When people hear the word “permanent” in connection with makeup, it conjures up some pretty scary images. They think about dark, wobbly lip liner and too-high, thin, solid black eyebrows that look cartoonish and unnatural. Thankfully, the modern and sophisticated techniques involved in semi-permanent makeup like microblading mean that this image couldn’t be further from the truth.
Here are three of the most common misconceptions about semi-permanent makeup and the truth behind the myth.
- It always looks unnatural
If your only association with semi-permanent makeup is scary, tattooed brows, it’s totally understandable why you might think this way. However, semi-permanent makeup techniques are nothing like this. They’re designed to enhance your natural beauty and are custom-designed to work well with your skin tone, hair colour and bone structure.
In microblading for example, a trained technician will use mathematical formulas to perfect the shape of your brows in a way that’s complimentary to your face and eye shape. They will then create a blend of pigments that perfectly match your natural brow colour.
In the vast majority of cases, people can’t even tell when you have semi-permanent makeup!
2. It’s very painful
Tattoos are almost always very painful, but semi-permanent makeup is not the same as tattooing! (Another common misconception.) Semi-permanent makeup does use needles or “blades” to place pigments under the skin, but they don’t go nearly as deep as a typical tattoo gun does. Your technician will also provide some kind of topical anaesthetic like numbing cream to mitigate any discomfort during the procedure.
Many people describe the feeling as simply pressure and some light scratches. If at any point you feel that you’re in a lot of pain – let your technician know! It’s likely that you need a bit more anaesthetic.
3. It’s only for people who need to correct problems
There are of course many women who choose semi-permanent makeup techniques like microblading to correct issues caused by medical conditions (an example might be getting microblading after losing your brows to alopecia) but it’s by no means just for people looking for corrective procedures.
Semi-permanent makeup is for anyone who wants to enhance their natural beauty, define their features and save time and money on daily makeup application. Many women have naturally thin or patchy brows (and many others have issues that are down to hair-removal accidents) so techniques like microblading can help perfect shapes, fill in gaps and ensure a more uniform brow colour.
We hope this blog has helped dispel some of the rumours you might have believed about semi-permanent makeup and you now feel a lot more informed about the latest techniques! Considering something like microblading for yourself? Why not try it at roots Salons? Simply click here to book your consultation today. Remember, semi-permanent makeup doesn’t last forever, so you can try it knowing that you’re not putting yourself down for a lifelong commitment. (However, once you’ve seen the amazing results, you’ll never want it to go away!)