What are the different types of permanent makeup for the brow area?
In permanent makeup there are many different names that these services can be called. Microfeathering, feather strokes, micropigmentation, nanoblading to name a few. That does not mean they are different, just that an artist tried to differentiate themselves from their competition.
Microblading: Uses a “blade” and makes cuts in the skin then ink is rubbed into the cuts. Microblading looks like hair.
Powder/Ombre Brows: Pokes ink into the skin using a needle to give a soft filled in look.
Nano Brows: Also uses a needle and machine to poke ink into the skin. But instead of soft shaded look it gives a hairstroke like appearance. This is the difference between shading and lining.
How will my brows look in a few years?
How your brows look is dependent on the ink and style your artist has used on you. Hairstrokes will blend and blur together, resembling more a powdered effect. Powder brows will just get softer in color.
If your artist used a mineral ink on you, your brows will be light and may fade away completely. If they used an organic ink on you, you will end up with grey eyebrows.
What if I don't like the work I received? How can I fix it?
We do not have as much freedom in style selection as a person may think. Your hair placement, bones of your face and color is all pre-determined by your anatomy. Our job is to perfect what you naturally have and make you the best version of yourself you can be. Every single client that walks through our studio will get a fully customized pair of brows to best enhance their features. We work very closely with our clients to ensure their satisfaction. And prevent anybody from having brow regret.
If you do not like the final outcome you can reach out to our studio and have emergency removal done within 72 hours. Otherwise laser is fastest and least invasive option for removal. We work with Reversal Studios often and refer any clients with bad work to them. Check out their website at reversalstudio.ca
Is getting permanent makeup painful?
Genee has sourced the highest quality of topical anesthetic from around the world. Making your permanent makeup experience as pleasant as possible. Most people experience a maximum of 2/10 pain during the entire procedure. Many clients fall asleep. The worst part by far is the wiping at the end.
The 6 week touch-up appointment can be worse for some people. Microblading and eyeliner are better pushed from 6 weeks closer to the 8/10 week mark to keep discomfort to a minimum.
How long will eyeliner last?
Eyeliner is the longest lasting of all the services. Generally requiring a touch-up about every 3-5 years. This does not mean that it will be gone, just that it is lighter, smaller and possibly cooler in color than what you would like.
I want to get eyeliner done but I'm afraid of the service. How do you keep me safe?
During the service your artist will stretch your eye firmly to prevent you from being able to open it and to almost entirely stop any fluttering which may happen. We use eye safe products including numbing, single use eye drops to flush the eye before, during and after service. As well as single use eye lid wipes.
This makes for a fast and pleasant experience.
What can I expect during service? What will I feel?
During service we will numb your eyelids then map out your eye to make sure that the shape of the eyeliner is flattering and even. Then we will begin the service. Your eye is stretched, preventing you from opening the eye that we are working on. You will not feel much when we are working above the lash line. In the lash line you will feel lots of vibrations and many clients (including Genee) feels that eyeliner tickles among the lashes. For 95% of people worst part of eyeliner is the wiping.
How swollen will I be?
This is a tough question to answer. All clients will have some degree of swelling, some clients swell lots, some hardly at all. All is normal. Generally, thinner eyelids swell more than others, and thicker bolder eyeliners will generally swell more than smaller eyeliners. If you are worried about swelling, have your service done at the end of day on Friday, and by Monday all the swelling should be gone.
How do we determine the color?
Generally speaking the color that we choose is based on client preferences. We ask that you bring in samples of your favorite lipsticks and we will try to match it. If you want something natural we will try to match the inner part of your lip.
How long do lips last?
Lips will require maintance ever 18 months or so. The lips are highly vascular area which turns over very quickly causing more rapid fading than brows or eyeliner. Additional factors to consider is the quantity of the pigment. So a very lightly saturated lip blush will last less time than a lipstick like application.
Will I be swollen after the procedure? How long until I look normal?
Lips can and do swell during the service. Some clients swell lots, some hardly at all. Generally softer lips or lips which have lots of wrinkles will swell more than stiffer lips. Lips with lots of filler in them may also swell more. Swelling should be fully resolved within 3 days after service. The entire area should be fully peeled between day 3-5 after service.
I heard some clients get coldsores. Is this true?
Getting your lips tattooed will not give you coldsores, but it can activate them. Around 70% of the population carries the virus (HSV1) that causes coldsores. Only about 20% of people who carry the virus get any reoccurring symptoms. This means that many people are walking around as a virus carrier. Since having your lips tattooed traumatizes the area, the trauma can activate the coldsores. When you book an appointment with Brow Envy you will be sent a detailed email on how to prevent coldsores from ruining your beautiful work.