Tina is an award-winning columnist and beauty editor. Passionate about all aspects of makeup and skincare, she spends her days trying out new launches and researching the ever-changing world of beauty trends. Follow Tina’s articles and you’ll always stay updated on who’s who and what’s what of the beauty industry.+ info
If you hear "tattooed eyeliner" you will probably run in the opposite direction, but it is actually a lot more subtle than you imagine!
Perfect eyeliner is as tricky as it gets. And getting it right is really important because it can totally make or break any look. If you are tired of trying, we have two words for you: permanent eyeliner. That's right!
What is permanent eyeliner?
It is also known as eyeliner tattoo, and it is a treatment that saves you the effort of wearing eyeliner every single day. Technicians literally use a tattoo technique to apply it following your lash line, and even if the ink is permanent, it needs to be retouched every 3-5 years. It can be done in a lot of different styles, from extremely thin and subtle to even winged thick designs.
What are the benefits of permanent eyeliner?
Of course, the main benefit is that you don't have to wear eyeliner every day, considering you already do that. But besides the practicality, permanent eyeliner can dramatically enhance the shape of your eyes.
What to expect
Of course, getting your lash line tattooed sounds terrifying, so here's exactly what will happen: nowadays, it is a quite comfortable experience. The service will last somewhere between 45 minutes to an hour, and the technician will numb the area before even getting started. Of course, you feel a slight buzz because you are literally getting a tattoo, but if you are properly numbed, there won't be any pain nor bleeding.
Prior to the treatment, it is recommended you stop using sensitizing products like retinol or glycolic acid around your eye area, at least for a full week. And remember to get to your appointment with clear skin, free from all makeup!