Semi Permanent Make up Bristol
Bespoke Microblading and Powder Brows in the heart of Bristol
“Having my eyebrows microbladed has been the best beauty decision I have ever made. Julia was meticulous and paid great attention to detail. I’m absolutely delighted with the results and highly recommend Beauty Box to anyone looking for a similar treatment”
Permanent makeup is tattooing. Specifically, it is a cosmetic technique that implants color pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis, in order to create a lasting cosmetic result. It is performed using micro needles via a permanent makeup pen and adheres to the same strict sanitary regulations that the field of tattooing requires.
Julia’s permanent makeup process involves a consultation with patch test (a minimum of 2 days prior to your service), implantation of pigment, and a follow-up visit to evaluate the healed design and color of the tattoo and administer final touch ups. As with any tattoo, permanent makeup can fade over time and often requires periodic maintenance, called color refreshing.
I now offer a Brow Design Refresh Retouch. This is for you if you have lived with your brows for a bit after your 4-6 week retouch and decide that you would like to have a few hair strokes added.
What are the benefits of Permanent Makeup?
Permanent makeup can be especially desirable for those yearning for a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance. It also means less time in front of the mirror in the morning and no more smudges, smears or touch ups throughout the day!
Anyone who has difficulty applying traditional cosmetics can benefit from permanent makeup. Whether it is due to complications of a debilitating disease such as arthritis, Parkinson’s, stroke, multiple sclerosis, etc., or simply a lack of skill in applying makeup, permanent makeup can be a wonderful solution to ensure a naturally beautiful appearance each and every day.
Thanks to permanent makeup, individuals with active lifestyles can look their best without worrying about runny, smeared makeup, as can those who suffer from allergic reactions to traditional makeup. Other potential beneficiaries include individuals who have lost their hair, have trouble seeing or have experienced changes to their brows due to ageing
Eyebrows (consultation and 1st treatment)
What is Lash Line Enhancement, otherwise referred to as Baby eyeliner?
The lash line enhancement procedure involves placing pigment between the lashes as opposed to a line on top of the lashes like a traditional eye-liner. It gives the illusion of fuller thicker lashes and adds a beautiful contrast right next to the eye. The best part is, when you aren’t wearing any makeup, it doesn’t look like you have a distinct eyeliner on. Colors are customized for each client based on desired effect.
An appointment lasts 1.5 hours. The eyes are cleansed thoroughly and a numbing cream is applied to the lash line for 20 minutes while the eyes are closed. All anesthetics used are PH balanced so they won’t harm the eye. After numb, the procedure begins. The clients eyes are closed as the technician uses their hand to apply a small amount of pressure to the clients eyelid while firmly placing their fingers along the lash line. This is to ensure precision in placement of the pigment. The pressure feels comforting to the client, because they don’t have to worry about blinking and causing something to go wrong. The technician maintains control as they use the digital machine to implant pigment. This is done to both eyes and then followed by cleansing the area and applying lubricating eye drops.
Can I have lash extensions? What if I wear contacts?
Contacts and lash extensions must not be worn during the procedure. Contacts can be used directly after the appointment, while new lash extensions can be applied 2 weeks afterwards.
What kind of pigment do you use?
Regular body tattoos involve carbon based ink, cosmetic tattoo procedures utilize pigments. I use iron oxide based pigments of the highest quality. These pigments are safe to use and are created to slowly fade over time.
How many treatments are needed / Will I need a touch-up?
Many clients only require 1 sessions. However, some require a touchup to add a deeper concentration of color. If a touchup appointment is desired we will schedule it between 6-12 weeks after the first procedure. The touchup appointment will last approximately an hour.
What can I expect immediately after getting a lash line enhancement tattoo?
After the procedure clients should avoid water and makeup directly on the lash line for 5 days. Some dryness can occur as it heals. The color is a little more intense directly after the procedure. Intensity diminishes after the first week, and they are fully healed at 6 weeks. Some clients require a touchup session if a higher concentration of color is desired. Some clients only need one session.
How long will my cosmetic tattoo last?
The pigments won’t wash away like your topical makeup, but they are designed to fade over time. Different factors including skin type, sun exposure, pigment color (lighter colours fade faster), chemical peels coming in touch with the area, will affect how fast the pigment breaks down.
For best results, it is important that you follow up the aftercare instructions and touch up your eyeliner brows every 1-2 years or as needed.
Most clients come for a colour boost after 1 year.
*Please note that final results CAN NOT be guaranteed, as each unique skin type has different retention and breaks the pigment down at diverse rates. We will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment during your 6-12 week touch up (included in the initial procedure price) and make any adjustments necessary. Some people may require additional sessions if they have previous tattoos, light hair, very sparse brows or oily skin.)
What factors will affect my cosmetic tattoo?
Oily skin: it can cause the pigments to blur and heal more “powdery” and lighter.
Smoking: smokers may notice their tattoo will fade faster.
Sun Exposure: Increased sun exposure will result in premature fading. Avoid sun while healing and once healed, put sunblock on your brows.
Colour of pigment: lighter colors will fade faster.
Bleeding during the procedure: any bleeding will reduce the amount of pigment absorption. Avoid blood thinners prior to and following your appointment, including certain medications (blood thinners, ibuprophen, tylenol, etc.), alcohol and coffee.
Contact Beauty Box today @ 01179507080 and book an appointment to enhance your lashes like never before