Embracing your natural looks is a wonderful thing, but there’s something to be said about walking out the front door with a face of flawlessly applied makeup. It has the power to make you feel sexy, glamorous, and confident, ready to take on whatever the world has to throw at you.
That said, makeup isn’t without its drawbacks. Just applying it can take up a big chunk of your morning routine, and we all know the pain of smudging eyeliner or smearing lipstick on your top! There’s also the amount of time makeup lasts – even the most high-end brands will start to wear off as the day goes on, leaving you looking tired and dishevelled. Buying replacements when your makeup runs out can also put a serious dent in your finances.
Semi-permanent makeup was created to make these annoyances a thing of the past. Designed to mimic the appearance of makeup, it’s a type of tattoo usually applied to enhance lips, eyebrows, or eyeliner. It can also be used to camouflage scarring. Unlike traditional tattoos, semi-permanent makeup is designed to gradually fade over time.
Although it’s a popular procedure, there are still a lot of misconceptions about semi-permanent makeup flying around – from how safe it is to how natural the end results look.
Bianco Beauty are Milton Keynes’ foremost specialists in cosmetic tattoos. Below, we disprove some of the most common myths surrounding semi-permanent makeup.
Myth 1: Applying semi-permanent makeup is painful
A lot of people worry that having semi-permanent makeup applied will hurt – after all, it’s only natural to be wary of needles near your face!
Thankfully, this isn’t the case. Semi-permanent makeup is designed to fade over time, so the needles used don’t penetrate your skin as deeply as they do during a traditional tattoo. While you might feel some discomfort, it’s usually milder than it would be during a normal tattoo. Many practitioners will apply a topical numbing cream before the treatment to minimise discomfort even further.
Myth 2: Semi-permanent makeup isn’t safe
Semi-permanent makeup is usually applied to sensitive parts of your face, such as your eyelids and lips. This makes some people worry that it could lead to complications or permanent damage.
Luckily, when done by a skilled professional who prioritises hygiene, the risks of semi-permanent makeup are small. It’s considered a very safe procedure with few side effects or major dangers.
But as with any cosmetic procedure, there’s always a chance of an allergic reaction or infection. You can minimise the risks by choosing a trusted practitioner, who will ensure you have a patch test in advance of your treatment, by following their aftercare instructions carefully, and confirming they use sterile equipment and quality pigments.
Myth 3: Semi-permanent makeup looks unnatural
Having a tattoo applied to your arm or chest is one thing, but having it on your face is on another level. We all want to avoid the dreaded overly fake makeup look, and concerns about semi-permanent makeup often revolve around that.
Not to worry. When done by a skilled practitioner, semi-permanent makeup can achieve results that are almost indistinguishable from normal makeup. The technician will take into account factors like skin tone, facial features, and personal preferences to create a look that enhances your features in a natural, subtle way. The colour and shape can also be adjusted to match your desired outcome.
Myth 4: Semi-permanent makeup is only for women
It’s true that semi-permanent makeup is more popular with women, just as normal makeup is. But that doesn’t mean men can’t enjoy its benefits too!
A lot of men use semi-permanent tattoos to correct sparse or asymmetrical eyebrows, fix discolouration, and better define their facial structure. It’s also a fantastic way to disguise scars on the face or body.
Myth 5: Semi-permanent makeup can’t be removed
Although semi-permanent makeup is designed to fade over time, some people may decide they want to have it removed more quickly – they might have an event coming up, a new style to try out, or simply want to go back to their natural looks. However, they might think that laser removal isn’t an option for the pigments used in semi-permanent makeup.
This isn’t so. Modern advancements in laser technology have made it possible to precisely remove pigments of all kinds from the skin, including semi-permanent makeup. This makes laser removal a safe and valid option for cosmetic tattoos.
Enhance your natural beauty with Bianco Beauty
Welcome to Bianco Beauty, your go-to destination for semi-permanent makeup in Milton Keynes!
We’re passionate about making you feel comfortable in your own skin. We pride ourselves on putting you at ease, providing you with a warm, enjoyable experience throughout your time with us.
Our award-winning team is composed of fully trained professionals who are experts in their respective fields. They’ll work with you to decide on the perfect treatment, always taking into account your needs and preferences as they work towards achieving your makeup goals. With their sharp eye for detail and passion for spectacular results, you can be sure you’re in good hands.
Want to change things up? We also have a variety of laser removal treatments available, which are ideal if you’d like to alter the shape of your makeup or remove it altogether.