A few weeks ago I made a fantastic decision and had permanent makeup done on my brows! I had them done from Allure Artistry and my experience was amazing! Mel is the artist at Allure Artistry and she absolutely transformed my brows. I am IN LOVE with them even more than I ever thought I would be. I cannot say enough amazing things about Mel and her services. I only had my brows done (for now) but she does brows, lips, and eyeliner.
Now, Mel is so amazing that she talked with me before I even came in, telling me what it was going to be like and what I should expect so I didn’t go into my appointment unsure of anything. However, if you have anyone else do your brows you might not be sure what to expect so that’s what I’m here to tell you.
- Your brows, your choice– Your permanent makeup technician will sit down with you and find the perfect color and shape for your brows before ANYTHING permanent goes on. Mel sat there with me for over a half hour and tweaked this, drew that, took away this, etc. until my brows were EXACTLY what I wanted. Also at first, go a little darker than what you want because the color will fade 40% from what it looks like immediately after you get them done. The whole process from start (consultation and finding the perfect brows for me) to finish was about an hour and a half.
- Beauty is pain…but not too much pain– No, sitting there having someone stick a needle in your skin isn’t going to be painless. However, it hurt at least HALF as bad as I thought it would. A lot of people compare it to tweezing your eyebrows but to me it did not hurt that bad. Just a little side note, I NEVER tweeze my eyebrows (I wax) because I hate it so much so for me to say that it isn’t as bad as tweezing is for reals 100% honestly. Mel numbed me before she even started and then kept numbing me throughout the whole process which I’m sure is the reason it wasn’t bad AT ALL. Mel is just amazing, I mean really.
- Don’t freak out, don’t freak out- When Mel was done with my brows they were a little bit swollen, not much but a little, and I was going from really thick brows to perfectly placed, thinner (but not too thin) brows. At first I didn’t love them, combined with the swollen-ness and the thinner look that I wasn’t used to I was just waiting until my next appointment until I could have her change a few things. But the next day that little bit of swelling went down and I started to like them…then the next day came and I started to LOVE them. As time has gone on I have loved them more and more and more. Keep in mind that when you change something on your face, especially something with a big impact like your brows, it will take a little getting used to. So before you freak out you need to give them a few days so you can get used to the change and then if you still don’t like them….
- You can change them on your next appointment- Permeant makeup takes two-three sessions before you’re done. You will space your sessions out about 4 weeks from each other to give your brows a chance to heal. Your permeant makeup technician will be able to tweak things on your next appointment that you don’t love. However, with that said, it is always easier to go THICKER rather than to make brows that are already permanently on your face THINNER.
- The makeup will fade- Like I mentioned earlier, your brows will fade 40% and become a little spotty after your first appointment, this is perfectly normal. That is why you have your second and possibly third appointments for. During the four week time where you are waiting for your next appointment you CAN use makeup to fill in the spottiness on your brows. Just make sure you DO NOT use the makeup within the first 4-5 days while your brows are healing to avoid infection.
There you have it! Like I said, I absolutely loved my experience with Mel at Allure Artistry and I would recommend her to anyone. Let me know if you have any other questions about permeant makeup. If I don’t know the answer I will definitely find it for you.