What Is Permanent Makeup? Why You Might Want To Get It Done

You might be asking yourself, "What is Permanent Makeup?". Permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation, is a type of cosmetic tattoo. We use modern techniques to enhance your natural beauty whether it’s for your eyebrows, eyeliner, lips or scalp to permanently implant pigment into your skin. 

Permanent makeup is a perfect alternative for clients who are wanting smudge free and waterproof makeup that will stay on all day, and is a popular choice for those who want to wear makeup without the trouble of applying it daily!

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What is permanent makeup?

Permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation, is a type of cosmetic tattoo and we use modern techniques, whether it’s for your eyebrows, eyeliner, or your lips to permanently implant pigment into your skin.

Permanent makeup is most commonly used on the face, but it can also be used on other parts of the body such as the scalp or areola. Clients who refer to permanent makeup often feel more confident and may look more youthful as permanent makeup can enhance your natural beauty.


What does permanent makeup do?

Permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation can permanently enhance your natural beauty and can instantly change your appearance with the smallest changes.

For instance, just by changing the tail of your eyebrow, or adding a small wing to your eyeliner, permanent makeup will give you the illusion of having bigger eyes. Do you have hyperpigmented lips? We can add a warm pigment to give you healthy, vibrant looking lips.

Permanent makeup is not only a great alternative for clients who are looking for low maintenance, but is also a great way to boost your self-confidence!

Why might you want permanent makeup?

Permanent makeup is a great option for clients who are looking to save time when it comes down to your daily routine, or for those who may have trouble applying makeup in general! 

As a client myself, I wish I would have gotten my cosmetic tattoo done a LOT sooner. Having to juggle two kids and a full time job, it is super convenient to walk out the door with my eyebrows and lip makeup on all the time.

Even when I’m on vacation, I don’t have to worry about my makeup coming off or getting smudged in the water! Hot, humid summer days? Forget about it. I’m so thankful my makeup isn’t melting off from the sun.

There are several reasons why you might want to consider permanent makeup, but I can assure you that permanent makeup will save you loads of time, energy and so much more!

How does permanent makeup work?

Permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation, is a cosmetic tattoo procedure where our PMU (permanent makeup) artist will use a pmu machine or a manual tool to apply modern techniques to deposit reputable pigments into the skin. 

This procedure is permanent, however the pigments will fade over time. We cannot give an exact estimate of the longevity of your permanent makeup tattoos since everyone’s immune system responds differently but on average it will last ~12 months. Additionally, your daily skin regime, as well as activities, will play a big factor.

Permanent makeup is a two - step process and the final look will be after the 4-6 week touch up, after the initial/first procedure. Even after the 4-6 week touch up, minimal maintenance may be required depending on your body chemistry.

What are the benefits of permanent makeup?

Permanent makeup can provide many benefits, including:

- a youthful appearance
- enhancing your natural beauty
- boosting your self-confidence
- a more comfortable daily routine
- peace of mind knowing your makeup is waterproof and smudge free.

Permanent makeup is a popular choice for people who want to look their best, without spending the normal time it takes to do it. 

Permanent makeup can provide you with stunning results that will make you feel confident and beautiful and is a safe procedure which can be done by anyone who has the correct PMU (permanent makeup) training. 

If you are considering any permanent makeup procedures, we have our very own talented and New Jersey AAM certified PMU Artists here at Hudson Beauty Bar that you can consult with.

Ready to book your appointment? You can book your permanent makeup procedure here

Have questions? Feel free to fill out the from at the bottom of the page.

If you have ever thought about becoming a permanent makeup artist yourself, please visit our training site here to learn more!

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