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Updated: Mar 11, 2021

Semi permanent makeup has been round since the 80's and it is very popular lately. Nowadays you can see permanent and semi permanent makeup on almost everyone, from celebrities (even Helen Mirren), Instagram influencers, to regular people who are simply too busy to worry about reapplying makeup every single day. However, to those of you who don’t follow beauty trends too closely, it may not be totally clear what exactly semi permanent makeup is. So this is for you........

What is semi permanent makeup?

Permanent makeup, semi permanent makeup, cosmetic tattooing, and micropigmentation are all names for the same thing, which is implementing pigment into the papillary layer of the dermis” Semi permanent makeup is a general term that implies a number of different procedures that result in permanent markings on the face that look like a specific makeup product was applied.

Semi stands for the short term effects of these permanent makeup treatments that usually last for a couple of years (1-3), depending on the procedure. Since they are not completely permanent, the treatments are described as semi permanent instead.

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