If you think the only thing women struggle with is shaping their eyebrows you are definitely mistaken because they also find it hard to line their naked eyes. Unlike men who can get ready in as little as 5 minutes, women, on the other hand, take much longer to get dressed especially in the morning before they head out to work. Most women set their alarms at least 30 minutes to an hour earlier compared to men so they can have enough time to do their makeup.
Today, thanks to permanent makeup, they don’t have to wake up earlier than their partners because they can skip the whole eyeliner thing once they have them permanently inked on their lids. You can wake up with beautiful eyes without doing all the work. Yes, that’s what permanent makeup does. Let’s find out more.
What Is Permanent Makeup Eyeliner?
Permanent eyeliner involves the implanting of a pigment on your skin through the use of a tiny sterile needle. The term “permanent” is quite misleading because the effect of the pigment is not forever and in order to keep it looking that way you need to do touch ups. However, it doesn’t get washed off when you cleanser your face with soap and water. Permanent eyeliner can last up to 1 to 2 years. After which, it will start to fade. A better way to describe this makeup technique would be semi-permanent eyeliner.
Why does the pigment fade after 2 years when tattoos are forever? Well, the explanation behind this is that the pigment is not embedded deep into the skin as compared to traditional tattoos. In semi-permanent makeup, the pigment is only implanted on the top layers of your skin. This is also the case with microbladed brows.
How Is It Applied?
The artist must first clean your eyelids with an antibacterial solution. The next step is to apply a numbing cream on the area to minimize discomfort during the procedure. Tiny droplets of pigments will be inserted into your lids and in between your eyelashes using a specially designed instrument. This procedure can be completed through a number of appointments.
Does The Effect of Permanent Eyeliner Look The Same On Everyone?
One of the common questions women want to know is if the effect will be the same for everyone. The answer is no. The application of permanent eyeliner is tailored to your specifications and what style suits you best. Several factors contribute to the uniqueness of the results like the tools used, the techniques applied and the client’s preferences. The expertise of the artist also matters greatly. You can go for a tight line, a powdery finish or thicker more high-definition eyeliner. It is important to discuss these matters with the artist so he or she will be aware on the type of eyeliner style you wish to achieve.
You can also choose different colors for the pigment. Some women like brown, others prefer the classic black and those who are more adventurous don’t mind getting blue, pink and yellow shades. You can discuss all these with the artist. He or she can offer suggestions on what shade will suit you best based on your hair color and your skin’s complexion.
Is It Painful?
People seem to think that tattoos in general are painful especially when it’s on the eye area since the skin there is most sensitive. Quite surprisingly, permanent eyeliner isn’t painful as long as you hire a respected and seasoned artist. Besides, a numbing cream will be applied to desensitize the area.
Should You Give It A Go?
Why not? If you’re not happy with your naked eyes and you’re tire of putting makeup on go ahead! You’ll love the results but just make sure you find a skilled and talented artist. Good luck!