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.

VELOUR LIP TINT

Velour lip tint tattoo is used to enhance the natural lip shape and colour.

  • WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE VELOUR LIP TINT 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 VELOUR LIP TINT 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 VELOUR LIP TINT 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 VELOUR LIP TINT?

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?  

Velour Lip Tint 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.

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Heather Lavergne
Heather Lavergne
16:58 03 Dec 19
I was reluctant to have the ombre' done on my brows, but I couldn't be happier with them and with the lash... enhancements. Crista and Courtnay are fantastic.read more
Surena Mazar
Surena Mazar
17:22 20 Nov 19
I had my velour lips done from courtney let me tell you she is amazing so down to earth. I'm so happy with the colour... and shape I will definitely be going back for more work. Courtney made me feel relaxed throughout the whole procedure because I'm not gonna lie I was nervous. If you haven't already you need to come see them for your permanant makeup needs 🙂read more
Susan Ferguson
Susan Ferguson
23:39 30 Apr 19
Best experience ever!!! I have been to Crista twice now for my brows, she is the only person that I will ever trust to... do my brows. I was so nervous the first time, she listened to what I wanted, designed my brows and created brows that were more than I could have ever imagined. She made sure that I was pain free the entire process, constantly checking in to see if I was OK. She is such a sweet person, I kind of wish that I had to get my brows done more often, just so that I could go and visit!! Highly recommend Crista Nicole, you will not be disappointed!!!read more
Catherine Ambicki
Catherine Ambicki
09:14 04 Feb 19
Absolutely love my brows, 5 stars aren't even enough! Crista is so patient, kind, and welcoming. She explained the... process beforehand and what would look best on me, and we went from there. I did ombre brows as per her recommendation and LOVE it! I've received so many compliments and my overall confidence has def. improved. Would recommend for sure.read more
Courtney Gorham
Courtney Gorham
21:01 07 Jan 19
The Wilson sisters are miracle workers! I’ve had multiple services done by both of them.(Brows, lashes, lash... enhancement) They are without a doubt the best of the best! Amazing results and the best customer service in the industry! Highly HIGHLY recommend their work! Looking my absolute BEST thanks to these two! Thank you so so much ladies and keep up the great work!read more
Sam Chis
Sam Chis
01:31 07 Jan 19
Crista and Court give the most incredible and personalized customer service. I have never felt more comfortable in a... beauty clinic and have gone to many eyelash + eyebrow techs in the past. Ive been going to them for 3+ years and they always make sure I am happy. I look forward to seeing the both of them when I go in for my fills and will never consider going anywhere else because they go above and beyond in everything they do. Outstanding job ladies, I am addicted to your work and you have a lash bunny for life!read more
Jill R
Jill R
00:30 06 Jan 19
There is absolutely no one else that I would trust to do my brows other than Crista. She is a true artist when it comes... to eyebrows. Her attention to detail and care made me leave her shop feeling so beautiful. Her shop is adorable, very chic, clean and welcoming. I would highly recommend Crista to anyone looking to get their brows done. Thank you Crista for doing such an amazing job!!read more
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