What is Permanent Makeup?

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Doing makeup every morning is a daunting task, especially if you’re juggling a busy schedule. That’s where permanent makeup comes in. As the name implies, permanent makeup lasts longer than temporary makeup. On average, permanent makeup lasts for between three and five years and can save you time, energy, and money spent applying countless products.

And, there are many different options available. Here are some of the types of permanent makeup and what you can expect from the results.


Microblading is the most popular type of permanent makeup. This procedure enhances the appearance of your eyebrows because it replicates the appearance of your eyebrow hairs.

A handheld tool is used to manually create an incision into your skin, which is then filled with ink (pigment). The microblading tool has between 10 and 12 tiny needles, which create eyebrows that appear fuller, thicker, and more attractive.

Powder Brows

Unlike microblading, an electric tool is used for powder brows, also known as ombre brows or the ‘shadow effect.’ In creating powder brows, microneedles attached to the electric tool make thousands of tiny dots into the skin. The process is a healthier option if you have oily skin because it retains oil better, making the pigments last longer under the skin.

Combo Brows

Combo brows are a combination of microblading and powder brows. A handheld tool is used in this process.

First, the artist uses the device to make hair strokes near or around your brow line. Next, the artist uses the powdered brow method to create bolder-looking and fuller brows. The combined process will give you bold-looking, natural brows.

Lip Blush

In creating a lip blush, the artist uses an electric tattoo device to implant pigment into the lips. Lip blush is a customized and versatile way to enhance the shape of the lips by adding color.

Of course, you’ll have to agree with your artist which pigment color is best for you, but most artists prefer natural-looking colors, a little brighter than the lips.

Permanent Eyeliner

You can use a permanent eyeliner to make your eyes look bigger and more attractive. The artist will use an electric tattoo machine to implant ink under your skin in this technique. They can also implant the pigment between your eyelashes to make your lash line look darker.

Try Permanent Makeup

There’s no denying that permanent makeup will help you save time and money. Wouldn’t it be nice to get a few extra hours of sleep every morning knowing that you’ll wake up with your makeup already done?

If this sounds like something you want to give a try, you can schedule an appointment with an experienced artist today.