Do I need to do anything prior to my makeup service appointment?
Please email some examples of makeup you like prior to your appointment. This gives an idea of what you are into, i.e. pinup, natural glam, old Hollywood, goth glam, etc. This also ensures you will love the result and helps save time overall at your appointment. 90 mns goes fast! Pinterest is a great place to find examples of special-occasion looks.
Please arrive with a clean fresh face. No need to prime but feel free to have on your preferred moisturizer.
What's included in a makeup service?
We will go over your skin type, best primers and foundations suited for you, contour, blush, full eye look (glam, smokey, natural), brow quickie, and for bridal- choosing the right lip color for the event and getting that perfect glow.
What if I want false lashes?
I can provide lashes and apply them based on your chosen look/style otherwise I keep demi-wispies in my kit at all times. If you want lashes please let me know and I can apply them for you. This is an extra $15 for the lash & service per appointment.
If you want something that lasts longer, I recommend DIY Lash Extensions by Lilac St that last up to 7-10 days and are water resistant. I have a video here of how to apply them before your appointment. Code SEANNA10 offers 10% off your first purchase.
PMU Service Questions
How Do I Prepare for Permanent Makeup/Microblading Services?
You can bring a photo of your brow goal or fill them in as you normally do, so we can find your desired shape. We can also do a practice brow using a brow tint that lasts three days. This is recommended to get a feel for the look of microshaded brows.
Please refrain from plucking, waxing, threading, tinting, or any other brow service at least 3 days before your appointment.
Please be sure that nothing on this list applies to you or you will not be eligible for a permanent brow service at this time.
We recommend you don't drink alcohol the day prior to your appointment as it thins the blood and will decrease the chances of pigment hold. We want your brows to last as long as possible!
How long do microbladed/shaded/or ombre brows last?
Nobody's skin is exactly the same. Many factors determine how long pigment will last after a PMU service, such as age of the skin, texture, and aftercare. Most can last 1-2 years, with touch-ups recommended yearly. Anyone over 60 is not recommended microblading as the fine strokes tend to not maintain their structure. Microshading would be recommended in this case, where you can still receive a beautifully filled-in brow.
How long is a microshading/blading/ombre brow appointment?
Permanent brow services typically take about 2.5 hours with a good amount of that time spent mapping out the brow shape and choosing the right pigment. We want it perfect!
Do permanent brow services hurt?
Most clients say it doesn't hurt at all. You will be numbed prior to the service to ease any discomfort.