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What is Permanent Makeup? Does it Hurt? Is it Expensive? | Here’s Everything You Need To Know.

Updated: Sep 11, 2019

So your friend(s) won’t stop talking about this thing called permanent makeup, which only leaves you riddled with questions.

What the heck is it?

Does it hurt?

It sounds scary; is it right for me??

Is it expensive?

Don’t worry, it’s good to have questions and it’s totally ok to feel nervous.

If you’re hoping to get things cleared up so you can decide if permanent makeup is right for you, stick around...!

What the heck is Permanent Makeup?  

Permanent makeup, or permanent cosmetics is the process of applying pigments beneath a thin layer of skin.

Hold up.

I know that sounded awfully like getting a tattoo, and although microblading, micro pigmentation or any form of permanent makeup is similar, getting a tattoo of your loved ones name on your upper arm is NOT the same as getting your eyebrows microbladed.

A normal tattoo goes deep beneath multiple layers of skin, while permanent makeup only scratches the surface.

Also with Tattoos, Ink is injected into the skin which usually lasts permanently, however with Permanent Makeup, a special pigment is applied into the skin which lasts somewhere between 1 - 3 years.

That's why sometimes permanent makeup in the form of microblading and micro pigmentation is called "Semi-Permanent Makeup!"

One thing very similar between tattooing and permanent makeup is that they are both considered to be an art, requiring an artist to achieve excellent results.

The entire point of permanent makeup is to enhance natural beauty, while keeping every treatment unique to each client. You can find out more about how Lavish Shadow accomplishes this by checking out our services.

Does it hurt?

Ok, so you have an idea of what permanent makeup procedures are, but you’re still worried about the ouch factor.

To be transparent, the discomfort levels vary based on procedure but try not to let that sway you; it’s nothing like what you may be picturing in your head right now.

Lavish Shadow always uses a topical anesthetic. It's an awesome way to keep any discomfort at bay during the procedure, and take it from trained professionals:

The results always surpass the discomfort.

We understand you may have quite a few questions about discomfort regarding specific procedures, which is why you can contact us at anytime!

It sounds scary; is it right for me??

There’s nothing to fear!

Anyone looking to leave the time consuming makeup routine behind and look their best 24/7 should be ready to experience a whole new world of comfort. You’ll be rolling out of bed like you roll into the club (or a dinner party).

Seriously though, you get to toss away a lot of hassle with permanent makeup, and rest assured, trained professional have your back and are here to answer any questions along the way.

It’s as simple as:

1-Schedule a Consultation.

2-Get the procedure done.

3-Follow the aftercare instructions.

4-Look awesome!

If you’re hoping to conquer the unknown and decide whether or not a permanent makeup procedure is right for you, take a look at our home page, where we have information on every service we offer.

Is it expensive?

Ever gone to the dentist and walked away with a few less cavities and a bill out of this world?

Permanent makeup procedures and prices aren’t like that, or at least – Lavish Shadow’s aren’t.

If you’re looking for specifics on pricing, you can check out our prices and of course, we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding permanent makeup procedures.


You’ve made it this far.

We hope you now have enough of an understanding to make an informed decision on whether or not permanent makeup is right for you.

Remember, you can always contact us for more information.

Thank you for reading.

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