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How Permanent is Permanent Makeup?

Updated: Jun 21, 2023

If you’re considering getting permanent makeup but aren’t sure if you want to commit to a lifetime of the same eyeliner color, you might be wondering, how permanent is permanent makeup, really? The short answer is: not completely permanent. Eventually, it will wear off. Here’s a look at the basics of permanent makeup’s permanence:


Semi-Permanent Makeup vs. Permanent Makeup


Semi-permanent makeup and permanent makeup are a lot more similar than people think, at least when it comes to their longevity. Depending on what colors are used, the type of ink or pigment, and the treatment performed, some procedures may last longer than others.


Permanent Makeup vs. Tattoos


When you compare the longevity of permanent makeup to that of body art or tattoos, permanent makeup does not last as long. This has to do with the fact that different colors and types of pigments are used with permanent makeup, and the face is exposed to sun more often and for longer periods of time than other parts of the body.


Longest Lasting Types of Permanent Makeup


Best Permanent eyeliner and lip blushing usually last longer than other types of permanent makeup, assuming that long-lasting pigments were used. Microblading usually fades the fastest and might only last around two to three years—if it is done correctly. If it is done incorrectly, it might only last a few months!


What Affects the Longevity of Permanent Makeup?


Sun exposure will make the colors of the ink used in your procedure fade, as will exposure to pollution and free radicals, your skin care process, skin type and condition, medications and supplements you take, lifestyle choices, and health issues. The color and quality of the ink, as well as the method of application, also factor in. For instance, yellow is the fastest color to fade.


Do you have more questions about the longevity of permanent makeup in Pennsylvania? At Redefined by Melissa, we help our clients simplify their lives by providing a wide variety of permanent makeup procedures. Call us today at (610) 776-9133 or contact us online to set up an initial consultation.

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