New technology has given us even more opportunities to take advantage of revolutionary ways to look our best!  And what bride doesn’t want to look her best on her wedding day?  Semi-permanent make-up is a long lasting alternative to some of our problem areas such as skimpy lashes and brows.  You can get fuller, lush eyelashes with eyelash extensions.  Lasting much longer than the “false eyelashes” from the drugstore, they are individually glued at the base of your natural lashes.  Eyelash extensions add length and volume to your natural lashes.  Seek out a professional who uses high quality products.  Applying the least amount of glue will give you a more natural look.  Stay away from cheap glue, as it contains harmful irritants.  They will last for a long time (through your honeymoon).  Maintenance is about every two weeks to replace the individual lashes that will be lost.

What if your brows are sparse?  Micro blading is the way to go!  This is the perfect solution to those of us who had over-tweezed our brows when we were younger, and are now paying the price for it.  Micro blading are a series of tiny strokes, made with a needle (like a tattoo), creating the look of natural hairs.  While the procedure is not completely pain free, it is definitely worth it.  Micro blading can last for a year and a half to three years, with regular follow up appointments, and can be pretty pricey ($500 – $1,000 & up).  You definitely want to find a technician that is specialized in this field.

For thin lips, try a semi-permanent lip liner; or, go all out and get a full lip color.  You can also try a lip stain.  Lip stain is painted on, and once it dries, it is peeled off, leaving the color behind, for up to ten hours.

Because pigment is implanted into the skin’s dermal layer, with some of these alternative make-up options, they are considered semi-permanent.  This varies greatly from a tattoo, which is considered permanent, because the pigment is implanted into the layers beneath the dermis.

While semi-permanent make-up appears like a great option to perfect your imperfections, you should only have these procedures done by a professional who has the proper credentials. Make sure the facility is clean and that they follow all of the health and safety procedures and regulations.