In today's world…
In today’s world there are many things you want or need to do before the sun comes up.
Unfortunately there is some pressure to look good most of the time, if not all the time. Very fortunately there is this wonderful thing called semi-permanent makeup or cosmetic tattoo. Actually it’s also referred to as 3D, feathering, hairstrokes, microblading, eyebrow embroidery and micro-pigmentation all meaning pigment is implanted in the upper dermis layer of the skin.
After the initial treatment, the layer on the surface eases itself off during the healing procedure, with a little help from aftercare instructions. After a week or so, the area feels smooth and the colour implanted is seen softer and lighter as if looking through a veil. It’s exciting to see this, and great to realize you have beautiful, symmetrical brows that don’t wash off and in fact, last for months at a time.
Cosmetic tattoo does fade, and particles as with all foreign bodies eventually disintegrate, as healing by the immune cells takes place.
UV rays do a fine job of bleaching the makeup tattoo, behaving like a laser over time. Sun and chemicals can damage so take care while using glycolics, Retin A, and various anti-aging products. SPF lip balm or screen is handy for lips and great for brows too. They come water-proofed as well!
Lips tend to fade faster than some other cosmetic tattoo as they are pale and moist a lot of the time with eating and drinking etc. Lighter colours in brows can fade quicker than darker shades but as you now have balanced brows, a brow powder can look good until your next refresh.
Eyeliner tattoo wears well as black is so popular although you can always be more flamboyant. Ask me about this!
So semi-permanent makeup is like any other beauty procedure and may require refreshing every year or so, keeping up with skin and hair changes.
A small price to be cosmetically freer in today’s world.
Every skin is different but over time the body breaks down foreign bodies whenever possible to eliminate what wasn’t there naturally.