The Answers You Need
WHAT IS PERMANENT MAKEUP?
Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup, such as eyeliner, eyebrows, and lips. It is also used to restore or enhance the breast's areola, such as after a mastectomy or another breast surgery. Most commonly called permanent cosmetics, other names include dermapigmentation, micropigmentation, and cosmetic tattooing,
WHERE DID PERMANENT MAKEUP ORIGINATE?
The first documented permanent makeup treatment was done by the famous U.K. tattoo artist Sutherland MacDonald in 1902 at his parlor, in London, "all-year-round delicate pink complexion" on the cheeks. In 1920s this "London fad" crossed the Atlantic, and the "electrically tattooing a permanent complexion or blush on the face" became popular in the USA. The tattooist George Burchett, a major developer of the technique when it became fashionable in the 1930s, described in his memoirs how beauty salons tattooed many women without their knowledge, offering it as a "complexion treatment ... of injecting vegetable dyes under the top layer of the skin."
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MICROBLADING & POWDER BROWS (OMBRE, FOXY, STARDUST)?
Microblading is a cut made into the skin with a hand tool to mimic a hair stroke. Powder brows are much more gentle on the skin as they implant the color with much less trauma due to the in and out motion of the machine. Microblading long term is not advised as the repeated cutting typically produces scar tissue over time. Micro-Blading requires touching up annually where powder brows last 1-5 years average being 2-3 years.