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How to Choose a Permanent Makeup Artist

Only those who haven’t experienced the benefits of a micropigmentation procedure, also called permanent makeup, consider it to be an unnecessary luxury. Those who have had micropigmentation state unequivocally permanent makeup is the single best investment a person can make in themselves.

Micropigmentation Means More Beauty Sleep

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Medical research has recently determined that “beauty sleep” is a real phenomenon; and micropigmentation allows you to sleep longer. We all know what we look like when don’t get enough sleep! Imagine how much better you will look and feel with an extra hour of precious rejuvenating sleep every day.

Artist’s Background

An improperly performed permanent makeup procedure can usually be fixed by an experienced artist, but it can be a painful and expensive process. It is much easier to avoid a negative experience by correctly choosing an ethical and qualified artist the first time.

Permanent Makeup and Microblading Correction

One look at our micropigmentation horror stories page will demonstrate just how important it is to conduct your due diligence fully before committing to just any permanent makeup technician. To assist in this process, we have created a list of important questions to ask, what to look for in a permanent makeup artist and how to choose the best artist for you.


Read about each artist you are considering. How long have they been practicing permanent makeup? Why are they in the industry? Do they continue their education and work to improve their technique?

Procedure Pictures

Carefully examine enough pictures of the artist’s work. When comparing different artists’ pictures, look carefully at small, but key details such as realistic hair strokes on eyebrows and accurate colors on eyeliner and lip color.

It’s also important to look at pictures of people who received the same type of permanent makeup you are considering and have a skin type that is like yours.

Make sure that the pictures you are viewing are of the artist’s actual clients and not stock images or pictures taken from another artist’s website or Facebook page. Watermarked images make this easier.

Client References

References can be very helpful in getting an idea of what to expect from an artist and can often be the deciding factor in your decision.

Ask questions such as: Did you feel comfortable throughout the procedure? Did the artist take their time to achieve the best result for your condition? Are you happy with your eyebrows, eyeliner, lips, etc.?

Whether they chose permanent makeup because they simply wanted to wake up with makeup and never bother with removing it every night or they were going through some form of hair loss such as Alopecia or chemotherapy. Remember, many people have been in your situation and are usually happy to share their experiences.

Listening to those willing to share experiences will help you to make the right decision and choose the right permanent makeup artist.