Dubai: Semi Permanent Make Up – Eye Line Treatment
EyelinerTreatment Semi Permanent Eyeliner does not smudge, wash off or let you down at those pressured, sporty or emotional moments. Many of us would like a subtle enhancement to our eyes. Whether you would like a full make up heavier effect or a soft natural line to enhance your eye colour, this treatment offers you the full spectrum of choice. By applying a fine line through either the top, bottom or both sets of lashes we will give your eye greater definition and a subtle improvement to the look of your eyes. You can choose the colour and if you prefer a heavier make up look for evenings and occasions you can still apply your party look eyeliner over the top. A heavier, thicker line enhances the eye colour and shape to give you a strong eyeliner effect around the eyes. A Stronger eyeliner requires more treatments to achieve the desired look. We would recommend a minimum of 3/4 treatments compared to the usual 2 treatments for our standard eyeliner treatment. Latino Eyeliner This technique give a thick bold Latino look, similar to that of Sophia Loren, this is great for those with large eyes and wanting a very sexy look. A thick eye line is applied to the upper lid and is either a standalone treatment or can be emphasised by having an amount of the lower lid tattooed too. Latino technique takes several sessions to achieve.
New Eyeliner treatment – Two Tone Eyeliner
Two Tone Eyeliner consists of a double line eye line of two different but complementary colours. Our latest must have semi permanent make up eye treatment which involves having a dark (usually black) line put in just over the lash and then a different colour just above (blue, green, violet etc) for that really striking look! The concept is to emphasise the eyelid line in the usual way with a dark colour whilst adding a touch of colour for that extra special look. The colours used are always complementary to your features and still allow you to go on with your day to day stuff without feeling you are too made up. This look will take 4/5 treatments to complete. For more information on all our semi permanent make up treatments please email Candice on [email protected] For appointments please call LCAS on 04 375 2393 and speak to Whimper. www.exclusivebeautyuae.com Insist on the best, insist on Exclusive Beauty!
Dubai: Semi Permanent Make Up Candice Watson of Exclusive Beauty offers the best Semi Permanent Make Up treatments currently in the region. All our semi permanent make up tretaments are to Harley Street standards and meet all current health and hygiene standards. Contact us to book your free no obligation consultation. Call 04 349 2800 and leave a short message or email [email protected] for appointments and more information. Insist on the best, insist on Exclusive Beauty! www.exclusivebeautyuae.com www.spmu-me.com
The facts and risks of new micropigmentation trend
Picture 1 of 2
Dubai is a city with a workaholic population and – it is more than fair to say – a penchant for self improvement. It’s little wonder then that women are reaching beyond their make-up bags for lasting beauty solutions, with many believing the answer lies in clinics offering permanent or semi-permanent make-up. So how does it work? According to Harley Street-trained specialist Candice Watson, it’s important to note that they are one and the same: most governments require that the procedure be referred to as permanent. Look at the colour fades over a period of two to three years: the pigment remains under the dermal layer of the skin (visible only using a microscope).
Based in Dubai for the last three years, Watson sees clients in the LCAS cosmetic surgery clinic in Dubai Healthcare City, and is also the specialist for cosmetic tattoos at the Burj Al Arab. ‘In layman’s terms, it’s a tattooing process, but the difference is that we don’t use indelible inks, which are blue-based inks, and it doesn’t go deeply into the skin, hence why it’s called micropigmentation. It goes just underneath the dermal layer, and the pigments then fade over time, and don’t leave that horrible bluey mark you see around a lot in Dubai,’ she explains. Though it has recently become illegal for the procedure to be performed in salons and spas across Dubai, it is still legal in cosmetic surgery clinics. Watson explains that people should be vigilant when choosing a clinic, as there are places where you can wind up paying over the odds for an unfinished job, or even worse, a botched one. If done correctly, Watson explains micropigmentation should ‘enhance what you’ve got, rather than be a complete replacement for make-up.’ The average price you will pay for a treatment is Dhs3,000 (though the smallest and cheapest treatment Watson herself does is a beauty spot, which comes in at Dhs1,000). Following a top up three to four weeks later, you can expect the results to last two to three years. ‘With the eyebrows you put hair strokes in so they look natural instead of a block colour,’ says Watson. ‘With lips the most popular are natural and blush colours, and with eyeliner you enhance the eyes by putting colour through the lash area to make the lashes look thicker.’ Of course, it doesn’t always go to plan, and this is where her warnings come in. ‘I’ve had people come to me with lip liner that’s virtually up their nose, they’ve gone way over the lip line and it looks really bad, I’ve had people come in with blue eyebrows that are sticking up Mr Spock-style, and I’ve had a lady who originally wanted camouflage on her nose, and she ended up with bright green spots all over it, which we’ve had to take out gradually.’ Clearly, the most common risk with an unskilled technician or someone using old pigments or equipment is coming out with a very bad look, and one that you will unfortunately be stuck with unless you can afford to pay the extra to do get it removed. Though Watson has helped numerous clients put a bad job right, she reveals the most popular treatment among her clients in Dubai is done on the lips. ‘Eyebrows are always popular because as you get older you start to lose them, but here it’s full lip colour. A lot of local and Indian ladies have quite a dark pigment in their lips and they come to me to make them a pinker colour.’ While new trends such as double-coloured eyeliner – where a black is applied initially and then a colour such as green, blue or purple is applied above – are growing in popularity among Watson’s former Harley Street neighbours, in the Middle East there is a growing trend towards micropigmentation being used post-op. ‘Here, the medical side of it is coming into play much more, with things like areola re-pigmenting, which is where people have mastectomies due to breast cancer and they have a reconstruction, so we tattoo a very realistic nipple on,’ she explains. ‘In that situation we are giving people their life back.’ Though she insists every procedure is painless, Watson remains adamant people do their research and check the standards of any clinic before going under the needle. With scar camouflaging and colour pigmentation solutions for conditions such as vitiligo available, once you’ve found the right location and the right technician, micropigmentation has the potential to be a whole lot more than make-up. For more information or to book a consultation with Candice Watson, email [email protected] or call the LCAS clinic on 04 375 2393. By Holly Sands Time Out Dubai, www.exclusivebeautyuae.com www.semipermanentmakeup-me.com www.spmu-me.com
Although pigment molecules stay in the skin indefinitely the colour remains visible for several years depending upon the client’s age, skin type, colour choice and lifestyle. We always recommend top up treatments between 1 and 2 years of the initial treatment to keep the colour fresh looking. Is the procedure painful? Every client is different but with our advanced new equipment and techniques, discomfort is minimal and definitely not like it once was. Candice is always available to discuss how pain free the process is. How long will it take? You should allow 1 hour for a new procedure. Top up treatments, which are included in our pricing, usually take place around 2 – 4 weeks after the initial treatment. Please contact us for more details. Do I have a choice on the placement, colour and shape? Definitely. The client is in control every step of the way from desired shape to colour selection. Candice will always advise on the best shape for your face and colour based on you skin tone however the final decision is yours. Is it safe? We adhere to the strictest health and safety guidlines to the same standard as on Harley Street, London. Candice trained and worked on Harley Street so you are in extremely safe and experienced hands. Due to new guidelines from Dubai Health Authority all semi permanent makeup treatments are no longer allowed in spas and salons. Please make sure you are covered by having your semi permanent make up treatment in a Medical Clinic or MediSpa. Insist on the best, insist on Exclusive Beauty! Please contact [email protected] or call 04 349 2800 for more information or to make an appointment. www.exclusivebeautyuae.com www.spmu-me.com our dedicated semi permanent make up blog. Semi Permanent Make Up, also known as Permanent Make Up, SPMU, PMU and Micropigmentation last for 1 to 5 years depending on condition.