Enhance Your Facial Features With Semi-Permanent Make-Up

Make-up has been around since the ancient Egyptians, where as well as wearing it for cosmetic reasons, they used it for health and protection. In those times, both men and women used natural things to colour their skin.

They used;

  • Kohl – which was either lead sulphide, amorphous carbon or organic charcoal for an eyeliner, or a green mineral powder called malachite for make-up on the eyes.
  • Red ochre – to stain the lips and nails.
  • Henna – to stain the fingertips and toes.

These days, many women apply make-up; some to enhance their features, or to look and feel more glamorous, others wear it to cover up their imperfections. Applying make-up might be difficult if you’re short-sighted or you might just want to have more time in your day.

It takes a lot of training, skill and practise for a beauty technician to produce the best results, as applying permanent and semi-permanent cosmetics is a highly skilled craft. Everyone has unique facial features, face structure and skin tone, which can influence the treatment in different ways.

Benefits for eyebrows

  • No more spending hours making sure they look symmetrical.
  • You won’t worry about your make-up running when you’re in the pool or the gym.
  • No more worrying over which colours match your skin tone.
  • You won’t have to worry about over plucking your eyebrows.

There are many reasons the eyebrows might need enhancing; over plucking, naturally thin or fair, or they might be sparse because of medical reasons. A new set of eyebrows can easily be created to rectify thinning eyebrows or just a few hair strokes can easily be added to fill in any gaps. The eyebrows are very important as they frame your face, and they can add instant lift, shape and contour. Brows treated with semi-permanent make-up tend to look darker in colour straight after the first treatment, but after time it’ll become lighter.

Benefits for eyeliner

  • A choice of subtle enhancement or a more noticeable eyeliner.
  • Create definition to make your eyes stand out.
  • Enhance the natural shape of your eyes.
  • You won’t have to worry about smudged eyeliner.
  • Achieve a symmetrical looking eyeliner.

Eyeliner can open up the eyes, and a soft line above or below the eye might make the eyelashes look darker and thicker. Eyeliner comes in many colours and can give the eyes shape and definition, and you can have anything from a soft, natural looking enhancement, a dramatic smoky effect, or a thicker defined line.

Benefits for lips

  • Get back your youthful lip shape
  • Enhance and define your lips
  • Spend less time reapplying lipstick after drinking and eating.
  • Keep up your favourite colour and shade.
  • Make your lips look thicker and fuller by creating symmetry.

Trying to achieve beautifully shaped full lips with a lip liner and lipstick can sometimes be a challenge. It’s time-consuming with constant re-applications throughout the day. Everyone wants lovely looking lips with a healthy blush of colour. Semi-permanent lip liner means no smeared lipstick on your teeth, or colour bleeding into the lip lines.

Semi-permanent make-up is subtle and natural looking and doesn’t wash away, smudge or disappear. The colour can last for many years but the vibrancy will begin to fade over time. The make-up pigment stays in the dermis, but it’s also influenced by several things, including skin tones, environmental factors and sun exposure. The amount and the colour of pigment applied, can affect how long semi-permanent make-up looks its best on the skin. Natural subtle applications are more likely to need a touch-up before more the darker dramatic ones.

Face and Makeup Beauty Tips

Makeup has been around for centuries; even Cleopatra in ancient Egypt decorated her face. Women throughout history have regarded makeup as essential. Make up does not do magic, it only enhances the beauty that you already have.

Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, a career woman, a teenager, or a doting grandmother, here are some makeup and beauty tips for you.

Exercise and Diet

Naturally, you need to take care of your body in order to have that healthy glowing skin. Exercise and proper diet is still required. The stress that your body feels can be very much reflected on your face, so make sure to de-stress yourself. Hydration is also important, drink more than the required 8 glasses of water a day.

Follow a skin care regimen. The simplest is the 3-step method: cleanse, tone and moisturize.

Cleansing

Cleansing is the most fundamental step in facial care. It gets rid of the dirt your face has accumulated during the day and old makeup. Cleansers come in the form of creams or lotions. Get the one that is perfect for your skin type. Never use ordinary soap as a cleanser. It has ingredients that may be harsh on your skin.

Toner

After cleaning your face, use a toner. It gets rid of residual dirt from your make up and the environment. In addition, it can help hydrate, revitalize and balance the pH of your skin.

Moisturize

The final step is moisturizing. Moisturizers keep the skin from drying out by rehydrating it. Before buying these products, make sure to read the label and stay away from products with chemicals that may damage your skin.

Note: Since cleanliness is an integral part of skin care, make sure that your brushes and sponges are clean before you apply cosmetics to your face. Brushes and sponges can be cleaned with your regular shampoo. Also, do not use expired cosmetics – keep track of their expiration dates.

After you have completed these three steps, here are a few simple tricks to help you put on your make up and enhance the natural beauty within you.

Start by applying cosmetic foundation over your face.

Eyes

Unless you are going to a party, bare minimum is the best. You can even get away with just applying mascara to make your eyes fuller. Nevertheless, if you insist on putting on an eye shadow, go with the browns. Make sure that your eyebrows are well groomed. It gives a more polished look. To help you camouflage those dark circles around the eyes, dab on a small amount of concealer makeup, but not too much to avoid that cakey look.

Lips

If you want a long wearing lip color, try this quick tip: Outline your lips with a lip liner that is a shade darker than your lipstick. Next fill it up with your lipstick starting from the middle going out. The last touch would be the lipgloss. Just like the lipstick, apply it from the center and avoid putting it on the corners of your lip to avoid smudging. Now, you have that sexy pouty lip.

Adding a bit of cheek color/tint (stick blush) is the last and final step.