Semi-Permanent Makeup

Why semi-permanent eyebrow makeup…?

  • You have very thin or patchy eyebrows.
  • You’ve overplucked your eyebrows and are tired of spending time in salons to keep them in shape or drawing them on at home.
  • You want to enhance the features of your face and get the eyebrow shape you’ve always wanted.
  • You want to you look more polished, but you don’t have time to put on makeup because of work or family commitments.
  • You’ve had chemotherapy or have a hair loss condition like alopecia.

 

Do…

  • Have an idea as to the type of eyebrow shape you desire. Do you want it to look natural or do you desire a more cosmetic look?
  • Consider the style that is right for you that you are most happy with. It is probably the style you have been drawing on for many years.
  • Consider applying your own makeup before you come in and the therapist can use that as a guide working with you, towards a fabulous end result.
  • Your therapist will help you to choose a colour that complements your skin tone.
  • She will advise you on shape, based on your facial structure in order to give your facial features as much symmetry as possible. This information will also help you with makeup application in the future.
  • She will discuss eyebrow thickness and taper with you.
  • Your therapist will first draw on your new eyebrow shape using non-permanent makeup. It’s important to express your ideas at that point, so that you’ll be completely satisfied with the final outcome.
  • When you’re happy with the colour and shape of your makeup, your therapist will apply anaesthetic and cover it with Glad Wrap. Once the area is numb, she will start the colour implanting process.
  • Your therapist will stretch your skin frequently throughout the treatment. This helps the colour go in more efficiently.
  • If you start to feel uncomfortable, ask your therapist for more anaesthetic. She is there to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.

 

If you feel one of these steps has been missed or hasn’t been done well, please stop your therapist and let her know. When you work together with your therapist, you will get the best results.

  • You may have some redness or bruising.
  • Your eyebrow colour will be darker and more solid for the first few days, but they will gradually lighten over the following two weeks.
  • You may need a touch-up session to correct the colour if your eyebrows are too light. Your therapist will advise you on when to have it done, as it varies from person to person

 

Do…

  • Apply the Bepanthen cream you have been given 3 times a day for 3 days. Apply the cream using a clean tissue or cotton bud for each application.
  • Apply a cold compress if you like – but first apply Bepanthen cream to your eyebrows, then Glad Wrap, then the cold compress on top.
  • Please contact our therapists at any time if you have questions or concerns.

 

Don’t…

  • Drive or operate heavy machinery immediately after your treatment.
  • Wash your eyebrow area with large amounts of water until it has fully healed.
  • Use cleansers or toners.
  • Pick or scratch at your eyebrows.

 

With over 70 Essential Beauty salons in capital cities across Australia, there’s sure to be one near you.

Why semi-permanent eyeliner makeup…?

  • You want to add eyeliner to your eyes that will not wash away, run or fade.
  • You want to accentuate your eyes and give them fullness and depth.
  • You are allergic to cosmetics or wear glasses or contact lenses and want a better solution.
  • You want to correct the appearance of uneven eyes.
  • You want to make your eyelashes look thick and lush.
  • You want to make your large eyes look smaller, or your small eyes look larger through tapering techniques.
  • Your therapist will help you to choose a colour. For classic eyeliner, people tend to choose black, black/brown, brown and charcoal. Black works especially well with the whites of eyes to add definition.
  • You may prefer a different colour. The choices for permanent eyeliner include soft colours, daring colours, multiple and graduated colours.
  • You may like to have an accent colour that matches or contrasts with your eye colour and brings out flecks of colour in your iris.
  • Your therapist will help you to decide on where the colour is to be applied. This might be a line half way along the top and bottom of the eyelid. Alternatively, you could undertake the “dotting method”, where small dots are placed in between and among the eyelashes to give the appearance of hair, resulting in fuller looking eyelashes.
  • Your therapist will first draw on your new eyeliner using non-permanent makeup. It’s important to express your ideas now, so that you’ll be completely satisfied with the final outcome.
  • When you’re happy with the shape, your therapist will apply anaesthetic and cover it with Glad Wrap. Once the area is numb, she will start the colour implanting.
  • Your therapist will stretch your skin frequently throughout the treatment. This helps the colour go in more efficiently.
  • If you start to feel uncomfortable, ask your therapist for more anaesthetic. She will make your treatment as comfortable as she can.

 

If you feel one of these steps has been missed or hasn’t been done well, please stop your therapist and let her know. When you work together with your therapist, you will get the best possible results.

  • You may have some redness or bruising.
  • After treatment, your eyeliner will be darker the first few days, but it will gradually lighten.
  • You may need a touch-up session to correct the colour if your eyeliner is too light. Your therapist will advise you on when to have it done, as it varies from one person to another.
  • Bruising is common as is redness.

 

Do…

  • Apply the Bepanthen cream you have been given 3 times a day for 3 days. Apply the cream using a clean tissue or cotton bud for each application.
  • Apply a cold compress if you’d like – but first apply Bepanthen cream to your eyelids, then Glad Wrap, then the cold compress on top.
  • Use eye drops if you need them.
  • Your eyes may feel a little “gritty” like you have sand in them. This is normal.
  • Feel free to talk with our therapists at any time if you have questions or concerns.

 

Don’t…

  • Drive or operate heavy machinery immediately after your treatment.
  • Rub, pick or scratch your eyes.
  • Use mascara or eye shadows or tint your lashes.

 

With over 70 Essential Beauty salons in capital cities across Australia, there’s sure to be one near you.

Why eyebrow feathering or eyebrow embroidery…?

  • You want all the benefits of semi-permanent eyebrow makeup without the usual solid “block” colour.
  • You want fine, hair-like strokes for a true hair look.
  • You want a completely natural looking result that blends well with your existing hair along the brow line.

 

Do…

  • Have an idea as to the type of eyebrow shape you want.
  • Understand that there are many shapes and styles and what is right for you may not be right for another person.
  • Consider applying your own makeup before you come in and the therapist can utilises that as a guide when consulting with you.

The process is the same as for semi-permanent eyebrow makeup. The same hypoallergenic dyes are ‘tapped’ or ‘scratched’ into the skin using micro needles, but this time to create fine hair-like strokes into your brow that will generally last between 2-5 years.

  • Your therapist will help you to choose a colour that complements your skin tone.
  • She will advise you on shape, based on your facial structure, to give your facial features as much symmetry as possible. This information will also help you with makeup application in the future.
  • She will discuss eyebrow thickness and taper with you.
  • Your therapist will first draw on your new eyebrow shape using non-permanent makeup markers. It’s important to express your ideas now, so that you’ll be completely satisfied with the final outcome.
  • When you’re happy with the colour and shape of your make up, your therapist will apply anaesthetic and cover it with Glad Wrap. Once the area is numb, she will start the colour implanting procedure.
  • Your therapist will stretch your skin frequently throughout the treatment. This helps the colour go in more efficiently.
  • If you start to feel uncomfortable, ask your therapist for more anaesthetic. She will make your treatment as comfortable as she can.

 

If you feel one of these steps has been missed or hasn’t been done well, please stop your therapist and let her know. When you work together with your therapist, you will get the best possible results.

  • You may have some redness or bruising.
  • Your eyebrow colour will be darker and more solid for the first few days, but they will gradually lighten over the following two weeks.
  • You may need a touch-up session to correct the colour if your eyebrows are too light. Your therapist will advise you on when to have it done, as it varies from one person to another.

 

Do…

  • Apply the Bepanthen cream you have been given 3 times a day for 3 days. Apply the cream using a clean tissue or cotton bud for each application.
  • Apply a cold compress if you’d like – but first apply Bepanthen cream to your eyebrows, then Glad Wrap, then the cold compress on top.
  • Feel free to talk with our therapists at any time if you have questions or concerns.

 

Don’t…

  • Drive or operate heavy machinery immediately after your treatment.
  • Wash your eyebrow area with large amounts of water until it has fully healed.
  • Use cleansers or toners.
  • Pick or scratch at your eyebrows.

 

With over 70 Essential Beauty salons in capital cities across Australia, there’s sure to be one near you.

General Semi-Permanent Makeup Home Care

These are the general after care notes that are given post treatment for all areas of semi-permanent makeup performed.

In general:

  • You may experience swelling immediately after the procedure – this is normal, although some people have little or no swelling as it depends on the individual.
  • You may have light bruising and your eye area may feel heavy and your eyelashes or eyebrow hair may stick together.
  • You may feel tender and itchy. Follow all of our home care advice carefully and any reactions will subside quickly.
  • Your colour will be very bold and intense directly after treatment. Your colour will start to fade, and in some skin types peel away as you apply the home care cream. This is part of the healing process. It will take up to 4 weeks for the colour to stabilise.
  • You can contact your therapist at any time if you are unsure about any matters. A touch up may be required after 4 weeks. This touch up treatment is not as long as the initial treatment, as it is usually small areas that need to be touched up. Many clients do not need a touch up. However, we offer this in case some of your colour falls out during the healing process.
  • Once your skin is fully healed, you can go on with your normal routine knowing that your makeup will not smudge or run.
  • You can change your look by applying makeup over your permanent makeup, so you are not limited to just one style.
  • Take care not to use any products that have AHAs (Alpha Hydroxyl Acids) in them, as this will fade your permanent makeup more quickly. If your skin care products contain AHAs, simply miss areas on your face that have had permanent make up applied and only use the product on surrounding skin.
  • Use a good sunscreen of SPF 30+ or more. The sun will fade your permanent makeup more quickly.
  • Have fun and enjoy the extra time and freedom permanent makeup will give you.

Specific Semi-Permanent Makeup Home Care

 

After…

  • You may have some redness or bruising.
  • After treatment, your colour will be darker the first few days, but it will gradually lighten.
  • You may need a touch-up session to correct the colour if it is too light. Your therapist will advise you on when to have this done, as it varies from one person to another.

Do…

  • Apply the Bepanthen cream you have been given 3 times a day for 3 days. Apply the cream using a clean tissue or cotton bud for each application.
  • Apply a cold compress if you’d like – but first apply Bepanthen cream to the area, then Glad Wrap, then the cold compress on top.
  • Feel free to talk with our therapists at any time if you have questions or concerns.

Don’t…

  • Drive or operate heavy machinery immediately after your treatment.
  • Rub, pick or scratch at the treatment area.
  • Use harsh cleansers, toners, soaps or shampoos.