Permanent makeup allows you to roll right out of bed in the morning without being seduced by the colorful imprint of your face on the pillow. Leave a good impression with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $125 for permanent eyeliner for the upper or lower eyelid ($250 value)
- $169 for permanent brow makeup with 3-D hair strokes ($350 value)
- $189 for permanent eyeliner for the upper and lower eyelids ($400 value)
Each option includes a consultation at least a day in adance of the initial implantation plus a touch-up within six weeks.
Permanent Makeup: Forever Fresh-Faced
Permanent makeup makes it easy to exchange your makeup bag for a few extra minutes in bed. Read up on this convenient cosmetic treatment before going under the needle.
Permanent makeup—usually used to define or fill in eyelids, eyebrows, and lips—is essentially a tattoo. But in this case, the lines applied to skin are typically designed not to stand out but to blend in. Using a standard tattoo gun—or as with the SofTap method, a special hand-guided tool—a cosmetic technician implants micropigments made from inert minerals just below the surface of the skin. The artist may create a solid wash of color to make lips rosier or lash lines darker, or may carefully draw in individual strands of hair along the brow.
Unlike summer-camp friendships, permanent makeup usually doesn’t last forever. That’s because the face receives more UV exposure than other body parts, so ink there fades more quickly. Touchup sessions may be scheduled as soon as six months or as long as 10 years after the initial session. As with any tattoo, clients likely will experience a bit of swelling for three to seven days, and the pigment will appear darker than the target shade for about six weeks. There is one post-treatment precaution to take: the minerals in permanent makeup can interfere with MRIs, so you should be sure to inform your technician of any micropigmentation you have as well as the number of magnets you’ve swallowed.
- Permanent makeup’s uses go beyond the obvious: in 2007, one artist told Elle that some clients have opted to tattoo already-full brows as a permanent guideline for waxing techs.
- Cosmetic tattooing isn’t a Western invention. Some of the Maori women of New Zealand are reported to have felt that their elaborate, traditional facial tattoos also kept wrinkles from developing around the mouth.
Laguna Skin Care
Laguna Skin Care owner and licensed aesthetician Crystal Harmon knows many tricks for clarifying complexions and keeping skin looking healthy and radiant. Her customized facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments help reduce the signs of aging by smoothing out fine lines and locating the factory reset button on the client's face. Crystal is also certified to administer permanent makeup, during which she draws thin, delicate strokes over skin to enhance eyebrows, eyes, and lips. Laguna Skin Care's menu of treatments also includes airbrush tanning sessions and eyelash-extension application with Xtreme Lashes.