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Semi Permanent Makeup Enhancement by Cathy Brown

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Imagine waking up every morning without having to spend time to pencil in your eyebrows, perfecting your eye liner, lip liner or covering a scar before you go out and start the day. Semi-Permanent Makeup is a celebrity favourite.

Permanent makeup is the perfect solution for those with an unsteady hand, poor eyesight or even with allergies to conventional cosmetics. It is ideal for busy people that want to look good without having to worry about their make-up wearing off. Permanent makeup is a process where pharmaceutical grade pigments are expertly infused into the dermal layer of skin in order to achieve a shadow of colour that creates a low maintenance base to the daily application of conventional makeup. The result can be a subtle or dramatic as you wish.

The pigment stays permanently in the skin, however the colour will fade out gradually over time, normally 1 – 3 years. Procedures are safe, a colour boost every 12 -18 months is recommended to keep it looking fresh. When applied correctly, permanent make-up is designed to subtly enhance your natural features and put back what Mother Nature has forgotten or taken away over the years.

So after experiencing my first Semi-Permanent Treatment only a few months ago and being so pleased with the results, I couldn’t help but try another very subtle treatment know as Lash Enhancement at the favoured Derma Spa in Milton Keynes.

Permanent makeup is the perfect solution for those with an unsteady hand, poor eyesight or even wiallergies to conventional cosmetics. It is ideal for busy people that want to look good without having to worry about their make-up wearing off.

Permanent makeup is a process where pharmaceutical grade pigments are expertly infused into the dermal layer of skin in order to achieve a shadow of colour that creates a low maintenance base to the daily application of conventional makeup. The result can be a subtle or dramatic as you wish.

The pigment stays permanently in the skin, however the colour will fade out gradually over time, normally 1 – 3 years. Procedures are safe, a colour boost every 12 -18 months is recommended to keep it looking fresh. When applied correctly, permanent makeup is designed to subtly enhance your natural features and put back what Mother Nature has forgotten or taken away over the years.

So after experiencing my first Semi-Permanent Treatment only a few months ago and being so pleased with the results, I couldn’t help but try another very subtle treatment know as Lash Enhancement at the favoured Derma Spa in Milton Keynes.

Whilst filming Harley Street Beauty I heard of the ‘HD Brow craze’ and after watching some footage back was shocked to see how horrendous filming in HD can really be when it draws attention to all the imperfections, for me being my brows. My first course of action is to call Nilam Patel owner of the Derma Spa.

She agreed my brows are doing great but for someone who doesn’t have thick brows it would again really complement if I had semi-permanent makeup. She recommended Cathy Brown a colleague and friend she’s been working with for over a decade i.e. someone she trusts implicitly with my brows bearing in mind I am on camera each week and filming in HD.

So I took the plunge after the lovely Cathy Brown invited me into the Derma Spa and had my brows tattoed. Cathy Brown is a highly experienced technician with over 14 years of experience. She is an educator for nouveau contour and has taught alongside Nilam for the past 8 years. Cathy has a fantastic reputation in the industry and specialises in paramedical work. Cathy is extremely popular and recognized face by many medical practitioners for her areola work.

So after my brow tattoo which looks absolutely stunning, Cathy suggested I try the Eyelash enhancement on my top up appointment. So both myself and Jodie (our Head of Marketing and MUA) decided to test this light eye enhancing treatment out.

Our eyes are the focal point to the soul and the point of connection with others, whatever that shape or colour, with careful pigment placement even the smallest eye can be made to look bigger. And personally I think I’ve got the smallest eyes on the planet so the thought of brighter bigger eyes was very exciting.

Here’s Jodie pre treatment:

Eyelash enhancement gives a really soft yet stunning result, pigment is placed in the lash line, in between all the rows of lashes. The thin line of residue that is sometimes left in the lashes after a tint or when you wipe off your makeup is  similar to that of a lash enhancement /lash liner.

This give a very natural result, just making the lashes look thicker and eyes not so bare without makeup.I am so very thankful that I’ve waited until now to have semi-permanent makeup because if I had had them done when I was younger I may have gone to any random tattooist due to a lack of research or education and you have to be incredibly careful whom you go to.
So please ladies do your research because if you go to someone good it will be life changing, if you go to someone lacking in experience and using the wrong grade of products it can be devastating.

Jodie Post – Treatment:

During the treatment the eye tattoing was a different sensation to when I had my brows done. My brows were just a dull feeling which I didn’t really notice and with the eyes it’s like a soft scratching sensation which isn’t
uncomfortable it’s just a little achy. My brows and eyes both took no longer than an hour each and I had to follow the same aftercare as I did with my brows.

After you have your eyelash enhancement semi permanent makeup your eyelids feel a little tight like a kind of light sunburnt feeling for a couple of days. You need to dab your eyes with a cotton wool pad soaked in lukewarm boiled water and make sure you use the healing balm at least 3 times a day until.

I can’t say thank you enough to the extremely knowledgeable and skillful Cathy Brown with over a decade of experience and the wonderful team at the Derma Spa in Milton Keynes, especially Nilam Patel the also highly
respected and acclaimed owner. Both my brows and eyes now look so natural but the subtle enhancement is such a change it really makes me feel more confident and saves me so much time.. For more information on Cathy and the type of semi permanent makeup she offers please checkout her site www.cathy-brown.com

Thanks ladies for my beautiful brows and lashes, now I want to try my lips. Oh dear I think I may have developed an obsession..

Naomi xx

Written by Beauty and Entertainment Presenter Naomi Isted for Harley Street Beauty TV Series SKY 266 currently airing on Wedding TV UK, produced by Blondie Media Productions.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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