As much as we would love it, we usually don’t fall out of bed looking and feeling perfectly made up. It’s a process. That full-face takes time to perfect and refine. Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t need to do it every morning?
With semi-permanent makeup (otherwise known as cosmetic tattooing) you can. Semi-permanent makeup is a way to accentuate your facial features by injecting pigment into your skin with a fine vibrating needle. It’s like a tattoo, but less permanent and you can barely feel it. You can be ready to go at a moment’s notice with that no-makeup vibe, or you can add to what’s there and go full glam far quicker.
Here are some of the ways you can create the wake up made up look:
Eyeliner is a classic in any makeup look and makes your eyes pop, so why not make it permanent? The first style of semi-permanent eyeliner is a classic line just above the lash line, perfectly imitating the liner that takes so long each morning. You can also get that sharp flick you spend ages drawing each morning tattooed on and have that iconic cat-eye ready to go. The other style of semi-permanent eyeliner is a bit more daring – the line is within your lash line. This darkens your lash line and gives the appearance of fuller lashes. This style is more natural-looking overall and is ideal for those ‘no makeup’ makeup days or even just actual no makeup days.
Semi-permanent lip tattoos are used to even out and enhance the shape and tone of your lips; think how they look after biting them or treating yourself to an ice lolly. They give a subtle definition to your lip line and give the illusion of fullness without getting filler. You can have just your lip line or have your whole lips blushed depending on the look you’re after.
The beauty of semi-permanent lip blushing and liner is the colour choices. You can choose something subtle and natural, close to your naked lips, or you can pick something darker for a more dramatic change. However bold you want to be, you can do it.
Freckles are a hot trend right now; they give a youthful and sun-kissed look to the face, and new faux freckle products are being released all the time. But they’re a hard look to perfect – you have to scatter them perfectly and get the right amount of pigment for them to look natural and cute, only for them to look different the next day.
Semi-permanent freckles take all the hard work away and make your faux freckles totally convincing. The nature of small tattoos across the face means they will fade and it won’t be even, but this is half the appeal of semi-permanent freckles, as it makes them look more natural.
If you want to go wild with the freckles, it’s recommended to have multiple sessions, months apart, for a more authentic look.
Freckle tattoos offer so much creative freedom; from the number you get to the placement on your face – you can even add a secret heart freckle. Freckle tattoos also give you the choice to start small and ease your way in if you’re not ready to commit fully.
Any combination of these treatments will make your morning routine a dream and leave you wanting to flaunt your natural face, especially if you get your brows made permanent too. If you have a look you’re loving then why not commit to keeping it?
The healing process and longevity of semi-permanent tattoos is all dependent on your skin, lifestyle, and the way you take care of them. These treatments usually require a touch-up after 6 to 8 weeks and will need redoing when they begin to fade. Ask your Pro about their touch-up policy so you’re best prepared to ace your look.
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