Women usually get permanent eye makeup for one of two reasons. They either love makeup so much that they have decided to have it permanently tattooed on, or they don't like the hassle of having to apply eye makeup on a daily basis. Whatever the reason, many women have decided that permanent eye makeup is the perfect option for them.
It is a cosmetic procedure similar to tattooing where the patient has either eyeliner, eye shadow or eyebrows tattooed onto their face. While this may seem like a waste of time and money, permanent eye makeup can be a wonderful solution for women who have issues with eyeliner or eyebrows disappearing during the day.
When you think about any type of tattoo, a common concern is how much pain is involved with this type of procedure. The professional goes through great lengths to ensure that the patient experiences as little pain as possible while they are having eyebrows or eyeliner permanently applied.
A topical anesthetic is applied to the area that is to be tattooed, and this helps with the discomfort. Like anything, there are a lot of mixed reviews concerning the pain level for this type of application. While some say that they felt nothing more than a tickle and minimal discomfort, others have complained that it was the most painful experience of their life. Some women have had permanent eye makeup applied in the morning and gone to work a few hours later. Like anything, a lot depends on each individual's definition of pain. If someone you know and trust has had the procedure done, they will probably be able to give you an honest answer about their experience.
The cost of permanent eye makeup really depends on the individual technician. Although it usually won't cost more than $800 depending on what you are having done, some technicians charge by the hour instead of charging a flat rate.
Although some people feel that almost $300 an hour is too much to pay for a simple procedure, it is important to remember that permanent eye makeup is something that will forever alter your appearance. Would you go to cheapest plastic surgeon? No, chances are, you would forget about the price and find the best and most qualified surgeon. The same goes for finding a qualified technician.
With this being said, just because someone charges a lot, that doesn't mean they are the best. The only way to find out about your potential technician is to really do your homework and research. I highly recommend you speak with women who have had this done and evaluate for yourself if the results are what you are looking for.
Much like a tattoo parlor, it's important to find a technician who is concerned with keeping their application tools sanitary. I f you don't feel comfortable with the cleanliness of the facility, then you should find another place to have the procedure done.
Ask if you can see the tools that they use as well as the technician's certification. It is also a good idea to run your own personal search engine check on the business as well. If people have had repeated problems with the company, you should probably find someone else to apply your makeup.
A common complaint with this type of application is that it isn't necessarily permanent. Although some have said that their permanent eye makeup from 10 years ago looks as great as it did the day they had it applied, others complain that after only two years they had to go back to have touch-ups.
There really is no way to tell how long a permanent eye makeup application will last, but it's safe to say that it could possibly begin to fade in the same way a tattoo would. It is a good idea to go into the procedure optimistic, but also be prepared for the possibility of having a touch-up every few years.
Sometimes the scariest part of trying a procedure such as this is not knowing the outcome. The unknown can make us feel more anxious and nervous than we would if we knew exactly what to expect.
You may want to watch videos of others to see how it is done and be sure to ask the person who is applying your makeup a lot of questions. Don't feel bad about asking questions because it is important for you to be able to make an educated decision.
All in all when done correctly it can have a very rewarding and time saving result.
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