Once you’ve decided on specific permanent eye liner styles and colors, there’s no turning back. I will take quite a few years for the color to fade completely. You might want permanent eyeliner makeup to look natural and soft, so that it defines your eyelids and eyelashes. The idea of not having to apply makeup every day makes permanent makeup eyeliner very appealing!
Many opt for both upper and lower permanent eyeliner, while other decide only on an upper or a lower eyeliner. Once you’ve had your permanent eyeliner done, and it heals, you can shower, work out, go to work, and to a party afterwards looking your best self. No more worries about your makeup eyeliner fading or smudging throughout the day, no more second thoughts about heading downtown from the gym, your look will always remain fresh day in, day out. You may also choose to dramatize your look with additional traditional cosmetics on days where a more dramatic look is desired.
Permanent eyeliner or eyelash enhancement helps women and men enhance the appearance of their eyes. It eliminates or reduces the need to outline eyelids with liquid liners or pencils and improves the appearance of missing, thin, or light colored lashes. Permanent eyeliner allows people to swim, shower, or exercise without having makeup smudges. It provides safety and convenience to people with oily skin, vision problems, or unsteady hands. Eye doctors (Ophthalmologists and Optometrists) also recommend permanent eyeliner to patients who wear contact lenses, or are allergic to regular makeup.
Shape and Design
Eyeliner “frames” the eyes and can make eyelashes appear darker, fuller, or thicker. It can enhance the shape or balance (symmetry) of a person’s eyes, create the illusion of larger eyes, or affect how the spacing of the eyes is perceived. Eyeliner can also enhance or intensify eye color and make eyes appear more alluring.
Eyelash Base Enhancement: This method is for people who want an extremely natural look. Pigment is tattooed only in the skin at the base of eyelashes in-between their rows. The line is very think and no obvious line is drawn beyond the last row of lashes. This causes the eyelash base to appear darker and fuller and frames the eye without the look of having eyeliner. Men choose this procedure to add definition to their eyes without looking like they are wearing makeup.
Full Eyeliner (Top, Bottom, or Both): This method creates a line above the last row of eyelashes (on upper liner) or below the last row (on lower liner) to add definition to the eyes. The width of the line can be thin, medium, or thick. Each full eyeliner procedure includes an eyelash base enhancement to complete the look.
Preparing for Procedure Appointment
- You should allow at least 3 hours for your initial procedure.
- If you wear contact lenses, you should NOT wear them while you’re having the procedure and you will not be able to wear them for 24-48 hours after your procedure.
- You must be fully healed after any eye surgery (e.g. LASIK) before your appointment.
- You must stop using any eyelash growth product (like Latisse™) at least one month prior.
- Have a good pair of sunglasses to wear on your way home, as your eyes will be extremely sensitive to the light. A very light pair of sunglasses if your procedure is scheduled in the evening hours.
- Additional specific preparation guidelines will be given to you when you schedule your eyeliner procedure.
- You will be asked to pick up consent and informative paperwork to take home, read and complete before your procedure appointment. If you don’t live in the area, you may request that it is mailed to you or arrive 30 minutes prior to your procedure appointment.
At Your Procedure Appointment
You will be required to bring the completed forms that you picked up or were mailed that include your medical history and personal information that Eve will review. She will evaluate your eyelid anatomy and discuss techniques and colors with you. After optimal design and color are determined, topical anesthetics will be applied to numb your eyelids. She will continue to apply anesthetics during the procedure to keep you comfortable. Before and after photos will also be taken for your file with your colors recorded for future reference.
After Your Procedure Appointment
Your eyelids will be slightly red, mildly swollen, and a little tender immediately after your procedure. This will go away within a few days. At first your eyeliner will look darker and thicker than you want, but it will lighten and soften after healing. You cannot wear mascara or eye shadow during the 3-5 days of healing and will you will be applying ointments, so please keep this in mind when scheduling your procedure. You will receive detailed after care instructions and a take home ointment.
Follow-up and Maintenance Appointments
Your eyeliner will lighten and soften after healing. Since it is always best to be conservative, if your eyeliner heals lighter or thinner than you desire, it can be darkened or thickened at your follow-up visit (Complimentary Re-Touch or 2nd application). Your follow-up should be completed 4 to 6 weeks post procedure. Because permanent makeup can fade over time, you can schedule maintenance visits every few years to keep your color looking fresh.