A beautiful girl with permanent makeup

Living in the social media age and with trends like #iwokeuplikethis, looking beautiful at all times and getting your desired looks 24×7 has become the need of the times. The revolution in the beauty world and the advancements in cosmetic procedures have presented an ideal solution to make this dream come true: permanent makeup. Thousands of ladies are getting the coveted eyebrows, luscious eyelashes, permanently lined eyes, and fuller-looking lips through cosmetic tattooing. Permanent makeup isn’t just limited to Hollywood divas; women of all ages are opting for these procedures as they are quick and the results are remarkable.

Permanent makeup saves a lot of your valuable time. In fact, it allows you to skip your makeup routine all together! However, like every good thing, it requires some after-care. With proper post-procedure care, you can enhance the results and make them last longer. If you are planning to get permanent makeup done or have already booked an appointment, we present to you a brief post-care guide for permanent makeup:

After-Care for Permanent Eyeliner Treatment

An eye with permanent eyeliner

Who doesn’t love a sensual natural eyeliner look or a dramatic winged eyeliner look? But, you might need a lot of practice before you can achieve the perfect look without having to wipe out your eye makeup numerous times. Applying eyeliner is not a child’s play. The technique and precision are hard to master. Fixing your eyeliner can make you run late for important events. To save you from this everyday struggle, a quick solution can be to get your eyes lined permanently by an expert! Permanent eyeliner is one of the most popular permanent makeup options. However, people often ignore the suggested after-care and end up with complications.

When dealing with the eyes and the region surrounding them, special care is required. Eyelids and its surrounding area are quite sensitive. In case of permanent makeup, pre and post-treatment instructions go hand-in-hand. Avoid wearing any eye products during the procedure.

Following the procedure, you can expect redness, inflammation, and bruising on the eyes. There’s nothing to worry about it. For the first 24 hours, you can use ice packs to reduce swelling or redness. Apply the ice pack no more than 15 minutes and give a 45-minute break before reapplying.

It will also be a good idea to gently clean your eyes with cotton balls dipped in cool water. You should not apply any makeup over the treated region until it has completed healed which takes around one to two weeks. Applying old makeup can cause infection. You should keep your eyelid moisturized at all times. A thin coat of Vaseline can be useful for this purpose.

You should avoid taking a bath for at least 24 hours after the procedure. Avoid eyelash curlers, direct sun exposure, and swimming in chlorinated pools for at least 14 days. Wear SPF 45 Sunblock and sunglasses when going out. Don’t wear contact lenses for 24-72 hours post-treatment. Never rub, scrape off, or pick scabs and dry patches (if any).

After-Care for Permanent Eyebrows Treatment

A girl getting micro-blading done


If you swoon over Rihanna’s eyebrows and wonder how they look absolutely perfect all the time, you would be glad to know that the beauty queen is also rocking permanent eyebrows. With micro-blading, you can forget about plucking, filling-in, and shaping your arches every day. To accentuate your brows and get durable results, after-care is a must.

As discussed previously, the region near the eye is quite sensitive and requires extra care. If you have planned on getting permanent eyebrows, you should not be plucking, tweezing, threading, or waxing them for a week, both before and after the treatment. The treatment should be performed with one’s natural eyebrow growth and shape. Makeup artists encourage keeping a natural brow line. Your makeup artist will call you for touch-ups every 4 to 6 weeks.

Avoid scheduling any Botox treatment for at least two weeks after the treatment. Any inflammation or redness in the brow region can be soothed with an ice pack. Icing should not be done for more than 15 minutes. Apply Vaseline to help your skin heal.

No showers for at least 24 hours after the treatment. Avoid swimming and sunlight for two weeks. If you experience any discomfort or pain, you take over-the-counter painkillers like Tylenol.

After-Care for Permanent Lip Treatment

Lips with permanent lip color


For more uniformly colored, fuller, and beautiful lips, you can opt for permanent lip makeup. Remember that the color you see right after the treatment is darker and bolder than the color you’ll get once your lips are fully healed. The pigments will fade over time and the final shade will be 50 to 75 percent softer than the initial color. Choose a natural lipstick shade that matches your complexion.

The risk of cold sores and lip and mouth ulcers are quite common and this makes aftercare more vital. It would be best to consult your physician and discuss your decision. The doctor may prescribe medication to take after the treatment.

Avoid any lip surgeries or Botox treatments for lips for at least three weeks after getting your permanent lip treatment done. Additional treatments can interfere with the results and can have certain drawbacks.

Ice your lips within 48 to 72 hours to reduce the swelling. Inflammation, redness, or discomfort will subside over time. Do not miss your follow up visits. Your lips will need touch-upS for 4 to 6 weeks. Any scarring is normal during this period.

Follow an after-care routine by cleaning your lips with cotton swabs dipped in cool water. Apply Vaseline over your lips generously to keep them moist at all times. Please avoid touching your lips with fingers as this can cause infection. You will not be allowed to apply any makeup products over the treated region and you must not scratch or pick any flakes or scabs.

You should stay away from spicy foods and take extra care while brushing your teeth. To make the results last longer, use a chapstick or lip balm at all times after a week.

Some General Tips

  • Use healing ointments to accelerate the healing process. Ask your physician to prescribe one for you.
  • In case of any allergic reactions, tell your makeup artist and visit your doctor right away.
  • Avoid touching the treated region with bare hands or any other cloth that might contain bacteria, as this can cause infections.
  • Do not sleep with your face touching the pillow.
  • Do not wipe the treated region aggressively. Be very gentle at all times.