The Top 5 Permanent Makeup Applications

The Top 5 Permanent Makeup Applications

Feb 9th 2022

Because of the growing number of permanent makeup (PMU) artists and technological advances in the industry, permanent makeup is safer, easier, and more cost-effective than ever. Today, PMU is used in many creative ways. However, when it comes to permanent makeup, the classics continue to be the most popular. Let’s explore the Top 5 Permanent Makeup Applications:

Permanent Eyebrows

There are many terms that you may have heard used to describe permanent eyebrows, including eyebrow tattoo, microblading, microfeathering, or powder brows. All of these options use different methods that provide varying results. However, microblading takes the lead when it comes to eyebrow PMU.

Because it is done with a hand tool, microblading (also called feather stroking or brow embroidery) is a little bit different from other eyebrow methods. The tool holds a tiny needle that creates a space for pigment placement by only penetrating the uppermost layer of the skin.A skilled artistcreates the look of natural individual hairs by creating tiny lines with the tool.

So, why is microblading the most preferred method for permanent eyebrows? The answer lies in its unique application method. The application fades more naturally over time because the pigments do not go as deep into the skin as other eyebrow methods or traditional tattooing.Instead of brows changing colors as they fade like with other methods, microblading allows the brows to fade to a lighter shade of the same color. Because of how this method fades, touch-ups will not require the same level of color correction required when touching up other methods. This also allows clients to adjust the color and shape of their eyebrows as they age or as eyebrow trends  and their tastes change over the years.For additional protection against brows fading to unexpected colors, use only high-quality pigments that will ensure that you get the best results.

Permanent Eyeliner

There are a few options when it comes to permanent eyeliner techniques. It can either be done with a digital machine that looks much like a pen that pixelates the pigment into the skin or a hand tool. With either application, pigments are inserted into the dermal layer of the skin.A good artist will have a varied selection of permanent eyeliner pigment colors and line styles that will allow them to create a customized look for your eyes.

Similar tomicroblading, the results can be expected to fade in a couple of years and will need to be touched up regularly because the pigments are not deposited as deeply into the skin as a traditional tattoo. This is great news though! It will allow you to update your line style and color when it is time for a touch-up.

Most people who wear eyeliner would agree that it one of the most difficult types of makeup to apply yourself. However, the tradeoff is that eyeliner can completely change the appearance of your face and bring out your eyes. Shaking hands and squinting make it the most tricky part of a daily makeup routine,whether you are using a pencil liquid. Additionally, don’t even think of rubbing your eyes or you will end up looking like a raccoon. Considering these facts, it’s no wonder that permanent eyeliner is one of the most popular PMU applications today! It is mess-free and foolproof.

Lip Blushing

The trend of overfilled fake-looking lips isbeing replaced with natural-looking full, shapely, tinted lips. So, in comes, lip blushing!It is a permanent makeup technique that uses a small needle to insert pigments into the lips. Using this method, an artist can alter the color and shape of your lips to create a naturallyfuller look. They can even create a custom color that matches your favorite lipstick and compliments your skin tone by blending lip pigments together.

Lip blushing is one of the most popular methods to enhance your lips because it is less invasive, lasts longer, looks more natural, and heals faster than lip fillers. Plus, you can keep up with changing lip trends by changing up the color and shape in a couple of years when it is time for a touchup.

Skin or Scar Camouflage

Camouflage tattooing, also known as paramedical tattooing, camouflages imperfections like stretch marks, discolorations, and scars. Unlike other permanent makeup procedures, this procedure is usually done by a paramedical tattoo technician. With this technique, skin tone micropigments are inserted into the superficial part of the dermis using a needle. The technician carefully chooses micropigments and color correctors that will reduce or eliminate the visibility of the scar or discoloration by blending it with the surrounding skin.

Freckle Tattoos

Freckle tattoos have become increasingly popular in recent years as more and more people wear sunscreen and avoid exposure to harmful UV rays. They are done with either a hand tool or a machine using a variety of pigments that compliment the person’s skin tone. Similar to the other techniques mentioned, the result only lasts a couple of years.

Freckle tattoos allow people who had freckles as a kid and have reduced their sun exposure to obtain the natural sun-kissed look of their childhood.This method allows a client to avoid the risks associated with sun exposure while looking like they have spent time out in the sun.

While freckle tattoos can look very natural, some people are looking for something a little more whimsical. In recent years, constellations, especially zodiac signs, have become a popular choice when considering a freckle tattoo. However, it is too soon to tell if “AstroFrecks” will be a trend that fades fast or one that will gain popularity. Either way, the choice does not have to be foreversince freckle tattoos only last a couple of years. You can always use your next touch-up as an opportunity to change up the pattern or camouflage them.

Although it is called permanent makeup, most PMU methods are considered semi-permanent because they are not placed as deeply into the skin as a regular tattoo. While the drawback may be that you can only expect your look to last a few years, these methods are flexible enough to allow you to make changes as you age and change your style.

While permanent makeup can be costly and take a few hours to do, saving 5 minutes a day on your makeup routine each day can save you over 60-100 hours over the 2-3 year period your permanent makeup lasts. What will you do with that extra time?


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