Semi Permanent Make-up Eyeliner
What Exactly Is This Treatment
Semi Permanent Eyeliner is where pigment is implanted through the lash line. This can be applied to both the top and bottom lash line, or just the top or bottom.
Why Should I Have This Treatment?
Permanent eyeliner really does enhance the eyesI offer black, rich brown and grey pigments and, following a consultation, will implant the chosen colour into the lash line in a fine, medium of thick line.
- busy mums - who don't always have the time to apply makeup
- professionals - smart look with no smudging eyeliner
- sporty people - great for swimming, especially whilst on holiday
- hayfever/ allergy sufferers - makeup stays put
- glasses wearers - no more difficulty trying to apply eyeliner.
Preparing For Your Treatment
If you have any eye conditions I will need to be made aware of these beforehand. Obviously there are some eye conditions that will mean this treatment will not be feasible.
I always ask clients not to drink or take pain killers the night before treatment, as these thin the blood and can, not always, make you bleed. This would just mean that the pigment would be pushed out during treatment and pigment retention wouldn't be good.
All treatments start with a consultation and paperwork. Once the paperwork is completed and the consultation is complete, the lash line is numbed thoroughly.
The chosen pigment is implanted through the lash line. Numbing gel is applied throughout the procedure to ensure your continued comfort.
This is not a painful procedure. It tickles more than anything and can make you sneeze!!
Just keep the eyeliner as dry as possible. No makeup for a week, or until the scabbing has gone.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q - How long will they last?
A - Implanting pigment into the skin is not an exact science. Everyone's skin is unique. Some people hold pigment for years, whereas others might only hold it for 3-6 months. This is a difficult question to answer, but generally eyeliner holds quite well.
Q - How often should I have a Colour Boost?
A - Following your initial eyeliner enhancement you should think about annual colour boosts. But it's totally up to you how often you wish to have a colour boost. A colour boost is one treatment just to freshen the colour.
Q - Why is the pigment used not permanent?
A – Pigments used in semi permanent makeup are manufactured intentionally so they fade over time. This is because you have the choice to adjust the colours you choose to have implanted to suit your skin tone as you get older.
Q - I'm going on holiday. When should I have my eyeliner enhancement carried out?
A - You need to plan. If you're going on holiday, it’s best to wait until you return from our holiday. Swimming in both pools and the sea should be avoided. Have a fabulous holiday and then book your eyeliner enhancement for after your holiday. Once you're fully healed you can swim without worrying about your eyeliner.
Q- I have a special occasion. When should I plan to have my enhancement carried out?
A - If you have a special occasion you really need to plan for this. I'd say start three months before this special event. Brows will need time to heal (twice!!), so they will go dark, scab, fade and you don't want to be mid-way through treatment.
Q - Can I wear makeup?
A - No, sorry. No makeup on the treated area for a week. You can wear it everywhere else, but not on the treated area. Non-mineral makeup will draw the pigment out!
Q - Can I go swimming?
A - No swimming for the first week. No saunas either.
Q - Can I go to the gym?
A - This is a tough one. Gym = sweat. You really don't want to sweat excessively. If you could leave it for a couple of days as you don't want sweat to push the pigment out.
Q - I'm pregnant. Can I have an eyeliner enhancement?
A - No. Having an eyeliner enhancement wouldn't affect the baby, but ethically it's advisable to wait until after the baby is born and after breastfeeding has finished.