Frequently Asked Questions about Permanent Makeup

PERMANENT MAKEUP

  • WHAT IS PERMANENT MAKEUP (PMU)?

Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos 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. Learn More

OMBRÉ BROWS

Ombre (Shaded Brow) creates a soft, misty, powdered brow similar to the look of makeup meaning the tails of the brow are darker, and fade into a light start to the brow, giving it a very subtle look. This technique does not incorporate hair strokes and is ideal for clients seeking a fuller looking brow. This procedure is not more or less natural than microblading but if definitely recommended for clients with oily skin. Learn More

  • WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?

Eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural healing for the first 10 days. There is typically no swelling associated with this procedure and redness is minimal. This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures. Results vary per individual. Oily skin and dark skin tones may experience more fading and produce more of a textured powder effect as the skin’s natural oils and sebum may spread the pigment.

MICROBLADING

Microblading is a form of artistry where pigment is implanted into the skin with a handheld tool. Strokes are created to mimic the natural hairs in your brow. Although this procedure is not as deep as a regular tattoo it is still considered permanent as pigment is implemented into the skin and can last anywhere from 1-3 years. Yearly maintenance is recommended yearly to prevent fading.

Skin types and lifestyles can greatly impact the longevity and appearance of permanent makeup. Excessive sun exposure, laser treatment and other harsh skin care treatments can change the colour and retention of your brows so it is important to take caution as to preserve best results.

  • WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?

Eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing and healing for the first 10 days. This is very common for all semi and permanent cosmetic procedures. Results vary per individual. Oily skin and dark skin tones may experience more fading and produce more of a textured powder effect as the skin’s natural oils and sebum may spread the pigment. Read about Pre-Care and Post-Care

  • HOW LONG IS THE HEALING TIME FOR MICROBLADING/OMBRÉ BROWS?

For most people, the healing time is between 7-10 days, during which you will experience some redness and scabbing. Please read and follow the aftercare instructions provided.

  • HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE EYEBROW SHAPE?

We will help you determine the best eyebrow shape and colour depending on your face shape, eye size, and skin tone.

  • I HAVE OILY SKIN; DOES THAT AFFECT HOW THE 3D FEATHER BROWS WILL LOOK?

Different skin types affect the results. Oily skin and dark skin tones may experience more fading (resulting in the need for extra touch ups), and have the potential to produce more of a textured powder effect as the skin’s natural oils and sebum may spread the pigment more than usual.

  • HOW LONG DO OMBRÉ BROWS LAST?

OMBRÉ Brows results generally last between 1-3 years, depending on various factors such as: your skin type, your commitment to the aftercare, and the amount of sun exposure. Some of our clients visit us every 6 months for a touch up, while others choose to get a touch up every 1-2 years.

  • WILL I NEED TOUCH-UPS AFTER MY INITIAL APPOINTMENT?  

Ombre and Microblading touch-ups are recommended semi-annually or annually depending on the client. We recommend yearly maintenance for best results.

LIP BLUSH TATTOO

Lip Blush Tattoo is used to enhance the natural lip shape and colour.

  • WHAT HAPPENS DURING LIP BLUSH TATTOO APPOINTMENT?

Color pigment is customized to add definition to your lips and conceal imperfections based on your skin tone and personal preference.

  • WHAT WILL MY LIPS LOOK LIKE AFTER THE LIP BLUSH TATTOO PROCEDURE?

Your lips will look more intense like wearing lipstick on the first day, however, it will soften as they heal to become a natural looking lip tint.

  • WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER MY LIP BLUSH TATTOO APPOINTMENT?

There may be moderate swelling for the first 3 days. You can expect the colour to lighten by up to 30% once the healing process is complete. The colour may appear uneven at different stages of healing. Please be patient.

  • HOW LONG IS THE HEALING TIME FOR LIP BLUSH TATTOO?

For most people, the healing time is between 4-7 days, during which you will experience minor swelling. Please read and follow the aftercare instructions provided.

  • WILL I NEED TOUCH-UPS AFTER MY INITIAL APPOINTMENT?  

Lip Blush Tattoo touch-ups depends on how much colour saturation is desired. Touch-ups are typically not required. If a more intense colour is desired a one-time touch-up may be done 4-6 weeks after the initial appointment. We recommend yearly maintenance for best results.

LASH ENHANCEMENT

Eyelash Enhancement Tattoo creates a subtle smoky look that discreetly defines and frames the eye without being visible on the skin. A very thin line of colour is implemented directly in the lash line and is designed to create an effect of a darker and fuller looking eyelash line.

  • WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE LASH ENHANCEMENT PROCEDURE?

You may experience minor redness and swelling directly after this procedure. You may not wet the eye area or wear any kind of eye-makeup for 7 days while your eyes heal. Once healed you may regain normal routine.

  • WILL I NEED TOUCH-UPS AFTER MY INITIAL APPOINTMENT?  

Lash Enhancement touch-ups are rarely required after the first session and typically lasts 12-18 months. We recommend yearly maintenance for best results.