Ouch! Does Semi-Permanent Makeup Hurt?

Semi – permanent makeup is for everyone who likes to look their absolute best all the time, with the minimum of effort! Yes, this utopian state is achievable with semi-permanent makeup.

But before we talk about the procedure for having semi-permanent makeup applied, let’s address the old (new!) wives’ tale that because semi-permanent makeup is a tattoo it is always very painful.

If you surf the net you’ll find stories from people who have had semi-permanent makeup applied and found it painful to varying degrees. However, I can speak from my experience of 10 years of tattooing makeup onto eyebrows, lips and tattooing eyeliner and I have never had a client who has regretted having the procedure because the level of pain was too high – that is never.


Use a highly skilled practitioner

A highly skilled, experienced practitioner in semi-permanent makeup will take every precaution to reduce discomfort. Before the application, experienced practitioners numb the area and do not proceed until you feel comfortable.

After the treatment, some clients feel a little discomfort and take a low dosage, common painkiller, which will do the job well for most people, and eliminate the pain. Let’s face it, we all have a varying level of pain tolerance. An experienced practitioner will advise you on the best way to reduce discomfort for you. And, when you see the stunning results you do tend to quickly forget the procedure!


What is semi-permanent makeup exactly?

It’s makeup that is actually tattooed onto the skin. An experienced practitioner in will be highly skilled in achieving exactly the right look for you, dictated by you.

At the start you and your semi-permanent makeup artist will spend time together ensuring that you get exactly the right look for you.

In my experience, a skilled semi- permanent makeup artist is exactly that – an artist. Those of you who know me, know that the faces of some famous celebs, actors and TV stars have been worked on by my own fair hands.


How quickly will I be able to enjoy my new makeup look?

Immediately, following the procedure, the healing process commences. Initially, you may experience a little swelling or skin sensitivity, but the skin usually returns to normal within 2-3 days.

Over the following 2 weeks, following the shedding of the scabs, the newly exposed pigment will settle into a natural look. If you are in the hands of a professional artist you will be guided as to how to proceed to aid healing. I often recommend a barrier ointment for use before you go to bed.

After 7-10 days, having continued with the barrier ointment treatment, your semi-permanent makeup will be good to go. You will look gorgeous and you won’t need to return for a further 1-3 years!


Can I make my lips fuller with semi-permanent makeup?

I certainly recommend it if you feel that your lips would benefit from a little enhancement. But let’s be clear – no trout pouts here! Instead, semi- permanent makeup will give the appearance of a fuller, more defined lip line. You can even have a semi- permanent colour applied so that your lips always have a lustrous appearance.

Just think how confident you’ll feel: after a work-out in the gym or swimming; during and after a night out on the town. You will be the one still looking immaculate when all around begin to look somewhat frayed around the edges!


I wish I was better at applying my makeup.

Semi-permanent makeup is also such a boon to those of us who aren’t particularly skilled at applying conventional makeup or dare I say who’s eyesight is failing… When a professional makeup artist tailors your look for you and then makes it a semi-permanent feature of your face, you can remain worry free and really enjoy your look. Consider eyebrows, fuller lips and eyeliner…

To arrange an informal chat with leading semi-permanent makeup practitioner Annalisa call 01733 555540 and she’ll be delighted to answer your questions and allay any concerns. Learn more about Semi-Permanent Makeup at The Beautiful Truth salon in Peterborough.