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Semi-permanent makeup: for perfect eyebrows, eyeliner and lips all day, every day!

VLCC founder Vandana Luthra tells us more about the recent cosmetic trend of semi-permanent makeup.

One of the latest buzz words in the beauty and cosmetic surgery market is semi-permanent makeup. Are your eyebrows scanty? Do you want more defined eyebrows? Would you like perfect eyeliner wings every day of the month without having to manually apply it every morning? How about a plump, pink pout without applying lipstick? If all this seems too good to be true, you clearly haven t heard of semi-permanent makeup. Semi-permanent makeup is cosmetic implantation of pigments in the upper layer of the dermis. The process with which it is carried out is referred to as micropigmentation, micropigment implantation or dermagraphics. This makeup lasts for 18 to 24 months! Vandana Luthra, founder, VLCC, tells us more about the procedure and why you should opt for semi-permanent makeup, especially if you are a bride-to-be.

What is semi-permanent makeup?

Semi-permanent makeup is somewhat similar to tattoos. For tattoos, the tattoo ink is injected deep into the skin which is then pigmented with that colour permanently. In the case of semi-permanent makeup, the pigment is injected only in the superficial layer of the skin. "We use organic colours for the procedure which takes about 3-4 hours. Usually, a combination of a hot and a warm colour is used to make a pigment that s closest to one s skin tone. The main aim of semi-permanent makeup is to accentuate facial features but in a way that looks absolutely natural. You need to touch up only once, a few months after the first session, and rest assured, the makeup will last for almost 2 years," Vandana says. If you tend to sweat a lot, the semi-permanent makeup may fade quicker.

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Where is semi-permanent make up used?

Semi-permanent makeup is popularly used for eyebrows, lip contouring and eyeliner application.

1) Eyebrows

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Many women have scanty eyebrows. Some tend to lose hair on their eyebrows when they age. In semi-permanent makeup for eyebrows, a pigment that closely resembles the colour of your eyebrow area is selected by the expert and the pigment is then filled into the skin. This adds colour and makes the eyebrows more defined. With semi-permanent eyebrow makeup, you never have to be bothered about uneven eyebrows or shaping eyebrows again. For grooming eyebrows, you ll only need minimal threading or tweezing of the extra brow hair. Here is how to shape your own eyebrows.

2) Eyeliner-

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Struggling to get that perfect eyeliner every morning? With semi-permanent makeup, you don t have worry about this. Imagine waking up with defined, perfectly lined eyes. Yup, that s possible. Want to know how to use an eyeliner perfectly?

3) Lips-

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Who doesn t want plump, pink lips? Now, it doesn t take too long to just apply some tinted lip balm or lipstick. But semi-permanent makeup will ensure you have pink, luscious lips at all times of the day, every day! No need for touchups. This treatment is especially popular among smokers who have pale and dark lips. What s important to note here is that the colour that s injected in your lips for semi-permanent makeup isn t just pink or red, but a more muted colour that will go with the rest of your skin tone. Here's how to apply lipstick properly.

4) Stretch marks Those who feel uncomfortable with their stretch marks as a result of pregnancy, weight loss/weight gain etc., can opt for this. The pigmentation will cover up the stretch marks to make your skin appear smooth and even-toned. Try these natural remedies to get rid of stretch marks.

Who shouldn t get semi-permanent makeup?

Lactating mothers, pregnant women, those with herpes or any skin disorders, those on anticoagulant meds, cannot do this treatment. Always consult with your doctor before undergoing the semi-permanent makeup treatment.

Image source: VLCC

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