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By Isabelle Morin
If you’re looking for the best permanent makeup in Calgary, that either means you want to wake up picture-perfect or you want to lessen your preparation time. Whatever the case, we’re here to help you with our list of permanent makeup boutiques in Calgary!
Permanent makeup (PMU) isn’t just about tattooed eyebrows, so we also listed the different types of permanent makeup along with their costs. And should you want to clear anything else about the topic, you can scroll down to our FAQs section.
How Much Does Permanent Makeup Cost in Calgary
Now before you choose a permanent makeup clinic from our top picks, you should know what counts as reasonable costs. Here are the costs you can expect for each treatment.
|Types of PMU||Expected price range|
|Powdered ombre eyebrows||$500–$800|
|Lip tint/lip blush||$500–$2,000|
The Best Permanent Makeup Boutiques in Calgary
From the available makeup clinics in Calgary, these are among the best in terms of types of treatments, customer services, and accessibility. So, go ahead and choose any one clinic to visit!
1. Vanityhouse by Tina Stephenson
|SERVICES||Permanent eyebrow, eyeliner, and lip makeup, nipple restoration, eyebrow and eyeliner restoration, cleft lip treatment|
|ADDRESS||908 17 Ave SW #115, Calgary, AB T2T 0A3|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 796-6245 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM |
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Vanity House is composed of PMU artists, skin specialists with a background in nursing, and correction specialists. This diversity allows the clinic to provide cosmetic tattoos, medical aesthetic procedures, and skincare treatments alike.
Its permanent makeup services include eyebrow shading and pigmentation, eyeliner, and lip blushing. On the other hand, Vanity House’s paramedical procedures span from simple eyebrow restorations to more complex cleft lip treatments and nipple restorations.
To maintain the results of cosmetic treatments, Vanity House also provides aftercare kits to its customers.
What really makes Vanity House special is that it’s very considerate. We say this because it offers special discounts for clients seeking aesthetic treatments due to alopecia, burns, cancer, and cleft lip palates.
Vanity House even offers free consultations and multiple-procedure discounts. But you should know, its multiple-procedure discounts are only applicable for a period of time after the original appointment.
You will also need its discounts because Vanity House’s services are relatively expensive.
Vanity House has gained positive reviews thanks to its diverse options for eyebrow and eyeliner permanent makeup. Here are some of those reviews:
“I had my eyebrows done here and it was the most amazing experience! Tina was very thorough and made a science of shaping my eyebrows and making sure they were perfectly even and straight. The colour turned out perfect too! She was so friendly and personable. I would recommend Vanity House to anyone considering permanent makeup. Great experience!!”—Mel Mohan
“Love my semi-permanent makeup! It really makes all the difference! I now have both a beautifully gentle eyeliner and really really great eyebrows. Had wanted a gentle effect and was concerned about the colour choice and the weight of the lines – the effect is absolutely perfect! Tina is truly a very talented artist! I very highly recommend Vanityhouse by Tina Stephenson!”—Vannette Keaste
2. D&M Treatments
|SERVICES||Skin Care & Facial Treatments, Microneedling, Permanent Makeup, Chemical Peels & Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning, Lash Lifts & Tints, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture|
|PRICING||Contact for more information|
|ADDRESS||2-1235 17th Ave SW, Calgary, AB|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 888-4125 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Everyday: 9:00AM – 9:00PM|
D&M Treatments is a health clinic in Calgary that offers a wide array of professional beauty treatments such as skincare and facial treatments and the like. It is also a massage studio and an acupuncture clinic among its other facilities as well.
The clinic prides itself on its high-quality services in all of the said areas along with accommodating and friendly staff that will surely deliver a top-tier customer experience. They also make it a point to only select the best products to be used as they progressively continuously train in order to deliver the best and latest services in the field.
We recommend this clinic since they are very client-oriented and always aim to provide personalized services that will fit the budget yet deliver complete customer satisfaction.
Both experienced and passionate in their line of work, the professionals are accredited and trained to deliver only the best service to clients along with the clinic’s strong culture of genuine care and skillful application.
Here are some reviews from their clients:
“After the time I let a student practice their microblading on me, Maria completely corrected the shape and colour of my botched Eyebrows…she is incredibly proficient at what she does, as well as doing it for the lowest price you can get! Similarly after the time I let a student practice their massage skills on me, David completely corrected the shape and alignment of my body. I go to him regularly now and once again it’s at one of the lowest rates out there. I recommend either”
“Maria is extremely professional and a total pro! She made my brows look absolutely stunning. I never had micro blading done before and I was blown away. Fantastic value as well.“
“I can’t believe I waited so long to do this especially at the prices Maria offers! I don’t wear much makeup so even cutting a few more minutes off my routine is huge. I got lots of compliments on my brows and I love how they turned out. They look very natural.”
3. Joelle Wong Cosmetic Tattoo & Makeup
|SERVICES||Permanent eyebrow, eyeliner, eyelash, and lip makeup, freckles tattooing|
|PRICING||Ombre brows: $500|
Smokey and regular liner: $500
Lash enhancement: $300, $200 (bottom liner only)
Lip blush: $500
Follow-up appointments: $100
Colour touch-ups: $125–$35
|ADDRESS||909 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0Z9|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 607-5035 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM |
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Joelle Wong is a makeup expert, offering both permanent and regular makeup to Calgarians. Her main goal is to bring out the natural beauty and confidence of each of her clients.
With over 16 years of experience and a solid educational background in Makeup for Film and Television, Joelle has acquired numerous certifications and awards for her services.
For her cosmetic tattooing services, Joelle does ombre brows, smokey and classic eyeliners, lash enhancements, and lip blushing—all for affordable prices. She even offers special discounts for multiple treatments.
The first cosmetic tattooing with Joelle is aimed to create natural results. However, clients who want to go darker and bigger can still rely on the second appointment for any further adjustments.
Despite these benefits, Joelle Wong Cosmetic Tattoo & Makeup may not be the best for everyone. This is because the boutique is open only 4 days a week and requires 3-4 hours per session.
To add to this, Joelle Wong has a small team, so she may not be able to accommodate lots of clients at once. Luckily, booking is still convenient because her site has online forms and because she offers long grace periods for rescheduling requests.
Another great thing about Joelle is that she helps her clients stay calm and relaxed during their cosmetic procedures. At least, that’s what customer reviews like these have shared:
“Tattoos on the face!! So scary, but Joelle is so amazing at what she does and spends as much time as you need with the shaping of your brows. She was able to help me cover a previous tattoo and reshape them to be symmetrical. She also gives you as much numbing cream as you want lol. Love her and will be back for yearly touchups. Thank you Joelle!!”—Kelly Phone
“Loved Joelle! Very professional and walked through the process from the first appointment to the follow-up appointment. Loved how thorough she is with her instructions including after care. Answered all my questions directly and didn’t point me to a website or anything like that. My brows are great and would definitely recommend to anyone!”—Vivian Lam
4. HQ Beauty Care | Certified Microblading Artist & Lash Extensions
|SERVICES||Permanent eyebrow, eyeliner, and lip makeup, tattoo removal, skin tightening|
Powdered/ombre brows: $600
Nano brows: $630
Lip blush: $630
Lash extensions: $147-$242
|ADDRESS||809 Manning Rd NE #100, Calgary, AB T2E 7M4|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(587) 356-7999|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
HQ Beauty Care specializes in lash and eye makeup services. Under the leadership of long-term beautician, Hailn Quan Kootnekoff, HQ Beauty Care has obtained certifications and approval from the Alberta Health Service (AHS).
This clinic provides permanent makeup in the form of microblading, lash extensions, lip blushing, eyeliner and eyebrow tattooing.
Its eyebrow PMU techniques are also diverse as it does more than ombre and feathered tattoos. It also offers nano brows, an advanced technology resulting in a more natural and refined look.
HQ Beauty Care even offers tattoo removal for those who are dissatisfied with their previous PMU. Now that you know all about its offered aesthetic treatments, it’s time we discuss just how accessible these services are.
The boutique is conveniently open 6 days a week with extended working hours. Additionally, HQ Beauty Care offers free initial consultations.
However, it does require booking deposits. These fees are only for first-time clients and are used only to avoid losses from sudden cancellations.
That said, this clinic is pretty serious about its booking policies as it only offers at least 36 hours of grace period for cancellations.
Many Calgarians choose HQ Beauty Care when looking for the best permanent makeup in Calgary. Here are some reviews to tell you why:
“I found HQ Beauty Care online and although I live downtown surrounded by many eyelash extension options, I loved the reviews, rating and website of HQ beauty care and Angel did not disappoint! Angel was very reassuring. I had called ahead with some questions and she promptly called me back leaving all the details for me and made the whole process comfortable, professional and enjoyable. Beautiful space too!! I love my lashes and thank-you Angel!”—Kaylee Toth
“I highly recommend HQ Beauty Care. Hailan is extremely talented and I trust her with all of my permanent makeup procedures (and I’m very picky!). She has done my brows (which looked flawless for a solid year without the need of touch ups). She has also done my lashes countless times and helped me repair my lashes that were damaged all while still being able to get extensions. Her products are all top of the line and she is a perfectionist (which I very much appreciate when it comes to makeup that will be on my face for years to come). She is always on time, professional, polite, and fun to chat with! I am so happy that I found her and recommend her to anyone who is nervous about getting permanent makeup or lashes. 💜💜💜”—Jessica Stewart
5. Shay Danielle
|SERVICES||Permanent eyebrow, eyeliner, eyelash, and lip makeup, tattoo removal|
Hybrid brows: $500–$800
Powdered brows: $800
Nano brows: $850
Lash enhancement: $650
Lip blush: $950
Tattoo removal: $250
|ADDRESS||Strathlea Close SW, Calgary, AB T3H 5B1|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 803-2033|
|OPERATING HOURS||Wednesday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
Shay Danielle is yet another permanent makeup artist offering everything from eyebrow to lip makeup. Despite the clinic’s name, it has more than one PMU artist working to enhance the beauty of its clients.
This beauty clinic offers microblading, powder, nano, and even hybrid brows. Shay Danielle also does brow lamination treatments to further enhance your eyebrows’ look.
It also offers treatments for other facial features, so those looking for permanent eyeliners and lip blushes can also rely on Shay Danielle.
But the service that really sets Shay Danielle apart is its 3D areola restoration. This medical-aesthetic treatment can make breast cancer survivors regain confidence in their own skin and body.
Despite all the good things the clinic has to offer, there were a few things didn’t like about it. One of them is that Shay Danielle’s clinic is only available 4 days a week, and even then it has short opening hours.
Additionally, it only opens appointment scheduling on the first of each month, making it difficult to book with them.
If you need more help deciding on whether or not Shay Danielle can give you the best PMU in Calgary, then these reviews can help you out:
“I had micro-blading done by Shay and my experience was most excellent. Shay was extremely professional, genuine, friendly and made me feel very comfortable by explaining the whole process. She has definitely perfected her craft in the permanent makeup industry. My brows are beautiful and I’m beyond happy with them!”—Sabrina Long
“It is difficult to entrust something like your eyebrows to just anyone. You would want the best and someone who would fit what you are looking for. Looking at reviews and their instagram page, I knew Shay Danielle was the best place to go to in Calgary and an added factor was she has online classes, so you know they know what they are doing. I had brow lamination done in November and just recently hybrid brows. Both were done by Tina. She is so nice and very meticulous. She makes sure you come out of their place satisfied and happy with how you look. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who would ask.”—Cecilia R
|SERVICES||Permanent eyebrow and lip makeup services, hairline and scalp treatments, freckles tattooing, tattoo removal|
|PRICING||Microblading, ombre shading: $625|
Combination brows: 675
3D nano brows: $725
Lip blush: $500
Hairline microblading: $750
Scalp micropigmentation: $1000–$5000
Freckles tattoo: $150
Tattoo removal: $150 per session
|ADDRESS||Visible Changes Hair Design, 8330 Macleod Trail SE D7, Calgary, AB T2H 2V2|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 370-6680|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
BeautywithCo calls itself the house of beauty as it offers numerous services to enhance its clients’ features. This beauty boutique has a cosmetic tattoo artist from Beauty Angels Academy, one of the most prestigious training grounds for PMU experts.
While Crystal, the owner and the artist of BeautywithCo, works alone, it only means that each client receives full attention.
BeautywithCo does microblading, powdered ombre, combination, and nano brows. Aside from the best permanent makeup in Calgary, BeautywithCo goes beyond helping Calgarians with its scalp micro pigmentation and hairline microblading treatments.
BeautywithCo also offers free online consultations. Clients need only send pictures of their desired area for treatment via email and the clinic will respond with a quote.
However, given its PMU artists’ expertise and its range of services, BeautywithCo also has high-end prices with required non-refundable deposits. Luckily, the prices in its online booking forms already include tax fees.
To add to these high prices, BeautywithCo also imposes high standards on its clients. So, those who may be late for a few minutes or who cancel less than 72 hours before the appointment may pay additional fees.
From eye to lip permanent makeup, BeautywithCo delivers impressive results to its clients. Read these reviews to know what else clients appreciate about this boutique:
“I went to Crystal for a lip blush tattoo and I couldn’t be happier! She took her time and was really thorough to ensure I was getting the finished result I wanted. I also felt very comfortable in her studio since it was really clean. She did a great job of walking me through the procedure, as well as what to expect with the healing process. I knew I was in good hands as Crystal is very knowledgeable in her field, and has a lot of attention to detail. Also, she does not have a heavy hand, so I experienced minimal to no pain at all. 10/10 would recommend!”—Nicole S
“Crystal was amazing. I was a little apprehensive prior to the appointment, but she welcomed in to her little oasis and it was a great experience. She walked me through every thing she was doing and chatted easily throughout the procedure. I now have wonderful eyebrows that my family and friends can’t stop commenting on. Plus I woke up this morning and didn’t have to do my eyebrows. Can’t wait until they are fully healed. Thank you Crystal, and I highly recommend her to anyone who is thinking of having this done.”—Kristin Brown-Schoepp
7. WINKS + WHIMS
|SERVICES||Microblading, Combination Brow, 6 Week Perfection Visit, 6-12 Month Touch Up, 12-18 Month Touch Up, 18-24 Month Touch Up, Eyelash Enhancement / Top + Bottom, Eyelash Enhancement / Top Only, Eyelash Enhancement / Bottom Only, Eyeliner | 6 Week Perfection Touch Up, Lip Augmentation, Botox / Dysport, Cheek Filler/Tear Troughs|
|PRICING||Microblading | Initial Procedure – $475.00|
Combination Brow | Initial Procedure – $575.00
6 Week Perfection Visit – $100.00
6-12 Month Touch Up – $200.00
12-18 Month Touch Up – $250.00
18-24 Month Touch Up – $300.00
Eyelash Enhancement / Top + Bottom | Initial Procedure – $500.00
Eyelash Enhancement / Top Only | Initial Procedure – $350.00
Eyelash Enhancement / Bottom Only | Initial Procedure – $350.00
Eyeliner | 6 Week Perfection Touch Up – $100.00
Lip Augmentation – $550/Syringe
Botox / Dysport – $8.00/Unit
Cheek Filler/Tear Troughs – $550/Syringe
|ADDRESS||114 Elma Street W, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm / Saturday 11am-4pm|
WINKS + WHIMS has been serving perople in Alberta since 2016. They are a licensed cosmetic studio that is located at the heart of downtown Okotoks, Alberta.
They are one of the professional studios that has expertise in the art of microblading. This enhances your eyebrows while still making it look natural.
In comparison to others on this list, WINKS + WHIMS eyebrow specialists has completed several certifications nationally and internationally in brows. They also had the opportunities to sit sat side by side with some of the world’s leading permanent makeup artists.
Aside from microblading, they also have powedr or ombre and combination brow. Poweder brows are recommended for those who have oily skin and combination brow are best for those who want to add density, hair strokes, and shape to their brows.
Here are some testimonials of their previous clients:
“I don’t know where to even begin, I had been doing my re-search and looking for months before coming across the Winks and Whims Facebook page and I’m glad I did. I had booked about 3 weeks before my official appointment for eyebrow tattooing (microblading). I had arrived at the “studio”; very homely and professional setting! I was a little nervous at first, but as soon as we started the process those feelings melted away! She was so professional and ensured the shape was exactly what I wanted. After the process, we had the reveal and I could NOT be happier! They were exactly what I wanted and I am glad I waited because I got the best! I am so appreciative! Thanks so much! Highly recommend to anyone and everyone!“
“Absolutely no complaints. The lovely lady is amazing at her job, hilarious, and professional. The studio is clean, and modern. I’m very happy with the work I paid for. Highly recommended.“
8. Face Amor Beauty Studio & Academy
|SERVICES||Lashes, Permanent Makeup, Permablend, Supercilium, Health, Dermaquest, Clearance|
|PRICING||Starts from $33.00|
|ADDRESS||Face Amor Beauty Studio & Academy|
Suite #450 – 7 Mahogany Plaza SE
(Beside State & Main across from Kinjo Sushi)
|CONTACT DETAILS||[email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||By Appointment Only|
We made Face Amor Beauty Studio & Academy a part of our top 10 because they offer the most affordable brow pigment. Additionally, they also have PermaBlend products which is considered as premium permanent makeup cosmetic pigments.
We can definitely recommend them because of the brands they have that is working alongside Permablend. They have Browdaddy, Evenflo by Lulu, and Tina Davies.
They only have these brands, because unlike the other ones in this list, these brands are actually of good quality and exclusively designed for professionals.
If you want a long lasting, yet budget-friendly permanent makeup, consider buying from them as your best choice.
They also offers classes to those interested in learning how to properly do lash extensions, cosmetic brows, and tint/henna/lamination on other people.
Here’s what some people have to say about Face Amor Beauty Studio & Academy:
“Tammy is the best in business for a reason, she did my brows 3 years ago and they still look so good! Her attention to detail and customer care is beyond amazing. I recommend her and the whole team to anyone and everyone, and have heard only good things from the people I’ve referred.“
“I’ve been going to Tammy at Face Amor for my brows for a few years now, I love this place! It’s beautiful, talented artists,amazing customer service, and any questions I had were answered in full detail. I definitely recommend this place for brows,semi- permanent makeup and lashes. They don’t disappoint!“
9. Reflective Beauty Boutique
|PRICING||Contact for more information|
|ADDRESS||1904 31st SW Calgary, AB T3E 2M9|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday – Wednesday: 10 AM – 8 PM|
Thursday – Friday: 9:30 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: (by appointment) 9 AM – 4 PM
The Reflective Beauty Boutique is a center that specializes in a wide array of permanent makeup treatments such as tattoo removals, brow and lashes tinting, and brow services among others as well. Owned by Shannon Kornylo, they pride themselves on being detail-oriented in all the treatments that they do which have greatly helped clients attain long-lasting results from one-time treatments.
They also pride themselves on being able to achieve a natural look once they are done with the actual treatment as they utilize state-of-the-art facilities and a careful approach that is best for such procedures.
Driven to empower women to feel more confident about themselves by enhancing their natural beauty through every procedure, they are highly praised to have gone an extra mile in order to make every treatment work. Furthermore, they were praised for being very time-efficient and friendly and providing equally excellent customer service as well.
We recommend this boutique for any permanent makeup needs that are delivered with care and extra effort in order for each client to come out of the said facility confident in themselves.
Here are some reviews from some of their clients:
“Shannon is amazing. I went to her originally to get lip blush done which I loved. It was a very painless process and I love waking up with my lips perfect everyday. I had gone somewhere else to get micro blading done and it was awful. I went to Shannon and she lightened the work done by the other lady and has now micro bladed my eyebrows again. I would definitely recommend Shannon to anyone looking to get permanent makeup done. I know I won’t be going anywhere else again!” – Kayla Braithwaite
“I went to see Shannon to get my upper and lower eyeliner done. She’s amazing, I would 100% recommend her! She takes her time and make sure we are happy with her work. I can’t wait to go back to see her to get my lips done!! Thank you Shannon for helping me with my makeup routine, it’s much faster in the morning!” – Kim Mathieu
10. Belle Visage
|PRICING||Contact for more information|
|ADDRESS||1428 109 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2W 0C7|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM|
Saturday: 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Belle Visage is a company that specializes in providing permanent makeup solutions and has gained a reputation for being one of the most trusted names in the said industry. They aim to help each of their clients to achieve their beauty goals effortlessly yet with high precision and quality.
They offer services such as microblading, skin/dry needling, tattoo removal, nano brows, eyebrow shading, and lip contouring among others. In line with this, they only employ the latest and most innovative techniques and best products available for each service they deliver.
They are comprised of a team of passionate individuals for the said field and are highly client-centered to be able to adequately accommodate the specific needs of each client they are to handle. Furthermore, clients may also call for an appointment should they have any queries regarding the services and products that they offer.
We recommend this company for clients looking for a company that can provide highly personalized permanent makeup and skin revision services that is complete with experts who will handle them with care and staff who are eager to answer any of their questions should they have any.
Here are some reviews from their clients:
“I had microblading done a few months ago, highly recommend Sara. She takes her time and ensures you are happy with the results. A friend also had the same done, after my recommendation, and she is also very happy with her brows. I will never trust anyone but Sara for my permanent makeup!”
“I just had my eyebrows done by Sara a couple of months ago. Can you say WOW! That is what my friends and I have been saying since I had this done. Sara is the ultimate professional, she took so much time and patience with me to ensure I had the eyebrows of my dreams. My girlfriend loved them so much, she had hers done also. I would highly recommend Belle Visage to everyone. Great work.”
|SERVICES||Eyebrows: Nano Brows or 3D Brows, Powdered Ombre, Combo Brows, Corrections/Removals|
Eyeliner: Natural Lash Enhancement, Soft Dusted Eyeliner, Designer Eyeliner
Lips: Lip Blush, Lip Contour, Lipstick Effect
|PRICING||Nano Brows or 3D Brows: $500Powdered Ombre: $500|
Combo Brows: $500
Corrections/Removals: $350 – $500
Natural Lash Enhancement: $350
Soft Dusted Eyeliner: $450
Designer Liner: $550
Lip Blush: $500
Lip Contour: $550
Lipstick Effect: $550
|ADDRESS||908 17 Ave. SW Calgary Studio 115|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM|
Blink by Svetlana uses the best and up-to-date European techniques in its permanent makeup services. It mainly focuses on the natural enhancement of eyebrows, eyeliners, and lips.
Prices in Blink range from $350 – $550 depending on the kind of service desired. These prices fall in the average cost of permanent makeup services in Calgary.
In its website reviews, Blink customers said they were satisfied with the services and end-results that it provided. The natural subtle look was evident as expected.
Aside from aesthetic procedures, Blink also offers courses on permanent makeup. Online and in-person beginner to advanced courses are available to aspiring artists for a price of either $2300 or $3150 depending on the number of training days.
With regards to location, Blink can be found in The Devenish next to luxurious retailers and creative professionals in downtown Calgary. Their staff also aims to create a positive ambiance for client satisfaction in the studio.
Here are some reviews from their clients:
“If you are looking to get your brows done, Svetlana Harding is the girl to go to. She is extremely professional and kind, and will get your brows to the exact way you want them. Number one brow girl in Calgary, look no further!”
“The new technology Svetlana used to do my eyebrows is just amazing! They look stunning and very natural now. I love them so much! Highly recommending ❤️”
Types of Permanent Makeup
Permanent makeup, or cosmetic tattooing and semi-permanent makeup, offers a great way to reduce preparation time. However, it also has its share of risks and necessary aftercare services.
So, here are the different types of PMU to help you understand what you’re about to get before booking with any PMU clinic.
1. Permanent eyebrow
Permanent eyebrows are achieved through eyebrow tattooing or microblading. The pigments are inserted into hair-like cuts in the eyebrow area to achieve a natural look.
The procedure lasts 2-3 hours with its results lasting as long as 3 years without the need for touch-ups.
As it heals, you’ll notice some scabbing or flaking for around 10 days. Keeping the area completely dry and free of any forms of pressure can help with the healing.
2. Permanent eyeliner
For permanent eyeliners, PMU artists use hand-placed pigment to create a long-lasting eyeliner. You can even request winged permanent eyeliner.
The procedure takes 1-2 hours for both first-time and touch-up sessions. After, you may notice some flaking, swelling, or scabbing in the eyelid for over 10 days.
To get the best results, avoid applying makeup or pressure to the area for at least a week. Once you have semi-permanent eyeliner, you should say goodbye to your chances of getting eyelid surgery as it can ruin the cosmetic tattoo.
3. Permanent lip tint
During permanent lip tinting or lip blushing, a pigment is used to intensify the colour of your natural lips. This procedure can take up to 2-3 hours on the initial treatment or 1-2 hours for follow-ups.
Some flaking and scabbing are normal for around ten days after treatment. Take care of it by avoiding excess moisture and pressure on the lips.
You should know, this PMU fades more easily than others.
4. Permanent freckles
Some permanent makeup artists also do permanent freckles. They usually use a single needle to poke and tattoo freckles on the face.
For 5-10 days, you’ll notice some swelling and flaking on the freckles. Stick to your usual skincare routine but avoid using any makeup until after the freckle tattoos have healed.
This permanent makeup can fade unevenly but still deemed practical by many because freckles serve to look as facial imperfections, anyway.
5. Scar camouflage
Scar camouflage can hide any imperfections or minor bumps in your face. To cover up scars, your beauty technician will create a custom pigment to fit your natural complexion.
Given this procedure, scar camouflage works best for scars that are lighter than the skin’s natural colour. As such, scar camouflage can work on:
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Mastectomy scars
Unfortunately, it may not be an effective solution for those with red or purple scars. These scars will need pre-treatments like bleaching.
FAQs about Permanent Makeup
That concludes our list of where you can get the best permanent makeup in Calgary. We hope you’ll finally get the look that you want and deserve!
Did we miss any other PMU artists in town? If so, we’d really love to hear suggestions from you, too.
Permanent makeup may fade in time, but its semi-permanency can still leave you with some doubts. If you’re still undecided about this procedure, you can try settling for the best makeup artists in Calgary for now.