I tried permanent makeup!

May 31, 2016

 

Despite my makeup bags, and a beauty closet packed with all kinds of cosmetics, I didn’t really wear very much of it. I just didn’t have time. The thing is I love the way my makeup looks on me. I have several shades of eye shadow, two sets of makeup brushes, and an obsession with Beauty Society powder. But, beyond the 10 minutes each morning I actually have to put on makeup before work, I’d rather spend an extra five minutes curled up in bed.So I decided to try a solution that would give me the look of natural makeup, without all the prep time—SofTap permanent makeup. I could sleep a little longer, have time to throw a little blush & mascara on and even time for a iced chai with coconut milk before heading to work. 

 

Eager to clean out my drawers of products, I booked an appointment with Tamara a micro pigmentation specialist. She does permanent eyebrows, lips, and eyeliner on clients in the Las Vegas/Henderson area.  

I decided to do my eyebrows and eyeliner because the thought of a needle on my lips freaked me out. Tamara assured me that this enhancement is a longer-lasting option which would only require touch ups every one to fifteen years depending on how I took care of my skin. I was ready to transform my life. Here’s how it went down:

Prep: After a healthy breakfast, I arrived barefaced at The Mirror Mirror Salon in Henderson, NV. Along with makeup, it’s best to avoid Aspirin before the procedure. Using a soothing, cleansing mask (to remove dead skin cells) is a plus too. 

 

Consultation: Before laying down for the application, we ran through a consultation about my preferences. Did I want a natural look or a more exotic one? I wasn’t sure, so Tamara showed me both – one on each eyebrow. I picked a more natural set. I had previously been worried that I wouldn’t like the results, but there was no way that could happen – she literally drew on my face (with a makeup pencil) how they would appear. My eyeliner I chose a more natural look with an eyelash enhancement on the top and a thin eyeliner on the bottom. She knew what I wanted and I felt more comfortable.  

 

Aftercare: I walked out with a little redness. As for my eyebrows? They could compete with those of Brooke Shields circa the 1980s. As for my eyes? They were just what I wanted, soft and natural look. To keep the skin around my brows and eyes from drying excessively I had to apply small amounts of Recover-All which she gave me. I also had to avoid any scratching, picking, rubbing and exfoliating.


Back to Me: After about 4-5 days, my brows and eyes were back to normal and so was my crazy schedule. I had had more time when they were already on my face, saving spare seconds for other things like sleep, and sipping chai tea in peace. For those 72 hours, I grew to like them. I noticed a slight difference in my look – and so did my friends. Some even felt they looked more natural than my own eyebrow makeup. I felt more natural with them, too. Did I feel like a supermodel? Not really, but I’m contemplating going back for my lip permanent makeup now. Those extra five to ten minutes over the years will really add up.

 

For more information visit 

http://www.MMbrows.com.  

702-331-3754

M M Salon

50 N Valle Verde dr ste 140, Henderson, NV 

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