Questions to ask yourself before deciding on Permanent Makeup

Questions to ask yourself before deciding on Permanent Makeup
October 5, 2015

Permanent makeup may seem like the answer to your dreams. Just imagine being able to leave the house with a consistently beautiful, made up face every morning without needing to spend time in front of the mirror or all that money on cosmetics. Before you decide to take the plunge and get your eyebrows, eyeliner or lips done permanently, there are a few questions you should ask the person who will do the work.

Are you certified, experienced and recommended?

While the permanent makeup industry is not regulated, there are classes and certifications that indicate the provider has knowledge about the best practice and health concerns surrounding this procedure. Ask them what school they attended and if they achieved certification in micro-pigmentation, makeup artistry, blood-borne pathogens and have been okayed by the local health department.

Experience is just as important as education. Only trust your face to someone who has successfully completed many permanent makeup applications. They should be eager and willing to show you before and after pictures and even put you in contact with former clients. Your best bet may be to find a permanent makeup artist used by your friends or family or highly recommended on independent review sites on the internet.

What should I expect from the permanent makeup procedure?

The journey to getting permanent makeup on your face begins before the day the makeup is actually applied. You should have a meeting with the technician prior to the procedure being done to make sure they understand exactly what you want and do not want. Colors will be chosen and shapes finalized.

After that is completed, all blood thinning and counter indicative medications are stopped and payment is arranged, you will then be ready to have your permanent makeup completed.

A numbing agent is used for the procedure to maximize your comfort. The actual application of the permanent eyebrows, eyeliner or lip color is completed over 2 to 4 visits. This allows for greater options and mistakes corrections before your eyebrow ends up too thick or the lip color not appropriate for your skin tone.

How do I get started?

After you’ve decided on the permanent makeup procedure or procedures you want to receive contact an experienced permanent makeup artist, such as Sally Hayes.