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Why We Use Cosmetics

Cosmetics are a part of life; the beauty industry is worth about $445 billion dollars, and it’s not showing any signs of slowing. Men are wearing more makeup, women are using new techniques to look gorgeous, and we’ve become more accepting of different techniques, looks and styles. YouTube has exploded with cosmetic tutorials, and anyone can learn to draw a perfect winged tip. There are new permanent options for makeup, like eyelash extensions and microblading; it seems beauty products will continue to be in vogue forever. The question, then, is what exactly makes cosmetics so popular; there’s some social pressure, to be sure, but what are the other reasons we use cosmetics?

To Look Good

This is the obvious answer to the question; we want to look amazing. We might be trying to turn heads on the dancefloor, or even in a local cafe; people agree that using cosmetics well makes you more attractive. A study showed that men are quicker to approach a woman wearing red lipstick in a bar than those who wore no lipstick at all. There’s many theories as to why particular cosmetics make you more attractive, but there’s no denying that it works.

To Look Young

Part of looking good is looking younger; this might be because it signals fertility to possible mates, or just because it signals that you’re healthy and happy. That’s why foundation is one of the best tools you have in your cosmetic kit; an even skin tone signals youth, as you haven’t had the opportunity to have your skin blemished by the sun or other wear. An even skin tone also makes your face look healthy; we sometimes wish we had skin like a baby’s, and foundation can give the impression that we do.

To Look Confident

Participants in a study were shown pictures of women wearing cosmetics versus women who were not; those who were wearing cosmetics were consistently rated as happier and more confident, with some participants even indicating that they might have higher earning potential. Another study showed that men are likely to rate women with makeup as more prestigious; this can be incredibly useful if you’re going for a promotion or a new position of authority. Women find that other women look their best when wearing eye makeup; eyeliner, mascara or eyelash extensions all help women find other women confident and beautiful.

There’s a lot of different reasons why wearing cosmetics is a valuable tool for social advancement; not to mention, it’s a lot of fun looking great! Putting on makeup can be a blast, too, but some days applying mascara while running late to work isn’t a viable option. That’s why you can get lash extensions in Winnipeg; get in touch with us, and we’ll shave some time off your morning routine, give you an amazing new look, and get you all the benefits that come with great cosmetics.

Summer is Here, Time to get Sweat-Proof Brows

Ah, summer. That wonderful time of year where the weather is nice enough that we can stroll through parks, go swimming and enjoy the outdoors. Here in Winnipeg, it often goes above 30 degrees in the hottest months; all that swimming and sweating can ruin makeup really easily! This summer, you don’t have to worry about your perfect eyebrows running to ruin because of water; you can get sweat-proof brows using permanent makeup.

Permanent makeup is nothing like it used to be; in the 90s, the media liked to poke fun at what they thought of as face tattoos. The process for permanent makeup today still takes from the principles of tattooing, but uses new processes like microblading and nano-needling. This allows the technician to create eyebrows that look incredibly natural, with a mix of fine and thicker pseudo-hairs.

The pigments used in permanent makeup are also much improved from before; your technician will work with you to find one that works perfectly with your skin and hair, so your eyebrows will always look perfect. Techniques and training for permanent makeup have also vastly improved, so it’s more important than ever to find an experienced technician whose skills are up to the task of creating the perfect brow. The machinery has been updated too, and injects the pigments less deeply into the skin, while still creating a look that will last.

Microblading has a ton of advantages over traditional makeup. The process makes your eyebrow sweat and waterproof, so you’ll look beautiful no matter where summer takes you. The process will also save you money and time! You won’t have to buy expensive makeup for your eyebrows on the regular, and you’ll save time anytime you’re going out. Permanent makeup last years, but if for whatever reason you want to change, it’s easy enough to. Permanent is a bit of a misnomer here, because microblading typically lasts from 12-18 months; you can get touch ups done whenever you need to, so the beautiful look is easy to maintain. This is because the pigments used in microblading are specifically designed to be gentle on your face and to fade over time, allowing easy modification to the brow if necessary.

Sweat-proof brows can be yours this summer, and it’s even possible to get other sweat-proof permanent makeup too! There are special new techniques to give you fuller looking lips, permanent eyeliner, and more. The procedures must be done by an experienced permanent makeup professional for results that are safe, long-lasting and beautiful. More and more women agree that permanent makeup is a great solution for a world where we’re always on the go; National Women’s Show says that it’s making a comeback now that it’s so much better than twenty years ago. Permanent makeup can make you look beautiful 24/7, and we’re pretty sure this technique will stand the test of time, just like it’s name suggests.

Everything You Should Know About Microblading

Are you tired of your thin eyebrows that were subject to too much harsh plucking? Maybe you wish that your eyebrows were darker without having to fill them in on a daily basis. The good news is that with new semi-permanent makeup trends, you can get eyebrows that are well done and perfectly shaped every day. You won’t even have to sharpen your brow pencil to help them along. Microblading can be a great experience with tremendous benefit, but you have to know what to expect.

Before you sign up for services, here is everything you need to know about microblading!

Choose your salon professionals carefully

Microblading is essentially a form of semi-permanent tattooing that can make your brows appear thicker and fuller. Because of the permanent nature of the procedure, you need to make sure that your professional knows how to microblade successfully. After all, microblading can last up to eighteen months.

Ask about their training and for any before and after photos they might have. You should also ask to see their certification. This research will give you a better idea of whether you can trust this person to bring your brows to perfection. Remember that you often get what you pay for. Choosing the cheapest professional to practice your microblading may not give you the outcome you were hoping for.

Microblading isn’t as painful as it sounds

The process of microblading involves placing tiny scratches around the eyebrows and filling them with ink. This certainly sounds painful, but you won’t feel much of it with the numbing gel that will set on your brows. You may feel a slight pressure in that area and some minor discomfort, but it will be relatively painless overall!  

The process does take time

Make sure that you set aside the entire afternoon if you are heading into a microblading session. You won’t want to rush perfection, so prepare to spend about two to three hours in the chair with your artist. They must spend time creating the perfect shape and meticulously placing each new “strand” of hair for your brows. This isn’t a process that can happen in an instant if you want to have eyebrows that are well done.

You will have some irritation after the session

If you have ever seen a new tattoo, you know that there is definitely a healing process that it needs to go through before it becomes beautiful. You will have some redness and irritation around the eyebrows when you leave your session. However, it shouldn’t be too terribly noticeable. You can help keep irritation to a minimum by avoiding sunlight and continuously applying moisturizer to your skin.

When you’re ready to get your eyebrows professionally done, you need to find an experienced permanent makeup professional. At Lashes by Lisa, we can help you to get the youthful appearance that you want with permanent makeup and microblading. Start saving money on your makeup and time on your beauty routine by contacting us today to book your appointment!

Can Anyone Do Microblading?

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The latest trend to achieve the eyebrows you’ve always dreamed of is commonly referred to as microblading. If you have been considering ways that you can get the same look with minimal morning effort, microblading could be the solution for you. Unlike other beauty routines, this isn’t one that can be tackled from the comfort of your own home. You need to find someone who is specifically trained to offer this service.

Anyone can technically do microblading as long as they have received the proper training. It doesn’t require an advanced degree or a doctor to actually perform the procedure. However, anyone who administers this beauty service needs to be experienced in how to handle safety and sanitation, the equipment, and more. Anesthetics for this procedure might be necessary, so they should know to administer them to each patient properly.

Everyone should have to undergo a fair number of classes focused on facial morphology and the best way to shape the brows and color them. After all, you want someone to give you a set of eyebrows that look great instead of just mediocre. They won’t be able to change the appearance once the procedure is finished.

Consider the fact that microblading is essentially a form of tattooing. It tends to look more natural than other efforts to tattoo the eyebrows on, but it still requires a certain degree of finesse. If your new eyebrows are going to be relatively permanent, do you really want them applied by someone who is less than qualified to perform the services you want?

The odds are that you want to head to someone who is an actual professional who has been trained and taught how to apply your permanent makeup. We would highly recommend the same thing. Don’t allow anyone to perform your microblading if they haven’t been trained.

How do you know if your professional is actually qualified to offer microblading? Unlike other services that may allow just anyone to hang out their shingle as an “expert,” more detailed qualifications exist for microblading. Ask about what certification classes they attended to learn how to administer microblading.

Most programs will require 100 hours of training in addition to a Blood Borne Pathogen certification. Depending on your area, a professional could be required to take more than 300 hours’ worth of training in order to become expertly qualified for microblading. They might even be eligible to sign up for an apprenticeship first, allowing them to practice under the supervision of an expert.

You might also want to ask whether they have joined any societies or professional organizations dedicated to these services. For example, a specialist for microblading might join the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals.

At Lashes by Lisa, you will receive your microblading and permanent makeup application from a certified expert and an experienced permanent makeup professional. You can make your morning routine simpler with beautiful makeup that never runs or smears. Talk to us about how you can take advantage of the new microblading trend today!