The world is everchanging, constantly demanding improved products across all industries. One industry that keeps on delivering with upgraded methods and products is the beauty industry. They fail to disappoint with their new and amazing techniques. One recent upgrade in the beauty world is the addition of permanent and semi-permanent make-up. These two make-up techniques have sparked a new interest in beauty for people around the world. Read more about permanent and semi-permanent make-up below:

The similarities

The words permanent make-up, semi-permanent make-up, micropigmentation and cosmetic tattooing are all terms that are used interchangeably to describe one another. The factor that confuses people the most is that the terms are referring to the exact same thing; however, there are some that suggest they are different. The first thing to note for the similarities is, regardless of whether the make-up is permanent or semi-permanent, it will not come off. The term semi-permanent does not mean that after a little while, you’ll be able to wipe the make-up from your face – it’s there to stay. Though, over a few years the make-up will fade and will not to be touched up.


The differences

We have already explained why the terms permanent and semi-permanent make-up are the same, but now we want to tell you why certain beauty salon’s claim that they have different meanings. There are two different types of cosmetic ink used to perform these beauty treatments; carbon-based and iron-oxide based. Iron-based make-up is often referred to as semi-permanent make-up due to the time it takes to fade, while carbon-based make-up is regularly called permanent because it lasts much longer.