How Long will Your Permanent Makeup Last?
Applying makeup every single day in an endlessly repetitive routine isn’t every woman’s idea of fun, but fortunately permanent makeup is here to save the day. Permanent makeup is essentially cosmetic tattooing that uses ink to create the appearance of makeup that never goes away. Imagine eyeliner that doesn’t run and smear when you swim or cry, and eyebrows that stay perfectly symmetrical and filled every minute of the day. It’s no wonder that permanent makeup has become more popular than ever before.
However, the term “permanent” doesn’t exactly mean forever. One of the main things that customers want to know is exactly how long permanent makeup will really last. There’s actually much more to that answer than a simple number.
Many Different Contributing Factors
Many women question the longevity of permanent makeup because they have had the unfortunate experience of receiving inferior, unreliable ink. When ink contains metals like iron oxide, it tends to fade quickly and even turn concerning shades of pink, green, blue, and red. If you ensure that your makeup artist is using a top quality, metal-free ink, you will automatically guarantee your makeup a longer lifespan.
Another determining factor is the color of the makeup itself. Deep, dark colors last longer because they make more of an impression upon the skin. This means that black, dark brown, dark blue, and deep red last longer than medium tones like orange and green, and significantly longer than translucent pinks and blondes.
In addition to the type and quality of ink, your own home care routine will also make or break your permanent makeup’s lifespan. Peels, harsh facials, and abrasive scrubbing all threaten the ink and diminish the amount of time your permanent makeup will look bold and fresh.
The Bottom Line
Overall, the darkest ink colors with the best care can last up to nine years, while the lightest colors will fade after three years. That’s up to about a decade without the hassles of regular makeup applications!