Frequently Asked Questions

Is permanent cosmetic makeup a tattoo?

Yes, permanent cosmetic makeup is a tattoo! High quality pigment is usually comprised of iron oxides, alcohol, glycerin and distilled water. They are made of cosmetic grade oxides, which is the same kind of oxides that are used in major cosmetic manufacturing companies. Iron oxides have been used for decades with little or no reaction to the skin.

Who benefits most from permanent makeup?

People with:

  • An active lifestyle
  • Contact lenses
  • Visual impairment
  • Hay fever and watery eyes
  • Little or no brow hair
  • Alopecia (absence of hair)
  • Sparse or light lashes
  • Difficulty in makeup application
  • Unsteady or arthritic hands
  • Allergies to conventional cosmetics
  • Scars resulting from accidents or surgery
What will I look like immediately following my procedure?

Your procedure will appear much darker the day it is done. This darker color will remain for approximately 3-5 days while the wetting solutions that were mixed with the pigment are being absorbed leaving behind the pigment in its dry form.

Will it fade?

The first two weeks after a procedure is called the color stabilization time. The first few hours after a procedure, the color will darken as the swelling subsides. In three to seven days, the epidermal (outer) layer of skin will gradually peel or flake off as the new layer re-grows. Some of the color will come off with this layer. Allow a 10% to 50% fade during this time. Your color will soften with time. Using total sun block and avoiding tanning beds and chlorinated water will help prolong the duration of your color.

Is it expensive?

Not if you look at the long-term cost and effect. Think about how much money you spend each year on cosmetics and compare that and the convenience. It’s worth every penny to make the most of your natural beauty.

Does it hurt?

We use a two-step topical numbing technique for our clients’ comfort. Before any procedure, a topical anesthetic is applied and allowed to set for at least 30 minutes. An additional application of topical anesthesia is applied during the treatment. Most clients remain very comfortable throughout the entire procedure. After the procedure is complete, most clients experience some redness and slight swelling of the treated area. This is temporary and usually subsides within a few hours for eyeliner and brows, and a day or two for lip procedures. Applying ice to the treated area will help reduce swelling and assist in the healing process.

Does it look natural?

Very natural – our goal is to enhance your natural features by using custom blended colors to compliment your skin tone, eye and hair color.

How long will it last?

This varies with each individual person, though the usual duration is between two to five years. Proper after-care of the treated area will help prolong the results such as using sunscreen and avoiding tanning beds and chlorinated water.

What is permanent make-up?

Micropigmentation, permanent makeup and cosmetic tattooing is the practice of placing small amounts of pigment into the dermal layer of the skin to achieve a desired color change. The color can last up to 5 years and is a convenient alternative to daily application of makeup. Common areas to pigment are the brows, eyelids and lips.

Will I need a touch up?

All clients should return for a touch up appointment between 4-6 weeks post procedure. Any pigment that was lost during healing can be replaced at this time.

What type of procedures do you offer?

Eyeliner and Eyelash Enhancement – A fine, soft natural line can be created to add depth and definition to your eyes. Your lashes will appear thicker. Color and thickness can be individualized and applied in the style that you desire.

Eyebrows Filled in or Hairstrokes – Natural looking hair strokes can be applied in different tones to give the appearance of a full set of natural brows. Others may choose to fill-in or enhance sparse or light colored brows.

Lip Color – Lip liner and full lipstick color is perfect for defining a natural lip line, correcting asymmetry, reshaping uneven lips and or making lips appear larger and fuller.

ColorWash Designer Eyeliner – The Next Generation in Advanced Permanent Makeup. A delicate technique of layering multiple colors on the eyelid. Developed by Jeanee, this artistic application is specifically unique to NaturaLook.

Areola and Camouflage – Micropigmentation is often used in the medical field to enhance the final results after cosmetic surgery, including…camouflage facelift scars, stretch marks, repigmentation of skin grafts and burns. Mastectomy and augmentation patients enjoy the benefits of micropigmentation for recoloring the areola or scars after breast surgery.

We would live to discuss our services with you one on one and invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation with Jeanee. Please call us at: 858.459.2201 or email: info@naturalook.com to schedule your appointment.

How do I know what color to choose?

Beginning with a variety of basic pigment shades, virtually any color can be mixed to compliment your natural skin tones. We work with you, discussing your preferences and making suggestions to help perfect your look and custom design the color that will suit you best.

What instrumentation do you use?

NaturaLook is proud to offer state of the art digital and rotary instrumentation to effectively achieve the desired results for our clients and enhance the training experience of our students.

What is your privacy policy?

At NaturaLook we are dedicated to protecting our clients, patients and their privacy. The information that you provide is confidential. We will not sell or trade any of your personal information with third parties.