Post # 1
I get the appeal of permanent makeup as I have oily skin and even with eyelid primer and liquid eyeliner mine smudges and I don’t even try with my lower liner anymore. But it seems really scary to have something permanent on our face. As you age does it look strange still the tattoo isn’t going to move but the skin does? In my area iya only about 150 now, which is pricy but if it really lastes 10 years then the price seems reasonable
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I have had it done twice…I love it, and would totally get it done again. It won’t last 10 years looking stellar. Prob every 5 years you would need a touch up. It is very subtle, but I don’t usually wear any eye makeup and I still look decent because of it.
I put on a bit of shimmery gold eye shadow this morning, heres a pic.
Post # 4
I worked in cosmetics for a long time and saw people with permanent eyelines, eyebrows, lipliner etc. I would never, ever ever eeevvverrrr do it EVER. Many of them had colour that deviated and the ones that didn’t… it looks shiny and weird. It doesn’t look nice up close. They would usually be asking for something to cover it up with. Nope.
Post # 5
Never had it done myself, but many moons ago my mother’s friend had it done. I don’t know if it was her skin or what but I definitely doubt she’d ever make it 10 years without needing it retouched. It looked like a really old tattoo after a while, it got grey and splotchy (like she worked some of the ink out), I don’t know if she ever got it redone but when it needed retouching it looked awful. She was a manicurist and claimed it made her look “more professional” for her customers but I didn’t think so.
Post # 6
@Allyg: I had this issue, until I started using primer before I applied eyeliner. No more smudging! Have you also tried applying a pressed powder on your eyelid before doing eyeliner? Try those options first before you go for a more permanent look.
Post # 7
Invest in a good, waterproof eyeliner. Have you tried Urban Decay 24/7? Tattoo eyeliner seems really scary and permanent to me…what if you want a different look one day?!?
Post # 8
@SophieB3: ya that’s how I feel, I dot think I would ever really do it just because someone tattooing my eyelid seems like a horrible idea lol. I currently use MAC paint pot as a primer which works great under other eyeshadows, no creasing but still struggle with the eyeliner. I just got a $50 gift card to sapphora so I will try out urban decay 24/7, thanks!
Post # 9
@whoa_its_ash: yours does look very nice 🙂
Post # 10
@whoa_its_ash: Yours looks great – so subtle!
I’m Asian and I’ve seen a lot of it done poorly in my community. My grandma has a pair of teal eyebrows herself that look super harsh because it wasn’t done well. Also, I’ve seen classmates’ moms with only the bottom eyeliner done because it was, according to my mom, in style back in the 80s or somethin – I think it looks ridiculous. 😛
I have a family friend who’s done it and it looks decent, but a little thick for my liking. For me personally, I love the idea but am hesitant because eyeliner has to be applied in a very particular way for my eye shape (hooded, small crease) – so I’d only do it if I saw it done well on someone I know with a similar eye shape, who can refer me. Usually, they will pencil it in to show you the shape they’ll do it, but I’m paranoid, so I’d also worry about people “colouring out of lines” and of ink running/spreading. :S
However, the best example I’ve seen on permanent (well, semi-permanent, actually) makeup is my best friend. Her eyebrows looks great, the ink hasn’t changed colour (except it’s faded gradually over 4 years) and it looks pretty natural. The only reason I ever suspected them is because they looked just a liiittle too perfect – then I asked her and she told me they were indeed semis.
From what I’ve seem, semi-permanent tends to yield the best results – the inks fade (as in get lighter) instead of changing colour, if you don’t love the result they do go away, they seem to look the most natural… I mean, it’s a pain to have to spend $400 for 4 years’ worth of prettiness and then a couple hundred every few years for touch-ups due to semi-permanency, but it’s better that than having permanent results you could potentially hate.
By the way, I recently saw a Groupon for permanent makeup and I looked the artist up. She had a Facebook page with a portfolio of photos and they were TERRIBLE!!! Some of the very worst I’ve seen – I don’t understand how she can possibly think her work is good AND post the photos up. I was utterly horrified. So definitely go based on referrals and real-life examples!