had my semi permanent make up done (eyebrows) - IT. IS. AMAZING.

(58 Posts)
MoomieAndFreddie Wed 14-Nov-12 17:20:27

i cannot stop looking in the mirror at myself blush

they look brilliant. perfect, tiny hairstrokes, a lovely arch, a perfect browny black colour exactly like my natural hair colour, and they are completely symetterical (sp?) . they completely open up my face and eyes and i have no make up on at all and yet i somehow look lightly made up and natural.

i have eyebrows for the first time, like, ever AND I WILL NEVER HAVE TO DRAW THEM ON AGAIN! well for at least a year anyway

i love them

one downside - it FOOKING hurt

lubeybooby Wed 14-Nov-12 17:47:10

Mine are the same, I really want mine done! Where did you get yours done? Mine are really dark but sparse so they look a little strange without definer and I'm sooo tired of it smudging off not matter what brand I use.

MoomieAndFreddie Wed 14-Nov-12 18:01:35

had it done here http://www.chichairandbeautygroup.co.uk/

its based in leicester - not sure where you are

MoomieAndFreddie Wed 14-Nov-12 18:02:17

oh link failed

try again

lubeybooby Wed 14-Nov-12 19:40:47

Oh wow - I am in Leicestershire grin excellent, thanks v much

ggirl Wed 14-Nov-12 19:42:31

I would love to get this done but am allergic to hair dye dammit!

HellothisisJoanie Wed 14-Nov-12 19:48:25

how much?

MoomieAndFreddie Wed 14-Nov-12 20:02:20

brilliant lubey! i'll post some pics tomorrow as dh is out tonight and i need to use his iphone

hellothisis its £350 but i got 25% off as they have an offer at the mo. not sure how long its on for though.

fooolofbeans Wed 14-Nov-12 20:28:52

yes yes yes!! i have had mine done and 4 months later i'm still not tired of admiring them smile smile

MoomieAndFreddie Thu 15-Nov-12 11:12:21

did your eyebrows fade much fooolof?

the woman who did mine said i should expect them to fade a bit, i don't want them to though! i have 2 free follow up appointments so if they have faded too much hopefully i can ask her to go over them again.

fooolofbeans Fri 16-Nov-12 00:01:24

yeah they did fade, but the technician explained that when i left the salon they were 'wet' and would need to heal (like a normal tattoo) and the top layer of ink would come off

so with this in mind she did my first treatment, relatively light so i didnt get too much of a shock when i saw them immediately post treatment

i then had them made darker and thicker at each subsequent treatment (i had 3 in total). after the final treatment they looked horrendously dark and morticia like, but after a week had settled to the wonderful very dark brown solid colour they are now

words cannot describe how much i heart them thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks

EIizaDay Fri 16-Nov-12 02:44:10

I'm interested in this but after looking at their website it sounds like it's permanent rather than semi-permanent.

Would be scared in case it was permanently wrong. Why is it called semi-permanent. Please educate me on this.

It's semi permanent as it lasts about a year. I've had mine done twice now and they are fantastic. Mine cost £250 and I'm in Brighton if anyone needs a recommendation.

HellothisisJoanie Fri 16-Nov-12 05:47:09

A year for all that? No way

suntodayplease Fri 16-Nov-12 08:02:36

Any chance you could put a picture or link to examples? Sounds great, I hate having to 'do' my eyebrows every morning. Years of over plucking (why why why!!!) have left some patches/gaps. Did it scab like a normal tattoo? Did you have to go into hiding for a few days after until they had healed?!

MoomieAndFreddie Fri 16-Nov-12 08:10:28

will post some pics later. promise! have been really busy as one of the dcs has been poorly.

its scabbed a bit but not as bad as a normal tattoo. and you can't tell, even up close, its just when i touch them they feel a bit bumpy IYSWIM

Caerlaverock Fri 16-Nov-12 08:13:35

As someone who is very well endowed in the eyebrow department I find these threads mystifying. I shall be staring at eyebrows for a week now

Helltotheno Fri 16-Nov-12 10:23:11

But what's the principle, like how is it done? Do they dye each individual hair or is it ink into your skin?

Dawndonna Fri 16-Nov-12 10:30:57

Caer you're so lucky, I have alopecia and I would love to have this done, but am also allergic to hair dye. Honestly, you have no idea of the difference it makes to your face. If I dash out in the morning without my eyebrows (almost unheard of) people ask if I'm okay, if I'm poorly, if I'm coming down with something!

MoomieAndFreddie Fri 16-Nov-12 15:35:25

they draw really fine little strokes on your skin, where your eyebrows should be. and it just looks like eyebrows.

i too would love thick eyebrows would have saved me a few hundred quid

fooolofbeans Fri 16-Nov-12 18:53:45

i used this salon: www.h-o-b.co.uk/permanent-cosmetics

they use nouveau countour, the technician i used advised me to read everything i could on their website in order to understand the process and decide which effects i would like

there is some sort of legal issue surrounding calling them permanent/semi permanent i cant really remember it, she did explain at the time, if i understand correctly after around 1-2 years they will have faded and so need 'topping up' in order to look as good as new, but will not have disappeared completely if that makes sense, here's the website with all the info: www.nouveaubeautygroup.com/nouveau-contour/

I went here for mine:
www.beautifulink.co.uk/

noddyholder Sat 17-Nov-12 08:56:41

They look fake though even the really good ones you can spot.

No faker than drawing them on with a pencil. At least mine are now always even and the same every day.

MoomieAndFreddie Sat 17-Nov-12 09:30:34

i'd honestly rather have slightly fake looking eyebrows than non existent ones or ones i had drawn on with a pencil grin
i love mine sooooooo much (have you noticed)

Far better than my nearly non existent ones that have to be drawn on every day, also the result of alopecia. I really ought to look into this. Just seems like such a lot of money.

MoomieAndFreddie Sun 18-Nov-12 17:16:34

oh whoknows its sooooo worth it, honestly.

moonshine Sun 18-Nov-12 17:48:28

I regularly come on to these threads and bang on about how semi-permanent tattooing has been life-changing for me - I've recently had a diagnosis of alopeica areata which officially explains why I am hairless on certain parts of my body (sadly mostly the wrong bits!)

No drawing them on every day, no checking the mirror a million times a day just in case I have wiped half an eyebrow off in the rain or with sweat etc

And they look loads better than drawn-on ones.

Mine are coming up to their 3-year anniversary and have faded a fair bit I still feel confident and happy with them (although I think I will get them redone in the new year).

Worth. Every. Single. Penny.

How did you all go about finding your tattooist? None of the ones linked are anywhere near me, I have tried googling but the only ones I have found even remotely nearby haven't looked very impressive om their websites, but I could travel to London.

Where do you live Whoknows?

Hampshire (but a long way from the coast, therefore Brighton is not all that close). I am thinking I would rather travel a bit for a good one rather than focus too locally though.

How close is Southampton? I don't know anyone who's had semi permanent make up from there but I know Xavier and he would only have someone good working for him:
www.xavier-g.com/tr_semi_permanent_makeup.html

It's about an hour's drive away, so that would be do-able, I will have a look at your link, thank you.

Spoiltexpatbrat Sun 18-Nov-12 19:14:09

Damn you, I gave just spent an hour googling and translating places in Paris. I need this done! Not sure if I'm brave enough due to the language barrier hmm

Back to google...

MABS Sun 18-Nov-12 19:14:33

I went to the same place Akissisnotacontract, she is great. But not eyebrows, just eye definer..which i love love love!

fromparistoberlin Mon 19-Nov-12 09:54:05

reading with interest, mine are sparse and blonde it soo NOT a good look

think I will treat myself come bonus time

how much??

MoomieAndFreddie Mon 19-Nov-12 09:57:02

mine were meant to be £350 but the salon had a 25% off everything offer so were about £260

they are usually about £300 - £600 generally i think

fromparistoberlin Mon 19-Nov-12 10:00:01

owch, in west london coming up at £500

and this is not something to do on the cheap!!!!

MoomieAndFreddie Mon 19-Nov-12 10:21:10

no, definitely not fromparis

i have seen it cheaper, but TBH i really think this is one thing that you don't want to get on the cheap, as you would have to live with the results far longer than you would a crap haircut or dodgy leg wax or something

fromparistoberlin Mon 19-Nov-12 10:48:00

indeed, I mean they are basically a tattoo, right?

can you imagine if they wont wrong! shudders!

MoomieAndFreddie Mon 19-Nov-12 11:42:26

omg it would be awful!

Dh says the last time he went for a tattoo, the tattoo parlour was advertising permanent eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner etc

but the difference is with semi permanent make up they only last a maximum of 5 years whereas tattoos are FOREVER (other than having them lasered off at great expense and pain)

Djembe Mon 19-Nov-12 12:02:20

Ooh I'd like this if not so £££ !

I am too scared to even use an eyebrow pencil in case it looks ridiculously fake, despite having horrendous overplucked eyebrows which weren't ever a nice shape anyway. I need to venture to a make-up counter and be taught how.

Spoiltexpatbrat Mon 19-Nov-12 12:09:33

djembe try a powder instead of pencil, use a slanted eyebrow brush and the results will be much more natural. Estée Lauder counters do a brow service free of charge and will show you how to apply smile

I'm still googling for a place in Paris, waiting for a call back from one lady who is said to be the best in the area.

No prices on her website though hmm I can see this is going to be expensive!

HoLLYT86 Wed 21-Nov-12 12:47:10

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HoLLYT86 Wed 21-Nov-12 12:50:51

by the way its not just eyebrows you can get done you can also get eyeliner and lip liner! I have it all done and its great! All i do in the morning is stick a bit of tinted moisturiser on (sometimes mascara if i fancy it) and i look like i have spent a long time perfecting my make up its great! Especially when you go on holiday or go swimming you still look fab and no smudges all over your face!

gingerchick Wed 21-Nov-12 12:57:42

What area are you in HoLLY I really want mine done!

MoomieAndFreddie Wed 21-Nov-12 14:48:25

oh holly why could you not have posted that a couple of weeks ago?! Lol

Do you have a website or anything? Any photo's of your work? And where are you? Sorry for all the questions its just some of my friends want theirs done after seeing mine!

Spoiltexpatbrat Wed 21-Nov-12 16:09:47

Holly I hope you are in paris wink

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Jellypudmum Mon 28-Oct-13 22:22:36

Any body know of a good place near Chesterfield or sheffield?

SundaySimmons Mon 28-Oct-13 22:39:02

Now this is one cosmetic procedure that I will,have once my eyesight goes and my eyebrows become sparse!

At the moment I am happy to use my eyebrow powder and it lasts all day until I remove it. Thankfully it doesn't take me very long and I am adept at applying it.

However, I think semi permanent eyebrows are fantastic, especially if you have none or very sparce eyebrows and good eyebrows make such a difference to your face.

I get you all look gorgeous.

CointreauVersial Tue 29-Oct-13 19:39:40

I'm another one mystified by all this eyebrow talk. OK, I get it if you've suffered hair loss.

But I don't do anything to my eyebrows, beyond whipping off the odd stray one. Don't possess an eyebrow pencil. My eyebrows are just.....there.

I get the feeling I'm horribly out of date.confused grin

VivaLeBeaver Tue 29-Oct-13 19:47:39

I'm the same with eyebrows Contrieau. Mine are thick and bushy so am always plucking.

Eyeliner sounds good but I bet it hurts like a bitch.

HerrenaHarridan Tue 29-Oct-13 20:12:29

Well I learnt something new today! Who knew?!?

My eyebrows are also just there, I ignore them pretty much all of the time.
Glad your happy though.

Only popped up to wave to the other people with alopecia. smile

mamalovesbaby777 Thu 30-Jan-14 18:53:00

Can you have this semi permanent eyebrow done when you are pregnant??

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