Permanent eyeliner usually lasts between one and three years. The cosmetic pigment is implanted into either the lash line, better known as ‘tight line,’ to enhance the eyelashes or as full eyeliner, which is done to your style preference and done above the lash line. Either way, permanent eyeliner is done you have to follow an aftercare guide to avoid early fading and infection.
• Do not touch, rub or scratch the treated area. It is susceptible, and you can peel the pigment off if you don’t leave them to flake naturally. Use a q-tip dipped into clean water and gently clean the area.
• Keep the area moisturized. Use a q-tip again, dipped in a recommended ointment. It is essential to use recommended moisturizers as some can have ingredients that will break down the pigment causing early fading.
• Do not wear makeup, especially mascara, for 10 days.
• Avoid sun exposure, and ultraviolet light causes a breakdown in the pigment particles, making the pigment appear faded.
• Avoid sweating, saunas, gyms, and working out as well as swimming pools.
• No facials, Botox, or any other cosmetic treatments.
• Do not sleep on your face and use a clean pillowcase.
• Do not wear contact lenses during the aftercare period. Wear glasses instead and when it’s finished, take a new pair of contacts if possible.
• Day 1 – After the procedure, your eyeliner will look 30% darker than it will when it is fully healed. It will appear more prominent due to color oxidation, and you will have a small about of swelling, although it will be practically unnoticeable.
• Days 2 to 3 – Your eyes may feel a little puffy when you first wake up; this is easily fixed by sleeping on an incline or by applying a cold compress to your eyes. Your eyeliner should now be tight as it dries out and will darken temporarily, and scabs will form.
• Day 3 to 5 – The scabs should begin to flake; you mustn’t pick, peel or scratch the scabs as peeling can also peel the pigment. The color may appear lighter than you want, but this is only due to the freshly healed skin and will soon rectify itself.
- Day 42 – By now, your eyeliner will be fully healed. It would help if you had a follow-up session booked in with the professional that did your permanent eyeliner. At the follow up you and the professional will decide if you feel you want or need any adjustments, such as if you want the color darker or the
Aftercare and healing are essential but not as important as finding the right artist. Here at Rockstar Ink, we offer excellent results, or if you are not in the New Jersey area, you can go to Natalia Verkh in New York City.