Powder brows is an eyebrow tattoo technique that heals in a soft, powder finish. Pigment is carefully implanted into the skin using a pointillism method. The color is typically chosen to match the person's hair color, allowing each pass to provide the brow structure in a very natural and timeless manner.
Powder brows are permanent in the sense that they cannot be washed off, but there are many factors that will determine how long your permanent cosmetics will last. Genetics, sun exposures and some medications can affect the longevity.
To keep your brows looking their best, it is recommended that touch ups are scheduled every 1.5 to 2 years.
Permanent eyeliner can be a thin natural enhancement in the lash line (see photo to the right) to a bolder more pronounced liner.
This is a great option for people with watering eyes, allergies to traditional makeup products or anyone who is tired of applying makeup every morning.
Liner is applied with a rotary machine in pigment color of your choice, gently applied into the skin. After initial 2 procedures, touchups are recommended every 1-2 years.
It is a great option for people with active lifestyles who do not want to worry about sweating off their makeup or having to reapply.
All New Permanent Makeup procedures require a $100.00 NON-REFUNDABLE BOOKING FEE to hold the appointment. An invoice for this booking fee will be sent to you via email and must be paid before appointment can be accepted.
The booking fee can be moved to a new appointment time if a minimum of 48 hours notice is provided when rescheduling. Cancelations with less than 48 hours notices will result in the forfeiture of your booking fee. If you are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment you will be required to reschedule and required to pre-pay any remaining balances at that time, in order to reschedule your appointment. NO SHOW appointments will result in the loss of booking fee, and the inability to book with Lash Envy Boise indefinitely.
If you have had previous permanent cosmetics your appointment is considered a correction and requires a consultation. If you book an appointment and do not disclose your previous permanent cosmetics you will be turned away and your booking fee will be kept.
Due to our need for total attention and risk of liability we ask that you do not bring additional guest or children with you to your appointment.
The booking fee is NOT REFUNDABLE. If you become pregnant or medically unable to have permanent cosmetics we will hold your booking fee on file for 1 year.
By booking these appointments you are agreeing to these policies.
Before Your Appointment
So you're all scheduled for your permanent makeup appointment... Now what?
Avoid asprin for 3 days prior to your appointments (baby asprin is fine)
Avoid alcohol for 3 days prior
Limit your coffee the day of the procedure to one cup
Avoid energy drinks, or caffeine supplements the day of your procedure.
Avoid waxing or tweezing for at least 10 days prior to your appointment.
Avoid chemical peels, retinols, botox, or filler injectibles for 2 weeks prior to your appointment.
(Eyeliner) Discontinue any lash growth serums such as latisse for 6 weeks prior to your appointment.
(Eyeliner) Bring your contact lense case and glasses.
You are not a candidate for permanent makeup if, you have keloid scaring, are pregnant, or taking certain blood thinners. Certain medications may effect your permanent cosmetics, causing premature fading.
If you have previous permanent cosmetics you must have had a consultation before your procedure.
Your permanent cosmetic services may require two sessions, the initial session and a touch up 7-8 weeks after the initial session.
Expect initial session to be the longest. At this appointment technician will consult with client regarding shape, color and desired outcome. On this day, expect to leave with brows that are darker and bolder than the healed result. This is very normal. Once your brows have finished flaking, and skin has fully healed over the pigment, they will soften by 15-20%.
Your second procedure will be scheduled 7-8 weeks later. This second appointment is included in the price of the procedure and it is meant to fine tune and perfect your brows or eyeliner.
Occasionally people may require a 3rd session at an additional cost.
After Care - Post Service
After Your Permanent Makeup Appointment:
Immediately after the procedure your brows or eyeliner will be bolder and darker than what they will heal to. They will fade by 25-30% and shrink/tighten.
Healing time - during the healing time you will need to avoid steam, saunas, exercise and getting the area where the procedure was performed wet. You will also not be able to wear makeup on the area until it is done scabbing and flaking. Healing time typically lasts between 7-10 days. Sometimes longer if you're a slow healer.
It is not recommended that you have a permanent makeup procedure performed within 7-10 days of a major event or trip (ex. camping, weddings, tropical vacations etc..)
While healing times may vary, these photos are a great example of the healing process. Brows will appear very dark and bold for the first few days. As the flaking occurs they will soften and lighten. Sometimes they appear very light and the color will continue to bloom as the skin continues to heal, reaching their full color within 60 days. Too dark, too light, just right.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the healing process take?
Day 1 - 2 You can expect to have some minor swelling, and redness immediately following the procedure. Some clients experience a minor sunburn-like sensation. Fresh color will begin to oxidize as the healing process begins, which causes the area to appear darker and bolder than the healed color.
Day 3 - 5 Brows will start to thicken and form a slight scab.
Day 6 -14 Brows will begin to flake and peel. The color will appear faint on the skin, but will continue to develop for the next 6 weeks.
Day 60 The skin should be healed. It is now time to check notifications for your upcoming included touch up.
Why do I need touchups?
There are several reasons why permanent cosmetics requires multiple sessions and touchups.
Permanent cosmetic pigments are implanted into the upper layers of the dermis versus typical tattooing is implanted into the mid to lower layers of the dermis. This means a bit more of the pigment is lost in the healing process, as well as any pigment that was sitting on top of your skin in the epidermis is shed during the flaking.
Due to the shallow depth, over time the color gets pushed out of the skin through the natural cellular turnover.
On the upside pigments placed at a shallow depth tend to stay crisp and look more natural than ones placed at a deeper level.
The amount of pigment placed in your skin. Less pigment in the skin will achieve a softer more natural look than a dense solid brow. Less pigment means they will fade quicker.
Am I a good candidate for permanent cosmetics?
Yes, most people ages 18 + can be a great candidate. If you have certain health conditions or are on certain medications it is possible that permanent cosmetics are not for you. If you have any specific concerns, booking a complimentary consultation is always strongly recommended. If you have any of the following conditions, permanent cosmetics may not be for you:
Disorders that limit your healing abilities
Taking blood thinners
Have keloid scaring