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Permanent makeup procedure


How does it work?

Permanent cosmetics are a type of cosmetic tattooing in which highest grade pharmaceutical pigments are applied to the upper dermis of your skin. This results in a wonderful shadow of colour that looks like perfectly designed make-up.

How long does it last?

Permanent cosmetics are exactly as they sound – permanent! Over the years the colour may fade, but don’t worry, you can simply have a top up every year to 18 months which makes them look as good as new.

"Daphne and Tanya at Cosmetic Contour are a dedicated team. Daphne is exceptionally skilful at applying permanent cosmetic make-up. She is lovely, kind and takes time to ensure you get exactly the result you require. Tanya is always there at the end of the phone to help answer any queries or questions. I'm completely at ease having this treatment with Daphne."

- Heather Pink

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Does it hurt?

It’s no more painful than having your eyebrows plucked. Your technician uses sophisticated equipment that eliminates any distress.

Due to new legislation we can no longer provide topical anaesthetics, however they are easily obtained over the counter in chemists.  You will need to patch test your self prior to treatment – apply some of the topical anaesthetic to your arm and cover with a hypo allergenic plaster, leave over night – as long as there is no reaction you are fine to proceed, however if you do have a reaction please call us to advise.

Lash extensions no distress eyebrow shaping Permanent cosmetics Nouveau eye color Wide colours to choose from sophisticated equipment

No anaesthetic legislation

Permanent Makeup Procedure and Aftercare information

We provide solid information on the pre-procedure and aftercare to let you know if you are eligible for permanent makeup and to ensure that there are no problems during your procedure, whether it’s before or after.



Once a permanent make up procedure has been scheduled it’s important that you turn up prepared, not just for the procedure itself but for your permanent make up after care too.  You will have been sent/given a patch test, please complete the forms prior to the day of your appointment and if you have any questions about anything on the forms Daphne or Tanya are available on the phone to answer these.



Do not tweeze, wax or tint your brows 14 days prior your permanent make up procedure. If you use any products containing AHA’s ( Alpha Hydroxy Acids ) please keep away from the treatment area for 2 weeks prior to and post procedure.

Retin A ( anti-aging treatments ) should be avoided 1 month pre and post procedure.


If you regularly have or are planning on having Botox it is recommended that you wait 6 weeks before having a brow procedure.



Do not wear contact lenses on the day of your permanent makeup procedure.


If you have had any type of eye surgery please immediately consult Daphne to discuss whether you must wait before having your permanent makeup procedure. Generally, you must wait 6 months after your eye operation to be eligible for permanent Eyeliner.



If you have had or get cold sores it’s advisable to take antiviral medication and use a cream for 3 days before and for 7 days after your permanent make up lip procedure. For more information regarding this please click here.


Aftercare Instructions

Our after care instructions should be followed very closely, after care is very important as not following the instructions provided may cause problems with the permanent make up such as infections or colour fading. A healing balm will be given to you to apply to the treated area with a clean finger or cotton bud for 5/7 days after the procedure.  Please avoid applying make up directly to the treated area for 72 Hours i.e foundation/powder etc if you wish to apply mascara after having an eye treatment please purchase a NEW one to use, as to avoid any infections whilst they are healing. Swimming/ Saunas/Steam room should be avoided for 1 week after your procedure.



Do not wax, dye or tweeze your brows for 2 weeks after your procedure. Regular make up can be worn but avoid the treatment area.



It is recommended that you do not wear contact lenses for 24 hours after the procedure. Eyes will may swollen for a few days and may feel dry or irritated. Avoid using  make up on the eyes, mascara can be used 24 hours after the procedure – if you are using a new one.


No Tinting, Perming or Lash extensions for 2 weeks post procedure.



Do not expose your skin to the sun if you can avoid it, the sun will cause the pigment area to fade while it’s still settling in. It’s recommended that you be cautious of this for 2 weeks after your procedure.

Permanent makeup procedure and aftercare

Permanent makeup

Permanent makeup has been around for a long time and is very similar to normal tattoos. The idea of permanent makeup is to replace the process of applying makeup every day. Whether you want to stop applying makeup on a daily basis and find that it is either too much work for you or you can never seem to get it perfect every time, then permanent makeup is ideal for you.  There is also a number of medical conditions which may prove difficult for you to apply makeup on a daily basis or perhaps there are patches in your eyebrows after years of tweezing and shaping.


Permanent makeup is makeup that is directly tattooed onto your face taking advantage of your natural bone structure leaving you looking naturally aesthetic. Permanent makeup is applied similarly to the way tattoos are applied, except by a specialist in this area.  The facial skin is much more delicate than any other part of your body and the permanent tattoos are placed very close to sensitive parts of your face such as the eyes. Daphne has decades of experience with permanent makeup working with numerous clients and has gained multiple qualification’s such as the regional winner of customer excellence. With Daphne applying your permanent makeup you will be in completely safe hands.


Does applying permanent makeup hurt?

It’s hard to judge whether or not permanent makeup will be painful for you, as this depends on your pain threshold. Permanent makeup is in essence a tattoo with a pigment-filled sterile needle so for some it may. As permanent makeup is on the face, Daphne will apply topical or local anesthetic to where the permanent makeup is being applied. The permanent makeup ink isn’t applied as deeply as other tattoos due to the sensitivity of the face.


What are the pros and cons of permanent makeup?

Permanent makeup is permanent, so you should have it for the rest of your life or it will fade slowly. It’s advised that if you have had Permanent Makeup with Daphne then it’s important to follow up with aftercare sessions to ensure that no problems or issues arise. While permanent is permanent this also means that you will have your eyeliner for at least 3 years after the procedure. It’s important that you are completely happy with your permanent makeup. Daphne will provide you with her expert advice to give you the best possible permanent makeup. Although Permanent Make Up can be seen as an expensive treatment, the money saved on buying make up products that need replacing often and also precious time, out weighs this. You will cut back on buying other makeup products during your life time and may actually save money in the end run as well enjoying the freedom of enjoying permanent makeup.

Daphne’s work in Permanent Makeup


Here at Cosmetic Contour, Daphne is the expert when it comes to permanent makeup. Earning multiple qualifications and constantly making clients happy across the United Kingdom. Daphne travels to various places throughout the United Kingdom such as Leeds or London. Daphne uses specialist sterile equipment and the most up-to-date technology to give you the best possible permanent cosmetic procedures. Daphne considers it vital to keep abreast of what’s going on in the industry and it never fails to give her inspiration. Any concerns you may have regarding your procedure Daphne is always quick to reply in a friendly and relaxed manner allaying any of your concerns.

Reasons to choose permanent makeup


While not having the time to apply makeup on a daily basis is a perfectly valid reason for getting permanent makeup there are also medical reasons for this. Some people have poor eyesight and this affects the makeup that they apply. Through permanent makeup you will never have to apply makeup again and will always look your best. If you have an unsteady hand applying make-up can be a tiresome task. Many women have allergies to conventional make up so can not wear it at all, Permanent Make Up is a godsend as our pigments are Hypo-allergenic highest pharmaceutical grade.  We always patch test a client prior to procedure to make sure that a treatment can be carried out.

Permanent makeup can solve a number of problems and can make your life much easier. If you have been considering permanent makeup then please do not hesitate to contact Daphne as soon as possible. Daphne is a friendly professional willing to help you make the best possible choices regarding permanent makeup.

Permanent makeup - the overview