Permanent Eyeliner turns blue grey

Before Permanent Makeup Brows and Liner
After Permanent Makeup Hairstroke Brows and Eyeliner

Common question asked by my clients:

I had permanent eyeliner done in the past.  The original artist used Black pigment.  It looked great at first, but as the pigment faded, it turned Blue Grey.  Why does this happen and what can I do?

As mentioned before, all pigment fades over time.  Carbon Black pigment has a lot of the primary Blue color.  Therefore, as the other colors in the Black fade, the blue color remains.

Touch ups are essential to keeping permanent eyeliner looking fresh and crisp.  If you have blue grey liner, ask the artist to add Orange Pigment to the Black Pigment to counter balance the Blue.  The Orange pigment will turn the blue into a soft brown, and with the added black pigment, the blue will not be noticeable.

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Jee Kim
Pretty Please Studio
San Ramon, CA

Tweeze, Wax, or Thread Brows?


Tweeze, Wax, or Thread Brows?

The benefits of having your brows waxed or threaded by a professional are that they shape and clean up the brows for you.  It takes the guess work out of tweezing.

However, I find waxing to be painful.  Afterwards, my eyelids are pink and the skin stings for a few minutes afterwards.   Not only does the wax remove unwanted hair, but it also removes layers of the epidermis, leaving skin with a burning sensation.

Threading is my preferred choice of brow hair removal.  The thread pulls out the targeted hair and leaves the skin intact.  Initially, it can be painful, but over time, we become less sensitive.  Most malls now have Threading Salons.

Clients ask me if they should continue to wax or thread after permanent makeup brows.  My answer is, “No”.  Since the shape is already there, just tweeze hair growth below the permanent makeup each month.   Permanent Makeup Brows also takes the guess work out of tweezing.
San Ramon, CA

The term “Permanent Makeup Touch Up” can be used in many ways.

Before Permanent Makeup Brows
After Permanent Makeup Hairstroke Brows

The term “Touch Up” is used in few ways.  In general, it means you’ve had previous Permanent Makeup procedure(s).

If you’ve never had procedure(s) done, most Permanent Makeup Artists provide a complimentary “touch up” visit 4 weeks after the initial procedure.  This is to allow modifications to the design and color, if needed.

Another common way to use the phrase “touch up”:
Permanent Makeup Touch Ups are procedures for when you notice that the original pigment color is fading.  Typically, it is done annually on brows, and every 15 to 20 months on eyeliner and lips.  An alternative term is “annual color boost”.

Typically it is a one time application where the permanent makeup artist may add more of the  original pigment because it’s faded, or use additional colors to warm or cool down the fading pigment.

Most artists charge per Touch Up Session.  Depending on how much the original pigment has faded, multiple touch ups may be needed.  To keep your makeup looking fresh, annual color boosts are recommended.

For more Before/After Permanent Makeup photos, please visit us at:

Jee Kim
San Ramon, CA

Flash Back Friday

Here is a good simple one that is an oldy—- check out the tutorial here. I’ve also seen this one while being out-and-about. This one will always be a favorite of mine. I hope you like it as much as we do.

The Peerless Show (day two)

Day two was much harder than my day one. I think having my boys there was fun, but challenging. I did go watch more up-do classes. One of which was in the Big Sexy Hair classroom. They teach up do styling as a five step system. I loved that concept. I’d love to take classes through there program.

I did try out those cute hair flowers I told you about on my last post. Super cute. I will shoot a

Fabric Curlers— FIXED

Another one fixed— I could not be happier about getting this one fixed and a huge improvement has been made to the curls too. Surely you remember the fabric curlers I made. I’ve given a few sets away since then. These are a favorite around here, so check out the tutorial— click here to be taken to the original post. Can you believe I originally did this tutorial back in August 2008, we’ve

Yesterdays do {Part Two}

If you go to yesterdays hair do you can see what it looked like before this, the idea here is sleep in it and in the morning remove those bobby-pins and let it fall into beautiful curls. You can’t go wrong with that!

My top 10 for 2013

It has been a very good year for us! We have had some seriously cute hairstyles to choose from for this round up. I almost was going to make it my top  fifteen this year, but I sucked it up and narrowed it down to my top ten. There were a lot of really cute ones for us to choose from this year. So Scroll down to get the tutorial links to our top ten.

Double twists to a low ponytail. This