Two small lines can make a remarkable impact on your appearance. I’m talking, of course, about eyeliner. With a quick sweep of pigment, you can emphasize your eyes, give the illusion of bigger eyes, or make your lashes appear thicker and darker. Most women apply eyeliner every day using various products including pencils, brushes, liquids, glosses, and crayons, but if you’re tired of drawing on those two lines every day, why not try permanent eyeliner? It’s a simple process that will give you a lasting makeup look. If you’re interested, scroll down to learn about the process of preparing for permanent eyeliner.
Preparing for Permanent Eyeliner
Consider your aesthetic choices. Remember that this is a permanent procedure, so you should choose a timeless style that you will still like decades from now. Most women prefer to mimic the eyeliner they apply on an everyday basis already. First, you will need to choose the thickness. A thin line will appear very natural, a barely noticeable enhancement to your eyes and lashes, while a thick line can be more dramatic and defining. You will also choose the shape, the crispness/softness, and the color (most women request black or brown). Finally, will you receive the procedure on your upper eyelid only or on the lower lash line as well?
Note: Keep in mind that many companies have limitations when it comes to coloring the wet line (mucosal) or creating winged eyeliner due to concerns regarding aging and safety.
Choose the date wisely. A permanent makeup procedure should not be scheduled directly before an important occasion or a vacation. You will need a few days to heal and the eyelid area will be moderately swollen. Although you can complete everyday tasks during this time, you may want to avoid social engagements and strenuous activity. Plan to stay out of the sun as well. Many clinics require 3 days of no eye makeup after procedure.
Ready yourself for the day. The procedure itself could last up to three hours, so plan accordingly. Some people prefer not to drive afterward due to swelling and sensitivity, but it doesn’t keep you from driving. If you wear contact lens, remember to bring your glasses.
Prepare your eyes. You should not wear contact lens during the procedure, and your technician will likely recommend that you not wear them for 1-2 days afterward. You should also not use an eyelash curler or wear eye shadow or mascara on the day of the procedure. However, typically you should wear your preferred eyeliner (so the technician can mimic the line’s shape and thickness) to the consult.
If you wear eyeliner on a daily basis and you’re tired of ending each day with “raccoon” eyes, permanent eyeliner could be the perfect solution. However, before you head in for your appointment, be sure to carefully consider the color and the shape that you want. Your skincare technician will have additional guidelines and more specific instructions for you after your consultation.
If you’re interested in permanent eyeliner and you live in or near Springfield, Missouri, contact DermaHealth. We offer a variety of permanent makeup services including eyeliner, eyebrows, and scar camouflage. To learn more about your options, give us a call at 417-447-7777 or click here to schedule a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!