Semi Permanent Makeup

Semi-permanent make-up is also known as permanent makeup or micro pigmentation. Semi-permanent makeup is well established and a proven safe beauty procedure. The make-up is perfectly safe and has been approved by doctors and very favourably reviewed by many respected beauty writers. Specially formulated pigments are placed in the upper layers of the dermis wherever it can remain for up to three years. A choice of colour of pigment can be chosen from or by mixing colours created, giving you the natural look you require.

At Mistys nails and beauty  Semi Permanent Make-up we use only superior pigments, that are safe, hypoallergenic, tested and provide the best long term colour power and stability.

Semi-permanent make-up is considered permanent since the implanted pigment cannot be washed off and remains perfectly applied. In time however fading will occur and some or the entire colour will need to be reapplied and a colour boost should be taken annually to keep the enhancement fresh.

For most clients its fine and I have even had people fall asleep! For others it can be a little uncomfortable depending on the individual’s pain threshold and time of the month,  However anaesthetic creams are applied prior and/or during treatment and continued throughout to keep any discomfort to a minimum. Many clients are very surprised at how little discomfort they experience.
Yes, the strictest hygiene and sterilisation standards are followed and pre-packed, sterile needle cartridges are used for each client. No chemicals are used, only minerals and glycerine. Clients are offered an allergy test prior to treatment, though this can be waivered in the majority of cases clients with some acute or chronic medical conditions or those known to be highly allergic would need a test 24hours prior to treatment. You need to inform us of any allergies or medications you have as it could affect treatment.
  • Anyone and everyone who desires a natural enhancement that gives freedom from the daily application of make-up.
  • Alopecia sufferers who have lost some or all their facial hair including eyebrows or eyelashes.
  • Chemotherapy patients who may loose facial hair would benefit from semi-permanent make-up before or after treatment.
  • Vision impaired people who have difficulty applying make-up.
  • People with unsteady hands who cannot apply make-up.
  • Anyone of the millions of people who suffer various allergic or sensitive reactions to conventional make-up.
  • People who need to look their best all the time.
You cannot get your eyebrows wet for 24 to 48 hours after treatment, but You may resume most normal activities straight after treatment. No exercising for at least 48 hours. There will be a slight tenderness, swelling and redness to the area which will normally cease in 24 hours. The treated area will always appear darker immediately after the treatment this will lighten and soften over the next 7 to 10 days. There may be slight flaking over the area during healing. A top up appointment is required within a month of your initial application, this is used for any finishing touches that may be required to adjust density or colour.

REMEMBER: Treated area will be more prominent and intense when first treated.The skin will take 5-10 days to return to normal,it is normal to loose 30% to 40% of the colour during this initial period.

Always use a sunscreen on make-up to prevent colour change and loss, you cannot get the treated area wet for 24 to 48 hours after treatment and its advised to stay out of the sun or sunbeds from 2 weeks(so never book around a holiday, pool, chlorine, excessive sun exposure, etc). Wait 2-4 weeks after botox or fillers before getting Semi Permanent Makeup applied. I do not treat anyone who is pregnant, breastfeeding or on blood thinners , warfarin etc or has any other contra indications (please call to discuss if any medical issues apply).


At Mistys Nails & Beauty, we pride ourselves on taking care of your skin, body and your natural nails. We don’t not use any harmful substances, something you should always check before having your acrylic, gel nail enhancements done. We would like to offer answers to your frequently asked questions.

Acrylics can be whole or partial, used over the entire nail or simply as tips. A mixture of liquid acrylic (monomer) and polymer, which is an acrylic powder, is applied to the nail.
Many reason exist. Acrylics take 8 hours to fully cure, and a slight knock in that time may cause weakness.Other reasons for lifting includes: diseased nail plate, not maintaining regular infills, nicotine, fruit acids such as lemons, oranges, and other citrus fuits, harsh detergents, using a acetone based nail polish remover, medication, stress, misuse of nails, occupation, picking and biting, excessive use of oils and creams, or even just wearing the nail too long can cause lifting.
Yes, its fine to re-apply acrylics back on as natural nails are made up of keratin (protein) so nails don’t breathe. But if you have ripped your acrylics off causing the natural nail to thin, then you might want to harden the nails back a bit as acrylics will just be more stress on top of damaged nails. Meanwhile you could apply nail hardener once a week to strengthen the nails up a bit, and cuticle oil every night to nourish the cuticles and promote healthy nail growth.
“Pink and White” refers to the use of two colors of acrylic applied to the nails to produce more permanent and a natural-looking French manicure look.
An overlay is a thin layer of acrylic or gel applied to the nail for strength.
Gel polish is a gel colour that goes into a uv/led lamp to be cured. It’s a higher gloss polish, lasts up to 2 weeks, instantly dry. Please not this is for colour not strength.

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