Microblading and Permanent Makeup
FAQs about microblading and permanent makeup
Microblading is a creation of fine hair strokes in the eyebrow area that realistically mimic brow hairs.
Permanent makeup uses a machine or manual pen with different size needles to implant the pigment into the skin for brows, eyeliners, lips and more.
Cosmetic procedures consist of eyeliner enhancement, lip and brow reshaping and enrichment of color. Medical procedures consist of correcting imperfections such as scars, scalp micropigmentation, camouflaging burns, mastectomy and areola color restoration.
On average it takes about 1-2 hours to complete, includes the consultation and drawing.
It commonly lasts about 2 years but color will gradually fade, depending on the life style. Touch up as needed.
Yes, technicians require proper training in Bloodborne Pathogens and have to meet Safety and Health Regulations to perform permanent makeup procedures.
Pigments and Color
FAQs about pigment, usage, and color
It appears diluted because it has NOT been shaken thoroughly. Color pigment needs to be shaken vigorously for over 20 times. Tighten the cap and with bottle upside down, shake with full strength. Please be aware that the glycerine always sets at the top of the bottle to keep the pigment moist, this is why it needs to be shaken VERY WELL
Microblading Pigments are specifically formulated for the creation of defined clear hair strokes with lasting precision and definition.
Micro Pigments are excellent to use in larger areas such as eyebrows, eyeliner and lips.
Pure Line Pigments are rigorously tested to meet EU regulations, can work in conjunction with Microblading for ombre and shading techniques, also used for any procedure in permanent makeup, camouflaging and correcting.
All the colors are mixed from different shades of raw materials.
A pigment is a group of compounds that changes the color as the result of wavelength-selective absorption. The initial drop can dominate the bottle wall which makes the color appear slightly different. Just shake the lighter color VERY well until it matches the darker color, test by putting a drop on skin, smear and rub the color a few times, the true color will then appear the same.
The base of our pigments are Iron Oxide or Carbon, which are minerals present in the human body. Our pigments have been known to the industry for over 30 years and are approved for use by doctors in Japan.
Yes. FDA approves the use of iron oxides in cosmetics.
6 Skin Tones according to the Fitzpatrick scale, from light to dark shades and from warm to cool undertones.
Every pigment has an expiration date on the bottle that states the date best used by.
Yes, but clearly understand the color base ingredients and skin undertone
By adding or replacing with fresh pigment, as needed. Pigment may begin to oxidize after 30 minutes. Also, during the procedure, mild bleeding and body fluids may dip back into the pigment container causing it to dilute. Check the pigment strength frequently.
The color choice is determined by skin tone, undertone, hair color, and
eye color. Take into consideration the client’s favorite color, desired look, and personal characteristics.
Tone down the darker shades before blending with the main Lip Color.
Apply the first layer of Beige, White or Skin color pigment as a base, choose Bright Red, Chicago Red, Strawberry or Flamingo as a second layer, these bright colors will be the best choice for darker lips. Avoid Blue base or Brown base colors like Earthy Red, Cranberry or Dark Red, otherwise, it will result in unwanted Blue-Brown-Purple lips. If light colors are chosen like Rose Pink, Rose Red or Blush they will not show up on the lips.
After the procedure, the color heavily builds up on top of the surface of the skin so it appears much darker. When skin is traumatized, scabs form and they are normally brown. Once the scab peels off in 1-2 weeks, the true color will remain in the dermis layer and the Color retention will be about 30%-70% depending on the skin tone and color pigment used.
About Machines and Needles
Learn more about our permanent makeup machines such as Mosaic, Silvera, and Merlin.
Silvera Machine is recommended for experienced technicians. Functions smoothly and feature optimum has an elegant design with the silver exterior, it is an upgraded version of the Mosaic machine which replaces its multiple components, with a convenient single piece screw-on needle cartridge which is meet the health department required.
Mosaic Machine Our most popular machine for the last ten years, features single-use replacement parts including the transmission shaft, front casing, needle, needle sleeve, and needle cap, which eliminates having to sterilize each piece after every use. With a 10,000 RPM speed, it has provided long-lasting results with its pigment penetration. It accommodates both round and flat needles.
Merlin Machine An affordable rotary motor and provides even pigment deposit. The machine is designed to move the needle up and down, rather than side to side.. Accommodates both ROUND and FLAT needles.
The proper way to hold the machine should be 90 degrees from the lip surface.
Be aware that the lip contour has different angels, adjust the needle angle accordingly. Hold the machine towards the center of the mouth otherwise, the pigment can migrate outside of the lip shape.
The proper way to hold the machine should be 90 degrees from the eyelid surface.
Follow the eyelash as a guideline. Point needle angle towards the center of the eye otherwise the pigment can migrate outside the liner.
It should always go into the dermis layer of the skin.
To know that the dermis layer has been reached, mild bleeding and body fluids will be visible during the procedure.
Nano needles are used for making fine hairlines suitable for soft looking natural brows. Needles are 0.18mm in diameter and 1/3 thickness of human hair, works great on thin, sensitive & mature skin, due to less abrasion and trauma.
Ingredients LIST for our Micropigments
To learn the ingredients that make up each of the pigments we carry, please click here.
How to Use Pigment Colors
BioTouch pigments can be mixed to match your client’s skin tone for eyebrows, eyeliner and lip liner.
Follow these general guidelines before using:
• Do not mix pigments of different brands.
• Shake well each time before use.
• Never touch pigment bottles or pigment containers with contaminated gloves to prevent cross contamination.
For the complete guide, click here.
Permanent Makeup Guide and Techniques
Tips, tricks, and techniques for microblading and permanent makeup procedure
The guideline is the outline indicating the shape of the brows, lips, and eyeliner.
The entire eyebrow guideline is the frame. The top outframe starts from the top thickness of the brow head, connects to the top arch and ends at the tail point. The bottom outframe starts from the bottom thickness of the brow head, connects to the bottom arch and merges to the tail end. If straight eyebrows, it only has an arch on the top outframe.
Yes, the different shapes start at the cupid bow. It can be a curved heart shape or straight angle shape.
The guideline is the thickness of the eyeliner and the flurr tail angle.
For thick eyeliner, first, draw accurate thickness of liner with exact angle of flurr tail on both side, check symmetrical when eyes are opened
then,follow the drawing and secure the shape with outline as a guide before fill in the entire thick liner, use 3 Prong Flat Needle to outline and with 5 or 7 Prong Round Needle to filling in to accomplish an even and same angle of thick eyeliner that not everyone can do
Eyeliner should be positioned at the lash root area. Pull eyelid open to see the Lash Root is exposed and follow the lash line to apply the liner.
Constantly check the balance by alternating from left to right, brow head to brow head and tail to tail to create even stroke counts on each brow.
The best way is to combine microblading with the shading to emphasize the strokes, as hair strokes tend to fade easier on oily skin.
How to Use COLOR LIFT
Biotouch Color Lift is used for hiding minor errors and mistakes including:
- Last-minute mind changes
- Final Adjustments
- Years of enduring poor quality work
- Minor control loss
- Nit picky alterations
- Shape Change
For complete guide and instructions how to use it, click here.