People have so much to do everyday that they are always looking for ways to save time. For women (and some men), one of the most time-consuming activities is applying their makeup each day. One way to help save time is by getting permanent makeup.
Permanent makeup is a great choice for people who:
- Play sports
- Are allergic to cosmetic products
- Want to save time and money on cosmetics
Permanent Makeup, also known as cosmetic tattooing, is becoming very popular, but there are a few things you should know before having the procedure done.
The permanent makeup process is called micropigmentation and includes applying dyes under the skin. Those dyes give the illusion that that you are wearing eyeliner, eyebrow pencils, lip liners, and even lipstick. If permanent makeup is done correctly by a highly trained professional, you can achieve a very natural look.
When deciding whether or not permanent makeup is right for you, you should do research and understand that there are advantages, as well as disadvantages, to having permanent makeup procedures done.
Advantages & Disadvantages of Permanent Makeup
The main advantage is definitely saving time. Not having to apply cosmetics each day is a real time saver. But you don’t then have the option of varying your makeup colors since only one color is permanently tattooed onto your skin.
The disadvantage of permanent makeup is that there are risks, as with any type of surgical procedure. You should always consult your doctor, as well as verifying the credentials of the person who will perform the procedure.
If you decide to go ahead and have permanent makeup applied, there are also different types to choose from. For instance, you can have eyebrow liner applied to help with sparse eyebrows. You can have eyeliner applied to help your eyelashes look thicker. You can also have lip liner or lipstick applied so you never have to worry about thin pale lips again.
You should be aware that the inks and dyes that are used to in permanent makeup are known as color additives. And most surprisingly, none of them have ever been approved for use as permanent makeup. Currently, the FDA is in the process of evaluating the safety of having permanent cosmetics applied. The FDA’s biggest concern is the use of unsterile equipment that can transmit infectious diseases. All equipment must be clean and sanitized.
Last, but not least, unlike regular tattoos, permanent makeup cannot be removed easily, and, in some cases, permanent discoloration can occur.
The facts above are all things to consider before getting permanent makeup applied.