Permanent or Semi-Permanent Makeup. What is the difference?

Permanent Makeup is the art of implanting pigment into the dermal layer of the skin.   “Permanent Makeup”, “Semi-Permanent Makeup” and “Tattoo” are terms often used to describe this art form but it is all the same thing.  When the pigment is properly implanted into the dermal layer, the pigment particles stay in place and are there to last.  However, with the passage of time, exposure to UV rays, use of AHAs and Vitamin A products all contribute to fading of the pigment.  If your technician is light handed and applies pigment on the top layers of the dermal layer, your application will look much softer and as a result the pigment will fade considerably within 6 months to 5 years depending on the service and techniques used.  This technique can sometimes be referred to as “semi-permanent”.

Julice’s style is the “semi-permanent” technique because she prefers to give her clients a natural look.  The flexibility of having the color and shape fade over time is advantageous because it gives her the flexibility to change the color and shape as her clients age.