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Difference Eyebrow Cosmetic Tattoo Techniques


This is probably the question I am most frequently asked in regards to eyebrow cosmetic tattoo – and one which does require some explanation, as in my own opinion, there is no one method which is superior to another – different method of application achieve different looks, and are suitable for different faces.
Below is an explanation of both the hair stroke/feathering method of cosmetic tattoo (also referred to as eyebrow embroidery) and the powder fill/solid fill technique (also referred to as block method)

The hair stroke method has become incredibly popular in recent years, I think in some part due to the trend for thick yet bushy and natural looking brows that seem to be on all the catwalks at the moment.

A very natural, lifelike looking brow can be created using the hair stroke method, which essentially is using the tattoo needle to create lots of little hair like impressions by implanting pigment in a line under the skin.

The advantages are that it does look very natural, like real hair. It is perfect for people that already have quite good hair coverage, and for those who want to fill out gaps in their eyebrows where hair is missing, because the strokes can be made to mimic the natural hair present in colour, thickness and angle. In younger skin, it can even work very well for creating a complete brow where little to no hair exists.

Cosmetic Tattoo Hair stroke/feathering method only

However, it generally does not last as long as long as the powder fill technique – this is because the action of ‘stroking’ the needle through the skin to create a ‘hair like’ mark does not actually implant the pigment as deeply as the powder fill method. It usually needs to be retouched more frequently than the powder fill method, as it fades more quickly (particular hair stroke brows done in lighter colours). So if for you, the most important factor in your cosmetic tattoo treatment is longevity, I would probably not opt for the hair stroke technique alone.

Also, in older skin, or skin that has been aged prematurely from sun exposure, the hair strokes do not stay in the skin as well defined as in younger, more elastic skin. So for mature clients, I would often recommend the powder fill, or hair strokes over an initial powder fill treatment, for a better result.

The powder fill method involves the application of thousands of tiny little dots of pigment, inserted into the skin, gradually building up a colour and a defined shape. It is the more traditional method of cosmetic tattoo, and the pigment usually lasts longer when applied in this manner, as it is deeper in the skin.

However, many people are fearful of this method looking too ‘solid’ or unnatural, because it does indeed have a more defined, solid look than hair strokes alone.

But, what many people don’t realize is it can be made to look very natural looking – by not saturating the desired brow shape 100% with pigment – to allow a defined yet soft/non solid look.

Powder fill brows do have a more defined look about them than hair strokes, and some people don’t like this look as much, as it can lack in texture. The powder fill/block tattoo has in previous decades got quite a bad name for itself, as in many older style facial tattoos you see these days, the pigments used were not really suitable for cosmetic tattoo (a in, blacks used in eyebrows fading to blue or green – eeek!). Cosmetic tattoo pigments have come a really long way since then, and pigments for brows are blended browns, blondes, and taupes, and all extremely natural looking,

A fantastic compromise between the two methods described above, is having an initial powder fill treatment in a slightly lighter pigment that you would like for the final result, followed about 4-6 weeks later by a slightly darker hair stroke application over the top. This, in my opinion, is a great way to achieve a natural hair stroke look, but with better definition and longevity than hair stroke on naked skin. Two treatments (initial, and retouch) are offered in all of my pricing for eyebrow cosmetic tattoo, so it does not actually cost anymore to have these two methods done subsequently to create this look.

Anyway, I hope this post sheds some light on the different application methods for cosmetically tattooed eyebrows, and helps you if you trying to make a decision regarding cosmetic tattoo. I am available at Lady Lash every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for complimentary consultations in cosmetic tattoo, so if you would like to come in and see me to discuss what options might work for you and to see some of my work, please give us a call!

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Mistakes in makeup

Mistakes in makeup

Checked for yourself: mistakes in makeup, which add to our age and make the image cheap

It used to be like this: I let my eyebrows down, I made up my eyelashes, I powdered it up … You look in the mirror – and you understand: “was it better”?

Wrong tone

This is the most common mistake in the makeup of girls. The tone is picked up on the skin on the arm, cheek or even at random, but only not as it should be. Someone in the tone looks darker, someone is pinker than necessary. An example of our heroine: she wanted to mask her pallor, choosing a darker shade (and even if there is no such goal, very often for light skin there is simply no suitable color in the ruler).

What to do?

To choose a tone for the color of the neck and your skin type. After the supposed correct variant, apply the chosen tonal base to the entire face (use the samplers in the store just so), go out into the daylight and see that there are no differences. Then go through this tone for several hours, see how he behaves and whether everything suits. And only then, with a favorable outcome, buy.
As a result of applying the tone, the face and neck should be of the same shade:



Almost everyone has already adopted fashion for wide natural eyebrows, but far from everyone knows how to emphasize their shape. The most common mistake in this case – too bright drawing, a clear line from the top and a bad feathering, as in the photo on the left.

What to do?

Remember: the eyebrows should be drawn so that it was completely unnoticeable. You can draw the middle lines with light strokes without touching the boundaries. So they will be thicker, but will remain natural, as in the photo on the right.

Eyebrows NYC


Arrows – this is generally a painful topic! The main mistake is the space between the arrow and the eyelashes in the form of a white strip – an unpainted pencil / eyeliner space at the eyelashes. The same problem: the presence of an arrow and the absence of mascara on eyelashes. Or the wrong shape of the arrow. Sometimes all the errors happen right away, as in the photo on the left.

What to do?

carefully draw a ciliary contour so that the arrow represents a single line along with the eyelashes and framed the eye
the end of the arrow should be a continuation of the line of growth of the lower lashes
its thickness should correspond to the length and thickness of the eyelashes – the thicker the arrow, the longer and thicker the eyelashes. If you draw a thick arrow and do not glue the bundles of eyelashes, it will seem as if there are none at all
it should be black (or brown) and no spaces

Arrows NYC


Shadows require feathering. And the darker the color, the more difficult it is to shade. However, in the photo on the left you can see that the medium intensity tones do not always fit well.

What to do?

In two cases, identical shadows (2 colors) were used with the difference only in feathering. In the second case, it is present. If you can not shade the shadows in a perfect haze and the boundaries of the color are clearly visible, then it’s better to give up shadows altogether. If the feathering is not ideal, the eye seems dirty, not expressive.


The most important thing in lipstick is the combination of its color and skin tone. They should be in harmony. The photo on the left shows clearly that the lipstick is too red for our heroine. The photo on the right takes a colder shade.

What to do?

To choose a lipstick under the skin tone and take into account: soft shine is more relevant than a pearl gloss.

How to avoid the biggest Eyebrow Microblading, permanent makeup mistake .

All about permanent makeup

About permanent makeup

All about permanent makeup

Permanent makeup technique arose from the traditional principles of a tattoo, the age makeup for a better definition of the strokes and even camouflage scars. The micropigmentação or permanent makeup is based on the application of inorganic pigments and hypoallergenic, with a view to better the lines and contours of the woman’s face. In addition, the carving is not used just to make up the eyes, eyebrows and lips, but also to fix possible flaws and scars on his face.

The technique most often used by permanent makeup is makeup for eyebrows, whose work is directed to wire mimicking natural hairs own eyebrown which makes it difficult to own customer and others distinguish which are the natural and the artificial hairs created from the carving. The procedure despite being performed with a micro needle causes no bruising, swelling and is practically painless.

How is made the permanent makeup?

The carving is done with a device called a demographer, this appliance has a needle in your end and the pigment is applied to the first layer of the dermis. Some people permanent makeup specialists make the application in the epidermis, but the result is not so satisfactory, because any pigmentation applied in the epidermis can completely disappear in thirty days. The pigments used in eyebrow is Glycerin-based, whose molecule does not exceed to the deeper layers of the skin.

permanent makeup

The carving is done with great care, as each region of the skin requires a type and an adequate amount of perforations. In some cases, the permanent makeup Touchup is essential, what can be done after 30 days after the application, as it is the minimum time for the skin to heal before being subjected again to a new procedure.

After the patient reach a satisfactory result, the maintenance of permanent makeup should be made only every three or four years, of course, will depend on each person’s care, for example, how often she goes to the pool, if Sun or using cosmetics with the acids.

Types of pigments for Makeup Difinitiva

Organic pigments: Has the vegetable-based and provides pigmentation with more vibrant colors, such as red. Generally, are used in the carving of the lips, but the body pigment can have up to 80% of rejection, causing the color to fade more easily, requiring a new application.

Inorganic pigments: the applications are based on iron or titanium dioxide, in this type of pigment colors are darker.

permanent makeup

Contraindications of permanent makeup

Patients who present any symptoms below may not be subject to the methods used in permanent makeup:

Hypertension, gout, diabetes, heart disease, cancerous tumors, epilepsy, AIDS, alcoholism, psychosomatic complications, hemophilia, leukemia, depression, anxiety, thrombosis, patients in treatment and people who did plastic surgery in less than a year.

Note on the permanent makeup

Women with dark skin require some special care in time to do the carving, due to the amount of melanin in this skin type. Especially in this case, the lip is a region virtually banned from performing the carving as it is in this region that focus more melanin, causing an excessive darkening with the application of pigments on the lips.

Before carving, make sure that the professional’s ability to perform the procedure, see if he or she has done recent courses on the subject and see if your courses have a good reputation in the market. Ask a friend or your known you’ve ever done the procedure, note if it’s well done, and if she liked it.

When you’re choosing a clinic to perform the procedure of pigmentation professional must explain to you exactly how it’s done the carving. Explaining the necessary care, healing processes, the colors more matches your skin tone and the method of use of needles so that there is no doubt later. Don’t forget to also require a test to see how your body reacts to the pigments so much time as after healing.

The tests are made with dots behind the ear or between the toes, because they are very sensitive areas. Once the test, it is necessary to wait 30 days to see how the skin reacts to the application of pigment.

Ask for the professional show you all the equipment that will be used in permanent makeup, where will be held the procedure should be impeccably clean. In addition, professionals and their potential must be properly equipped with auxiliary gloves, aprons, masks and caps. The needle of the procedure must be sealed and can only be opened at the time of application, do not accept needles that is not disposable.

Fashion Powder Brows

Fashion Brows

Fashion Powder Brows is the latest technique for shadowed
eyebrows. Perfectly formed lines in one or two colors to fade
beautifully together for a soft, natural eyebrow. This technique can
to be applied on different skin types and is a perfect alternative
for hairstroke eyebrows, without having to compromise on natural results.

Fashion Powder Brows

Once healed gives Fashion Powder Brows, the effect of a soft
shadow behind the existing eyebrow. Fashion Powder Brows is a
advanced schaduwtechniek. In the one-day Master Class you will learn everything
about mixing and fading of multiple colors without the transition and the
gradual vervagingstechnieken for a soft, powdery, of course

Master Class Advanced Eyes

Extend your eyeliner technique with the Master Class Advanced Eyeliner. During this Master Class you will learn four new eyeliner techniques.

Master Class Advanced Eyes

Uitgeschaduwde boveneyeliner
Create a smudgy eyeliner with the shadow effect on the upper eyelid.

Contrast duo tone
Create an eyeliner with two different pigments on the upper eyelid.

Design boveneyeliner
Create an eyeliner on the upper eyelid to the outside wide smile. For a wing effect.

Soft ondereyeliner
Create a soft line under the eyes.

Learn the correct technique to apply by means of gezichstanalyse, color layering and shading techniques. You need to learn how touch ups can reduce and work with all the needles that are suitable for advanced techniques.

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PMU World Conference – Championship

For the sixth time, Nouveau Contour organizes the permanent Make Up World Conference. The event will take place on 4 and 5 November 2017 in Amsterdam. Newly this year is the Signature Brow Championship on Friday 3 November.

World Conference – Championship

Fight into one of the categories and become the PMU Brow Champion of 2017. The categories are Micropigmentation and Microblading. Participation in the Championship is only possible for PMU World Conference members and costs € 79, – per person. Both categories have three great prizes:

First prize: € 1,000, –
Second prize: € 750, –
Third prize: € 500, –

The winners will be announced during the Grand Gala Dinner on Saturday, November 4th. When you have finished in the top 3 of the Championship you will receive a free ticket for the gala dinner. If you want to be sure of a place during dinner, buy your ticket in advance, this will be reimbursed if you finish in the top 3.

Participation in the Championship is only possible for participants at the Permanent Make Up World Conference.

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HIM micropigmentation of scalp

What is HIM scalp pigmentation?

Pigmentation of the scalp has helped many men around the world have a modern, well-groomed, youthful appearance, regardless of age and degree of hair loss in different areas of the head and face.

In the process of pigmentation, the dye is injected into the top layer of the skin with micro dots using a special device. Each point repeats an individual shaved hair follicle (the effect of a shaved hair), which together creates the illusion of a uniformly shaved head. This technology can also create the effect of the density of hair in the places of their thinning (the effect of density).

Pigmentation of the scalp visually corrects the following problems:
Alopecia (androgenetic alopecia, diffuse alopecia)
Hair loss is complete or local (Alopecia totalis, Alopecia areata)
Scars posttraumatic, postoperative, scars after hair transplantation.

The effect of the density and shaved hair in the beard and mustache area
Camouflage of scars on the head and face
Partial and complete visual reconstruction of eyebrows and eyelashes
The total cost depends on the number of zones processed during the procedure. Zones are determined by the Hamilton-Norwood scale. The cost of the procedure includes:
Primary session (1st day)
Secondary session (2nd day)
Correction (after 30 days)
Means to care for the area after the procedure

What Micropigmentation?




MSMP is the newest cosmetic procedure used in Europe and America and is very popular among patients because of its effectiveness and quick results. Immediately after the procedure, the effect of high density of hair is visually created. And the simplicity of its implementation (non-traumatic and painless) makes MSMP even more attractive.
The MSMP technique is the application of an individually selected pigment to the scalp, imitating the 3D illusion of short hair. MSMP is shown to men and women not only in cases of visible hair loss (indications to the procedure), but also, if desired, significantly increase the density of the existing hair.

scalp micropigmentation
The skin of the head differs from other parts of the skin of our body with an abundant amount of sebaceous, perspiring glands, as well as a higher level of blood circulation, which allows it to nurture a large amount of hair. Pigmenting on the scalp requires a special technique, an MSMP device and a specially developed pigment.

ATTENTION! The MSMP procedure should in no case be confused with tattooing or tattooing on the skin.

Side effects of tattooing / tattooing of the scalp or face (eyebrows, mustaches, beard) performed in tattoo parlors and some clinics that do not know the MSMP technique is the pigment change to blue or red (since not a natural pigment is used), but Also the fusion of the pigment into large spots on the scalp (due to differences in techniques, the diameter of the needle used, the use of cutting tools , etc. ) and the appearance of allergic reactions.


When conducting the MSMP procedure at the HFE clinic you will get a tremendous effect immediately after the procedure without side effects and allergies. And the pigment chosen for you will not lose its brightness and will not change coloring within 3-5 following years.


The MSMP method is developed and widely used in Europe. The pigment used in the procedure is non-toxic, natural, corresponds to European standards for its use on the scalp. The application of the pigment is made by a needle 0.1 mm in diameter to a depth of 1.5 mm using a specially developed MSMP device in Europe.

The procedure is performed in the HFE clinic by specialists trained in England and received the corresponding MSMP training certificate.

Before the procedure, you get a free consultation with the test of pigment compliance to your scalp.

You should also know that due to the fact that MSMP is not traumatic, your own hair is not injured. That is, when performing the MSMP procedure, the needle that is injected with the pigment works in higher layers of the skin than the follicles of your own hair. This allows for a short time to combine the procedure of HFE hair transplantation with scalp micropigmentation.

The procedure is painless and does not require the use of local anesthesia.

scalp micropigmentation ny


For men and women:

Those wishing to have a higher density of hair, even if their own hair has never fallen out;
Small stages of AHA in Norwood, when HFE hair transplantation has not yet been shown, but hair density is already noticeably reduced due to their thinning;

Combination of hair transplantation using the HFE method followed by MSMP to obtain a higher visual density of the existing hair;

High stages of AHA in Norwood, when the patient wants to wear a short haircut and does not want to perform hair transplantation;

When there are restrictions on the donor zone, i.e., when the donor zone is reduced and not enough seized follicles to close the entire available amount of alopecia;
Focal (alimentary) alopecia;

Cicatricial alopecia (scalp burns, postoperative cicatricial scars including and after transplantation of hair by flap strip method and FUE machin method);
Generalized / total / universal form of alopecia (if the patient wants to wear a short haircut);
Not wishing for any reason to do hair transplant, or if there are contraindications to it.
The MSMP procedure can be performed 6 months after hair transplantation. Hair transplantation by the HFE method can be done 1 month after the MSMP

Master – Permanent makeup

Features of profession Permanent makeup

Permanent makeup is, in essence, one of the cosmetic means. And its application is a cosmetology service, which consists in the fact that a specialist introduces special dyes into the upper layers of the skin with a special needle.
This makeup is becoming more popular, because it lasts a long time.

tatouageTattoo is one of the names of permanent makeup. Another version of the name: contour makeup, micropigmentation.

With its help, you can hide the flaws of the exterior and emphasize the most attractive features: make eyeliner, give a certain shape to your lips, draw a line of eyebrows. In other words, make the contours and shades of the face ideal.

Industry leading Permanent Makeup Artist and Microblading Expert, performing eyebrow, eyeliner, and lip treatments alongside medical tattooing.

Most often, women turn to the tattoo master. When the client comes to the consultation, the master helps her to make a choice. For example, a lady wants to add luminosity and plumpness to her lips.
Together with her, the master chooses the color of the pigment, the technique of applying (with shade or without), draws a sketch of the future makeup. Finds out whether there are contraindications to health, explains how to care for the skin after the procedure.
The sketch of the future work should be liked by both the client and the master, because the master as a professional evaluates how much this or that form and color is suitable for a particular customer. When the sketch is selected, the master can start applying the pigment.
After three weeks, the procedure is repeated – the master corrects, achieving an irreproachable result.

The master is responsible not only for the aesthetic result, but also for the client’s health. In order not to infect the infection in the wound, the tool and the master workplace must be clean. The master has the right to work only in sterile disposable gloves with sterile disposable needles.

The very craft of tattooing does not require long training. However, for this it is already desirable to have some professional base.
It is believed that the best masters are obtained from professional cosmetologists and people with medical education.

In the process of training, future tattoo masters work first on the mannequin, practicing the setting of hands. And then – on real clients, although under the supervision of a mentor.
Already acting masters are constantly upgrading their skills in courses to keep up with new technologies, work with the latest materials.
Continuing to keep themselves in a professional tone helps and championships among masters of tattooing. For example, since 2002 the Open Championship of Russia on permanent makeup “Contour of the Century” has been held.

It involves specialists with at least 1 year experience. It’s not just a match. This is an opportunity to show oneself, to see how others work, to meet colleagues, to evaluate new technologies and trends of fashion.

In general, the profession of tattoo master can be called female, as well as the profession of a cosmetologist. And yet, there are men in this sphere too. Although they are not so many, as among the masters of artistic tattoos.


The place of work of the master of tattooing can be both a beauty salon and a specialized tattoo parlor.

Important qualities

The profession of the master of tattooing assumes responsibility, good taste, a sense of form and proportions, accuracy, good eye, good color perception, penchant for working with hands, good fine motor skills.
You also need to be a sociable person, be able to have people to yourself. The very appearance of the master should inspire confidence in clients: negligence, lack of care, coldness – all this interferes with the work.

Severely impaired vision, diseases of the musculoskeletal system (especially if they affect the strength and mobility of the fingers) in this profession are contraindicated.

Knowledge and skills

The tattoo master should be able to use the equipment, know the sanitary rules of the work, know the properties of the various pigments, imagine what allergic reactions they can cause, own various techniques for applying them.

Where to learn

A certificate for the specialty “permanent makeup” can be obtained at special courses. And then periodically improve their skills in courses and master classes.