It’s widely known that skin shows the effects of age over time, but according to permanent-makeup artist Jackie Peterson, eyebrows do too. Years of hair removal can cause permanent follicle damage, which means brows can become much sparser and less defined with age. Jackie designs fuller brows with a technique that goes beyond just filling them in: she uses an electric pigment pen to create tons of fine strokes meant to replicate individual hairs, creating an almost 3-D–like effect. Her organic, hypoallergenic pigments come in a range of shades, allowing her to match each client’s natural brow color or favorite sweater. Jackie also uses her talents to remedy everything from simple over-tweezing to alopecia or effects of chemotherapy.
A spectrum of pigment colors enables Jackie to also emphasize eyes and lips. Browns, greens, and blues add natural or glamorous accents to eye lines, and pinks and reds add definition to lip lines that, like brows, can fade with age. With any treatment, Jackie preps skin with a topical anesthetic, and afterward, clients can enjoy the results for up to seven years with proper maintenance.