Should I get Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup has become incredibly popular in the last five to ten years. In fact it has become so popular, even Vogue magazine has published an article about it. Since it is so convenient to have, busy women in all walks of life are getting permanent makeup, including many famous women. However, some women are better candidates than others. This article will outline who should and should not have it done.

  • There is no upper age limit on permanent makeup. Women in their eighties can be good candidates for it if their skin is in good condition.
  • Women who have a hard time getting a straight eye line or brow or who have eyesight problems are excellent candidates
  • Women who are active in sports should consider permanent makeup as it won’t run off or sweat off during exercise.
  • Women who are in the public spotlight or work under the harsh glare of spotlights see the advantages of not having to worry about their makeup.
  • Busy career women love permanent makeup since they can save five to fifteen minutes each day by not having to apply as much makeup.
  • Women who don’t want to worry about their makeup in general should seriously consider having permanent makeup applied. The freedom from the life long hassle of applying makeup is indescribable.
  • Women who are under 35 are often NOT good candidates for permanent makeup, since generally they do not need it as much and they are at an age where they are not as comfortable with a life long permanent look.
  • Women who tend to easily hyper-pigment may NOT be good candidates for permanent makeup.
  • Permanent lip color does NOT always work well on people with ethnic skin as the melanocytes (darker pigmentation) in the lips do not allow for the tattooed pigment to show up properly when healed under this darker skin tone.
  • If a person has a tendency to cold sores/herpes, an anti-viral prescription is needed prior to getting permanent lip color applied.
  • A person who spends a lot of time in the sun or in tanning booths is NOT a good candidate for permanent makeup since the UVA rays will alter and change the pigment tones, sometimes even turning brown brows blue.
  • A person who is undergoing a major life trauma should NOT get permanent makeup. It is not wise to alter one’s physical appearance, while undergoing major stress in life. Best to wait until the issues causing the trauma are resolved.
  • A person on certain forms of prescription medication or with an existing medical condition may NOT be able to get permanent makeup. If considering it, consult with your doctor.

Those people who are good candidates for permanent makeup should spend time with their technician to determine if they are compatible with the person doing the work. Interview them as much as they interview you. This is a permanent change to your appearance and should carefully be considered.

When done properly and on the right candidate, permanent makeup is wonderful because it gives women freedom from constantly having to apply topical makeup. Most people are thrilled to find it reduces stress!

For more information or to find a Technician in your area, see our online listings.