Semi permanent makeup is something I have been thinking about for a long time. I’ve seen many people at wedding fayres who offer this service, so I know that it is something that a lot of brides must also consider having done.
Sally Taha Semi Permanent Makeup Artist offers eye liner, eyebrow and lip treatments. For eye liner you can have an Alluring Lash Line which makes your lashes look thicker and darker with a subtle enhancement in between your lash roots or Enviable Almond Eyes which define and line your eyes with a sculpted eyeliner. This begins with a fine crisp line at the inner corner of the eye and widens gradually toward the outer corner.
As a new client I met with Sally to have a private Consultation before booking the procedure. During the consultation Sally answered all of my questions and went through a medical questionnaire with me. We discussed the different treatments she offers and I told her I would like my upper and lower eyeliner done as I thought it would have the most impact on my daily routine – I’m useless at applying eyeliner!!! Sally then put some of the anaesthetic and pigment she uses behind each ear as a patch test to make sure I had no reactions. I then booked to have the procedure the following week.
I have to admit I was very nervous when I went in for my treatment. Sally greeted me and reassured me that there was nothing to be nervous about. I felt like I was in very capable hands. So I relaxed on the bed as Sally put some eye drops in my eyes and then administered the first anaesthetic which is topical. This was given a few minutes to work and then Sally started the procedure. She quickly went over the skin on both eyes to start building up the colour, this was uncomfortable but not painful. She then applied more anesthetic and to be honest I didn’t feel much after that other than a small vibration from the machine. Sally gave me a mirror to have a look and see if I was happy with what she had done and I was very happy. The treatment took about one and a half hours in total.
The night of the treatment, after the anaesthetic had worn off, my eyes were a little sore and slightly swollen which is completely normal for this type of treatment. I used an ice cube in a plastic bag around my eyes to help with the swelling. The following morning my eyes were slightly more puffy, but after applying ice again it just looked like I had been crying. By the next day my eyes were back to normal.
I need to go back 4 weeks after the procedure to have the eyeliner topped up and then it should last approximately 3 years. There is no way to determine before hand exactly how long the colour will remain visible, it depends on several factors including skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure and general health. Touch ups can be done as often as every 6 months. However, most people get a colour boost every one to two years to maintain their desired look or even change the colour and shape. If it is not maintained it will just fade away over time.
All procedures are both safe and medically approved when carried out by a competent technician. All products are of the highest quality and have been developed in Europe by the leading manufacturers of Digital Machines and Semi-permanent Makeup consumables. All pigments are made of natural minerals that are specifically selected for their safe, non toxic and hypo allergenic properties. they are trusted by technicians and plastic surgeons all over the world and are actually recommended for for women who are sensitive to conventional cosmetics.
Having trained with one of the UK’s highest regarded specialists, Sally is a sought after micro-pigmentation, semi permanent makeup specialist and is insured and licensed.
Sally’s passion in life is to create permanent makeup treatments for eyebrows, eyes and lips. Each one of her clients has different facial features, structure, and skin tone, which all influence the treatment in different ways, therefore no one treatment is the same. She is an artist and will always create a bespoke treatment to suit the individual and the look they desire, whether its a natural, flattering look for the clients who desire something very subtle, or those who want a more pronounced look. She strives to to ensure every single client is happy before she starts any work and that’s why the consultation process is really important.
I have had so many compliments about my eyeliner and I am so pleased that I’ve had the treatment…..so pleased in fact that I’m going back to get my eyebrows done at the end of August!