Bad Permanent Makeup

Written by: Sally Hayes Date of published: .

Since I began my career in the permanent makeup industry over twenty-five years ago, I have seen bad permanent makeup in all colors, shapes, and sizes.  The damage that it does is not only physical, but also psychological, and it hurts me to see the emotional pain this causes others.

You do not have to be an expert permanent makeup artist to spot bad permanent makeup, and if you have invested the time and money into having permanent makeup applied, it’s your worst nightmare, and mine, when I am trying to fix this damage that someone else has done.

Unfortunately, bad permanent makeup is easy to see, and if you’re looking in the mirror and wondering if you have experienced a bad permanent makeup application, you probably have.

Undetectable is a Good Sign

Permanent makeup should be undetectable, and not something that can be seen the way you see a body tattoo.  When I say it should be “undetectable,” I mean that when someone looks at you, they should not be wondering if you have permanent eyebrows, permanent lipstick, or permanent eyeliner, they should simply see a face that looks youthful and refreshed.

My permanent makeup technique is to blend the colors with your natural skin tones, whether it’s your permanent eyebrows, permanent eyeliner, or permanent lip makeup.  This is also the technique I use for camouflaging facelift scars, or tattooing areolas.  This technique gives you a subtle and natural look.

Women travel across the U.S., and sometimes around the world, to have me apply their permanent makeup, and all too often ask me to repair their bad permanent makeup inflicted by someone who had very little training, but still referred to themselves as a “permanent makeup artist.”  It’s painful to see, and no one should have to experience it.

Contact Sally Hayes today for a free consultation.