Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Permanent Eyebrows- The Pros & Cons

Permanent makeup, specifically permanent eyebrows, may seem like a good, time-saving idea. Women with sparse eyebrows or no eyebrows at all may be swayed by the fact that permanent eyebrows can give the look of eyebrows without having to fuss with eyebrow pencils and brushes. But permanent makeup is not without cons, and the cons should be carefully weight against the pros to make a decision of a permanent nature. I personally think the cons weigh more than the pros...

Pro: Time

Having your eyebrows permanently tattooed on can significantly reduce your makeup routine. When you are constantly applying your eyebrows with makeup, it takes to time to draw them on with the eyebrow pencil and then fill them with eyebrow corrector. Tattooed brows removed that aspect of your makeup routine.

Con: Pain

Anyone who has had a tattoo done can attest to the fact that it has a degree of pain involved. Having permanent eyebrows tattooed on the delicate skin above your eyes can be a painful process. Luckily, according to, the pain is short-lived, as the eyebrow area is fairly small and quick to do.

Pro: Defined Face

Permanent eyebrows are highly sought-after because of the way that they can define a face. A well placed, well shaped eyebrow can make the face look thinner and more polished and even help to make eyes look wider. Some women may even choose to remove their natural brows altogether in favor of permanent ones that are easier to maintain and care for.

Con: Changing Styles

While the eyebrow shape that you choose today may be very much en vogue, the changing styles may render your permanent eyebrows out of date and dowdy. Decades ago, perfectly shaped brows were the fashion, but the trends have changed and gravitated toward larger and more unkempt brows at times. Keep in mind that choosing one shape of brow may be in fashion today, but not tomorrow. Also alot of times the shape isn't gotten and it ends up looking tacky or disfiguring the beauty of the face.

Pro: Hair Loss Correction

Some women and men suffer from a condition called alopecia, which causes them to lose all of the hair on their bodies, including the hair from their eyebrows. Permanent makeup can help them to restore their eyebrows by giving the right color and shape, helping to camouflage their condition.

Con: Infection and Sensitivity

Having your eyebrows permanently tattooed on your face could cause some infection and problems when you are finished. According to, some women develop keloids, or puffy scars, after having this treatment done. If you have a history of sensitive skin and scarring, this may not be a good choice for you.

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