really a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure. The industry uses the word ‘permanent’ to make the procedure sound more attractive. Applying eyeliner every day may be a hassle, so if it’s something you do quite regularly, this might be a good option for you. The procedure carries the same risks that would apply to a regular body tattoo. There are two main types of eyeliner that may be of interest to you. A tight line involves adding pigment between the layers of your eyelashes to darken the lash line. The second type is basically adding the pigment above the lash line and it resembles a drawn-on eyeliner look. Is this procedure a bit too much? Well, again, it all comes down to personal opinion. If you’re into it, go for it.
Cost is usually €100.
These options appear to be the most popular cosmetic procedures under the label “permanent makeup.” Although, it could very well be called semi-permanent, as touch ups are needed to achieve a desirable look. It is recommended to look for the best specialists and carry out detailed research before undergoing any procedure.