What is Permanent Makeup?

Flawless brows? Check. Rosy lips? Check. Perfectly winged eyeliner? Check.

These are a few of the things permanent makeup offers. If you’re looking for a way to get ready in the mornings with minimal effort, look no further. This concept has been around for a while now offering individuals a fast and easy morning routine.

How it works is beauticians use small needles to tattoo a design on your skin that resembles makeup. You can use this cosmetic technique to enhance areas of your face or add some color to your lips or eyelids. 

In this guide, we’ll go over the most popular permanent makeup services available to you.


If filling in your brows is an important part of your cosmetic regimen, consider microblading. This treatment uses an ultra-fine pen to place color just underneath the skin. It’s great for those with light or sparse eyebrows and unlike tattoos, microblading is done manually (no machine involved). 

How it works is the practitioner will use a handheld needle to draw each individual hair onto your skin until a flawless finish is achieved. This procedure can last up to 30 months, with touchups once or twice a year.

Permanent Eyeliner

If you struggle with winged eyeliner or like the subtle look of lining your eyelids, permanent eyeliner is the solution you’ve been looking for. This procedure gives off the illusion of thicker lashes and can be placed either along or above the lashes. The conventional tattoo is put just above the lash line, giving the appearance of an eyeliner line. For a more natural effect, the lash augmentation is placed within the lash line.

Lip Blushing

Lip tattoos may conjure up images of the glamorous Ariana Grande who uses lip liner but never seems to fill in her lips. This method has evolved into what is currently known as lip blushing or lip tinting. The tattoo is a subtle wash-on color that runs the length of the lip. The completed product should resemble a natural, smudged look. On average, lip blushing lasts between 2-3 years. 

Final Thoughts

Permanent makeup is the way to go if you want a genuine “I woke up like this” appearance. But, before you make an appointment, make sure you do your homework and find a licensed specialist who has the required qualifications, expertise, and who specializes in the procedure you’re considering.

Symptoms of Hair Loss: Is There a Solution?

Hair loss can be one of the most challenging symptoms to deal with, and unfortunately, it is a widespread occurrence. Hair loss is almost inevitable in some cases, but it can be slowed down with specific treatments or measures. By knowing about the underlying reasons for hair loss, you’ll better understand how to prevent such trauma, but if not, there is a solution.


The first sign of hair loss is – falling hair; you should look out for this as a warning symptom because it gives way to other diseases like baldness, which is nothing but the permanent loss of hair on the scalp. Thick follicles will stand the risk of hair falling more than the thin ones.

You should check your scalp and see if it is visible between your hair right out of the shower. If your hair has thinned, you will undoubtedly be able to tell! What else? Check your pillowcase to see if it contains a lot of broken hairs – this is because they are losing traction with their follicles causing them to snap off under the weight of the strands that extend outwards. Even more tell-tale signs, however, include sunburn on the head as well as flaking around the hairline; neither would make it difficult to notice that something is amiss!


Some people observe a small bald spot on the head and tend to let it go; the spot eventually grows in size, following which a lot of the hair fall out, leaving only the sideburns and some hair at the back.

If a bald spot occurs on your head, try to revive the skin and hair follicles by combing the area and massaging it softly. It might resurrect dead hair follicles; otherwise, the process of hair fall will at least slow down. Did you know that biotin is also an enzyme necessary for cell growth? This product speeds up the multiplication of cells through the body, including scalp and nails! You can take biotin supplements to help bring in healthier hair for you.

Receding Hairline

Another prominent symptom of hair loss is a receding hairline. Many people see their hairline recede from the sides and then from the middle. This process takes some time, and the only hope is to keep its pace as slow as possible by taking care of the hair to prevent further damage and using a shampoo that does not have strong chemicals.

Widening Part

If you part your hair with a comb and look carefully, it will be visibly widening with time. Now, this doesn’t happen nearly as fast as when you’re losing your hair, but eventually, the parting can grow up to several inches wider than what its original state was before you started getting bald. It’s a good idea not to let that happen because it will only lead to having an unflattering appearance on top of being embarrassing in front of other people. To avoid this from happening and ending up having a shiny bald head, you have the option of switching your brush so that it does less damage to the hair follicles and helps stimulate growth strong enough for a healthy head of hair where each strand lies in its place.

The Solution

There are many options for hair loss, such as hats and hairpieces to disguise hair loss and hair transplants if you want a more permanent fix. Or there is the world’s leading hair loss solution. Scalp micropigmentation offers a non-invasive solution to regaining your confidence. Find out more here at Evoke Hair Clinic.

Lost Your Eyebrows Due to Alopecia? Here’s The Solution

Alopecia causes sudden hair loss, and although it can affect every part of the body, in cases such as alopecia areata, people experience patchy hair loss within their scalp, which is non-scarring and often reversible. Symptoms of Alopecia include patchy areas of overall thinning, bald patches that look round or oval, and hair that starts growing again months after it first fell out (although this is not always the case). In addition, frontal fibrosing Alopecia (FFA) occurs in women after entering menopause and can cause fine eyebrow hair to fall out before or along with scalp hair loss. The critical point here is that there isn’t one type of Alopecia – it is actually a class of disorders involving hair follicles that are attacked by the immune system causing sudden and unexpected hair loss. There is no cure for Alopecia or a good enough medical understanding of why it happens.

Eyebrows can change not only the look of your face but also the way you present yourself to the world. No eyebrows can mean that you may be unwell or upset and can even ruin your ability to express yourself when speaking and communicating with others. Many women find it challenging to maintain the shape and color of their brows through makeup, or men may struggle to do them in a specific way, for instance, when applying them. Removing them before going to bed after a long day at work is also draining; this is where microblading comes in!

Microblading is a cosmetic treatment where a handheld tool with a sterile blade is used to make strokes in the brow area. These are then filled in with pigment that is precisely matched to your skin tone and hair color, creating the appearance of natural-looking individual eyebrow hairs! Many people get microbladed brows because they want their brows to look more prominent and defined than they currently do while still creating a natural effect.

Microblading has the power to transform the lives of people who suffer from Alopecia. Rather than feeling self-conscious and powerless due to being impossibly browless like so many alopecia sufferers, they are able to express themselves through having microbladed eyebrows – because it makes them feel as if they finally have their eyebrows back! This unique technique is perfect for those who want their full brows back.

Another alternative method to microblading for Alopecia is powder or ombré brows. This technique imitates the look of conventional makeup by creating a powdered brow look and is ideal if you have a little or a lot of hair. Those with no eyebrow hair may find that this technique is slightly 2-dimensional for them. Combination brows are the most popular technique of microblading for alopecia sufferers. This technique involves using powder and microblading techniques to create a more 3-dimensional look to the eyebrow.

Choosing The Best Eyebrow Shape for You

Good eyebrows change the look of your facial features and help to make them stand out. But are you aware of which brow shape is best for you? 

Over the years, many people have been known to overpluck their brows, but times have changed. Many people do not seem to know where the brows start, arch, and end.

Brow artists use mapping to ensure the angles of the brows are even and in proportion with the rest of the face. When the artist maps the brows, they check for evenness, proportion, hair density, and growth pattern. The artist will see areas that need to be regrown for future brow shaping.

How To Map Brows

First, the inner corner of the eyebrows should line up with your nasal bridge. You can measure this by using any straight item or string. Mark your finding using an eyebrow pencil to make dots and the same with the rest of the brow.

Then the peak of your arch should line up with the side of your nose and through your pupil.

Finally, the outer edge of your nose, alongside the eye, is just below where the brow tail should end. At this point, if you connect all the dots, you have your eyebrow map.

Each brow map is personal to every individual. It is always best to stay as close to the natural brow shape as possible; this will ensure as natural results as possible with whatever treatment. 

What are the Benefits of Brow Mapping?

  • Brow mapping helps artists to achieve the perfect brow symmetry.
  • It improves the ability to sculpt your personal desired brow shape.
  • Brow mapping also helps ensure the client and the artist are on the same page before any treatments are done.

How To Choose Your Brow Shape

Choosing your brow shape is not an easy decision to make as there are numerous shapes. Here are a few:

  • If you have a round-shaped face, the length and width of your face are roughly the same. The brows should have high enough arches to add length and structure to a round face. This will help to make the rounded face look narrower.
  • When you have a long-shaped face (the length of the face is double the width), your brows need to have a low-lying arch. A low-lying arch should be straight and elongated to break up the long face shape and add width.
  • Having a square-shaped face means the length and width of the face are the same; the jawline is more angled. You can lift the eyebrows with softer arches when your face is this shape and give the brows an undefined finish. Avoid sharp and angled eyebrows to help take away from your square-shaped face.
  • If you have a rectangular-shaped face, it will be similar to a long face and double the width in length. Unlike the long face, rectangle faces have a more defined jawline. Eyebrows on a rectangle face should be fuller. Non-structured brow shapes help reduce the forehead size giving the brow soft, slightly curved arches that will soften the jawline.
  • Triangular-shaped faces have a wider jawline than the forehead. Eyebrows on a triangular-shaped face should have low and curved arches. Do not have the tail of the brows angling downwards.
  • When you have a heart-shaped face, the forehead is wider than the jaw, and the chin is pointed. Having thicker brows will balance out the facial features of a heart-shaped face. The brows should have soft round arches and be straight.
  • Diamond-shaped faces have a small forehead, and the chin is pointed. The cheekbones are wide. If you have this shaped face, then rounded brows will soften the facial structure. The eyebrows should not have an over-defined finish as this well look way too harsh for a diamond face.
  • Finally, an oval-shaped face is fairly symmetrical. The brows should have a slight arch and will start and end on the same level. Natural and soft angled brows are best here.

Can You Get Permanent Makeup During Pregnancy or Nursing?

Being pregnant or being a new mother, especially one who is nursing, is exhausting! Permanent makeup seems like the perfect option for pregnant or nursing mothers as not having to apply makeup or having your makeup stay intact during labor is the dream. So can you get permanent makeup during pregnancy or nursing?

The definitive answer is no, here is why.

Due to the lack of research, there is a high possibility of a negative effect on the mother or baby. We are not sure exactly what the risks are, but we know where the possibility of risks could occur.

Permanent makeup may not look the way the client or artist would want it to, during pregnancy the facial tissue can be stretched due to swelling of fluid retention. Permanent makeup has the potential to change in shape once the baby has been born. Also, permanent makeup is a form of tattooing and involves violating the skin. Pigment is deposited into the papillary layer or the skin. And although it is cosmetic tattooing and is a safe procedure, little to no research has been conducted on how it can or will affect you or your baby during pregnancy or nursing.

Pregnant women are increasingly more sensitive. Permanent makeup is an uncomfortable procedure and although it is not unbearable, we do not know how a pregnant woman’s pain tolerance would handle it. Pain for a pregnant woman can lead to causing stress for the baby, bleeding or sometimes even premature labor. Likewise, when a woman is pregnant, she is more prone to fainting, this would not be good if it happened during a procedure.

The numbing cream used for cosmetic tattooing is an anesthetic, the anesthesia can affect prenatal development as the cream soaks into the skin, this means it can get to the blood stream which could theoretically then reach the baby causing unknown problems. Pigment can additionally reach the baby through the bloodstream and can further get to the breast milk for nursing mothers. Pregnant mothers are also likely to experience allergies to the pigment because of the hormonal changes in their body.

Finally, like anything that penetrates the skin there is always risk of infection, if a pregnant mother gets an infection, then it is possible for the baby to get a secondary infection which can have severe side effects.

No permanent makeup artist should ever agree to perform permanent makeup treatment when a client is pregnant or nursing. If it is something you are really wanting then try get it before you conceive or wait until after you have finished nursing your baby. All contraindications should be covered in your training, as expressed by Diana at Modern Beauty, all specific situations in which a drug, procedure, or surgery should not be used because it may be harmful to the person.

What are combination brows?

The Combo brow is type of permanent makeup (PMU) that is becoming increasingly popular. Combination brows refer to a duo of two techniques – hairstroke, applied by machine or through microblading, and Ombre. Both of the techniques are highly effective. Hairstroke brows recreate the natural appearance of brows and redefine their shape. The powder or Ombre effect is applied to the body of the eyebrow and gives the brows solid fullness as if makeup were being worn.

We offer this service at Basia Brow & Beauty, but it is also a popular option worldwide, including in the United States and United Kingdom with pioneers like DC Micro taking the technique to new levels.

Combo brows are suitable for individuals who have moderate to normal oily skin. Therefore, if you have skin too oily for microblading, you can have the permanent makeup (PMU) combo brows as an effective alternate. For people who have thin brows, the shading or brow powder technique can give the eyebrows a sound volume and enhanced body, while the hair strokes give the eyebrows a more natural look. Of course, we need to fully assess your requirements and ensure there are no contraindications before proceeding with your treatment.

The process of permanent combo brows requires two to three appointments to get the final desired results. The final appointment is to perfect your final look, taking place about 6 to 8 weeks after your first session as the pigments take time to settle into the skin. The touch-up provides our clients with the required or needed adjustments in order to make sure that every hairstroke matches the natural color, style and position of the hair.

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