I see a lot of clients for permanent make up correction work, who are unhappy with the shape, colour or both of previous procedures. To date, I have been able to help nearly all those clients, with only a few needing to have a form of permanent makeup removal procedure prior.

If you’ve had a permanent make up procedure and aren’t happy with the results, I will be able to correct or vastly improve the work done.

If you’d like to discuss permanent makeup correction with me, get in touch for a free consultation where I’ll be able to tell you how I can correct the work, and give you the eyebrows, eyeliner or lips that you are looking for.

Permanent make up can be truly amazing if it is done properly.  Unfortunately it can be a bit of a mine field if you don’t look into who is going to carry out your procedures.  It can be one of the best decisions you will ever make or one of the worst.

Because of the lack of legislation and the expense that goes into formal training in permanent make up, sadly there are a lot of  untrained people offering substandard work around.  This is a great shame as it not only causes upset and expense to correct to the client but also damages our industry’s reputation.

When choosing your Permanent Make up Artist make sure they are fully trained, insured and licensed where necessary.

Permanent makeup correction
Permanent makeup correction - brows
Permanent makeup correction - eyebrows

Why do permanent makeup procedures go wrong?

When it comes to substandard work I have seen some shockers! You only have to look on Google images to see what bad placement, missue of colour and even bad hygiene can cause.  The good news is all of that is completely avoidable if you are using a reputable Permanent Makeup Artist.

In my experience, one of the main correctional issues I come across is missuse of pigments and lack of understanding when it comes to colour theory.  When you implant dark brown with cool undertones into skin with cool skintone it will have a very different outcome to implanting the exact same colour into a skintone that is warm.  IT IS NOT THE SAME AS SIMPLY DRAWING ON YOUR MAKE UP WITH A PENCIL!!! This is the cause of a lot of bad colouring.  The pigment when healed over time will go a pinky/orange or a bluey green and quite often in the case of lip a purply blue colour.

It is true that warm colours implanted into a warm skin tone over time will turn an orangey pink colour.    This is where an understanding of the colour theory comes in.  Your Permanent makeup artist should be able to make and assesment of your skintone and balance and neurtralise the colour choice where necessary.  The same can be said of the cooler colours, instead of turning orange/pink the pigment will have a more blue/green tinge. While there are no absolutes in the results,  If your permanent makeup artist is well trained they should have a good understanding of colour theory and skin tone and should have a good idea how a pigment is going to look once healed.

Black is a colour that should be used with great caution and NEVER just on it own for brows!

How are permanent makeup procedures corrected?

NOT ALL COLOUR CAN BE CORRECTED!!!!  You have to be realistic about what can be corrected and how long the process of correction can be. There is no real ‘quick fix’ when it comes to colour corection.  It can take multipule sessions and you may never get the exact colour you would have originally got had it been done correctly in the first place. Not to mention the cost, you will end up paying a lot more that you would have done in getting them done properly in the first instance.  If it is a mild colour correction you maybe lucky and the colour can be amended in 1-2 sessions.  However if it is darker colour correction ie where black is involved you may not be able to have it corrected and it may require some form of removal.

The other correction issue I see a lot is shape and placement. This can be more tricky to correct depending on how bad it is. If it is a mild shaping issue it can be corrected fairly easily buy redrawing and basically ‘covering up’ your previous makeup with a new perfected shape.  Placement can be more tricky again depending on the severity of the problem!  Your Permanent makeup artist should be able to make an assesment of this and be honest with you what they think is the best course of action.

Camouflaging the colour can be possible is but is  not very effective over darker colour.

Whatever the issue there may be instances where no amount of correction work is going to be able to cover or correct the issue.  It is at this point you maybe advised to look into removal of the pigment. Again this can be a very costly and painful experience.

While I do correction work, I do not do removal of permanent makeup. However here is some brief information that may help you if you have been advised that the only way to go is removal: