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I tried permanent makeup so you know how it feels. Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos (permanent pigmentation of the dermis) as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup, such as eyelining and other permanent enhancing colors to the skin of the face, lips, and eyelids. It was a privilege being invited to several permanent makeup salons such as Brow Haus, Ooh La Lash, and Pretty Looks who are experts in this craft.
Be careful! Always go to reputable clinics to avoid irreversible damage
3d Eyebrow Embroidery (read my full review here)
I got a combination of their S3 Eyebrow Stranding and Eyebrow Reborn. Stranding looks more natural but because my brows are so thin, it needs to be filled in with more color, thus the combination. Does it hurt? Well, it depends on your tolerance. They put topical anesthesia to numb the surface area. Sometimes there are spots that hurt, and it feels like cat scratches. You can go visit their website to see all colors and procedures available for permanent make-up. Oh, they also cater to MEN!
Eyelash Lift aka Eyelash Perming (read full review here)
Eyelash Lift and Tint procedures is becoming a new buzzword and trend. But did you know that this procedure has been existing for more than 20 years already. It’s also called eyelash perming. Where they put perming lotion on your lashes to give it a temporary curl that will last for 3-4 weeks
Permanent Lip Tint (click here for the full review and process)
This time it’s for aesthetics and on my lips. Let me tell you all about my Lip Define Experience and Review at Browhaus Manila. Some people might confuse their service as your ordinary lip tattoo but nope. They’re not the same. Sure, both will prick your lips til they bleed (don’t be scared, there’s a topical anesthetic applied so you barely feel a thing). Here’s the full story up until day 30 where my puckers are fully healed, ready to smooch. From the application, to the tattoo process and each week as it heals!
Permanent Makeup Pros and Cons
- Saves a whole lot of time
- Your brows are always on fleek
- You always look good upon waking up
- No matter what they say, IT IS STILL PAINFUL even with anesthesia
- It’s expensive. The cheapest you can get is the lash lift which costs around 450php at a minimum. The other services will cost you more than 15,000 thousand pesos
- It’s not really “permanent” the longest it can last while looking good is 3-4 years, you need to retouch soon after
It’s a nice treat to experience permanent makeup, but as a working mom with a limited budget, I don’t think this is sustainable. I also like to play with makeup so even if it’s put on semi-permanently, I still take time to put on my brows, eyeshadow and switch my lip color from time to time.
I hope this post shed a bit of light on permanent makeup procedures! Share this to a friend? Share this to your wall? What do you think of permanent makeup?