FAQ | Semi-permanent Makeup

1What method/tool do you use for semi-permanent makeup?
Micro-feathering with motorized digital pen

eyeLure Boutique's semi-permanent make up procedures combine the best of the available techniques and technologies in the beauty industry. To create brows with a lush, yet a natural look with fine and precise strokes that mimic natural hair and growth patterns, eyeLure performs semi-permanent with micro-feathering techniques while utilizing a motorized digital pen that penetrates pigments into the skin layer above the epidermis with precision.

With eyeLure's technical expertise, the procedure is gentle on the skin especially in comparison to micro-blading methods, therefore reducing skin distress and expediting the healing process. Micro-feathering technique using a motorized pen also makes other types of semi-permanent makeup very natural while minimizing skin distress.

The use of this pen also promotes hygiene and minimizes risk for infection, as it uses sterile pigment cartridges that are disposed after every use.
2Is semi-permanent makeup right for me?
We provide thorough consultation for you to make a decision that is right for you. However, if the following conditions apply to you, we do not perform semi-permanent makeup for you:

Pregnancy, Nursing, Diabetes Type 1, Lupus, Hepatitis B/C, AIDS, Active Skin Disorders (Cold Sores, Shingles, Impetigo, Psoriasis, Pink Eye, Sun Burn, Severe Acne), Active Vitiligo, Severe Rosacea, Blood Disorders (Sickle Cell, Hemophilia), Keloid Formation, Accutane (must be off for 6 months), Steroids (must be off for 6 months)
3Before your appointment
- Retinol/Retin-A must be discontinued 7 days prior to procedure.
- Injections (Botox, Radiesse, JuvaDerm, Voluma, etc.) must be done 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after procedure.
- We do not recommend getting chemical peels and laser skin treatments within 2 months before or after the procedure.
- The use of Latisse® must be discontinued at least 3 months prior to your eyeliner procedure.
- We may not be able to perform procedure on sunburned skin
- Avoid alcohol and caffeine for 24 hours before procedure to minimize oozing, bleeding or swelling.
- Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, niacin, fish oil or vitamin E for three days before the procedure
4How long does the semi-permanent makeup last?
Generally 6-12 months, but it may vary depending on environmental factors as well as skin condition. Pigmentation/semi-permanent makeup may fade faster on oily skin because the frequent sebum production accelerates the rate in which pigments fade.
5How frequently should I come in for a touch up?
We recommend a touch up every 6 months, but it may depend on the rate at which the pigments are fading.
- Slight peeling with occur naturally as part of the healing process. Do not peel or rub them off.
- Keep the area moisturized with the recovery healing lubricant.
- Avoid using products containing oil, alcohol, or other substances that may cause irritation in the affected area for the first week.
- You cannot expose the area to the sun for 30 days after procedure. Apply sun screen all the time.
- Stay out of steam rooms, saunas, hot yoga, swimming pool, etc. for one week following procedure.
- Avoid working out or sweating for 1 week post procedure (sweat will prevent pigment from setting into the skin).
- If necessary, use an ice pack to prevent or minimize swelling.
- Drinking alcohol and eating spicy foods are not recommended for the first 2-3 days.
- For lip tattoos in particular, do not use straws to drink fluids.

For any other questions or concerns, please call us at 212-226-2223