doesn't like permanent makeup. Let's see why by exploring the most
common type of permanent makeup, the permanent eyeliner.
benefits of permanent eyeliner are that you would no longer have the
hassle of putting on your eyeliner, and that it would always be on, even
in the swimming pool. Sounds
was the last time you were in a swimming pool?
still, who wouldn't want to throw away her eyeliner pencil
forever? But could there
possibly be any disadvantages to outweigh those advantages?
Put on your
eyeliner and take a close look in the mirror.
It's not a solid line of color with a well-defined width.
The pencil applies the color a little darker close to the lashes,
and the color gradually fades out to nothing away from the lashes.
The permanent eyeliner wouldn't necessarily look like that.
It can look as though you put on your eyeliner with a thin fountain
is a tattoo with a kinder name. Is a tattoo on your eyelids
different than a tattoo on your arm?
It will fade and spread with the years.
When the doctor or technician tattoos your eyelids, he cannot
possibly place exactly the same amount of eyeliner that you
normally place. If he puts on
too little, you'll find yourself augmenting it with your pencil in the
morning, and then what was the point of getting the tattoo?
If he puts on a bit too much, you'll wear it forever.
If the line doesn't go on straight, can he erase what he did and
re-apply it? How good is he
at this operation? Did you
see pictures of his other patients? Talk
to them? Do you like the way
they look? Is the person in
the brochure only wearing the tattooed-on eyeliner, or is it
touched up with real makeup? How
rock steady is your doctor with his instruments?
Can he write the Declaration of Independence on a grain of rice? What if you now want to wear eyeliner of a different color?
Blue? You're stuck.
Look at the current women's magazines: many models are now wearing
mascara, but no eyeliner at all. Are
you sure that style won't come back?
Are there permanent
eyeliner patients out there who are quite pleased with their decision?
Yes, absolutely. But
it's not for everybody. Maybe those patients aren't as picky as you
the other hand, the operation is quite appropriate for some
patients. Those are
individuals who believe from experience that eyeliner of one color will
always look good on them, and who either cannot see well enough or cannot
use their hands well enough to apply the eyeliner themselves.
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