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Making it Last: Your Guide to the Different Types of Permanent Makeup

Everyone enjoys the feeling of looking their best. So, it’s not surprising the world cosmetic market’s revenue will reach 863 billion in 2024, according to Zion Market Research.

Yes, people love makeup. But, many makeup-wearers tire of the daily process of prepping their face, applying their makeup and removing it at the end of the day.

The process is fun but can be tiresome, especially if you need to switch from day to evening shades to go out. Fortunately, other options are available. Permanent makeup can help keep up your favorite day-to-day look without the need to reapply every single day.

Think permanent makeup may be right for you?

Here’s everything you need to know about the different types of permanent makeup available.

Types of Permanent Makeup

Permanent makeup gets applied to cheeks, eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner, and lipstick. Yet, the most popular permanent makeup is for the eyebrows.

The application process is called micropigmentation.

Three different techniques offer the application of semi-permanent facial tattoos. These techniques are microblading, microfeathering, and microshading and are completed by a trained artist.


If you’re interested in achieving the look of newly filled-in brows then consider getting microblading. It is perfect for people with sparse or patchy eyebrows.

The artist matches the tattoo makeup to the color and texture of your eyebrow hair. There’s minimal pain during the procedure thanks to topical anesthetic applied right before the microblading process.

The tattooed eyebrow should last up to two years without needing a touchup. And, the cost depends on the location of the salon and ranges from $250-$1000.

But, if you have sensitive skin or experience conditions like eczema or psoriasis then microblading might not be an option for you.


Microfeathering is like microblading but the biggest difference is the size of the area getting tattooed. Microblading usually fills in the entire eyebrow area but microfeathering fills in spots within naturally full eyebrows.

The ink lasts about eight months up to one year. It costs an estimated $1,000 and takes approximately two appointments to complete.

This technique also matches the color of the ink to the eyebrow color. The combination of natural hair and microfeather ink strokes creates a beautiful look.


Microshading is a good choice for women with sensitive skin. It’s like microblading except the process uses tiny dots to create a powdered background effect to your eyebrows.

The microshading lasts about one year before a touch up is necessary with prices comparable to microblading.

Use Caution Before Booking

Though permanent makeup offers the benefit of a shorter morning routine there are a few things to consider before scheduling an appointment.

Be sure the permanent makeup artist you choose meets the state regulations requirements. You don’t want an infection or scarring due to an artist cutting too deep. Ask questions about the sterilization of tools and the use of new needles.

Give It a Chance

Now that you know the permanent makeup options available, it’s time to select your salon.

Visit our website to learn more about what we can do for you.

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How to Look Younger: 5 Tricks to Try

Aging is not easy for anyone. Although depression is not a normal side effect of aging, older adults are at greater risk for developing this condition.

Thankfully, it’s 2019 and there are more ways than ever before to appear younger. These tips vary from things you can do or make at home to services you can pay for.

If you want to know how to look younger, check out the five tips below.

1. Improve Your Sleep

It’s no secret that the quality of your sleep affects your health. Unfortunately, as you age, it often becomes more difficult to get the right amount of sleep. In fact, 40% of those between the ages of 40 and 59 report that they aren’t getting enough hours.

One way to improve the quality of your sleep and get your youthful glow back is to add another pillow to your bed. If you sleep flat, fluid can collect under your eyes and lead to unsightly eye bags. Raising your head will help the fluid drain.

It’s also recommended to sleep for 6 hours or more per night. Anything less than that can significantly impact your daily performance.

2. Increase Your Activity

Of course, exercise is key to keeping your body young. It keeps your blood flowing fresh and efficiently through your blood vessels and to all the important areas of your body. You want to keep your blood flowing to supply your organs with the proper nutrients, keeping them healthier for longer. 

When your organs are healthy, your body can build and retain a youthful glow.

3. Change Your Style

If sleeping better and exercising more is too difficult, you can improve your appearance simply by changing your style. Like magic, switching up the colors and shapes you wear can make you appear more youthful.

Avoid pleated pants than make your frame look bigger. Wear dark tones that make you look longer and slimmer. You can add a bold color or statement piece to give yourself a youthful flair. Above all, make sure your clothes fit you. Don’t buy items that are too tight, nor ones that are too large.

4. Change Your Diet

Some argue that diet is even more important than exercise when it comes to health. It makes sense – how healthy can a fit person really be if they only consume junk food?

Something as basic as ingesting more water per day can enhance your youthfulness. The water will hydrate your body, particularly your skin, giving you more elasticity. 

5. Love Your Skin

Self-care routines are big nowadays. It’s largely due to the body positivity trend, but it’s also a part of looking younger for longer. 

Products that contain retinol, a form of Vitamin A, removes dead skin and allows new skin to come through. While you’re taking care of your face, don’t forget to consult the latest eyebrow trends

How to Look Younger with Microblading

If you want to know how to look younger, first start with these five tips. Some methods take longer to work than others, while some methods are more temporary. 

If you’re looking for a more permanent beauty solution, don’t forget to check out our microblading services.

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Is Permanent Makeup Right for Me?

Permanent makeup has become very popular over the last few years, and the number of technicians who are trained in this technique has increased tenfold.

Have you ever considered permanent makeup?

Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up everyone morning looking fresh-faced and ready to go? Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to waste time putting on your makeup each day?

Before you decide that this technique is a good option for you, it’s important to make sure you’re fully informed.

Explained below is everything you need to know about permanent makeup.

What is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup is a special cosmetic technique that mimics the look of freshly applied makeup.

This technique involves a process known as micropigmentation. A technician uses a tattoo pen to inject permanent ink into the skin.

Most Popular Options

There are many different options for those who want to invest in permanent makeup. It can mimic the look of fresh eyeliner, lip liner, lipstick, or eyebrow pencil. 

Of all these options, mimicking the look of freshly filled-in eyebrows is one of the best ones to consider. This technique is also known as microblading.

Microblading has become very popular over the last few years, especially now that so many people are embracing thicker eyebrows. It helps to make up for the overplucking mistakes most of us made during the 90s and early 2000s!  

Should I Try Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup can be an incredible option for some folks. It’s not for everyone though.

The following are some people who are most likely to benefit from microblading and other types of permanent makeup:

Those with Thin Eyebrows

If you have thin eyebrows, you’re a great candidate for microblading.

Whether you’ve over-plucked them in the past or they’re naturally sparse, microblading can help. Microblading is also helpful for folks who have very light eyebrows.

If your eyebrows are uneven and one is thinner or patchier than the other, microblading can correct the issue and create a more symmetrical look.

Those with Healthy Skin

If you’re going to undergo microblading or any other kind of permanent makeup treatment, you need to make sure your skin is in relatively good health. What does this mean, exactly?

First, your skin should not be overly sensitive. If you have a tendency to breakout easily or react to a lot of products, microblading and permanent makeup might not be good options.

If your skin is normal in texture and you don’t suffer from eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis, you can likely undergo microblading or other treatments without any concerns.

Those Who’ve Had Permanent Makeup in the Past

If you’ve had permanent makeup in the past and haven’t had any negative reactions, there’s a good chance you can have your eyebrows microbladed or have other types of permanent makeup applied without any issues.

You can also use permanent makeup to correct past applications that didn’t turn out exactly as you’d hoped.

Permanent makeup techniques have come a long way over the last few years, and the results look much more natural.

If you weren’t happy with past permanent makeup jobs, you might want to consider having it corrected so you can take advantage of the latest improvements.

Those Who Aren’t Taking Specific Medications

Some medications can affect the skin’s healing ability and make it more sensitive.

If you’re taking medications like Accutane or Retin-A, you should wait at least a year before you have your eyebrows microbladed or have any other types of permanent makeup applied.

You should also discontinue the use of vitamin A and Retinol one month before you undergo any of these treatments.

What to Expect from Permanent Makeup

Do you think you’re a good candidate for microblading or permanent makeup? If so, you’re probably wondering what you can expect from the procedure.

Every procedure is a bit different. In general, though, you can expect it to go something like this.

Initial Consultation

Before you can have your eyebrows microbladed or any other kind of permanent makeup applied, you’ll need to sit down for an initial consultation with the technician.

During this consultation, they will explain the procedure and take a look at your skin to see if you’re a good candidate.

They’ll also ask about your medical history to make sure you’re not taking any medications that could have a negative effect on your results.


If everything goes well during the consultation, you’ll be able to go ahead and schedule an appointment.

It usually takes about 2-3 hours to have your eyebrows microbladed or to have permanent makeup applied. The length of time varies depending on the amount of hair you have, the shape of your eyebrows, and the specific results you’re looking for. 

Remember, too, that you’ll need to have your makeup touched up about 6-10 weeks after the initial appointment.

Permanent Makeup Aftercare

Microblading is very trendy right now and lots of people are seeing great results from it. In order to see these results, though, you’ll need to take good care of your eyebrows afterward.

The following are some permanent makeup and microblading aftercare tips you ought to follow:

  • Cleanse your eyebrows as directed by your technician, but do not get them wet otherwise
  • Avoid water-related activities and sweating for 10 days
  • Avoid extreme heat (such as from a sauna) or direct sunlight for 10 days
  • Do not scratch your eyebrows (they will get itchy and scab as the skin heals)
  • Avoid using skin care products on your brows, including exfoliants

Be sure not to apply cosmetics to your eyebrows for at least 10 days, too.

Learn More About Permanent Makeup Today

Now that you know more about permanent makeup, are you ready to give this technique a try?

There are lots of different permanent makeup techniques you can use to enhance your appearance.

One of the best and most effective options, though, is microblading. This is a great starting point before you dive into other types of permanent makeup.

If you live in or around the Murrieta area and are interested in having your eyebrows microbladed, we can help at Murrieta Microblading.

Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation or appointment.


6 Reasons Why You Should Never Get Eyebrow Tattoo

As a permanent makeup solution, microblading is far better than eyebrow tattoo. The results do not last as long, but microblading results in much less skin damage. Additionally, the microblading pigment does not bleed or spread, which can leave you with brows that are unnatural and ghastly looking. Here are six reasons why you shouldn’t even consider getting eyebrow tattoo. Microblading is the way to go.

About DFW Microblading Murrieta Temecula

DFW Microblading of Murrieta and Temecula is home to PhiBrows Artist Amanda White, who has been certified by Branko Babic of PhiBrows and is so thankful to bring such an exciting technique to Southern California. We are committed to providing clients with a one of a kind experience and making it possible for you to throw away your eyebrow pencil and wake up with perfectly shaped and colored brows every day, rain or shine!

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