Makeup for Keeps - Company Message

Important Message:
Your health is my priority!  Should you have severe health conditions, and under doctors current care, it is required that you obtain a  written clearance from your physician first prior to receiving a procedure.  For pregnant and nursing mothers, for the your safety and the baby, it is highly recommended to wait at least 3 months after to receive any permanent makeup procedures. 


To better prep you for your procedure, adhere to the instructions below:

  • Refrain from excessive consumption of any products containing caffeine within 24 hours.  This will inhibit the anesthetic from functioning at its best.
  • Refrain from alcohol consumption and any product containing aspirin, fish oil and other blood thinners within 48 hours.  This will thin out the blood which causes you to bleed more during your procedure. (Do not discontinue any medications prescribed  by your doctor without their consent!)
  • At times, during your menstrual cycle, it may cause the body to react a bit more sensitive towards a procedure.  If this is a concern, it may be best to schedule your procedure a week after your cycle is complete.
  • If receiving an eyebrow procedure, its best to wax, thread or tweeze at least 48 hours from your procedure date. 
  • Any facial , laser treatments or peels may cause the skin to be very sensitive.  It's best to allow the skin to recover first.  Be advised by your esthetician when it is best to receive your permanent makeup procedure.
  • If you are receiving an eyeliner procedure, eye contacts are required to be removed during the procedure so be prepared to have them stored away. Bring your prescribed glasses if necessary or a pair of shades.  Your eyes may be sensitive to light and this will help protect your eyes while outdoors.
  • Eyelashes & Eyebrow Tint and Eyelash Perm is best done 72 hours prior or 2 weeks after your permanent  procedure.
  • If you currently have eyelash extensions, it's best to have them professionally removed prior to receiving an eyeliner procedure to avoid loss of eyelashes.
  • Come in with or without makeup.  You may bring in your preferred makeup remover or use what's readily available.  If you wish for us to match a specific color, we'll do our best to color match it so bring it with you.


Here are general instructions to properly care for your permanent makeup.  A copy of the Aftercare Instructions will be provided to you at your procedure appointment. 

  • Swelling, tenderness and bruising may occur and may last between 48 to 72 hours. Apply an ice pack every 10 to 15 minutes over the area with a damp paper towel or wet wipes as your barrier and while elevated for relief.

  • Bodily Fluids (blood, plasma) normally oozes from the procedure site.  Gently apply pressure blotting with a damp paper towel or wet wipes to avoid drying out to a thick crusty scab.

  • Do not expose the treated area to unclean hands, makeup, shower spray, cleansers, moisturizers or creams, to prevent infection from occurring.  Keep it clean, dry and only apply an aftercare ointment/creams/lotions as directed by your technician. 

  • Keep away from direct sun exposure, heavy workouts or activities to prevent from aggravating overactive oil glands and excessive sweating.

  • No swimming, tanning, steam baths or saunas.

  • During the exfoliation period, you may experience some flaking of the scab, itching may occur.  Do not pick,  peel or scratch it!  You can cause skin damage or lose pigmentation.

  • Healing stage takes about 7 to 14 days.  You may resume your normal activity after the exfoliation period is complete.  It is highly recommended to apply SPF 15 or higher to protect your permanent makeup.

  • Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete which is expected around 4 to 6 weeks.  A touch-up procedure may be necessary to make adjustment to the healed results.  This touch up is best carried out 6 to 8 weeks to ensure proper healing.


Each Permanent Makeup procedure may heal and react differently from each other.  Here are the average day-to-day stages to give you an idea of what you may experience during your healing process. 


Day 1 to 3 - You will experience some tenderness, swelling and maybe some redness surrounding the brow area.  Color and width of eyebrows will appear about 50% darker and thicker.  Bodily fluids may ooze the first 2 days.  The procedure site will start to dry out and form a hard scab.  This is the start of exfoliation period.

Day 4 to 6 - The scab will begin to dry out, crack and lift in certain areas.  Itching may occur.  You'll notice pieces of scab falling off, this is normal.  It will appear as if you've lost tremendous amount of color in that area, but remember, it's still  healing.  Let the exfoliation process take its natural course before judging how much color was lost. 

Day 6 to 7 - Exfoliation process is usually complete at this time, for some, it may take up to 14 days.  The scab should be completely peeled off and the appearance of what color is exposed at that time will still appear lighter and slightly reddish due to skin still undergoing healing.  The dermal layer requires time heal.  The true healed color will reveal itself in 4 to 6 weeks. 


Day 1 to 3 - Immediately after the procedure, you will look as if you had cried excessively or have some bad allergies.  Depending on the thickness of the liner and/or sensitivity of your skin, you will likely to be swollen for a period of 2 to 3 days, maybe longer for some.  You may experience a burning sensation and tenderness.  Your lids will feel heavy and your eyes may be red from constant tearing during the procedure. If you wear contact lenses, it may be best to allow the eyes to rest for a few days. The liner will look dramatically darker and thicker.  You may also experience some oozing for the first couple of days which may  cause your eyelashes to stick together.  Gently rinse with lukewarm water or use a clean damp q-tip to clean the area.

Day 4 to 5 - The swelling and tenderness sensation should subside at this time.  Itching sensation may occur.  A hard scab has developed over the procedure site.  Eye tissue may feel tight and somewhat drawn.  Scabbing may start to shed.  Exfoliation period begins.

Day 6 to 7 - Scab should be fully peeled off by this day or may prolong up to 14 days for some. The appearance of your eyeliner will look dramatically lighter and thinner.  Allow the skin to reach its full healing term up to 4 to 6 weeks to see the end results. 

All permanent makeup procedures may require a touch up to make necessary adjustment to the healed results.  This is best carried out in 6 to 8 weeks.

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