A morning routine typically involves applying makeup, hearing a distant flute, and seeing where it leads you. Be magically made up already with this Groupon.
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- $225 for permanent makeup eclipse blush (up to a $975 value)
- $225 for permanent makeup smoky eyeliner (up to a $975 value)
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.
The Glamour Co.
Whether looking to improve their skin's condition or enhance it, The Glamour Co. has clients covered. Under the direction of licensed aesthetician Pamela Abshear, the staff diminishes imperfections, such as fine lines and acne scars, with microdermabrasion—a process that uses a diamond-tipped wand to remove dead skin cells. The staff also renders mascara obsolete by darkening, curling, or adding length to lashes for weeks on end. For more permanent beauty, Abshear lines the eyes, lips, or brows with permanent-makeup pigment.