Permanent Makeup Styles + Techniques

Inside: Permanent Makeup Styles & How Are They Applied? 

What is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique that employs tattoos as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup, such as eye lining and other permanent enhancing colors to the skin of the face, lips, and eyelids.

Permanent Makeup Definition

How long does permanent makeup last?

On average, permanent makeup can last for three to five years per treatment, and that’s three to five years of a breezy daily beauty routine!

Types of Permanent Makeup

Microblading: The most popular form of permanent makeup, is a fancy name for an eyebrow tattoo. Cosmetic tattoo artists use a super-fine pen to deposit pigment directly under the skin. You may also hear names like brow feathering or microshading.

Lip Blushing: The tattoo is a simple wash of sheer color across the entire lip. The finished result should look like a just-bitten, blurred lip — the type of subtle color that looks like you’ve just enjoyed a makeout session.

Permanent Eyeliner: The traditional tattoo is placed right above the lash line, leaving the effect of a distinct eyeliner line. The lash enhancement sits within the lash line for a more subtle, natural look.

Scar Camouflage: Scar camouflage is a tattoo of the skin with flesh-colored pigment to mask a scar. The most well-known use is for mastectomy scars, although artists can cover various forms of scars, stretch marks, or acne scars.

Faux Freckles: Using diluted pigment, artists slowly build a freckled face until the freckles look soft, natural, and just under the skin.

Types of Permanent Makeup To Have Tattooed

Learn More About Tattoos

  • What is Body Art – Body art is defined as “the physical presence of the artist as an integral part of the work.” Body art can be expressed through piercings, tattoos, branding, body paintings, implants and many other types of personal expressions. Interested in learning more about body? Read our article on What is Body Art.
  • Daisy Tattoo Ideas – Honestly, daisies are one of my all-time favorite flowers, they are just so bright, fun, and full of life. Daisy is a form of flower purely for the female kind and is one of the most versatile tattoos you can wear on your body. The tattoo is highly decorative and comes in different colors and sizes. You can even add a custom design to the tattoos depending on your preferences. With soft petals and humble appearance, it is almost impossible to ignore its fascinating design.
  • Flower Tattoo Ideas – It’s no surprise that flower tattoos can be insanely beautiful, unique, and meaningful. Depending on the size and shape of the tattoo design, they can pretty much go anywhere on your body and look fantastic. While many flower tattoos are elegant and feminine, there are some pretty popular ones that are more masculine. A large black rose tattoo is hard to beat because they look so cool. But big, brightly colored blossoms are also incredible too. No matter what your style is, I’m sure you’ll find a flower tattoo that is calling your name.