Permanent Makeup — Eyeliner

Eyeliner is one of the most challenging applications in a woman’s make-up routine. It’s hard to create a perfect, straight line with just the right thickness and length. Poor eyesight or an unsteady hand can make the task even more difficult.

Eyeliners are also made up of thickeners, such as wax, and contain a plastic film that deposits the pigment onto the eyelid. Studies show that use of over-the-counter products that contain waxes, iron oxides, ammoniums and other harmful ingredients have been linked to cancer. In order to understand the chemical properties that make up eyeliners (both pencils and liquid), Angelbare has provided a brief explanation of some of the potentially harmful ingredients found in most of your over-the-counter eyeliners and mascara.

BHA– A common preservative in eyeliners, BHA is a probable carcinogen that can be absorbed through the skin.

Phenoxyethanol and propylene glycol Found in liquid eyeliners, it acts as an emulsifier which can irritate the skin.

Aluminum: An ingredient found in eyeliners, it is used for color yet is toxic to the nervous system and can cause cancer.

Guanine: An ingredient found in mascara, it is a color additive for cosmetics that must be extracted from fish scales.

Coal Tar Dyes – (includes D&C Blue 1, Green 3, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 33, etc.) Their carcinogenicity has recently been proven, and the result may also include severe allergic reactions, asthma attacks, lack of concentration, increased risk of Hodgkin’s disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma.

Imidazolidinyl UreaAn antimicrobial preservative which acts as a formaldehyde releaser. It can instigate immune system response that can include itching, hives, blistering of skin, or respiratory reaction.

Coal tar colors (FD&C Yellow 5) Color additive derived primarily from petroleum. Reputed to be a catalyst in hyperactivity/ADD; other problems include asthma, migraines, thyroid cancer, and lupus.

Parabens (methyl, butyl and propyl)- Preservatives that can disrupt the human endocrine system.

It is plain to see that permanent eyeliner application is not only a more beautiful option but a safer one. Ophthalmologists recommend permanent makeup application for people who are allergic to traditional makeup and/or wear contact lenses. Finally, permanent eyeliner may also benefit people with sensitive eyes, oily skin and those who simply have little time to apply makeup.

At Angelbare, we feel the choice is an easy one. Permanent eyeliner application is the best choice for beautiful and lasting eyeliner.

Lasting beautiful color can be applied thin or thick to upper and lower lash lines with you request. Eyeliner can make your eyes appear bigger and your lashes appear fuller. The color can range from a soft, natural look to a darker, more dramatic look, depending on your preference.

Pigment retention varies, depending on one’s body composition. Therefore, in order to achieve the desired result, a second application, 2-4 weeks later, may be needed. This will be discussed during the initial application.

Our clients share their reasons for choosing to have permanent eyeliner:

– I have sensitive eyes and used waterproof eyeliner, which only made it worse.

– I do not put on makeup every day. Not to mention, it’s hard to get right.

– My eyes are always red, itchy and uncomfortable. My eye doctor said that it was makeup that gets into my eyes. This was my solution.

– I have dry eyes, and using eye drops messes up my eyeliner.

– My lashes are light and a few are missing too. So when I use mascara, it just looks weird.

– I was using an eyeliner pencil every day. Permanent makeup has been a life saver for me.

– I wear glasses, and cannot see well enough to put my eyeliner the way I want it.

– I avoided getting my eyeliner done for years, and I was afraid of having something too close to my eyes. I was surprised when I heard my sister had it done and said she it just felt a tickle and was quick. She loves it so now I am here. It will be great to not have to think about it.

– I have three grandchildren and after many years of searching, I am excited! It is going to be extremely helpful.

– I had eye surgery and do not want to mess my eyes up with make up every day.

– I wear contacts lenses and it is not easy to do my eyeliner.

– I am very active and want to make sure my eyeliner stays on when I swim or exercise. I do not want to see smudging on my face.

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