Permanent Makeup

29 09, 2023

The Enduring Beauty of Permanent Makeup Brows: When Fading Isn’t a Worry

2023-09-29T09:59:30+01:00September 29th, 2023|Categories: Latest, Permanent Makeup|Tags: |

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Aftercare
    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

17 06, 2014

New Brows and Gorgeous Eyes

2020-04-02T09:03:41+01:00June 17th, 2014|Categories: Permanent Makeup|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

New Brows and Gorgeous Eyes


The lovely Judy has been one of my clients for her beauty treatments for quite a few years now. I have always tinted her brows and eyelashes to give them a bit more definition but as many people know this only lasts 4-6 weeks. She was getting fed up of applying brow pencil and eye-liner everyday, then having to fix smudges throughout the day as well. So she bit the bullet and booked in to have her new brows and gorgeous eyes defined with permanent make-up at my clinic.

We did brows first. Drawing the desired shape on with pencil first to make sure she was happy with the shape. We decided on doing hair stroke brows to keep them as natural as possible, but at the same time giving her the much needed, and wanted definition to her natural brow.

The colour was chosen based on her skin colouring, we went for a rich warm brown which perfectly complemented her eye colour and hair colour too.

Below are some before and straight after pics will have to wait a few weeks for the fully healed result. Colour will have faded slightly. The jet black eye-liner will also fade to a soft black once it has healed into the skin.


Another delighted customer! If you want to book in for your free no-obligation consultation to see what permanent make-up can do for you please call me 07920032353

30 04, 2014

Recent Hair Simulation Brow Pics

2020-04-02T09:03:41+01:00April 30th, 2014|Categories: Hair loss, Permanent Makeup|Tags: , , , , , , |

Natural Hair Simulation Brows

Natural hair simulation brows are the most gorgeous and natural looking Semi Permanent brow style to go for.

Whether or not you have your own natural brows this treatment gives you such a realistic look your friends wont have a clue its tattooed on. Using a custom blend of pigments if your blonde, brunette, red or grey, the perfect colour will be found for you. Perfectly defined and perfectly natural 24/7!

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Hair stroke eyebrows

Permanent makeup hair stroke brows

permanent makeup eyebrows

Permanent makeup hair simulation brows

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Permanent makeup eyebrows

Natural Hair Simulation Brows on client with Alopecia

Natural Hair Simulation Brows on client with Alopecia

Natural hair simulation brows on a client with alopecia

Natural hair simulation brows on a client with alopecia


Natural hair simulation brows on a client with alopecia

Natural hair simulation brows on a client with alopecia

Natural hair simulation brows and upper and lower liner

Natural hair simulation brows and upper and lower liner

Natural hair simulation brows and upper and lower liner

Natural hair simulation brows and upper and lower liner

10 02, 2014

Testimonial From Jayne

2020-04-02T09:03:42+01:00February 10th, 2014|Categories: Permanent Makeup|Tags: , , , , , , , |

 Testimonial From Jayne

Permanent eyebrows before and after

Finally got round to putting a few words together following my eyebrow experience with you, sorry its taken me so long no excuses and I’m so happy with them so here goes.

As I said before, having dipped my toe in the water before and had an unpleasant experience, I was a bit anxious second time round. I needn’t have worried……….you put me at ease right from the start and, whilst your bubbly personality shone through from the beginning, you are a total professional. From the very first pre-treatment appointment you were reassuring and I trusted you – a big plus given my previous experience. As for the treatment and result itself, I couldn’t have asked for better, you constantly checked my comfort and I never felt uncomfortable with the treatment at any time. As for the result, it has changed my morning make-up routine, no more drawing on eyebrows that don’t match or that slide off my face during the course of the day. In addition you have also managed to correct the previous disaster that I was walking around with every day so again, what more could I ask for ?

This experience has shown me how important it is to do your homework before you undergo any treatments and how the person who does the treatment is the key to getting the results you hope for. Having the eyebrows I have now changes that compliment my face no more drawn on granny surprised look for me and no effort on my part every morning, what a result. I feel good even without make up and i cant grumble at that at my age!, I would not hesitate to recommend Amy and  will definitely have them topped up when the time comes. Big thank you to you Amy.

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26 01, 2014

Your New Brows

2020-04-02T09:03:42+01:00January 26th, 2014|Categories: Permanent Makeup|Tags: , , , , , , |

Your New Brows

When brows are first done they will be darker than your used too, but this only lasts about 5 days and there is good reason why they are dark to start with. While the treatment takes place the blood and lymph rush to the surface which can make the chosen colour look darker, but also as the skin heals you are going to loose up to 70% of the pigment!  The skin sees the pigment as a foreign body and tries to push it out. So if the colour is a bit of a shock to what your used to, they will be the perfect colour once healed.

If it has been your first treatment you may have some areas that may not have taken so well, you shouldn’t worry as this will be filled in and any tweaks made at the 6 week top up appointment.

I always warn people that as the brows heal they may experience some scabbing, but nearly everyone that came back just said they had a slight flaking of the skin, and they said the only thing people noticed (if they even noticed) were the amazing new brows they had. That’s how natural they are.

Each colour is custom blended to take into account skin tone and hair colour, the shape of your new brows is drawn on and shown to you for your input before any treatment takes place. I will also take a look at your skin and advise you on how long the pigment will last. There are lots of factors when talking about how long the pigment will last in each individual, these include, skin type, skin care regime, using an spf, and age. I will be able to give you a rough idea on when a colour booster will be needed but it usually works out to be 1 year to 18 months.

So when your brows are done, yes they will be a bit darker but there’s no need to hide! Show them off!

25 11, 2013

Eyelash Extensions vs Permanent Eyeliner

2020-04-02T09:03:42+01:00November 25th, 2013|Categories: Permanent Makeup|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Permanent Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions are a big thing at the moment, with people having them done for a special event or a holiday and some people having them topped up every 2-4 weeks! And I can totally understand why. Waking up with gorgeous eyes, going swimming without looking like a panda, not having to worry about the emotional moment at a wedding, they are fab. But please when you decide to have lash extensions, do your research! Many lash technicians are fully qualified and can offer you an experience you will love, but there are a few out there who will give you an experience you wish you never had. From allergic reactions to poor quality glue, to eye infections from dirty tools, and not forgetting badly applied lashes making you look more Marilyn Manson than Marilyn Monroe.

Permanent Eye-liner

But if like me you love having defined gorgeous eyes 24/7 which won’t take up an hour or two every 2 weeks having a permanent eye-liner procedure may be more up your street. A fine line also known as a lash enhancement can be tattooed through the base of the lashes, making the lashes look fuller and darker, it’s subtle but it looks fab. Or for something a little thicker and more noticeable you can have eye-liner. Starting as a lash enhancement this procedure may take a few more treatments to build thickness, but once complete you will have eyes that are defined and gorgeous eye-liner which won’t smudge. Permanent make-up can last years but a colour booster is advised every 1 year to 18 months to keep the colour looking fresh.


Eyelash Extensions and Permanent Eye-liner treatments complement each other perfectly, but if you want permanent eye-liner then please make sure you have the lash extensions removed by your lash technician at least a week before your treatment.

Gorgeous eyes here we come!


For more information on my trusted lash technician Sarah please click the link Indulge In Beauty


21 10, 2013

Top Tips For Perfect Brows

2020-04-02T09:03:42+01:00October 21st, 2013|Categories: Permanent Makeup|Tags: , , , |

Top Tips For Perfect Brows

Having the right shape brow to suit your face is a must and it can make you look younger, if you get it right! Follow these simple rules and you will have brows to be proud of.

If you can, it’s usually best to try to get your brows shaped by a professional. They will be able to give you a great shape that you can just keep tidy between treatments.

The arch of the brow should be just outside your pupil. Fuller brows can give a youthful appearance, so don’t over pluck!

The picture below shows where your brow should start, arch and end. Start thicker and taper to a thin line towards the temple.

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NEVER fill in your brows with black pencil; this is just too harsh for your skin. If you want them dark use a dark brown pencil or powder, even if you have black hair.

For a natural brow use a powder, this gives a softer look than pencil.

To make your brows look amazing keep the inner part of the brow soft then really define the arch and tails.

To tame crazy and unruly brow hairs use a brow gel. If the hairs are really long then when you have them shaped professionally see if they can trim them for you. Don’t try this yourself; you don’t want to mess them up!

And finally…

If you’re fed up of drawing your brows in everyday then there is another option.

Permanent Makeup

Can save you a lot of time and your brows will look perfect every day. And if you have been a bit pluck happy over the years, don’t worry! With three different options to choose from you can go for a powdered look, a natural hair stroke effect look or a mix of both to give you amazing brows! Your friends will be jealous of how fab they look.  All you need to do is keep them tidy with tweezers, wax or threading! There won’t be any over plucking worries ever again!


Call me today on 07920032353 to book you free consultation.

16 09, 2013

My Tattooed Eyeliner Diary

2020-04-02T09:03:42+01:00September 16th, 2013|Categories: Permanent Makeup|Tags: , , , , , |

Getting My Eyeliner Tattoo

Well today is the day! I have been waiting ages to have my eyeliner tattooed on, and although I hate having anything near my eyes or water going in my eyes I am surprisingly calm. I have total faith in my technician and I know she will do a good job! (I did train with her after all!)

I am having upper and lower lash enhancement with a thin eyeliner across the top.

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Lower Eyeliner Tattoo

Firstly we decided on thickness and how far in I wanted the lower liner to come. Then the colour, I wanted a smokey charcoal look, to just enhance my eyes when I didn’t have any mascara on.

Does permanent makeup hurt?

The topical anaesthetic was firstly applied to the lower lash line. 20 minutes later, I was ready. And you know what, it didn’t feel too bad, slightly scratchy but it didn’t hurt. More anaesthetic was applied as the treatment on the lower lash line commenced, I was completely numb.

When the lower was finished the excess pigment was just wiped away and the anaesthetic applied to the upper lash line, time for a quick cuppa while the top was numbing!

Upper Eyeliner Tattoo

Now the top was slightly different feeling, the outer edge was fine just a light scratchy sensation but closer to the inner corner it felt a little bit stingier, but, it only lasted a few seconds and more numbing was applied. The inner corner is a bit more sensitive but was never a treatment stopper. The inner lash line is done in very small stages so that the anaesthetic has a chance to work.

When the treatment was finished I was cleaned off ready for the mirror. Wow, a little swollen but my eyes looked amazing! The thickness was perfect, and I knew that the colour was going to look very black at first but they looked great.

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Next Morning

My eyes are a little swollen but they don’t hurt, they just feel heavy like I had had a very late night.

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Few days later

Swelling has gone down and I still love it! I’ll be sad when the colour starts to shed as it heals!

5 Days After Treatment

The colour is starting to lightly shed on the lower lash line. I have the odd itch every now and then but I am just lightly tapping the itch to stop it. Don’t want to scratch as it may pull the pigment out. Feels great not having to wear mascara as it heals. You can use mascara if you want but it must be a new one.


3 Weeks After Treatment

I am completely healed! The top line is looking great, the lower line has held on one side but has not held so well on the other side. It’s not an issue though as it’s such a fine line anyway, and seeing as I have only had one treatment I am very impressed with how good the top looks. Just need to wait another three weeks till I can have my top up, by then the colour should be a bit brighter too!

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