Permanent Eyeliner Before and After

How long does it take for permanent eyeliner to heal?

Everyone we talked to said a tightline application should generally heal within three to seven days, but a thicker eyeliner application may take seven to 10 days. You should definitely avoid touching or rubbing your eyes while they heal, so you don't spread any germs or bacteria around the area.After your procedure, you may experience swelling (more likely for eyeliner and lips); brows will have minimal swelling.  Some clients swell more than others depending on how each individual's skin responds to the procedure (everyone’s skin is different and responds accordingly). This may mean the area feels itchy. It will appear darker for the first week until the final healed result is complete. Your complimentary touchup will complete your session. **If you have very few grey hairs, you may opt to tweeze them.  If you have a lot, you can tint them with us.After your final touch-up, your permanent makeup should last between one and five years, depending on how well you take care of the area. We recommend that you wait two years before coming in for another touch-up. We also recommend that you continue using the Restore Product Line (specifically created and available only here at Custom Beaute). These products will prolong your color and keep the tattooed area healthy. We also encourage the use of  an SPF-30 or higher sunscreen year-round as well as sunglasses (for liner and brow clients). An SPF face stick is very convenient (and our favorite) for use on your eyebrows.Our MAINTAIN Facial Cleanser and Toner are also fabulous products created especially for our Custom Beaute clients and are the perfect complement to your skincare regime, which will help you keep your color vibrant and long-lasting.For eyeliner, it is very important for you to ice every hour throughout the first day to prevent the risk of color migration.   

When can I wear makeup after permanent eyeliner?

Wearing glasses outdoors is a good way to protect new eyeliner from dust, ect. Some itching is normal. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, OR SCRATCH the treated area or your color may heal unevenly and you risk scarring and infection. No makeup is to be applied for 72 hours (three days) after the procedure on the tattoo area.Do not shave over the treated area until all scabbing has healed. If the removal is on the face, no makeup is to be applied for 72 hours (three days) after the procedure. After any eyeliner procedure, use new mascara. Do not use an eyelash curler for two weeks.When scheduling an appointment date for a permanent makeup procedure, keep in mind the healing time of the procedure. You will need a few days afterward without social plans or strenuous activity. You may not look your best (swelling, oozing, & looks like wet paint) so plan activities around the house.Plan a shopping trip ahead of time for items you will need: ointments, straws, napkins for blotting, Q-tips, OTC pain reliever, prescriptions, a good book or movies. Get ahead on your dirty work – no lawn mowing or chores that will get dirt/ bacteria on the healing area.Permanent makeup, otherwise known as permanent cosmetics, cosmetic tattooing, and micro-pigmentation, is becoming exponentially more popular with each passing day. If you have already had, or are planning on getting, a permanent eyebrow, eyeliner, or lip procedure, then the following steps may be of use. Although aftercare for each procedure differs slightly, these guidelines are generally beneficial.

How is permanent eyeliner applied?

Permanent makeup is considered micropigmentation, similar to tattoos. It involves using a needle to place pigmented granules beneath the upper layers of the skin Most procedures are done after applying an anesthetic to the skin.Using a hollow, vibrating needle, the technician will apply the pigment into the top layer of the skin. Each time the needle penetrates the skin, a droplet of pigment is released into the hole the needle makes. You will feel a slight stinging.

Lovely red lips, perfectly shaped eyebrows, and flattering eyeliner. Permanent makeup holds the promise you'll work all day, go to the gym, dance all night, and wake up in the morning with makeup in place. Nothing, it seems, will phase these cosmetic tattoos.

In the hands of a skilled person, the procedures are generally safe. But state regulatory agencies haven't kept pace with the growth of the permanent makeup industry, and there are lots of unqualified people wielding needles.

Permanent makeup is considered micropigmentation, similar to tattoos. It involves using a needle to place pigmented granules beneath the upper layers of the skin. Tattooing and medical restoration, which corrects imperfections from scars and vitiligo (lack of natural pigmentation in the skin), are similar procedures. "They're the same procedures but used for different purposes," says ophthalmologist Charles S. Zwerling, MD, who coined the term micropigmentation.

How long is eyeliner good for?

Liquid and Cream Products Foundations, concealers, and primers can be good for about two years. Cream eyeshadows and cheek products can be good for about one year. Eyeliners and shadows in pencil form can last about three years. Liquid eyeliner has the same expiration as mascara — six months.Do a quick check of any woman's bathroom, and chances are you'll find jars of rarely used face cream, the dregs of a favorite powder blush, and at least one tube of lip gloss squeezed within an inch of its life. Whether unused, or consumed to the last drop, squeeze, or swipe, these cosmetics are taking up shelf (and makeup-bag) space because we want to get every penny out of the precious dollars we spent on them. But this hoarding habit has a catch: Beauty products do go bad. At best, they stop performing as well as they used to; at worst, they can cause irritations or infections.

"Unopened, well-formulated cosmetics can remain stable for a couple of years at room temperature," says Ni'Kita Wilson, a cosmetic chemist at Cosmetech Laboratories in Fairfield, NJ. "But the clock starts once you bring a product home and open it. When air hits the formula, certain ingredients start to oxidize and degrade." What's more, every time you touch your makeup or skin-care lotions and potions, you transfer germs to them — and, subsequently, to your face. Heat and humidity, which promote the growth of mold and yeast, are factors, too. That's one reason the bathroom, though convenient, isn't the ideal spot to store cosmetics. (High levels of airborne bacteria can contaminate beauty products, too.) A better place: a cool, dry linen closet.

Gel eyeliner only lasts six to eight months because you’re constantly double-dipping a brush into a pot, says Greenberg. A pencil, on the other hand, has a shelf life of one year. “If you’re using a pencil, you can sharpen it and it’s not going to be a breeding ground [for bacteria] as much,” she says.