Have you had semi-permanent makeup, or are you considering having it done? Perhaps you’re an aspiring beautician, researching before you become an expert. Then this is the perfect blog for you! In this blog, we’re letting you know all about semi-permanent makeup aftercare advice.
What is semi-permanent makeup?
Semi-permanent makeup is becoming more popular and is a way of having long-lasting makeup. Common areas for semi-permanent makeup include the lips, eyes, cheeks and brows.
Semi-permanent makeup works by pigment being added to the skin. This pigment will be selected by you with the advice of your practitioner. Find out more about how semi-permanent makeup works.
A semi-permanent makeup procedure doesn’t tend to hurt. However, some people may report some feelings of discomfort while having the treatment – these won’t last long. Before the beautician begins the treatment, they’ll use a topical numbing cream on the area.
Having a beauty procedure is a big thing, so you have to be sure that you’re making the right choice. Before having a treatment, you should be invited for a consultation, whereby the beautician can ensure that the treatment in question is right for you. This consultation allows you to ask any questions you have too.
What’s the main reason people have semi-permanent makeup?
There are so many benefits to having semi-permanent makeup. One of the biggest benefits of this beauty treatment is that it can save you a lot of time when getting ready. Additionally, with great aftercare, most of these treatments can last for a long time.
Doing your makeup in the morning can take quite some time, so if there’s a chance to shorten that time, we’re all for it! Find out more benefits of semi-permanent makeup.
How long does semi-permanent makeup last?
Semi-permanent makeup lasts for varying amounts of time, depending on where it is completed. Microblading is a form of semi-permanent makeup lasting between 18 and 24 months. We offer a fantastic microblading course for aspiring microblade artists.
A lip blush can last between 1 and 3 years. After this time, you may want to start organising appointments called ‘touch-ups’, which help you to maintain your desired look. Shortly after your initial treatment, you may be invited for a touch-up appointment to ensure that the colours used meet your expectations.
What qualifications do I need to do semi-permanent makeup?
Beauty is a fantastic industry to work in; it’s very rewarding, allowing you to make many people feel more confident.
To become a semi-permanent makeup artist, you must complete a course. Our semi-permanent makeup course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a successful beautician. After completing the course successfully, you’ll receive ABT Accreditation, CPD Accreditation and certification of completion.
Read about our semi-permanent makeup course here.
Best semi-permanent makeup aftercare advice
If you want your SPMU to last, you need to follow the aftercare advice. We’ll let you know some tips for each area of the face after SPMU.
Semi-permanent lip makeup
The lips are a sensitive area, which means they must be cared for properly. Our SPMU course teaches you how to complete lip blush and lip liner.
We all want perfect brows, and microblading allows you to achieve that every single day with minimal effort. The best part is that it can last for a long time, saving you time every morning! Read our blog about the microblading healing process here.
Styles for semi-permanent eyebrows include the following:
- Ombre Brows
- Hybrid Brows
- Powder Brows
- Hairstroke Brows
- Combination Eyebrows
If you love eyeliner but struggle to get the perfect wing every time, semi-permanent makeup is a great option to consider. After our course, you’ll be great at applying semi-permanent eyeliner for clients.
Keep the area dry
In the early stages, after having the lip blush treatment, it’s a good idea to avoid getting the treated area wet. Some people choose to apply Vaseline to their lips when brushing their teeth to act as a barrier. If you do find the semi-permanent lips are wet, you can pat them dry gently.
Keeping the treated area around the eyes clean can help you to avoid infection and maintain beautiful brows and liner. After using a gentle facial cleanser, make sure that you pat the area dry. Patting will help to ensure that you don’t disturb the pigment used during the treatment.
Avoid touching the area
It can often be tempting to keep touching the treatment area; however, it’s important not to; otherwise, you may increase the risk of infection. Side effects may involve slight swelling or scabbing around the area. It’s important to leave these alone, as disturbing them could cause scarring.
What to avoid
- Wearing makeup
- Oily products
- Other skincare treatments (e.g., chemical peel)
- Sunbeds and saunas
- Excessive sweating (limit hot showers and excessive exercise)
- Avoid sun exposure from direct sunlight
Your beautician will advise you on the healing process and when you can start these activities again.
Following aftercare instructions and caring for your SPMU will allow it to settle nicely and last longer too. SPMU is one of the most popular beauty treatments for many impressive reasons.
If you want to complete a semi-permanent makeup course, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our advanced practitioners are happy to help and are passionate about supporting students from registration onward. We also offer career support to help you make decisions after completing the course.