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How to Avoid Having Bad Semi Permanent Make Up

By Catrina Valentine

Semi Permanent Make Up should rarely go wrong but if it is badly applied then the client will need to contend with the effects and go through the trouble and expense of having the necessary remedial work. Generally incorrectly applied Semi Permanent Make Up occurs when treatments are done cheaply, if the practitioner has made use of cheap products or is untrained and therefore uninsured.

A practitioner who is using medical sterilisation, sophisticated state of the art equipment and is professionally trained will not want to be the lowest priced person. They will invest their funds for sterile and sanitary business procedures, for bona fide insurance and for professional legal forms. A person with low costs will not have invested in any of these or they would not be able to "give away" their services at rock bottom prices.

How many years experience does the practitioner have? Many practitioners these days have just emerged from 'out of the blue'. Trained or untrained. Being a competent practitioner comes with time and the experiences that time gives. The industry is fast becoming flooded by newly trained/untrained people who do not understand the correct use of colour or the artistry required to achieve the expectations of the client. Even the most competent of practitioners can make mistakes with the asymmetry of the eyebrows. Peoples faces change over time and the symmetry can drop more on one side of the face than on the other. Therefore it is even more imperative to choose a practitioner who has an understanding of this and can do their utmost to make sure that the brows start where they should start and end where they should end. Generally, this involves a special calliper ruler and a unique semi permanent pen. These tools, with the experience of a great semi permanent make up practitioner will help create the perfect eyebrows. Of course to tweak the appearance in some cases the use of the naked eye is used. No face has perfect symmetry!

Consult and research the technician being considered. Ask to see their portfolio. Are they using a professional camera? Is the clinic clean? Do they show you vacuum packaged equipment with sterile markings including lot numbers and expiry dates? Can you see a sharps container for the needles? Ask to have a look at certificates of education? Does the price being charged include topical anesthetics to minimize the discomfort of the procedure? Ask how long the procedure will take, if the answer is less than 2 hours be very cautious. All of these points mentioned are necessary for success in Semi Permanent Make Up and they all cost money. A lot of money.

The reality is you should be paying hundreds of pounds for any procedure. If the technician is not charging a competitive fee they most likely are not doing what they should be to keep up with this rapidly changing industry. In that case, be wary.

Notwithstanding all of the above, sometimes incorrect information from the client to the practitioner can be another reason for a procedure to go wrong! So remember to be honest. If sun beds are used, tell the practitioner, if coloured contact lenses are used, tell the practitioner and if the hair has been dyed, tell the practitioner. All of these are factors that the practitioner will need to know when deciding the correct colour base pigment for the individual.

In the Semi Permanent Make Up industry, you get what you pay for! When it comes to your face you deserve the best!!! The very best.

Catrina Valentine has 6 years experience in the art of Semi Permanent Make Up and offers her services in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Surrey and West Sussex.

Why Use Semi Permanent Makeup and Who Can Benefit From It?
By Catrina Valentine

Imagine waking up in the morning with beautifully designed eyebrows, pretty and alluring defined wide awake eyes, and sensual looking lips, lasting years. Just imagine the money and time saved from not having to apply and re-apply regular make up. Most women apply make up in the belief that they look better and feel more attractive, boosting their self confidence. Avoid the hassle having to apply it, at least once a day.

These treatments do not replace cosmetics entirely, the procedures are designed to give you the fresh and natural look. When you want to enjoy an evening out, you can apply as much additional make up as you desire. The colour is placed 'in' your skin and a more natural softer look emerges, leaving you with eyebrows that frame your face, eyeliner giving you the wide awake look and full sultry looking lips 24/7.

Whilst on holiday you can enjoy the security of knowing that you are not presenting yourself 'bare' and at the same time wear make up that will not come off. This gives confidence and freedom to many and most women who worry about their appearance.

Some reasons why you would benefit from Semi Permanent Make Up.

- Vision impaired people who can not see to apply make up.
- Loss of hair from alopecia or chemotherapy.
- Sufferers from Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease etc.
- The ageing process reduces fullness of brows and lashes.
- Allergies to conventional make up products.
- Over plucking.
- New relationships.
- Active lifestyles such as Athletes or Swimmers.
- People who work enjoying the outdoor life.
- If you like the natural no make up look, giving the freedom from daily application.
- Busy people will find it convenient, giving them more time.
- Those who simply take pride in their appearance.

Semi permanent cosmetics are designed to be an enhancement of your natural features, but you can always add conventional make up for extra definition.

This procedure promotes self esteem giving you a sparkle with your new found confidence.

Catrina has a clinic in Hampshire and offers a mobile service in Hampshire and is a fully qualified technician trained with Finishing Touches in Harley Street, London, supplying technicians to Harrods, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols and the Royal Marsden Hospital, they have over 18 years experience and are the UK market leaders in intra dermal micro pigmentation. Catrina Valentine specialises in these treatments in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, West Sussex and Surrey.
 

Semi Permanent Makeup for the Lips
By Catrina Valentine

Semi Permanent Makeup to the lips can re-defined the area to emphasize or correct an irregular lip shape. Colours used should complement the natural lip colour and skin tone. Micropigmentation is an excellent way of enhancing the shape and colour of your lips and with skilled application, lips can look fuller and shapely, ensuring that you have perfect lips, all the time. This procedure can prevent lipstick bleed and also camouflage scars and ageing lines around the mouth.

The Lip Liner treatment will give you an ultra thin and subtle outline unless you would like a thicker bolder look. The choice is entirely yours. The procedure to the lip line can reduce lipstick bleed. A Lip Blush will give you a soft hint of colour for a natural 'gloss only' finish. Replacing naturally receding lip colour with the appearance of a new shape and size. So natural only you will know. For a more striking effect a stronger colour can be applied.

Should you prefer the Full Lipstick effect, after the lip line has been created the full lip can be filled. Wonderful for people with pale or blue lips. For a full lip colour you can be as dramatic as you like with a vibrant colour or use a subtle shade. A wide range of beautiful colours are available to both those wanting a striking effect to those wishing to have a soft natural look.

It is advisable that Zovirax tablets prescribed by a GP are taken for 5 days before and after any lip procedure if a client has ever suffered from cold sores.

If you would like to add a conventional lipstick colour to match your outfit, or just because you feel like it, you can. All you have to do is apply it over the Semi Permanent Makeup.
Catrina Valentine specialises in Semi Permanent Makeup and was trained with Finishing Touches in Harley Street. Catrina offers a mobile service in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Surrey and West Sussex.

Semi Permanent Makeup for Over Plucked Eyebrows
By Catrina Valentine

In the 1920's and the 1930's film stars such as Marlene Deitrich and Greta Garbo appeared in many Hollywood blockbusters with finely plucked and pencilled eyebrows. Likewise, in the 1960's and the 1970's icons like Twiggy and Mary Quant inspired the trend to shave or pluck eyebrows, in some cases completely! Eyebrows would then be pencilled in using fine hair strokes or just a continuous line. What on earth was that about? Quite simply, it was the fashionable trend. As a result many women now have little or no hairs which grow where their eyebrows should be.

Did you know that Cleopatra applied the first form of Semi Permanent Make Up. Ancient Egyptians adorned themselves with thick bushy eyebrows depicting the Sun God Ra which in time became the symbol of Freemasonary. The very popular thinner eyebrows came from another form of Egyptian Art, the Udjat Eye, These styles have been copied over the centuries by many periods in history, ancient and modern.

So what is this obsession with women's eyebrows and how can we correct the damage we have done?

Solution:
The application of Semi Permanent Make Up. It can save you hours in the morning and in the evening desperately trying to create the perfect natural look. This is very difficult to achieve as one eyebrow is often thicker or higher than the other. This revolutionary treatment will solve your frustrations and problems. The eyebrows can make the most dramatic difference to the basic symmetry and enhancement of the face. Giving balance whilst framing and lifting the eyes producing a more youthful look. This wonderful treatment will give you the freedom to swim, live the outdoor life, or even roll over in bed without the worry of losing your eyebrows. You can choose between replacing the missing ends, adding hairs to sparse areas, changing the shape or creating complete new beautifully designed eyebrows.

Catrina was trained in Harley Street by Finishing Touches. Catrina Valentine specialises in Semi Permanent Make Up.

Semi Permanent Makeup for the Eyeliner
By Catrina Valentine

Emphasise Bare Eyes with Permanent Makeup

Eyeliner thickens and defines lashes attracting more attention to 'bare' eyes. Ultra subtle, ultra pretty. The ultimate way to wake up in the morning, with beautifully placed eye definition and stay put eyeliner. Natural looking but noticeable. This procedure opens up the eyes giving you a sparkle with your new found confidence.

Eyeliner is used to enhance the depth and definition of the eyes giving a wide awake look and is longlasting and perfect. The pigments are non reactive and is particularly beneficial to those who are allergic to regular cosmetics, and for those wearing contact lenses. You can say goodbye to smudged eyeliner or eyeliner running down your cheek during emotional or embarrassing moments. Semi Permanent Makeup will not wash off but will fade in time. A definitive time can not be given to its longevity, this is dependent on the skin type and age.
Women of all ages can benefit from this amazing treatment. For a natural look a fine line is applied through either the top or the bottom of the eyelashes. This is the subtle look which will give your eyes more definition as though 'mother nature' had given you the look herself.

Imagine going on holiday and emerging from the pool with perfectly defined eyes. Should you prefer the heavier thicker line this can be achieved but will require more treatments. This effect would not look natural when swimming or with no other make up applied but will look fantastic throughout the evening on your night out. The application of Semi Permanent Eyeliner is safe, longlasting and an easy process that produces fabulous results.
Catrina Valentine specialises in Semi Permanent Makeup in Hampshire, Dorset, West Sussex, Wiltshire and Surrey. She was trained with Finishing Touches in Harley Street.

What Is Semi Permanent Makeup and How Does It Work?
By Catrina Valentine

What is Semi Permanent Make Up?
These treatments are an advanced technique for applying natural looking make up and is also known as Micro pigmentation. It is a term used for applying coloured hypoallergenic pigments into the dermal layer of the skin and is a form of cosmetic tattooing.

How does it work?
During the procedure, small amounts of pigment will be implanted into the skin producing make up that can last for years, and after time fades gradually. The pigment is made of natural iron oxide and its enhancements are so natural you would never know that 'mother nature' had not provided them.
It is used to enhance facial features and is revolutionary in the world of cosmetics as we know it today. Women, of all ages are experiencing the benefits of semi permanent make up. The pigments used are non reactive and virtually limitless in the choice of colours available. A definitive time cannot be given to its longevity, this is dependent on the choice of colour, age and skin type. Cosmetic tattooing can not be washed off but will fade in time. However, we do recommend a re-touch every 1 to 2 years, keeping it looking fresh and in tip top condition.
It is not intended to replace cosmetics entirely, and when you want to enjoy an evening out, you can apply as much additional make up as you desire. The colour is placed 'in' your skin and a more natural softer look emerges, leaving you with eyebrows that frame your face, eyeliner giving you the wide awake look and full sultry looking lips 24/7.

This procedure is perfectly safe and is approved by the medical industry. The equipment used is manufactured to medical standards and is used in hospitals.

Catrina has a clinic in Hampshire and offers a mobile service in Hampshire and is a fully qualified technician trained with Finishing Touches in Harley Street, London, supplying technicians to Harrods, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols and the Royal Marsden Hospital, they have over 18 years experience and are the UK market leaders in intra dermal micro pigmentation.

Catrina Valentine is a fully qualified semi permanent makeup technician covering Hampshire, Dorset, West Sussex & surrounding areas.

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