Semi Permanent Make Up

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An introduction to semi permanent cosmetics

Semi Permanent makeup is a type of cosmetic tattooing that uses pharmaceutical grade pigments applied to the skin.  The aim of the treatment is to give a natural make up appearance that perfectly complements your skin tone using the right combination of pigments to enhance your natural features.

The make-up can be used to frame the face and give fuller more defined eyebrows; on the eyelids as eye liner to enhance the natural eye line; on the lips add colour to the lips and on the lip line to achieve fuller more defined lips. The following areas are treated:

Face Clinic London’s make-up technician

Our highly qualified technician, Rachel Pitman, has trained with Nouveau Contour- the industry leaders in semi permanent cosmetics. Her background in fine art has given her a unique and innate understanding of aesthetics and colour theory. Rachel will assess your features and give results that are tailored to your face shape and skin tone. Every client is treated individually to receive cosmetics that appear natural and look great.

Read more about Rachel, our Semi Permanent Make Up Specialist and her testimonials.

The benefits of semi permanent make up

Semi permanent make-up is growing in popularity in both men and women who want to enhance their natural beauty and look polished without having to regularly apply make-up. It saves you time by eliminating the need to apply makeup every morning, you can wake up every morning looking fresh faced and have that “get out of bed make up” look.

It is also a great solution for sports men and women, as there is no smudging after swimming, raining, or after working out at the gym. It is also beneficial for those with disabilities such as neurological weakness or tremors, who may find it difficult to apply makeup evenly every day.  Semi permanent eyebrow make up can boost confidence in people with medical conditions such as alopecia, or patients undergoing chemotherapy. Finally it can be used in people with scarring of the lip line or eyebrow to reduce the appearance of the scar.

What happens during the procedure?

Rachel will evaluate the most suitable pigments for you, taking into consideration your skin tone and personality. She will create the desired shape using a conventional make-up pencil so you can see the intended result. Once the shape, design and colour have all been agreed upon and photographed, the pigment will be carefully implanted into the skin.

Depending upon the size of the area, the procedure itself will take about an hour and a half; and a complimentary retouch procedure is required 4-6 weeks after the initial treatment.

How long does it last?

Cosmetic tattooing sits somewhere in-between semi-permanent and permanent; as over the years the colour will fade.  The longevity is dependent upon certain factors, but you can expect your permanent make-up to last 2 – 7 years, the average is 3 years.  Because the colour will gradually fade, a retouch treatment is recommended every 12 – 18 months to keep your make-up looking as good as new.

Does it hurt?

It’s no more painful than having your eyebrows tweezed. A topical anaesthetic cream will be used to numb the area before the procedure.

What is the recovery time?

You can carry on with your day as normal immediately after treatment. There may be some swelling and redness but this generally subsides within 24 to 48 hours. As the skin heals, the treated area will form a protective crust over the forthcoming days and the final healed result of the treatment will be about 30-40% lighter than the immediate result.

A minimum of 4-6 weeks rest between treatments is required to ensure the skin is fully healed, both on the surface and below.

How much does it cost?

Semi Permanent Eyebrow Make up

  • Powder Brow £445
  • 3D Hairstroke Brow £445
  • 3D Thicker Brow £495

Semi Permanent Eyeliner Make up

  • Natural £445
  • Thick / Latino £545
  • Smokey Blend £595

Semi Permanent Lip Liner and Lip Make up

  • Lip Line £445
  • Lip Blush £545
  • Full Lip-Stick Look £695

Semi Permanent Beauty Spots

  • Chin/ Face/ Cheeks £75

How do I make a booking?

To book an appointment for semi permanent make up please email us, or call 0207 851 6624 after 10am Tuesday to Saturday. Our semi permanent technician will make telephone contact with you before your appointment.

A small deposit will be taken at booking. Prices include a free touch up 4 to 6 weeks after the procedure.