PMU stands for permanent make-up, also known as micropigmentation. Some people refer to micropigmentation as cosmetic tattooing, which is incorrect. The principle seems to be similar to tattooing in that a pigment is implanted into the skin, but the techniques, pigments and devices are quite different. Terms such as ‘eyebrow tattooing’ or ‘eyeliner tattoo’ give the wrong impression and should therefore be avoided.
Permanent make-up or micropigmentation can be used to accentuate strong points and correct or camouflage defects. Micropigmentation has many applications, but the most popular are:
- Eyebrows – hair stroke or shaded
- Lips – lip liner
- Eyes – eyeliner
PMU – Eyebrows
The eyebrows are perhaps the most important part of the face: they frame the eyes and give the face expression. Eyebrows that are too light, too thin or non-existent can be naturally enhanced and improved with micropigmentation. For example, using hair stroke or shading methods, depending on the client’s wishes and skin type. The latest technique for eyebrows in permanent make-up is the hair stroke technique. It is used for creating the most natural brows possible. As each individual hair is pigmented separately, it is far more natural looking than a solid fill.
PMU – Lips
Skin ageing can cause the lip contours to fade. A natural lip liner can permanently restore the shape of your lips and gives your lip line more definition. A PMU lip liner can also correct asymmetrical lip lines for a more proportionately shaped mouth. The so-called ‘full lips’ colour treatment gives a natural colour to pale or faded lips.
PMU – Eyes
Eyeliner is the easiest way to enhance the beauty and expression of the eyes – whether a subtle liner on just the top, the bottom or both the top and bottom. From a subtle lash liner between the lashes to a duotone eyeliner, the variations in colour, thickness and length are endless. Permanent eyeliner gives a natural look that is more subtle and neat than regular make-up. The great benefit of permanent make-up is that it won’t smudge throughout the day. Permanent make-up stays perfectly in place day in day out, from early in the morning till late at night, on vacation, in the sauna and while working out.
Long-lasting beauty with permanent make-up.
Also interesting: What is micropigmentation and Nouveau Contour Academy.