Only 65% Say Permanent Makeup is Worth It
K. Mathews on 2 Aug 2011 at 2:28pm
Are you someone who feels naked without makeup on? Rather than putting on a new coat each day, some women turn to permanent makeup, a form of facial tattoo that makes you appear as though you’re always wearing makeup such as eyeliner, lipstick, and eyebrows.
The permanent makeup forum is fiercely divided on this procedure. With a Worth It Rating of 65%, there is a fairly even split between women who are pleased with their decision and others who regret it immensely.
Pros and cons from RealSelf reviewers:
PRO: “I hated putting on lipstick every day.” – lukenmylissa
CON: “They were so crudely applied that they looked like they had been drawn on by a child.” – 8212anon
PRO: “As I am a busy mom always in a hurry, I hate the hassle and time issue of applying make-up [that] is always smudging and wearing off.” – nat678
CON: “[I] have to walk around with 2 totally different size eyebrows, I was way better off before.” – angiee
PRO: “I could never put on eyeliner [previously] because my skin is oily and pencils just skipped over the very sensitive and thin lid skin.” – Winterfield2817
CON: “Imagine waking up and looking like a clown when you are at the pool/gym – trust me, not places where it looks good to have a fully made-up look.” – scgali
PRO: “My own [eyebrows] were not this even before and I get compliments all the time.” – Sara Hoffman
CON: “Once the make up is done there is no going back, so if you hate it, it will ruin your life like it has mine.” – rub4287
If you are considering permanent makeup, Over 40 offers some sound advice: "This is not something you shop the price or use a coupon! It is permanent on your FACE! Take your time, see photos, get all the info you can and make an informed decision on using a very experienced tech."