Permanent Makeup Explained

Permanent Makeup is a type of cosmetic tattooing, where small particles of natural base pigment are infused into the top layers of the skin.

Permanent or Semi Permanent Makeup as it is also known are suitable for many different people and can be designed to suit each individual look. Colour pigment matched perfectly with your skin, will create the effect of expertly applied cosmetics.

Permanent cosmetics allow you to enhance your features without the daily need to apply makeup. It is a waterproof, smudgeproof, effortless way of looking your best 24/7.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it hurt?

I use a topical numbing gel to reduce any discomfort felt during the procedure. Many clients say it is actually a relaxing feeling and a few even drift off to sleep.

How long does it last?

Your enhancement can last many years, gradually fading over time as your skin cells exfoliate and renew. The speed depends on many things such as sun exposure and skin type. I recommend a Colour boost session every 12 to 18 months to refresh your permanent cosmetics.

What will I look like immediately after my procedure?

Your enhancement will appear up to 50% darker for around 3-7 days after your initital procedure. This colour will fade as your skin cells renew
within 2-4 weeks to show the true healed effect of your permanent cosmetics.

Can I still wear makeup afterwards?

Permanent cosmetics do not replace traditional makeup all together. You can add extra Colour products to suit any occasion or outfit. I recommend using Mineral Makeup to all my clients, these products can be used on all permanent cosmetic treatments and allow the skin to breathe while the area heals.

What about allergic reaction?

Tattoo pigments have been used in all skin tones for thousands of years. Reactions are very rare indeed. Nouveau Contour permanent cosmetic pigments are hypo allergenic and pharmaceutical grade pigments manufactured under strict EU guidelines.

What are the differences between permanent cosmetics and traditional tattooing?

Permanent cosmetics are a form of tattooing that uses specialist cosmetic needles to create the effect of naturally applied cosmetics. The infused particles of pigment are placed at a depth of 0.5mm which is not as deep as a traditional ‘Bodyart’ tattoo. The natural based pigments are designed to softly blend with the natural skin tone but traditional tattoo pigments sit heavier in the skin creating a more definite hard line.
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