What’s the Difference Between Semi-Permanent and Permanent Makeup?

by El Truchan Award Winning London Microbalding Permanent Makeup Artist and Medical Tattooist



The beauty industry is worth 511 billion US Dollars or about £409 billion pounds. One of the latest technologies within the industry is permanent makeup also known as semi-permanent makeup.

Semi-permanent makeup is a process where makeup gets tattooed into the skin so you don't have to re-apply it every day. This industry-leading aesthetic treatment is boosting the confidence of people everywhere. Permanent makeup specialists are the skilled professionals that provide these services.


There are two kinds of advertised services for makeup tattoos: permanent and semi-permanent. If you want to know the difference between permanent and semi-permanent makeup, keep reading!


Semi-Permanent Makeup Versus Permanent Makeup


Semi-permanent and permanent are words we hear a lot in hair colouring. Within the hair world, there are key differences between the different types of dye. However, in the medical and cosmetic tattooing world, there is no difference.

Many people get confused with semi-permanent tattoos being a trend as of late. The fact of the matter is if there is a tattoo machine involved, the pigment will be present in the skin for many years to come while the visual effect fades over a period of 1-3 years. All permanent makeup specialists will require you to come back for touch-ups.

The terms get used interchangeably since no matter what, you'll need a touch-up between 1-2 years down the line. No matter if you got eyeliner tattoos or an eyebrow tattoo, you'll be back with your specialist for colour-boosting.


Types of Permanent Makeup




Have you ever heard of microblading? For those unaware, this is also known as semi-permanent eyebrow tattooing! There are many reasons to get this done, but a huge reason is hair loss.


The 1990s took a toll on our brows. Unfortunately, a lot of us weren't lucky enough to grow them back. Eyebrow tattooing can help with residual 90s-related sparseness!

Eyeliner tattoos are exactly what they sound like. Instead of waking up every morning and trying to get the perfect cat-eye, you can get it tattooed. Even professional makeup artists have a tough time with the perfect cat-eye!

If you're not into a cat-eye, there are a lot of options for a more natural eyeliner tattoo as well! The eyeliner can be made to look incredibly natural when the pigment is tattooed only between the lashes - giving you a look of a very strong lash base.

Lip blush or lip liner tattoos are also very popular. These tattoos will give you a nice natural flush to your lips or a lipstick look if you prefer.

There are also more clinical routes to take with permanent makeup. These are restorative treatments done after consultation with your permanent makeup specialist. These are known as medical micropigmentation treatments.


Microneedling

This process isn't a tattoo, but it is a service we perform. This is a process that is done with tiny needles to encourage elasticity.

Microneedling is an anti-ageing treatment to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The process is also used to help with stretch marks and scarring. The goal here is for everyone to feel comfortable in their body.


Permanent Makeup Specialists In London


All these procedures sound so Hollywood! It's hard to believe these services are available close to home!

Harley Street is famous worldwide for private medicine! It's only natural London has these incredible services. We are a London permanent tattooing clinic with three locations in the heart of London, Canary Wharf, Bank and Harley Street. We specialize in making clients look and feel their best!

Are you interested in London microblading or permanent makeup? Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our award-winning permanent makeup specialist El Truchan!

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