By now you’ve probably heard a little bit about semi-permanent/permanent makeup procedures. While there are many different types of permanent makeup, it’s the brow makeup that is currently taking the world by storm. Those thin, barely there lashes? Their totally 90’s! In 2018 we want big, bold, and prominent brows that make a statement. Unfortunately, we’re not all gifted with natural brows – but we can fake them with semi/permanent makeup.
But what confuses people the most about this type of makeup is the name. Some people call it ‘permanent’, while others call it ‘semi-permanent’.
So what’s the difference? They’re actually the same thing, but perceived differently by different people. Some people refer to micropigmentation as a ‘semi-permanent’ procedure because over time, the colour and results will fade. In other words, you will need a touch-up. Others refer to the procedure as ‘permanent’ because the skin will never actually revert to pre-tattooed state. In other words, it leaves permanent marks. This is why it is important to do your research and be 100% sure before you have your eyebrows tattooed on – because you can’t take it back once you do it.
So how long will results last before they start to fade? It varies for everyone. Generally speaking though, the lighter the pigment you choose, the more often you will need touch-ups. In contrast, the darker the pigment, the less often you will need to have it touched up. Other things that can affect the lifespan of your results include skin type, lifestyle factors, and environmental factors.
Speaking of touch-ups, you will need one about four to eight weeks after your first appointment. It usually takes 2 sessions to get the full effect of micropigementation. After that, you should be able to go 2-4 years before another touch-up, depending on all of the things we mentioned above.