How Long Permanent Makeup Lasts: Does It Completely Fade?

How Long Permanent Makeup Lasts: Does It Completely Fade?

Our cosmetics professionals have got expert understanding on how semi permanent makeup works, and in this guide, we’ll answer all of your questions related to fading.

Does permanent makeup fade?

Yes, permanent makeup pigment will gradually fade and will require occasional touchups to maintain their full colourful appearance. 

What causes it to fade?

Unlike regular tattoos, permanent makeup treatment uses pigments with smaller particles which cause them to fade quicker. These pigments maintain their colouring for 2-5 years until the cells from your immune system absorb the pigment.

How long does a cosmetic tattoo last?

It’s recommended that you get your first top up between 12-15 months to avoid fading, you might need a top up 6 weeks after your treatment to account for rejected ink. Beyond that, permanent makeup will commonly last 4 years, although in rare cases can last up to 10 years before completely fading.

Does it completely fade?

Yes, permanent makeup can completely fade over time. The time it takes depends on if you’ve completed the aftercare process correctly.

How can I avoid fading?

You can avoid fading of your permanent makeup pigment by wearing SPF daily, keeping your skin hydrated and not applying advanced skincare products near your cosmetic tattoo.

How long does permanent eyeliner makeup last?

Permanent eyeliner will last 2-5 years before completely fading, and will require a top up after 12 months.

How long does permanent eyebrow makeup last?

Permanent eyebrow makeup will last 2+ years before fading and in some instances you will need a top up 6 weeks after your treatment, but it’s recommended to get a top up after 12 months to maintain full colourful lips.

How long does a permanent beauty spot last?

A Beauty spot will last 1 year before fading.

How long does permanent lip makeup last?

Permanent lip liner might require a top up after 6 weeks, but can last up to 3 years before fading completely.

How soon after permanent makeup treatment can I put makeup on?

You can apply makeup right after your treatment, but ensure it’s not near the treated area for at least 2 weeks.

Getting a top up

If your pigment starts to fade, you should speak with the practitioner that you originally received the permanent makeup treatment from. 
In our Liverpool permanent makeup clinic, we educate our clients and train our practitioners to understand exactly how the healing process works and everything related to fading to ensure longevity for all treatments.