Permanent Makeup is a form of cosmetic tattooing used to enhance facial features (eyebrows, eyeliner, lips and the creation of beauty marks). The procedure involves sterile needles and pigment that is implanted just below the surface of the skin.
Permanent Makeup Treatments
What could be better than looking nearly as good in the morning as you did in the evening? Think of the time you could save by not having to put on your makeup. The dream of having perfectly designed eyebrows, gorgeously defined eyes and lip color that lasts has finally come true. Beyond the mere aesthetic value, with the savings in time, money, and daily frustration, it is easy to see why Permanent Makeup is gaining such popularity and continuing to grow!
The benefits of Permanent Cosmetics are being discovered by people from all walks of life, including business women, athletes, those with poor eyesight or unsteady hands, those with sensitivities to traditional cosmetics and those whose work precludes wearing makeup. This procedure allows busy people to look their best at all times, while enhancing the beauty of those who desire more than what Mother Nature gave them.
This state of the art practice has been employed by models, actors, and entertainers as a means of enhancing their appearance. Cher, Elizabeth Taylor, and Farrah Fawcett are just a few of the celebrities that have chosen to have permanent cosmetics.
Featured Permanent Makeup Artist
Livia Abrudan, Permanent Makeup Artist
Spa Gregorie’s | Newport Beach
Livia is an experienced, professional, color expert and former permanent cosmetic instructor. She has more than 20 years of experience and over 8,000 procedures to date.
Permanent Makeup Pricing
- Complimentary Consultations
- Packages and Discounts Available
- Eyebrows – $400
- Eyeliner (Top & Bottom) – $400
- Eyeliner (Top or Bottom) – $300
- Lash Enhancements- from $400
- Lip Liner – $400
- Full Lip – $800
- Camouflaging – from $200
- Corrective Work- from $200
- Areola Coloration- $800
- Beauty Mark- $100
Call for Pricing and Hours:
o Newport Beach: Call 949.644.6672, or request an appointment here
Permanent Makeup FAQ’s
Who benefits from Permanent Cosmetics?
Everyone! From the young, to the elderly, anyone who desires a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance will love Permanent Makeup. It is especially beneficial for those who are unable to use traditional cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities. Active people, who want to look their best during activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis and aerobics also benefit from these procedures, as they no longer have to worry about “sweating off” or reapplying cosmetics.
Others who benefit from Permanent Cosmetics include those who have difficulty applying their cosmetics (the vision-impaired or others with motor impairments, such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke survivors, or unsteady hands) and busy people who just don’t have time to spend on their makeup.
What type of permanent cosmetic procedures are available?
During your consultation, our artist will guide you through photos and color choices to best select the look that you desire. You may choose to simply enhance your natural beauty, or go for a slightly more dramatic look.
Procedures are available to enhance:
- Eyeliner (top and/or bottom)
- Lip Color
- Beauty Marks
Are Permanent Cosmetic procedures really permanent?
Technically, Permanent Cosmetic procedures are considered “permanent” because the color is implanted into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance, or color re-enhancement. Just like hair color, furniture located near a window, or the paint on a car, pigment implanted in the skin fades with time. The color typically lasts for about two years, but varies by client due to body chemistry, skin pigmentation and exposure to various elements.
Are these procedures performed with a tattoo gun?
No, we are so fortunate to have the Nouveau Contour Digital 700, a fully computerized Permanent Makeup machine that provides optimal results in less time. The hand piece is equipped with a patent-pending Safety Needle Cartridge, making it the first Permanent Makeup machine worldwide to virtually eliminate the possibility of cross contamination. For additional safety, when the cartridge is detached from the hand piece, the needle automatically retracts back into the cartridge preventing an accidental “stick” to the technician or client.
How long does each procedure take?
On average, Permanent Makeup procedures take approximately 2 hours, depending on the procedure. Subsequent visits usually do not require as much time.
Is it painful?
Most people describe the first few minutes of these procedures as “annoying”. However, as soon as the skin has been abraded, a topical anesthesia penetrates the dermis, eliminating most of the discomfort for most people. If you know that you are an extremely sensitive person, please discuss this with our artist and she will advise you of different methods available to help with pain management.
Is it safe?
All Permenant Makeup services are performed in complete accordance with all OSHA standards (Occupational Safety & Health Association). All equipment is pre-sterilized and disposed of in a sanitary manner. We ensure that your procedure will be completed in a clean, safe room, free from other contaminants.
Are there any side effects?
Generally, there is a slight amount of swelling and possibly some tenderness of the treated area. While eyebrows typically show little after effect, eyeliner and lips may show more and the swelling may last from 2 to 72 hours. Additionally, be aware that during the procedure there may be some bleeding and/or bruising.
Are you beginning to lose the tails on your brows? Do you have flawed eyebrows? Are you having trouble penciling them in without your glasses? Do they come out crooked or uneven when you try to pencil them in? Do your brows wear off during the day?
For these reasons, and many more, women are finding that permanent eyebrows are perfect for them. From providing a basic guideline for you to follow, to total brow re-creation, our Permanent Makeup Expert can create you anything for you: from a few hair strokes, to filling in those holes, to dramatic, fully-colored brows that even your closest friends won’t believe aren’t your own!
Eyebrows add the most expression to the face. A flat arch or asymmetrical shape can make a person appear angry, sad, and even older than they really are. Reshaping the brow, lifting the ends, and defining the arch does wonders for the overall appearance of the face.
Are you tired of your eyeliner smudging? Does it wear off during the day? Are you having trouble getting it straight or even? Are you allergic to cosmetic products, or are your allergies causing you to re-apply your eyeliner several times a day?
The applications for eyeliner are great for clients who wish to draw attention to their eyes, or for those who prefer not having to worry about smudging and smearing.
More and more women are finding that permanent eyeliner is perfect for them. Eyeliner can be applied in many styles and colors, from a soft, natural-looking lash enhancement, to a more defined line – the choice is yours! Whatever look you choose, you will wake-up, shower, exercise, work, swim, and go to bed always looking your best.
Are you tired of re-applying your lip liner and lipstick over and over again during the day? Does lipstick make your lips dry or chapped? Would you like more definition, fuller lips, or to correct a crooked lip line? Do you sometimes wish you had more of the color that you had when you were younger?
If you’ve ever had that twenty-dollar tube of lipstick melt in your purse, then permanent lip color may be just for you. Lip liner can be applied to give more definition, correct uneven lips, or add fullness to the mouth. The procedure also helps prevent lipstick from bleeding and can minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
Full lip color can be applied in either a natural hue, or a more vivid one. Wear your permanent lip color alone in a natural tone, or apply different shades of lipstick over your permanent lip color for a more dramatic look: you will find that the color lasts all day.