Permanent makeup, or microblading, has revolutionized the beauty industry, offering individuals a semi-permanent solution to perfectly shaped and defined eyebrows. While most clients expect a gradual fading over time, there are cases where permanent makeup brows remain as vibrant as ever, defying the need for a color booster. In this blog post, we’ll explore the intriguing world of long-lasting permanent makeup brows and why some individuals experience this remarkable longevity.
The Basics of Permanent Makeup Brows
Permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation or microblading, involves the use of tiny, fine-point needles to deposit pigment into the skin’s top layer, creating natural-looking, enhanced eyebrows. The procedure is designed to fade gradually over time, typically requiring a colour booster or touch-up after a year or so to maintain their fresh appearance.
However, there are instances where permanent makeup brows seemingly defy the expected timeline, staying vibrant and beautiful long past the usual fading point. Here are some key factors that contribute to this phenomenon:
- Skin Type and Quality
One of the most significant factors influencing the longevity of permanent makeup brows is the client’s skin type and quality. Individuals with oily skin may experience quicker fading due to the excess oil production. In contrast, those with drier skin may retain the pigment for a more extended period.
- Pigment Quality
The quality of the pigment used during the initial procedure plays a crucial role. High-quality pigments are more likely to stay vibrant and resist fading. Experienced technicians often prioritize premium pigments to ensure the best results for their clients.
Proper aftercare is essential to ensure the longevity of permanent makeup brows. Following the technician’s post-procedure instructions, such as avoiding excessive sun exposure and keeping the treated area clean, can significantly impact how well the pigment holds up over time.
- Individual Differences
Every person’s body reacts differently to permanent makeup. Factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and overall health can influence how long the pigment remains visible. Some individuals simply have a natural predisposition for long-lasting results.
- Technician Expertise
The skill and expertise of the technician performing the procedure are vital. A well-trained and experienced technician can apply the pigment evenly and at the appropriate depth, increasing the chances of long-lasting results.
When Fading Isn’t a Worry
For those fortunate enough to enjoy permanent makeup brows that haven’t faded enough to warrant a colour booster, the benefits are evident. They can wake up each day with perfectly defined eyebrows, saving time and effort on daily makeup routines. However, it’s crucial to remember that even long-lasting permanent makeup brows may eventually require a touch-up to maintain their optimal appearance.
Permanent makeup brows have provided countless individuals with the convenience and confidence of perfectly shaped eyebrows. While fading is a natural part of the process, some lucky clients experience brows that retain their vibrancy far longer than expected. Whether it’s due to skin type, pigment quality, aftercare, or individual differences, these long-lasting results are a testament to the artistry and science behind permanent makeup.
If you find yourself among those whose permanent makeup brows haven’t faded enough for a colour booster, cherish the enduring beauty they provide. And when the time comes for a touch-up, rest assured that you’re investing in a beauty solution that continues to enhance your natural features.
Hi I’m Melanie Aslin I am a beauty therapist and I have been a qualified Permanent Makeup technician for 5 years. Not long after my initial training I found out I was pregnant, as amazing as this was, I was unable to push and focus on doing permanent makeup treatments as I was busy being a new mum. I slowly started to loose confidence in doing these treatments so stopped pushing them and focussed on what I knew and what I was confident in but, I wanted more. I wanted to start pushing the permanent makeup but I was massively lacking in confidence.
I found Amy and saw that she was offering training. I decided to retrain focussing on powder brows and hairstroke brows. I was only initially trained in microblading and not machine strokes but I didn’t enjoy microblading at all.
Amy took me back to basics and we revisited colour theory along with all the contra-indications and contra actions. The hands on manual training with a machine was intense. I worked on latex and Amy gave me pointers where I could improve and got me creating a smooth airy powder brow, before moving onto a live model. The next day we focussed on hairstrokes, it took me a little while to get the hang of creating hairstrokes but Amy was really patient with me and again helped me with techniques. I got to do another model from start to finish under the watchful eye of Amy she ensured my depth and speed remained constant throughout. The final day I got to do a further 2 models which really cemented the techniques I learnt and helped build my confidence.
“If anyone is thinking of training in Permanent Makeup I 100% recommend Amy, she is patient and very knowledgeable. I now have a renewed confidence in permanent makeup and have happily pushed it and am now getting more clients.”
– Melanie Aslin –
| What an incredible weekend I have just had!!
Finally after a very, very long wait (thanks covid!) I finally got to attend the UK PMU conference and Awards which I originally booked back in early 2020.
This event is always amazing as not only do I get to watch and listen to some of the most talented artists from around the world, but I also get to meet my industry colleagues who I have only ever met on social media. Having a room full of like minded and supportive women and men is just an amazing thing to be part of.
Unfortunately no wins for me this year but getting RUNNER UP for best lip artist in the UK out of the hundreds of entrants was an absolutely incredible achievement for me and I’m so grateful!
While I was at the conference I got to learn a bit more about a treatment I have been interested in offering you all.
Its called Plasma.
This treatment is amazing for tightening up loose crepey skin that has lost its collagen. And the results are phenomenal!
It is the only alternative treatment for Blepharoplasty, it can be used on the face, neck, hands, tummy’s etc. If the skin is loose it can help improve it.
So my question to you is, would you like me to offer it?
Pics below taken on my phone from the conference so please excuse the poor quality.
I hope you are all keeping your permanent makeup protected in this glorious weather we are having and I’ll hopefully catch up with you soon!