Makeup for Keeps - Company Message

Your health is my number one priority!  Should you have a severe medical condition and under doctors care, for your well being, it's required that you obtain a written clearance beforehand prior to scheduling an a appointment.  If you're currently pregnant or nursing, it is highly recommended to postpone any permanent makeup procedures for the time being.


*To better prepare you prior to the procedure, it is very important to adhere to the instructions below:
  • Stay hydrated
  • Avoid excessive consumption of any products containing caffeine and energy drinks within 24 hours.  This may thin out your blood and may inhibit the anesthetics from functioning at its best.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol within  72 hours.  Check with your doctor first but it's best to discontinue  the use of any products/and or medications containing blood thinners 1 week prior to or at least a minimum of 72 hours.  Herbal supplements and multi vitamins should also be discontinued just the same as to some of these contain natural blood thinners.  This inhibits your blood clotting mechanism that increases bleeding during the procedure. It could potentially impact the healed results.
  • For some, menstrual cycle 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 you become ill, please contact us asap to reschedule your appointment to avoid the risk of exposure to others.  Your illness may also weaken your immunity as well and may hinder your healing process. 
  • If receiving an eyebrow procedure, its best to wax, thread or tweeze 48 hrs prior to or 1-2 weeks after your procedure.
  • 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 receiving botox, keep in mind that it will alter the shape of your forehead and natural brows.  It may be best to receive your cosmetic tattoo procedure first then you may schedule your botox 2 -3 weeks after.
  • 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 also help to protect your eyes while outdoors.
  • Eyelashes & Eyebrow Tints and Eyelash Perm or Lash Lift are best done 72 hours prior or 2 weeks after your permanent  procedure to avoid potential reactions.
  • If you currently have eyelash extensions, it's best to have them professionally removed prior to receiving an eyeliner procedure.  The glue and extensions are a possible obstruction which may cause to pull on your natural lashes.  You may reapply your extensions 3 weeks after but keep in mind that if you require a touch up which is best received in 6-8 weeks, you'll have to remove them again prior to. 
  • It's best to have a clean face and free of makeup prior to coming in.  If receiving a hairline pigmentation, arrive with clean scalp and free of hair products.  It's best to wash your hair the night before but be sure not to aggravate the scalp when shampooing so be gentle when washing. 
  • You may bring in your makeup if you wish for us to closely match the color and it's helpful to see some eyebrow or eyeliner selfies to get an idea of your ideal brows/liner.  Some ladies may prefer to come in with their makeup already on to showcase the look they specifically want to achieve.  If this is the look you decide to proceed with, we simply will outline the shape and apply the anesthetic thereafter. 


Here are general instructions to properly care for your cosmetic tattoo.  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 the build up of a thick crusty scab.  Monitor throughout the day and repeat blotting.  Once the ooze subside, you may stop blotting.  Washing it gently using the tips of your fingers with a gentle soap (preferably antibacterial soap like dial) every day once in the morning and once before bed will help keep the area clean and free of bacteria.
  • Do not expose the treated area to unclean hands, makeup, moisturizers, cleansers or creams, to prevent infection from occurring.  Keep it clean, dry gently after washing and apply the choice of aftercare ointment 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, saunas, direct shower sprays to avoid soaking the site.

  • 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, scar tissues and lose pigmentation.

  • Healing process may take up to 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 cosmetic tattoo thereafter.

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


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 (blood, lymph) may ooze over the first 2 days.  The procedure site will start to dry out and form a hard scab thereafter.  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 cosmetic tattoo 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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