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Semi-Permanent Makeup

Aastha Dogra
Semi-permanent makeup is a new trend among women who want to save time and energy on makeup.Here, we cover the procedure, the effects on the body, as well as the benefits of this new trend.
Has there been a day when you forgot to apply your regular eyeliner and other makeup, and your friends asked if you were not feeling well? The people around us are so used to seeing us with makeup, that when we do not apply it, they can actually notice the difference.
But sometimes, there are days when we do not feel like applying makeup, plainly because we are feeling lazy, are not in the mood, or are getting late for office and have run out of time.
Those are the days when women wish that they had a magic wand so that they could do their makeup in a second and rush to work. For all women who have a dream like this, there is a solution in the form of semi-permanent makeup.


Semi-permanent makeup is a beauty procedure in which permanent pigments, made up of inorganic minerals are surgically inserted into the skin's dermal layer.
The implanted pigments remain there for a period of up to five years, and unlike other makeup, cannot be washed with water. Some fading of the color might take place with time, and the color will need to be applied again, yet for about one year there is no fading of color at all.
The procedure is almost pain-free; anesthetic creams are applied on the area to be treated to minimize the pain. After the treatment, there might be some inflammation and redness, which goes away on its own in a week's time.
To maintain the look, touch-ups might be needed every year, and certain guidelines will be issued by the cosmetic surgeon, that have to be religiously followed to prevent the color from fading and to make the effects of the treatment long-lasting.
Through this treatment, eye makeup, which includes the top and lower eyeliner, shaping and giving fullness to the eyebrows, and eyelash enhancement are undertaken.
Other treatments include shaping the lips, lip liner, full lip color, removing spots, burn marks, freckles from the skin, alopecia camouflage, creating areola after breast cancer treatment, and vitiligo camouflage.


Semi-permanent makeup has a lot of benefits for women. It saves time spent on doing makeup everyday. It saves money, as beauty products do not need to be bought every now and then. Plus, it does not need to be re-applied during the day as no touch-ups are needed.
Some special cases, such as women who have lost the hair on their eyebrows or eyelashes due to cancer treatment or alopecia, can opt for this to rectify that.
Women who suffer from chemical allergies due to cosmetics or those who are visually impaired or physically disabled and are unable to apply conventional makeup, can go in for this procedure instead. Not to mention, women who are in professions such as sports, films, or modeling, too can benefit a lot from this procedure.
This makeup is considered to be completely safe as it is chemical-free and hypoallergenic. Still, to be on the safer side, an allergy test should be done prior to undergoing this procedure. So, for all those women who want to enhance their natural features and save themselves from the daily grind of applying makeup, this is a dream come true.