Gala self-test: what is permanent make-up really good for?

Gala self-test What is permanent make-up really good for??

Also ever thought about a permanent make-up? Probably every woman who wears makeup regularly has experienced this at least once in her life. But the idea is also tempting: get up in the morning and everything is in place – the eyeliner, the eyebrows, the lips. If it weren’t for the high cost of such a treatment, the prejudices and the negative experiences you’ve already heard and read about. Because who doesn’t know them, the photos of older ladies with thick, red outlines around their lips. Of course you don’t want to look like that. That’s exactly why it’s time to clean up with the previous, partly wrong, ideas of a permanent make-up treatment. What good is such an application really? Is it worth all the money? And do I hardly need washable make-up afterwards?? I, news editor Jolla, would like to try it out.

For a long time I have been thinking about permanent make-up. The reason is my pale face, which can only be brightened up a bit with the appropriate make-up. That wouldn’t be so bad, if the make-up would at least stay where I put it on in the morning. But unconsciously I rub my face more often during the day or just sweat the make-up off. The black color on the eyeliner or the eyelashes quickly disappears and stains my dark circles, which look even darker than they already are.

And also in the eyebrows, which I normally draw with an eyebrow pencil, gaps appear after a few hours. So I want to take the plunge and have the make-up applied permanently – or at least for a few years. It is a misconception that permanent make-up is like a normal tattoo and stays on the skin forever.

Before the permanent make-up treatment without make-up

What is permanent make-up??

Many people think that a permanent make-up treatment is a tattoo. This is only conditionally true. Permanent make-up is also called cosmetic tattooing, but in contrast to a normal tattoo, the thin needles only penetrate the epidermis and apply mineral or synthetic pigments. This difference is subsequently also noticeable in the durability. Unlike tattoos, the color does not last "forever", but only two to five years. The actual duration depends on the exfoliation, i.e. skin renewal, and the lifestyle of each individual. The color of the eyebrows fades faster due to the increased sebum production.

To achieve a satisfactory result, you need two to three sessions. As the skin is injured by the pigmentation, it heals in the weeks following the treatment, allowing part of the skin and therefore the color to peel off. In the second and possibly third treatment, these inequalities are repaired.

What do I want to have pigmented?

I decide for eyeliner and eyebrows. I already had my eyebrows treated by microblading a few months ago, but the result has already faded a bit. Therefore, make-up artist and liner artist Wahid Rahimi of "Rahimi Beauty" advises me, to have my eyebrows corrected as well. I choose this beauty salon because of the convincing online appearance and the very sympathetic telephone conversation with Wahid. On my first visit, I do not regret my decision – the salon and the staff seem very professional.

I do not really want to have my lips done. I, too, am haunted by the images of thickly lined lips in my head. But when I enter the salon in Hamburg and Wahid welcomes me, my – already low – steadfastness melts away. Yes, I am easily persuaded when someone has good arguments. Wahid explains and shows me on the basis of photos that the pigmented lips look much better today than they did in the past. The lips are no longer outlined with a red line, but shaded, so that the result looks much more natural. Because that is exactly what is important to me: naturalness. Wahid chooses a slightly reddish shade for me, which he says makes my lips "tastier" look – like a strawberry or a cherry. I am tense .

Wahid Rahimi and Gala editor Jolla during the treatment

How does the treatment work?

Wahid Rahimi calls the treatment in his salon "Constant Make-Up", but it is identical with a permanent make-up treatment.

Before the treatment starts, I have little concern about the pain ahead, but I am quickly disabused of this notion. It is said that a permanent make-up treatment is not as painful as a normal tattoo. I believe that it is really so, after all, the stitches go deeper with a normal tattoo. Still, I feel very intense pain and actually can’t imagine it being any worse than this.

During the first treatment, it is especially the eyelids where I find the procedure very uncomfortable – also because Wahid has to pull the eyelid upwards. In addition, Wahid goes with the fine needles again and again over the same places, whereby these are constantly irritated. With the second treatment, however, it is the lips where I seem to be extremely sensitive on this day. It must be said, however, that the skin on the eyelids is particularly thin and that is probably why the pricking with the needles hurts so much.

Either way, the treatment itself is not pleasant and takes a long time. This is also due to the fact that Wahid is a perfectionist and carries out his work accordingly. You don’t leave the treatment chair until the boss is completely satisfied. This, of course, also applies to the customer. Wahid asks again and again whether I am really satisfied and what he could possibly still improve. His charming wife Humeira Rahimi, also a Lindergist, is also taking delightful care of me and is on hand to give me and Wahid good advice.

What happens after treatment?

The pigmented areas should be left to rest after the treatment – that is, use as little make-up or normal creams as possible. In addition, you should avoid the sun as much as possible and try not to sweat too much.

I have no pain after the treatment, but my lips feel like sunburn. Against this helps a Vaseline that gives me Wahid. And also the eyelids are slightly swollen and tense a bit. But these sensitivities are hardly worth mentioning, after a few days everything feels quite normal.

After the permanent make-up treatment

What does a permanent make-up treatment cost??

Of course, it depends on what you want to have pigmented on your face and which studio you go to. In my case, the following costs would be incurred:

– Eyebrows fine hair drawing Microblading 450 euros

– Eyeliner top/bottom complete 550 Euro

– Lips contour with full shading 750 euros

In total that would be 1.750 Euro. The Studio "Rahimi Beauty but also offers a complete price of 1.690 Euro of.

Wahid and Humeira Rahimi with Gala editor Jolla

What is the result?

To be able to evaluate the result properly, you have to wait a few weeks. At the beginning the treated areas might still be swollen. Besides, the colors are much stronger shortly after the treatment and fade after a few days or so. weeks by at least 25 percent. Therefore you should not panic in the first week if the colors shine too strong.

I am more than satisfied with the result. My face looks much fresher and more colorful, but not over-painted. If I have my eyelashes dyed black, I can get up in the morning and do almost nothing. Possibly. a little bit of concealer on the circles under my eyes and I can leave the house without having to put on sunglasses. If someone were to ask me, I would definitely recommend a permanent make-up treatment to others. Of course, the price is a bit daunting and you have to think twice if you are willing to pay it. Finally, there is also the possibility of being disappointed because the color lasts shorter than hoped due to your own skin condition. However, if you have been thinking about permanent make-up for a long time and have the possibility to implement it, you should, in my opinion, go for it.

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