By Lauren-Ashley Spencer
Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique used to enhance the colors of the skin and lips, produce artificial eyebrows, and create designs that resemble makeup, such as eyeliner. These practices involve injecting dyes into the top layer of the skin, enhancing certain features of the face. Why has this become so popular? Convenience, the appeal of a permanently made-up face, and cosmetic facial corrections are all reasons why tattoo makeup has stayed steadily popular over the past few decades. But with more makeup and beauty trends being at the forefront of society and the fashion world, will a permanent line of eyeliner or the arch shape of an eyebrow continue to be steady procedures?
As with normal tattooing, before you undergo a procedure, it is important to be sure that you are ready to have the ink for the rest of your life. Because cosmetic tattooing and permanent makeup is done on parts of your face, this is especially pertinent, for your face is most often what is seen first upon meeting someone. Results from procedures such as, adding pigment to lips and skin areas, lining eyes and eyebrows, and adding colors to the eyelids simply mimic basic makeup applications. Upon receiving these procedures, sometimes, undesired results are found by patients: the wrong color, uneven lines, or too large of a design.
Should you undergo a permanent makeup or cosmetic tattooing procedure? Well, it is important to look at the objectives. Makeup trends are consistently changing, with flutter eyeliner that mimics the early Egyptians, cat eyes worthy of Cat Woman, herself, consistent lip color trends that vary from berry shades to nudes, and eyebrow shapes from bushy to bleached. Permanently tattooing eyeliner, lip color, or eyebrow shape to your face is a large commitment, and you never know what beauty trends could be on the horizon. Wouldn’t you rather have the option to change the way you look everyday instead of waking up to the same makeup? In my opinion, experimenting with beauty and makeup trends is exciting and fun, and certainly not something to give up!