There is an ongoing controversy about how long permanent makeup is supposed to last and how many touch-ups are required. May I just begin by saying that permanent makeup is indeed an art form, but it differs the customary painting and sculpting. Permanent makeup is an artistry that is very individualized for each person. Each person has different skin and bodily reactions; therefore, the permanent makeup will come out differently on each person. You are not a canvas. Your skin has pores and layers of derma, which absorb the pigments at a different rate. The pigments are all organic and 100% natural. Just as if someone were to eat a peanut, which is 100% natural, some would benefit from it’s healthy proteins, but others could react with hives and an allergic reaction. In other words, everyone reacts differently to permanent makeup.
When I apply permanent makeup on customers, I see different results on each person. Yes, permanent makeup has a high success rate; there are a slight percentage of customers whose bodies don’t retain the pigment. One of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “How long will my permanent makeup last?” This is also one of the most difficult questions to answer because there is no right answer. For some people, permanent makeup lasts for up to seven years! For others it may only be a year. Permanent makeup is most trivial at the eyebrows – it’s the region with the most variable results.
Since most customers don’t have this knowledge, there are many complaints and bad reviews on permanent makeup. People get upset because they have to schedule more touch-ups than others, but it’s something that solely depends on their own bodies. Permanent makeup is an individualized procedure and as a result, there will be individualized results.