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Permanent Makeup Pigment: Why is it so important?

Updated: Feb 14, 2023

When consumers get a permanent makeup treatment, they often want to know what they can do to ensure the best possible results. The quality of the resulting pigmentation, color blend, and longevity of the end result is affected by several factors that a person seeking permanent cosmetics or a practitioner planning to administer them should consider at length. One such factor is the pigment used in creating a permanent makeup procedure. Those who desire permanent makeup and those who perform it would do well to learn as much as they can about pigments. There are myriads of options available for both use and creation that needs to be decided before setting out on such an endeavor.

Permanent makeup treatments are achieved by injecting pigments into the skin to achieve various effects such as eyebrow reconstruction and modification, lip blushing, etc. The term pigment is wide and refers to fine powders that give cosmetics their color, and the solution of these powders is made by adding them to a binder used in permanent makeup.

PMU pigments are colored liquids the skin absorbs, and the body eventually breaks down and eliminates. One of the main differences between permanent makeup pigments and tattoo ink is that tattoo ink cannot be broken down, so it remains in the skin forever (although its color might change over time).

Permanent makeup has become pretty popular these days. It gives people the option of doing less work on their daily appearance and saves a lot of time for busy professionals in the process. Sadly, permanent makeup isn't a new concept as it's been around for quite some time. People have been using different methods to decorate themselves for a long time and started way before even the ancient Egyptians! There are other popular cosmetic tattooing techniques like using henna which many people use today instead of getting permanent eyebrows done. Henna brows give people the option to be free from filling in their eyebrows every day if they so desire!

Modern-day pigments can be seen as a spinoff from tattoo ink. This trend in makeup has sometimes caused these pigments to be referred to as 'permanent makeup ink'; this was developed by pioneers in the permanent makeup industry who were able to test the formulas repeatedly, perfecting them along the way. The result is a variety of hypo-allergenic safe pigments in a wide range of colors and shades that can be mixed and matched to create personalized products for clients.

Generally speaking, permanent makeup pigments can be divided into three groups: those composed of iron oxide; inorganic ones; and those which contain organic ingredients. The choice of pigment depends on the artist's preference, the treatment, and the type of skin the client has. As a rule of thumb, nowadays, most people go for tattooing formulas made up of both organic and inorganic pigments - this way, they get the best of both worlds!

If you would like to order PMU Pigments or find out more, contact Goldeneye USA.

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