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What is semi-permanent makeup?
A form of micropigmentation (permanent makeup). Specially formulated pigment is deposited superficially into the skin with a single sterile needle. It is a soft layering technique that gives ultimate control to the artist to create the most natural looking powdered brow.
What is the difference between semi-permanent and permanent makeup?
What is the difference between microblading and powder ombre brows?
Both techniques can be very natural or very aggressive depending on the artist skill level and experience.
How long do powder brows last?
There is no exact answer to how well the pigment may last. However, on average it can last from 1-3 years. Pigment retention always depends on factors such as skin type, lifestyle and desired results. - Skin type is a factor in that the skin is the canvas to which holds the pigment. Oily or problematic skin will not hold this pigment as well and may need touchup sooner. - Desired results such as darker colors will retain longer and lighter colors such as blondes will fade faster. We recommend a touch up every 12-18 months to keep the color vibrant and keep the shape symmetrical.
What factors will affect my semi-permanent makeup?
Is there anything I need to let Indigo Rose know before I book?
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Will it hurt?
A good rule of thumb is if tweezing hurts, then your skin will be sensitive to this procedure. A topical medical grade lidocaine is applied to help with any discomfort. Most clients reassure the feeling to be more of an annoyance than painful.
What is the downtime and healing process?
Expect to leave your appointment with your brows looking solid and darker. Ointment (provided) has to be consistently applied for 7 days. No swimming, sauna, HOT steam showers, excessive sweating, anything where you're immersed in water. Yes! You will have dark and shiny brows! And it will be completely worth it! After a week it will fade 50% in color and 25 % in thickness. Please refer to pre + post care for more info.
Cleanse your beautiful new lashes daily, with an oil-free cleanser. Lash extensions are bonded with a cyanoacrylate-based adhesive that will get degraded by your natural oils. Much like your hair, your lash follicles produce oil on a daily basis. Therefore, daily cleansing will ensure that your lashes remain both hygienic and last a long time.
Sleeping on your side or stomach puts pressure on the lashes that get pulled on by your pillow. Luckily, there’s an alternative to that! Use a beauty sleep mask that gently rests around your lashes. Travel-friendly and glamorous!
The rate of time you can go between lash fills is between 2-6 weeks. Two factors will determine your ideal frequency. First of all, much like everyone’s hair on their heads grow at different rates, so do their eyelashes. Second of all, proper care at home is essential. If you come in for a fill with your lashes in bad shape, there might not be enough time to replenish all your extensions to a full set. Most full sets last 4 weeks. Partial fills last around 2 weeks, meaning that if you’re anticipating a full fill but your appointment turns into a partial fill instead, your lashes will only last half of the average wear time. You should schedule your appointment based on your lash retention. Get your lashes filled when 50% have shed. Avoid allowing your lashes to get down to less than that, or you may need a full set.
Keep your lashes gently combed on a daily basis. Things like makeup or facial cleanser can also cause clumping, so be sure to remove such things gently as well.
Look for mascara and eyeliner that is extension-friendly. A great alternative to regular eyeliner is eyeshadow. Extension-friendly makeup/makeup removers include formulations that are oil-free and NOT waterproof. Avoid fabrics near the eye that could snag on the extensions, such as terry cloths or fibrous towels. Be sure not to sleep with makeup on.
Things that usually make people sweat, like outdoor activities, saunas, blowdryers, hot yoga, consistent baking or grilling/cooking, are all things that can negatively affect your retention or possibly even straighten your extensions or cause them to hook at the tip.
Not at all. It’s not unusual for clients to fall asleep in our comfortable bed during the process, drifting away to soothing music.
If possible, wait 24 hours before getting your lashes wet, as this will help to ensure their longevity.