Semi-permanent eyeliner is a must have treatment for anyone who wishes to define their eyes – we have a range of options from a discreet, barely there lash liner to a stronger evening look to suit every face.
Do you struggle to apply your eyeliner or find that it smudges and smears during the day? If you wear contact lenses, have allergies to makeup or would just like to wake up with a more defined eye then let us create the perfect look for you. We will work with you during your consultation to find the most flattering shape and colour for your treatment, you will be left with a beautiful, long lasting liner.
Our eyes are the focal point of our faces, and it’s right that we should want to highlight them with a beautifully applied outline. But, for many women, eyeliner application can be a tiresome ritual day in, day out. What started out as a lovingly applied, perfect enhancement will have started to slip by lunchtime, spoiling all our hard work for the rest of the day.
With permanent eyeliner, you can look your best from the moment you open your eyes. An inconspicuous, natural enhancement on your top and bottom lids will make your eyes pop and sparkle, or if you prefer a more made-up look, a thicker application can wave goodbye to wobbly lines for good.
In short, a lash-enhancement tattoo is a semi-permanent treatment that places pigment along your top or bottom lash lines (not your waterline). The tattoo itself can be super thick or as thin as your own natural lashes, and it doesn’t have a flick or extended tip. It’s just to fill in the lashes to create the illusion of thicker, darker, and completely fuller lashes without looking lined or like obvious makeup. In other words, whether you want a full-on flick, prefer a more diffused eyeshadow effect, or just want to enhance your lashes by filling in the gaps along your lash line an eyeliner tattoo might be the answer to your prayers.
Never battle with smudges or streaks ever again.
A Semi Permanent Eyeliner Treatment from Natural Enhancement accentuates your eyes, enhances their shape and gives volume to your lash-line, making lashes look thicker and fuller.
Our careful care and precision means that we are able to apply the treatment to your specifications.
We specialise in creating natural and discreet looks as well as successfully designing thicker and intense lines on the lower and upper eyelids.
Choose from the smokey effect, understated lash definer or cat’s eye.
Our expert team of experienced permanent makeup artists are highly-trained in applying the perfect permanent eyeliner that gives a lifted, youthful finish that is flattering on a range of eye shapes.
With semi-permanent make-up you eliminate the chore of having to apply, reapply and remove make-up everyday and it will always look professionally applied. Imagine the possibilities; wake up looking good, step out of the shower, the pool or gym confident that your eyebrows, eyeliner and lip line are perfectly in place.
You will have an in depth consultation. Here will be paperwork to be filled out. This will also include answering any questions and checking your medical history as well as talking through all the pre and post care.
Although it’s called permanent eyeliner, eyeliner tattoos are actually semi-permanent, which means if you want it to last forever, you’ll have to get it touched up as it fades. You can expect your semi-permanent eyeliner to hold out for a year or two, but in some cases, it could maybe even last up to five years.
Permanent or semi-permanent makeup otherwise known as micropigmentation is a process whereby hypoallergenic pigments (this means there are no fragrances or other ingredients added) are inserted into the dermal layer (lower layer) of the skin, usually using a needle. This makes it stay put all day, every day without smudging or wearing off. So, whether you are taking a dip in the pool or splashing about at the beach, there’s no need to worry about it exposing your aunatural look.
At London Body we shall have a consultation prior to proceeding with this treatment. We make sure that we have a clear understanding of the client’s wishes and manage all expectations.
After an initial session to discuss your expectations from micropigmentation, it’s on to treatment day. This is where you can do all the exciting stuff like pick your desired colours and contours (we suggest bringing your favourite lip liner or brow pencil as a guide). Once that is done, a cosmetic pen is applied to create a template for the procedure. No worries if you’re not totally happy first-time round, as he or she will continue to make adjustments until you’re fully satisfied. The procedure itself isn’t painful but anaesthetic creams are used beforehand and throughout treatment to keep you nice and comfortable. It might be a good idea to book some time off work as there is the chance of slight swelling or redness on the area. The treated area will also appear darker and more exact immediately after the treatment, but will lighten and soften over a few days.
But swelling isn’t the only common side effect of eyeliner tattoos. Bleeding and bruising or a burning or itching sensation around the injection site may also occur, please note that if any of these last longer than a few days, you should consult your physician. Other possible side effects include an allergic reaction to the dye (talk to your dermatologist about this possibility beforehand) or an infection in the area.
You can avoid an infection or discoloration if you follow the aftercare instructions. First of all avoid water and contacts entirely for the first 48 hours. If any crusties start forming, don’t pick, scratch, peel, or even think about touching them. Let your body do its own thing while it heals to prevent causing any discoloration or loss of pigment.
And to make your new semi-permanent lash liner last the longest it possibly can, we recommend keeping your hands away from your eyes (no rubbing), avoiding astringents, using gentle eye makeup remover, and wearing sunglasses to prevent the UV rays from breaking down the pigment.
Unlike their treatment alternatives such as microblading, the application of semi permanent makeup includes absolutely no cutting or scratching of the skin. Instead, using a handheld device equipped with an ultra-thin needle, the colour pigment is placed onto the top layer of the skin which will then sink around two millimetres into the dermis layer. The healing process of semi permanent makeup is considerably shorter than alternative treatments.
While the treatment area is likely to experience slight redness, scabbing and will feel tender to the touch, the skin will not bleed or be exposed to trauma.
While applying a cold pack to the treatment area will not entirely prevent side effects, it will help to ease swelling and work effectively as a comfort measure. Always aim to use a refrigerator temperature cold pack and avoid those that must be placed in the freezer. Cooling the skin works effectively whereas freezing the treatment area may cause damage. Your treatment area would already be feeling somewhat delicate which means that applying freezing temperatures to the skin risks complications due to frost damage.
We suggest purchasing HypaCool instant cold packs as they can quickly be activated when squeezed. There is no need for them to be placed in the freezer and they will achieve the perfect cooling temperature instantly. HypaCool packs are single use, which means that you will not risk spreading bacteria to the treatment area.
If you take only one piece of advice, then it should be never to pick, peel or scratch the treatment area. Scabbing and itching are normal; it shows that your body is naturally healing itself, so allow your skin to work its magic. While it may not look appealing, leave the skin to shed at its own accord.
Disturbing the healing process through picking scabs, itching or peeling dead skin will not only create an uneven pigment but also dramatically increase the risk of infection. If you allow the skin to heal naturally, then you will experience no scarring.
It is strongly recommended to keep the treated area shaded from sun exposure until the healing process is complete; this includes both natural sunlight and the use of sunbeds. As mentioned previously, the treatment area will already be tender and delicate, so exposure to the sun will only intensify this and increase the likelihood of complications.
If you have opted for semi permanent eyebrows or eyeliner, wearing large sunglasses when in direct sunlight will provide adequate protection. Lips are somewhat harder to protect; an oversized brimmed hat may be able to shade the face. Avoid the use of sunbeds altogether.
While it may prove somewhat tricky and sound a little gross, try to keep the area as dry as possible during the healing process. When showering or bathing, do not splash your face with water or use your standard face wash. Instead, apply a small amount of a gentle face cleanser to a cotton pad and clean your face. Avoid any cleansers that include alcohol, acids or strong chemicals as it risks burning the treatment area. Simple Skincare has a wide range of ‘kind to skin’ face cleansers, ideal to use during the healing process.
If you do accidentally get the treatment area wet, not to worry, simply pat the area dry very gently using a clean tissue or cotton pad.
To maximise your results, aim to avoid any form of heavy exercise for five to ten days after your treatment; this differs depending on the individual and the speed of their healing process. Light exercise such as walking is permitted as long as you do not sweat. Sweat is filled with salt which will begin to fade the pigment in the semi permanent makeup. Salt is an ingredient that is used to remove cosmetic tattoos, so allow the skin to heal before you start working out again.
During the healing process, do not apply any cosmetic products to the treatment area; this includes both makeup and skincare. Applying makeup, moisturisers, serums or any form of product to the skin risks a reaction against the pigment, ultimately, causing a nasty infection.
Every individual heals at a different rate which means that there is not an exact number of days before clients can begin wearing makeup and using skincare products again. We usually recommend allowing a seven to ten-day period to allow the skin to heal naturally. Do not attempt to apply any products in or around the treatment area if there is still swelling, tenderness or scabbing. Always wait until the skin is back to normal.
If you are happy to avoid hot showers and baths altogether during the healing process, then that would be ideal, but if not, limit the duration as much as possible. When spending a long period of time in a hot bath or shower, the steam will start to affect the treatment area. As mentioned previously, you must keep the skin as dry as possible. Steam will cause excess moisture to build-up on the surface and also cause sweating; both of which prolong the healing process and increase the risk of infection.
Between 1 – 1.5 hours
Min 10 days
DURATION OF RESULTS
Anywhere from 1-3 years
Generally heal within three to seven days, but a thicker eyeliner application may take seven to 10 days. You should definitely avoid touching or rubbing your eyes while they heal, so you don’t spread any germs or bacteria around the area.
While semi-permanent eyeliner is popular, the latest trend is to have tiny micro-droplets of pigment nestled in between each lash to give the appearance of thick, fluttery lashes. It creates undetectable definitions for your eyes.
Wives’ tale is that because semi-permanent makeup is a tattoo it is always very painful. If you surf the net you’ll find stories from people who have had semi-permanent makeup applied and found it painful to varying degrees
As with other types of tattoos, a variety of adverse effects have been observed with permanent makeup, such as fanning, fading, and scarring, granulomatous inflammatory reactions, allergic contact dermatitis, phototoxicity, hypomelanosis and infections
Swelling typically occurs in the first 24-48 hours after permanent eyeliner application, so this is the most crucial time to use ice packs on your eyes. You should never use an ice pack in one area for more than 10 minutes at a time.
If I have my eyelids tattooed, do I run the risk of permanently losing my eyelashes? You can only lose your eyelashes permanently when the follicle of the eyelash is destroyed. This does not happen in permanent cosmetics therefore you cannot permanently lose your lashes following an eyeliner procedure.
Most clients are capable of driving after eyeliner procedure, and in most cases you will look like you’ve been crying. The thicker the permanent makeup is the more swelling darkness you will be. The first 72 hours is the at the peak of reaction for eyebrows, and 24 hours for
This is due to oxidation of the pigment and the redness of the skin. After three to four days, the colour will become lighter as the epidermis sloughs off and the skin heals over the pigment. During this time the colour will seem to disappear as the skin is opaque during this healing time.
No makeup is to be applied for 72 hours (three days) after the procedure on the tattoo area. After any eyeliner procedure, use new mascara for the first 10 days after the 3 days of no makeup. Do not use an eyelash curler for two weeks.