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April 27, 2021

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Permanent Makeup

The Pros And Cons Of Permanent Makeup By Barbies Beauty Bits

Today I am going to discuss the pros and cons of permanent makeup. There are quite a few people in my circle of friends who have permanent makeup. From microblading (an eyebrow-tattooing technique), permanent eyeliner, tattoo freckles, even lip color pigmentation, these permanent makeup procedures can really seem appealing to many women, especially when it comes to saving time.  

Think about it how much time do you spend applying your makeup each day? Even if you only spend 15 minutes, that adds to over 90 plus hours in a single year. Wouldn't it be nice to have some of that extra time at your disposal?

Or perhaps you’ve sometimes wished there was a way to always look like you had the basics on and could just walk out the door or sleep-in. Well, now you can with permanent makeup.

Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique that employs tattoos to produce designs that resemble the appearance of makeup. Although it is referred to as permanent, I call it semi-permanent as it will usually last anywhere between one and five years. You can choose to renew your treatment or go back to traditional makeup as you see fit.

Understandably, you might feel conflicted about the idea of receiving permanent makeup treatment, even scary if you do not like the finished look as it not like you can rub it off.  So, to help you make up your mind about the treatment, here are the key pros and cons of permanent makeup.

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The Pros Of Permanent Makeup

  • Time Saver:  I think this is most important, especially for older women, busy career women, or even a new mom. Helping with:  
    • Feeling confident knowing that you have on some makeup 
    • Helping to save time with your other makeup application 
    • Less time in front of the mirror 
    • Or if you want to run out of the door with the basics on you can look slightly made up with no effort of applying eyeliner, filling in your brows, or applying lipstick.
  • Resilience: The worst thing about makeup is that it smears and smudges. We’ve all experienced the dreaded raccoon eyes or forgotten to remove makeup at night and awoken with it all over the pillow. But permanent makeup is always perfect, no matter what.
  • Customization: There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to permanent makeup, and your treatment will be tailored to your unique style and preferences.

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The Cons Of Permanent Makeup

  • It Is Permanent: There are a few concerns here. 
    • A Semi-permanent Mistake On Your Face: The look may not turn out how you wished it would. There are mistakes in everything and this is your face, not something your can cover-up if there is a mishap. 
    • Like A Variety: If you like to mix up your makeup look then permanent makeup may not be for you. Once applied, it is there for a few years, so you will need to be certain that you love it. 
    • Can't Change With The Trends: If you are a trendy person this is not for you. Personally I do not think it’s a good idea not to go too outlandish with your look or pick a trendy fad that will one day go out of style. 
  • Safety Concerns: Permanent makeup is not a dangerous process, but as with many cosmetic treatments, there is some element of risk and possible side effects. All tattoos can carry a slight risk of infection or allergic reaction, but most people undergo the procedure with no problem. Most beauticians will ask you to sign a permanent makeup consent form just in case. You can also have them do a test spot, which they usually place an inconspicuous mark on your arm to see if it causes any skin conditions, like a rash, hives, etc.    
  • It Can Fade Unevenly: Remember this is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo and like all tattoos, it will fade over time. I know some people who have had an odd uneven color fading with the lip tattoos. And tattooed blush, stay away from it as it looks horrible when it fades. 
  • Cost: Permanent makeup can be an expensive procedure upfront, but when you think about all the time and money you spend on makeup, it may just be worth it in the long run.

So there you have it some of the "Pros and Cons of Permanent Makeup."  Love to know your experience with permanent makeup, let me know below!



  1. I like that you dont have to apply makeup every day. This sounds so convient.

  2. Gee, I hadn't heard of permanent blush. Yikes! Microblading sounded appealing, but my hair colorist was really opposed to me doing it. I can't remember why, but she felt strongly about it. Have you considered any of permanent makeup procedures?

  3. Permanent eyebrows are so convenient especially for people who spents a lot of time doing it everyday.

  4. This may work for some, but for me I would want some freedom to try out different styles.

  5. I've always wondered about these. I thought some of the permanent makeup would be neat. I just don't know if I would honestly ever want to do it though.

  6. Woah, this is cool. But, I preferred the natural make-up and yes, the cons got me. What if there's a trend and you can't join the trend, that'll be bad.

  7. I know this was quite popular a while back. I don't think it would be for me I don't wear much makeup and have a natural look when I do.

  8. I honestly have considered permanent make up mostly because I am always in a rush to get out of the house. Just a really cool form of self care and I may still look into it in the future!

  9. There was a time when I was thinking of permanent make up and I am glad to find out more about it!

  10. Thank you for this post. I have been seriously considering micro blading but have been a little nervous.

  11. Before lock down I was thinking for a permanent make up because I'm always in a hurry but the lock down came, I think I was doing this when I am going to the office again

  12. I am not very familiar with any of these, although my friend got her brows done. It looked quite painful! It is interesting to learn some more.

  13. I have been thinking about micro blading but can't decide. Thanks for this post to help clear up some of my questions.

  14. This service sounds so amazing! Thanks for the recommendation!

  15. I had no clue that permanent make up even existed. I’d like to add eye liner and maybe a hint of color on my eyes.


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