Makeup is a great way to enhance our beauty, but applying it every day is time-consuming. Consequently, people opt for permanent makeup to save time. Permanent makeup involves tattooing pigment onto the skin, especially for women desiring to enhance their features. However, many people are confused about the longevity of permanent makeup. So, does permanent makeup fade?
In this blog post, we'll discuss the factors that affect permanent makeup fading and whether or not it will fade completely.
1. Color Selection: It is crucial to choose the correct color for permanent makeup since the shade of the pigment is a significant factor in determining how long it will last. Darker shades tend to last longer since they have more pigment. However, lighter shades will fade faster since there is less color. A well experienced permanent makeup artist will be able to identify what colors would look best with your natural undertones and current skin conditions.
2. Exposure to the Sun: The sun's harmful UV rays can cause permanent makeup to fade faster over time. If you're constantly exposed to the sun, your makeup will fade faster, and the pigment might even change color. Therefore, it's important to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays by using sunscreen, wearing hats, or staying in the shade.
3. Skincare Products and Treatments: Skincare products and treatments such as exfoliation, chemical peels, and anti-aging treatments can cause the makeup to fade faster since these treatments can cause skin shedding. Moreover, some skincare products contain certain chemicals that can interfere with the pigment, causing it to fade more quickly. If you use skincare products and treatments regularly, you’ll need to get touch-ups done more often or check in with your permanent makeup artist to double check what products will (and won’t) interfere with the fading process.
4. Skill Level of the Artist: The skill level of the artist who does your permanent makeup will determine how long it lasts. It's essential to choose someone who is experienced and skilled with plenty of photos and positive reviews. If you choose a less experienced artist, they might not get the pigment deep enough into the skin, which can cause it to fade faster. By contrast, if done right by an experienced artist, your permanent makeup could last for many years.
5. Type of Pigment Used: The quality of the pigment used in the permanent makeup procedure matters. Some pigments are made from natural components, while others contain chemicals that make them last longer. Therefore, it's important to choose a reputable artist who uses high-quality pigments, as these pigments will last longer.