If you’ve been keeping up with aesthetic trends, you might have searched “permanent makeup near me” once or twice to see what’s out there. It sounds almost too good to be true, right? We’ve all been through the long morning routine of perfecting your eyebrows, eyeliner, and/or lip line/color only for it to wear off throughout the day!
If you want your time and energy back, plus the look of perfect makeup with zero effort, permanent makeup is for you, my friend. Learn the basics, benefits, and specific information about permanent makeup for your eyebrows, eyes, and lips below 👇
What is permanent makeup?
Permanent makeup, sometimes known as cosmetic tattooing, semi-permanent makeup, or micro-pigmentation is the process of putting pigment beneath the skin’s surface through using tiny, disposable needles.
Our permanent makeup artists use this technique to create the appearance of fuller eyebrows, enhance natural facial features, correct asymmetry, alopecia, fading of your natural lip pigment, and more!
For brows, we use microblading (known by some as eyebrow embroidery or 3D brows) to manually place pigment into the skin strategically to enhance dimension, fullness, and shape.
The benefits of permanent makeup near you
There are many reasons someone might get permanent makeup. Below is an overview of the top benefits we hear from our permanent makeup clients!
Save time through convenience
We all have a lot going on every day, and for those of us that love to look and feel put together with makeup, you will save a ton of time with permanent makeup. Whether you rock a signature daily cat eye or spend time perfecting your brows or lips for a sculpted look, this takes up a lot of your time!
With permanent makeup, you can save that valuable time in the morning and spend it on whatever you want, like quiet time to enjoy your coffee, extra time with loved ones, or some “you” time. You’ll enjoy the minutes you have to spare in your daily routine 🙌
Fill in sparseness or recreate eyebrows
Permanent makeup for eyebrows through microblading is a fantastic way to get the brows of your dreams. If your eyebrows are sparse from over-plucking and tweezing years ago (thanks a lot, Drew Barrymore!), we can get them looking full! The same goes for eyebrows that are naturally thin or sparse. Another amazing benefit for those with alopecia (hair loss) is that we can create eyebrows for you that look natural and frame your features beautifully.
Minimize asymmetry in features
Asymmetry is when two sides of something don’t quite match up. Aesthetically speaking, features that are equal or matching on both sides look better or more attractive to our eyes.
As far as human bodies go, it’s perfectly normal to have some asymmetry going on. This can be on our eyebrows or even our lips, either top and bottom lip volume or asymmetry between the lips on either side of your face. Whatever you prefer, we can help correct asymmetry with permanent makeup options to achieve a balanced, cohesive look.
A solution for those who may struggle with makeup application
Makeup application requires a steady hand, focused eyesight, and coordination to get the best look. There are a lot of reasons that one might have a harder time than others to apply makeup. Shaky hands, poor grip, and other impairments can make it difficult to put on makeup like you want to. If so, permanent makeup is the perfect solution so you can have beautiful makeup on with no difficulties!
24/7 sweat-proof, water-proof makeup
You don’t have to trade in your gorgeous makeup in order to do the activities you want. Gone are the days where you might worry about ruining your look from sweating, getting caught in the rain, swimming, sleeping, and anything else that might make you smudge! With permanent makeup, you’ll wake up with your makeup done. Plus, it never budges, so you can do whatever you like without the hassle of reapplying or touch-ups.
Related: The Benefits of a Cat Eye Thread Lift
Treatment Areas | Permanent Makeup Near You
Microblading | Permanent Eyebrows | Eyebrow Tattooing
Your eyebrows are a key component of your face. A good pair of brows frames and complements your other features beautifully. Unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with full, perfectly shaped eyebrow hair, and that’s okay! You might’ve heard the comforting saying: Eyebrows are sisters, not twins 😇 It’s totally common to have a “favorite” brow that looks put together and another where the shape is a little off in some way. This is where our permanent eyebrow treatments can help!
We use microblading techniques to create the perfect eyebrow shape for you. If you have asymmetrical brows, some sparse hairs in a certain area, or if you need a full brow creation, we designed this treatment to be the solution to your brow woes. With our microblading services at Entre Nous, our permanent makeup artists can take your eyebrows to the next level.
Permanent Eyeliner | Tattooed Eyeliner
Eyeliner is one of the most transformative makeup products, since our eyes are the first feature others notice. If you love wearing eyeliner but don’t love the time, precision, and skill it takes to apply it every day, permanent eyeliner is your new best friend 💕
Tattooed eyeliner sounds harsh, but all it means is that we use a semi-permanent pigment to line your eyes in your desired shape/style. Because of the location of the “tattoo”, we refer to permanent eyeliner as semi-permanent, since many of our clients need a touch up once in a while to maintain their results.
Lip Blushing | Permanent Lip Color
Permanent lip color, also known as lip blushing to some, is used for many effects on your lips depending on your goals. We can use it to correct an uneven lip line or a faded outline of the lips. It also is used to restore pigment in the lips to help pale lips, and in some instances dark-toned lips (consultation required).
If you love the look of your daily lipstick but dislike that it doesn’t last, permanent lip color is a fantastic solution for you.
Permanent Makeup Near You: How It Works
If you’d like, before treatment you can complete a consultation with an Entre Nous permanent makeup artist before your treatment. We can discuss the area of concern as well as your goals and expectations for permanent makeup. This is also the perfect time to ask any questions you have.
Post-Treatment & Healing Period
Right after the procedure, the tattooed area will appear darker because of the oxidation process from the treatment. The area may feel sensitive like sunburn or sore afterward, but there should be minimal discomfort that only lasts a few days.
During the initial healing period, you can expect minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin. It is extremely important that you DO NOT PICK; allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own so that you do not affect the outcome of the permanent makeup treatment.
The full healing process takes 6 to 8 weeks to complete. After this period, you will see the true color of the permanent makeup results. During this process, your tattoo will soften and lighten.
Please patient, even if you think too much color has faded, as your skin is still regenerating and naturally exfoliating. Wait at least 6 weeks to see the true color, it will move up from deeper layers to the surface of the skin. After 6-8 weeks, we can do a touch-up if needed.
How long does permanent makeup last?
It is very important that each client understands that we cannot guarantee how long the pigment lasts in the skin. Retention depends on your skin type, texture, oiliness, and aftercare. Most clients prefer a 12 to 18-month color boost to maintain results, but results vary from person to person.
We consider microblading a semi-permanent brow procedure that can last about 18 months to 2 years without a touch-up. The pigments gently fade over time. Microblading is an art, not a science. Client results vary from person to person.
Tattooed lips start to fade 1to 3 years after the procedure since the skin in that area is the thinnest and exfoliates the fastest.
Lash restoration fades within a couple of years, where the cat liner can take up to 7 or more years to fade.
BSA / Memberships: This June, save on permanent makeup, monthly treatments included, and more!
We are so excited for our BSA / Memberships special for June 2021 at Entre Nous. These monthly memberships can get you a percentage off all services (BSA includes injectables, Memberships include all services but injectables) monthly perks, quarterly sample packages and goodie bags, and more!
There are several level options at many price points, depending on your budget and the benefits you prefer. Learn more about our BSA / Membership options today!
Come to Entre Nous for permanent makeup near you!
Entre Nous Aesthetics is a premier med spa in the Bay Area. All our consultations and treatments are performed by licensed medical assistants and aestheticians, so you can relax knowing you are in the most skilled and practiced hands in the region.
Overseeing our office and sometimes performing treatments herself is Dr. Jane Weston, a renowned plastic surgeon.
Entre Nous invests a lot of our time, energy, and funds in continual education for our team so we can offer the best aesthetic care with the latest technology. Schedule a consultation today to learn how permanent makeup can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.