The need for Permanent Makeup or Microblading Correction is in “hindsight,” and it’s the difference between makeup application and makeup artistry.
Every woman has applied or at the very least has attempted to apply her makeup. So naturally, some are better than others, whether by desire, necessity, or simply a natural artistic talent. Your permanent makeup experience is the result that starts with your decision.
What or how did you decide who would apply your permanent cosmetics? Did you have a consultation before scheduling your procedure(s)? I’m not shaming you, so don’t shame yourself. My point is that we don’t sometimes know until we know. We have to find out what doesn’t work.
Next, I’ll tell you that some of my best clients are the ones who came to me for permanent makeup removal or correction. They know things they didn’t know before and can tell you how to make an informed decision. They refer to their friends and tell others about their experiences.
What do you do if you had permanent makeup or Microblading applied, and it’s not placed correctly, can be uneven, or the wrong color? The first suggestion is to do your research, and schedule consultations with those artists highlighted to you or referred to you through someone with a positive, permanent makeup experience. Then, you can make an informed decision.
I will just say it– stay away from recommendations about “camouflaging” the mistakes with flesh tones. That’s the last resort (which can be the best solution in some cases).
There are several ways to approach the correction of “bad” (poorly applied) Permanent Makeup or Microblading correction. One is to lighten or remove the offending color and/or design. This is contrary to what I often see when consulting with new clients. I usually see that the previous artist has camouflaged the “mistakes” with flesh tones. My approach is that less is more. Why maintain something that you do not want? Yes, camouflage cover-up has to be maintained. It’s like holding onto a mistake. I say, “Let’s get rid of it!”
This seems like a good place to say this…”Correction is not a one-step process… It usually requires additional work/sessions. Communication is key.
Permanent Makeup Correction and lightening techniques are the best way to go and can be combined with color correction, including Microblading Correction, to bring your look back to a more beautiful, natural-looking you. Take your time and have a consultation. Ask questions about the artists’ training for pigment removal and lightening. Are they certified? Set yourself up for the best possible outcome. Ask to see pictures of their work using removal and lightening techniques. Picture sequences should include before, during, and after photos showing the progress, what it looks like during the healing process, and what you can expect.
Microblading Correction, as well as Permanent Makeup Correction, should be administered no sooner than 8-10 weeks apart to avoid scarring and possible loss of natural pigment. Be sure that the aftercare instructions are discussed in detail; to have the best possible results, with a few treatments as necessary.
The bottom line is that there is a big difference between applying permanent makeup and being a true permanent makeup artist. An artist can restore natural-looking brows, artistically redefine your lash line, and rejuvenate a fading or aging lip line. So why just have a makeup application; when you can have your makeup artistically applied for a more beautiful you? For more information on permanent makeup correction or removal, send us your picture at sarah@SarahOliverMakeup.com.