Microblading/ Shading/ Ombre
If your brows are sparse, have areas of hair missing, or have no hair at all, they can be enhanced with micro hairstrokes (microblading) and/or shading. This service is a method of using a handheld, manual tool with multiple needles in a row to create crisp, realistic hairs. If a more manicured look is preferred, we also can include shading either manually or with a permanent makeup machine.. Together, we will map out your brow to find the most optimal shape for your face as well as choosing the best pigment to compliment your skin tone. During your visit, you will relax for 20-30 minutes with a topical numbing cream for ultimate comfort. Once the procedure begins, you may experience a “tight” or “pulling” sensation. You’ll return in 6 weeks for a complimentary follow up perfecting appointment.
Similar to Microblading, the NanoBrow technique is a form of eyebrow tattooing that implants pigment with a permanent makeup machine/pen which holds one very fine needle to lay ink under the skin, mimicking the look of actual eyebrow hairs.
Just like with microblading, the dermal pigment is designed to fade over time to allow for future color boosts However, microbladed brows fade faster than nano brows because the pigment is placed more superficially under the skin.
Benefits of NanoBrows
Lasts longer than microblading
Brows appear fuller
Customizable for each individual
Nano tools allow for more controlled application than microblading for ultra-precise hair strokes
Eyeliner can make you look younger, healthier, and sexier. We can give you anything from a natural and subtle micro lash line enhancement to a full and dramatic premium eyeliner tailored exactly to your specifications. This procedure is very similar to our eyebrow technique using the same, comfortable method. Ample topical anesthetic is used making the treatment more relaxing. We will gently stretch the skin in order to implant color, and the tools used (manual and machine) are very ergonomic, so the procedure is quick in most cases. You’ll return in 6-8 weeks for a complimentary follow up perfecting appointment. (See Below for more details)
*All procedures require a complementary consultation to be sure permanent makeup is right for you.
What is an Eyeliner Tattoo?
An eyeliner tattoo is a form of cosmetic tattooing, often referred to as permanent makeup, that is done by a trained artist.
The pigment used is very different from body tattooing ink and is only deposited into the first two layers of skin. The pigment remains in the skin forever, however the color is designed to fade over time. This allows for face changes, aging and trends.
The tattoo is applied to the lash line, and can be applied as a fine, thin, or medium to thick style.
Benefits of Permanent Eyeliner
It’s smudge-proof and waterproof
It accentuates your eye shape and color without the need for traditional makeup.
You don’t need to apply eyeliner every day!
What’s the Difference Between Cosmetic Tattooing and a Traditional Tattoo?
Although the process might seem similar to getting a regular tattoo, there are some key differences:
An eyeliner tattoo is only applied to the first two layers of skin. Traditional skin tattoo ink goes much deeper.
It lasts approximately 2-4 years, with ‘color boosts’ usually needed.
It is way less painful than a regular skin art tattoo.
Permanent cosmetic pigments contain less of a metal base than the traditional version, which is the component that allows ink to permanently adhere.
The artist will confirm the design and look you have both agreed upon.
The procedure begins with your eyelids being thoroughly cleansed.
A topical numbing cream is then applied to ensure a comfortable procedure.
Your artist will use gloves for hygiene.
Slowly the artist will inject the pigment into your skin with a tattooing needle. A small motorized “pen” designed specifically for permanent cosmetics using small gauge needles will create the fine lines. Sometimes a manual tool is used.
She will move back and forth over small sections of your lash line in order to saturate the skin with pigment.
Does an Eyeliner Tattoo Hurt?
A topical numbing cream is applied to the area prior to your procedure, which makes the whole process relatively painless. Some people with sensitivities or a lower pain threshold may find the procedure mildly uncomfortable. But, generally most clients experience little or no pain.
How Long Does the Procedure Take
The procedure usually takes approximately 2-3 hours, including the numbing process (approximately 30 minutes).
How Long Will it Last
Most eyeliner tattoos will last between 2-4 years. However, the pigment will eventually fade, so ‘color boosts’ are recommended. All skin holds pigment differently and many things including medications, skin type and health can determine the rate of fading.
The Healing Process
Aftercare instructions will be given to you as well as a washing agent and ointment to take home. There is usually no downtime after an eyeliner procedure. Here are a few cautionary things to avoid during the healing process, usually 7 – 10 days.
Avoid mascara, which is full of bacteria and can increase your chance of infection before the skin has fully healed.
Similarly, avoid rubbing or touching your eyes to minimize the risk of germs and bacteria being spread.
Avoid swimming pools and saunas.
Avoid heavy exercise.
Micro-Liner Permanent Lash Line Enhancement
This eyeliner technique will add color to the lash line making the lashes appear darker and fuller.
Lash enhancements add definition with an ultra-thin line through the lash line, delivering a seamless and eye-popping effect. The micro-line enhancement is dramatic enough to make eyeliner unnecessary.
We use a manual technique over the course of two appointments that is both painless and gentle on the skin. Pigment is layered beneath the skin between the lashes along the lash line. It is normal that some fading occurs after your first appointment. At 6-8 weeks following your initial appointment, a second touch-up or “perfection" appointment is made during which we will reinforce the pigment along the lash line.
Healing is a breeze and the results can last up to three years. However, an annual touch-up is recommended in order to keep your liner fresh, and ensure the pigment density is retained.