Waking up in the morning and not having to go through a rigorous and lengthy makeup routine is a dream of many women. Whether it was years ago or more recently when you underwent a permanent makeup routine, if you are unhappy with the results, there is hope.
Perfecting their eyebrows is a task that many women have struggled with for years, so they turn to permanent makeup in hopes that they will never have to deal with this issue again. However, drawn-on eyebrows can look unnatural if they are not done correctly. They might be too harsh or the wrong color; in fact, they might turn out not matching with your hair shade at all. Makeup artists may also craft them in a way that draws too much attention to that area of the face. Eyebrows are challenging as hair has a texture that is difficult to emulate.
When it comes to their eyeliner, many women opt for a dark shade like black, so mistakes are extremely noticeable and not easy to cover up when it goes awry. Eyeliner might be uneven on the top lids, lower lids or inner lids. It may even extend more to one side than it does to the other.
While some permanent makeup may fade naturally over time, you still paid for a service and expect the results to have a decent amount of lasting power. One major mistake is using methods, techniques and equipment that do not allow the makeup to last very long. This situation is problematic because the results are not what you expected, but it can have an aesthetic effect as well. For example, if the color fades on one side of your face but not the other, you can have a difficult time making them match with your own home makeup techniques.
Imagine having to walk around the rest of your life with your lips a color you do not like. Adding color to your lips can be risky because if the shade is not exactly what you had in-mind, then you are stuck with these lips until you can get them fixed. Having this permanent makeup problem repaired can mean that you opt for a more subtle shade in the future or you work with a professional who delivers the exact colors that he or she promises as opposed to a shade that is just “in the family.”
Not only is living with a terrible lipstick color a fashion faux-pas, but so is having lip liner on that was done incorrectly. As with lipstick, the color might not be what was advertised. An even larger problem emerges when the lipliner is put on crooked. This could mean that you have a little bit of color going above your lip, dipping below your lip or veering off toward your cheek on the side. This mistake is a major one because it can make you look like a clown in a circus.
Covering Scars and Marks: Great When Done Correctly
Women who have dealt with acne scars and other marks on their skin for years are thrilled when they hear that they can have these problems permanently covered up. However, when the permanent covering process does not go so well, they could be left with an even bigger problem. You might have received treatment for an old scar, and now, you are realizing that the cover-up does not match with the rest of your skin. This is akin to wearing foundation that doesn’t match except you cannot just wipe it off and put on a new coat.
Dealing with any of these aggravating permanent makeup mistakes is a hassle. You spent money on a procedure and wanted a certain output. Fortunately, when you opt for a better permanent makeup artist to fix the mistakes, you can finally have the look that you wanted. Obtaining that desired look requires more than just a little bit of luck. You’ve already been burned by one permanent makeup artist and don’t want to see it happen again. Fortunately, by knowing what to look for, you can get the style that you want.
Permanent makeup can be confusing when it comes to certifications, because people can have backgrounds in somewhat different areas. Furthermore, permanent makeup artists should have licenses, but the exact requirements vary by state. There is not a federal ruling on this issue. Therefore, you should look for the requirements of your state, but browse through the requirements for other states, as well. Doing so can help you to get a sense of what you are comfortable with, and you may find that you want to work with an artist who has additional certifications.
The Artist’s Experience in The Field
A person could have all of the certifications in the world, but he or she might not have a lot of practical experience in the field. Research how much experience the individual has actually working in the field of permanent makeup; you might even want to speak to some past clients to get a better sense of the individual’s history. Not only do you want to work with an individual who has experience with permanent makeup, but also you want to hire someone who has worked with the specific procedure that you want.
A Clean Office Space
That’s right; you want to ensure that the practitioner is actually working out of an office. While an office can just act as a facade, it does give more of an impression of professionalism than does a room in someone’s house. Do not have any qualms about checking out the office area for cleanliness. You want to make sure that the office has any necessary certificates from the Department of Health. Furthermore, be certain that all of the materials are properly disposed of and that equipment is not reused from client to client.
The Vibe of The Office
The office definitely needs to be clean, but you also have to get a sense of how well run it is. Scheduling an appointment to check out the establishment should not be a problem for any reputable permanent makeup artist who is genuinely interested in working with you. Look to see whom else is working in the space. If it is a shared space, you do not want to book an appointment if the other person is violating health codes. The makeup artist should also be willing to provide samples of his or her work, and they should be readily available.
Reviewing The Portfolio
Going through all of the past work very carefully is important so that you can see what the results actually look like. Even though images are available online, many people prefer an old-fashioned hardcopy book to peruse. As you are browsing through, pay specific attention to the type of procedure you want to have done, and look for signs that the same problem you had earlier might manifest again.
Your Comfort Level
Although the word permanent has taken on a new definition in the 21st century, you are still making a long-term commitment. Having permanent makeup repaired and replaced on a regular basis is going to make a substantial dent in your bank account. Therefore, you need to be comfortable with the establishment, but also with the makeup artist. You must feel as though you can completely and thoroughly articulate your requests and let him or her know if something is not going as planned. Otherwise, you could end up back in the same situation.
Choosing the right permanent makeup artist is of utmost importance for your comfort level, but also for your health. Failure to work with an experienced and cultivated makeup artist could leave you with a bad permanent make-up job or with a serious infection. As a result, ensuring that the individual has been in the field for some time is of utmost importance. Yet getting a thorough view of how long someone has been in business is a little tricky unless you trust the individual 100 percent.
Look at Certification and Licensing Years
Paying close attention to these documents can help you to determine how long the permanent makeup artist has been in the field. While no magic number exists, working with someone who has been in the field for at least five years or so often gives potential customers the greatest amount of confidence. Remember, the person could have been certified or licensed and then practiced a different job for some time. You will know that the individual had some experience as far back as the licensing or certification date, but you will also probably want to account for any gaps in work history.
You can also get a better sense of the experience the permanent makeup artist has by looking into other certifications and accomplishments. For example, many permanent makeup artists have a background in the medical field, and working with one of these individuals is smart for your health. The permanent makeup artist also might have taken a test offered by the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals or the American Academy of Micro-pigmentation. Knowing if the test was taken and passed helps to craft a stronger scope of the individual’s experience.
Trace Health Board Certifications
To get an idea of how long the person has been in practice, you can try to trace health board certifications. As mentioned earlier, checking to ensure that the practice is up-to-date with the area Department of Health is wise for your own safety. Look to see how far back the certificates go. You can also call the Department of Health to find out if information is available about this establishment. Knowing that you have solid evidence from the Department of Health can help to give you greater peace of mind.
Review Social Media Sites
In a world where having an Internet presence is so important for businesses, many different types of companies also run social media sites. Look to see if the permanent makeup artist you want to hire runs a professional Facebook or Twitter account. You can literally scroll through the Facebook timeline to find out important information from the past. Although the Internet can be deceiving at times, you do have the ability to go back years into the past and to see what types of comments and feedback were left on the businesses page. If, for example, you see comments from happy customers dating back to 2008, you can be reasonably assured that the makeup artist was practicing then.
Ask for Both Recent and Past Reviews
Talking to people who have actually used the services of this permanent makeup artist before can be one of the best ways to get a better sense of who he or she is. Furthermore, tracing back through old clients lets you see that the makeup artist has been in business for as long as advertised. You may even ask for references from past colleagues of the makeup artist’s.
Reviewing all of these elements helps you to paint an accurate portrait of the makeup artist and to feel a sense of relief that you’re working with a seasoned professional. By doing all of your research this time around, the permanent makeup that you want can become yours, and you can avoid any mistakes that force you to dread looking in the mirror every morning.
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