If you don’t want to be bothered with putting on makeup every day, one of the options to consider is permanent makeup which is basically like tattooing on your makeup. Also known as dermapigmentation, micropigmentation and cosmetic tattooing, the technique has been around since the beginning of the 20th century though it has found a new popularity recently.
It is used in a number of ways. For example, some women have removed the eyebrows and replaced them with tattooed eyebrows in the perfect shape and color for their skin. Others use the technique to replace the need for eye shadow, eyeliner, lip liner or even lipstick.
Advantages of Permanent Makeup
One of the advantages of using permanent makeup is that it saves a lot of time on applying makeup. Think about how long it takes you to do your face and imagine how much time you could save if your eyes and lips were already done. You can be sure that you will always look your best. That’s a big advantage.
Where permanent makeup is particularly useful is for disguising spots caused by certain skin diseases or helping women who have lost their eyebrows due to cancer. It’s also useful for fighting the results of alopecia and helping older women who are having difficulty applying makeup to have the look they want. Sometimes it can also be used to camouflage stretch marks.
If you’re thinking of getting permanent makeup one of the best things you can do is find an experienced practitioner who has a long track record of doing this successfully. Check all the before and after pictures and see if you can get real testimonials from real people before you decide to go for it.
Disadvantages of Permanent Makeup
Make sure that this is something that you will be happy to live with for the rest of your life. There are many people who get tattoos in their 20s will live to regret it in their 40s – don’t let that be you.
There is one major disadvantage of using this technique and this might be a deal breaker for some women. The thing about permanent makeup is that it’s permanent which means that once it’s done you never get to change your look. You basically stuck with it forever or, almost forever as the effects will fade over time. Most women like to change their look regularly, so this may not be ideal.
If you’re not sure about getting permanent makeup then there’s no harm in waiting a while and doing your makeup the old-fashioned way.
Freelance blogger Sharon Hurley Hall writes for Dolly Leo which supplies luxury makeup.