When I was younger (still young, just my excuse) I like(d) to make mistakes. I liked to get permanent things imprinted on my skin - tattoos. At the tender age of 16 I got my first tattoo, the only tattoo I regret and am currently in the process of removing. What.A.Nutter. Yes. Not recommended in the slightest, but I thought I was cool. This is where it all started.
My thought process was that they would last me a year or a little longer, looking perfect and I would look put together even without make-up on. Little did I know they would fade to a greyish-brown with gaps in between. From far away you can not tell the difference and they probably look pretty good, up close and personal when I have no powder filling in the mistakes they look very much different, clumpy in places and sparse in others. I now fill in my brows with powder that has to be a little darker to ensure they're covered completely, and they don't look all that natural.
Take it from me, semi-permanent make-up seems fantastic at the time. Do your research, make sure you are 100% set on getting them done, and make sure you know the consequences that could potentially happen after having them done. I have read it can take 5 years for them to fade completely, so I have a long way to go. Until then I am exfoliating my face (especially my brows) every day and filling them in in the hope to make them look slightly more presentable.
So if you see my brows in up close pictures when I show my eye make-up and they look a little chalky or grey, then that is the reason why. Please excuse them while I go through the horrendous process of allowing them to fade. When they eventually get to that stage I am dying to get the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade. I JUST WANT BEAUTIFUL BROWS!
Pain rating for semi-permanent eyebrows: 10/10 ouchhhh!
Let me know if your experiences with semi-permanent make-up.