Permanent makeup procedures have grown considerably in the last decade. More and more woman are beginning to find the benefits of permanent makeup or as C Kimmel (2012) said, “Help came in the form of permanent cosmetics, tattooing for the face that more and more women are pursuing to enhance their looks.”

In an interview by C Kimmel (2012), Helen Leach said that she started to find it difficult to apply fine eyeliner and the rest of her makeup up close in the mirror in the mornings but permanent makeup has resolved this issue.

Many middle-aged women have the same problem and permanent makeup has proven to resolve this frustration and the best of it.

According to Suzy, “I can swim, cry, jog and the eyeliner will not come off!” S Neethling (2013) said “I saw my natural lip colour receding and after lots of research went and had my full lips done and never looked back. I just love my new lip colour and it looks so natural.”

I have seen a huge increase in the demand for permanent makeup as I myself are booked to the hour and find it very rewarding to see how pleased they are afterwards.

Permanent makeup can seem expensive at first glance but as C Kimmel (2012) reported, “The procedure isn’t cheap, but then neither are the myriad cosmetics that women buy, as evidenced by the multibillion-dollar cosmetic industry!”

There are many different permanent makeup procedures and PMU Supplies (previously known as Permanent Makeup Technology) is the only permanent makeup company specialising in:

EYELINERS

  • Traditional eyeliner
  • Designer eyeliner
  • Lash enhancement
  • Mucosal eyeliner
  • Eye shadow liner

EYEBROWS

  • Powder effect brows
  • Creating eyebrows
  • 3D Brows

LIPS

  • Lip liner
  • Soft lip liner
  • Full lips
  • Full lips incl. a liner
  • Full lips incl. a soft lip liner
  • Sparkling lip gloss effect

Permanent makeup should not be painful and that is why we use the best numbing anaesthetic there is. Each area has its own specifically designed anaesthetic making each procedure very comfortable for the client. If you are thinking of having permanent makeup done it is important to ensure that you choose the correct technician and with the growing amount of technicians and permanent makeup companies it gets difficult to ensure that you have made the right choice.

I have done and are still doing many corrective techniques of poorly applied permanent makeup. O. Greyling (2014) said, “I was so ashamed of my face and avoided going out in public and as a result was diagnosed with depression. I wish I first researched more before I just jumped into the procedure, but thankfully now after having my permanent makeup corrected I feel much more confident and are able again to go out in public.”

There are many more stories like Mrs Greyling and this is one of the main reasons that I started ‘The Permanent Makeup Society of Southern Africa (PMSSA)’.

The public will now be able to see who in their area will be able to assist in their permanent makeup procedure and be assured of quality work (http://www.permanentmakeupsociety.co.za/pmssa-members.html).

Always ensure that you go for a consultation! Ask a lot of questions and talk about your concerns. Make sure the technician knows exactly what you want and what colour you want. Be assured that our pigments will never change colour or fade inconsistently due to that it does no consist of Iron oxide (please refer to SL Beauty Splendour for more info!).

C. Kimmel (2012), highlights that the US Food and Drug Association (FDA), states that there are many risks associated with permanent makeup regarding infection from non-sterile tattooing equipment, allergic reactions and the formulation of granulomas, nodules that may form around particles of tattoo pigment.

This is why our permanent makeup system is completely disposable ensuring a very hygienic experience.

We pride ourselves in that our technicians are properly trained to ensure that they have a safe permanent makeup environment and that they know how to do permanent makeup correctly the first time with our advanced techniques and quality products.

There is an old scenario of three importers: “I bought my product from the US. That is nice!! I bought mine from Germany! Wow, I bought mine from France…”

The moment they compare all three was manufactured in China! Which one is superior, probably the one with the correct spelling!!

In permanent makeup the same scenario is playing as that the international market on permanent makeup is a vast endless one. New technology and new developments in permanent makeup will always continue. Hard work and thorough research are much needed to divide the cream from the crop.

SL Beauty Splendour‘s (previouly known as PMU Supplies) belief is to go with the changes, but with caution. Always test, try and research every option before making a statement or a claim on a product. Having a name like “Bomb”, “Cronos”, “Atomic”, “Super” etc. does not make the product superior. It is the actual manufacturer and result of the product tested that initiates the start of establishing the quality of the product.

To some extent, the price can also indicate quality products, but this method has also sometimes been proofed wrong. A more affordable rotary pen vs a more expensive digital permanent makeup machine has shown that the rotary pen creates better natural-looking permanent makeup and helps with lower operating cost keeping permanent makeup affordable for everyone. The digital machine again clogged and froze.

You do get quality digital permanent makeup machines and many other quality permanent makeup machines. Finding the one for you will involve research. One tip is that if someone claims the machine is not from China, it probably is as that the majority permanent makeup machines are manufactured there and they do make some decent machines, but you will then pay a decent price.

SL Beauty Splendour has three different types of machines to suit everyone’s needs and budget. Al three have been tried and tested and each machine has perfect results. We strive for quality and innovation and our portfolio is proof of the quality permanent makeup done by each machine.

Our Royal Rotary Pen is the perfect affordable permanent makeup machine for the novice in permanent makeup who does not want to spend too much.

Our PMUTech Touch is our digital permanent makeup machine with profound precision for the one who is looking for something different and modern.

Our Oron 57 is our cream of the crop. Suitable for permanent makeup, paramedical procedures and hair follicle simulation in one. Procedure time has been decreased by 90% with this machine and ink insertion is incomparable to other machines. The quality crafted Oron 57 is manufactured in Israel and is just a pleasure to do permanent makeup with.

Be cautious when someone tells you that, that company’s machine is crap because that person has never used that machine and does not know the machine. Rather listen to those who actually use the machine as that they will not hide the truth purposefully.