What to Expect
What is Permanent Makeup?
Permanent makeup allows you to look the way you want without the trouble of applying makeup. If you want to save time in the mornings and look fantastic when you wake up, then permanent makeup is the solution. If you have trouble seeing well enough to apply makeup, or have a disability that makes it difficult to apply, consider permanent make up. If you’ve undergone chemo therapy or surgery, permanent makeup can restore the appearance of eyebrows, disguise scars, and even recreate nipple colour and shape.
How is it done?
Julie will meet with you to find out what exactly you want. Then she will ”sketch” it onto your face, taking into account your unique features and your wishes. When you are satisfied with the sketch, she then applies the permanent makeup right over the sketch using various devices, including the traditional tattoo coil machines, the pen or rotary machine (includes the digital rotary machines) and the non-machine or hand device. For eyebrows, Julie uses lines so fine they look just like natural strands of hair.
Is it safe?
Julie has been certified by Health Canada, the FDA and Biotouch Canada, ensuring you the highest standards of cleanliness of all equipment and the studio space, and outstanding professionalism.
Does it hurt?
There is some discomfort associated with permanent makeup.
How long does it take to apply?
The initial appointment takes 1 - 2 hours. This include time to apply the sketch and tweak it until you're happy, possible photographing for before/after images, and time to discuss aftercare.
What if I don't like it once it's on?
Remember that takes about three weeks for the permanent makeup to relax into it's final state. This means that it will look bolder for those weeks. This is not how it will look permanently. After a few weeks it will look the same as the sketch Julie originally applied to your face, the one that you approved.
Are there any side effects?
Eyebrows may be a little red afterwards, and eyeliner and lips may show signs of swelling, depending on how much work is done and how your body reacts.
Why do people have permanent makeup done?
- people who can’t wear traditional cosmetics because of allergies or skin sensitivities.
- active people who sweat and frequently need to apply fresh makeup because of activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics.
- people who have trouble applying makeup because of vision loss or physical disability.
- people who don't have time to apply makeup.
Is it really permanent?
Permanent makeup is tattooed into the skin and cannot wash off. Over time it fades and needs touching up.