Permanent Makeup, also called Cosmetic Tattooing or Micropigmentation, is the process of implanting color pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of a tiny, sterile, disposable needle to produce the appearance of cosmetic makeup.
2. What is the difference between Permanent Makeup and Body Tattooing?
The purpose of Permanent Makeup procedures CuzU Beauty is to enhance our clients’ features, not necessarily create artwork that stands out (such as body tattoos). Permanent Makeup is softer and more subtle – it is meant to be a natural looking beauty enhancement. Body tattoos use ink, Permanent Makeup procedures involve only iron-oxide based pigments designed to gently fade over time. Fading is desired as it allows the technician to make changes to colour and shape over the years as client’s natural coloration and facial changes occur.
3. Does the Permanent procedure hurt?
A highly-effective, topical anesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing before and during your procedure. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure.
4. How safe is Permanent Makeup?
Each procedure is done under strict sanitation and sterilization rules. A well-trained, certified technician administers each new procedure using disposable needles and parts. All pigments are iron-oxide based and contain FDA approved ingredients for cosmetic use.
5. What are the pigments made of?
CuzU Beuty pigments come in a variety of colors specially formulated with iron oxide, an ingredient safe for the skin. We do not use pigments made from organic ingredients, such as vegetables as they have a high risk of carrying bacteria and causing allergic reactions. Because color is implanted just underneath the dermal layer of the skin, the resulting shade is soft and muted, unlike regular cosmetic makeup that sits on the surface of the skin.
6. What are the most common procedures requested?
The most common procedures performed are eyebrows, eyeliner, lips, and color corrections/camouflage. The color and shape are designed to match and complement the client’s features and complexion.
Eyebrows can be completely reconstructed in the absence of hair, or a few ‘hair’ strokes may be added to give added fullness to sparse areas – choose either a soft pencil appearance or natural feathering result. Permanent Makeup can enhance the natural features of the eyebrows with customized shaping. According to the shape of the person’s face and bone structure, Permanent Makeup can replace eyebrows that have lost their fullness with age and hair loss, or add defining tones to existing brows.
An eyeliner procedure adds pigment close to the lash line for definition to the lashes and contours of the eye. From a natural, softer or smudged look, to a dramatic look, the thickness and color of the line are customized for each client. Following eye surgeries for medical reasons we are able to re-establish balance and correct scars in the eye area.
Lip procedures most often requested are full lip color or lip liner. Natural lip lines can be corrected for asymmetries in shape or color as well as size. Lip liner can accentuate the lips by creating a more definite lip shape, enhancing the fullness and bringing more color to the lips. Individuals who suffer from having no definite lip shape, pale and gloomy lips, uneven lips or lips that have lost shape as a result of cold sores or injury can all benefit from this procedure. Please note that clients having a lip procedure done may require a prescription if they ever had cold sores/fever blisters/herpes on or around their lips.
Color Correction & Camouflages – Cosmetic tattooing can be used to correct faded and undesired color, as well as camouflaging of scars and re-pigmenting the areola and nipples.
7. Will my Permanent Makeup Eyebrows look natural?
Yes! Many of our clients report that friends and family members did not know they have had a procedure, although they do wonder why they are looking younger. We use soft natural tones on the brows that complement each client and re-create hair strokes that give the illusion of real hair.
8. How long does Permanent Makeup last?
The treatment is permanent and will not wash off. However, it will fade over time and may need a retouch every 1- 5 years. Frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors including: the pigment color used (lighter colors fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure), iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide as a supplement), and if any chemical peels come into contact with treated areas.
Touch-ups are normal for Permanent Makeup procedures, with each new procedure requiring 2 visits. The initial procedure followed by a free touch-up procedure about 2 months later. Lips may require one additional appointment.
9. What should I do before my procedure?
For lips: If you have EVER had cold sores/fever blisters/herpes on or around your lips, you MUST obtain a prescription from your doctor and inform him/her that your intention is to have a lip tattoo. Start taking it 3 days before and 4 days after the procedure (or follow the doctor’s instruction). Failure to take this anti-viral medication may well cause an outbreak, which in turn will compromise the results of your lip procedure.
For eyeliner: Wear your regular glasses instead of your contact lenses. Do not wear mascara (especially water-proof mascara, because this is more difficult to remove, and doing so will cause the eyes to be more irritated and sensitive).
For eyebrows: If you have an ideal shape and color in mind, bring reference photos and eyebrow pencil or powder.
If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan this trip a minimum 10 days after the procedure. We also request our clients avoid prescription blood thinners (if possible) for 24 hours prior to their appointment. This also includes Vitamin E, Aspirin and Alcohol.
10. How will I look immediately after? What is the healing process?
Your permanent makeup will appear darker and bigger than expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten over the course of a week.
Eyeliner: Expect that your eyes will be swollen for up to 3 days (like how you would look after crying). Some careful maintenance is required to make the swelling go down faster.
Eyebrows: Your eyebrows will appear thicker and much darker for up to 5 days post procedure until any scab peels off. The area may also be reddish and tender, so be gentle with your skin during the healing process and keep applying the aftercare product provided.
Lips: Your lips will look very intense as well as become swollen for 2-4 days, depending on the individual. Usually the scab will peel off after 4-6 days. During this time, the color will look quite pale, only the lip line will show a light color. Be patient at this time until the skin matures which will take about 1-2 months until you can see a more natural result.
11. What should I do after the procedure?
We provide very specific post-care instructions after your procedure. It is highly beneficial to follow these instructions to ensure a good healing process and to achieve the best results. The most essential aftercare is to keep the treated area moist, do not rub or pick as the color will peel off, and avoid extreme heat (like in saunas, Jacuzzis, steam rooms, places with hot humidity). For the lips, keep using the aftercare product provided to you (as a regular lip balm) to make the color last longer.
1. What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are expertly attached to individual strands of hair through the use of medical grade adhesive.
The extensions are applied to each individual eyelash and are not in direct contact with your skin.
Our eyelash extensions are made with high quality material( Mink) which provide soft, natural looks. They range in curl shape and length, fullness which allows us to customize your look.
2. How are they applied?
Eyelash extensions are applied using a high quality medical grade adhesive. Each lash is applied individually to each of your own natural eyelashes.
3. How long do they last?
With proper touch ups lashes will last as long as you desire. Touch ups are required every 2-3 weeks.
4. What should I do before my appointment?
Clean off all eye makeup and oily eye area for application.
5. How long does it take?
A full set will take up to 1 hour -1 hour 30 minutes and touch ups take between 45 minutes - 1 hour.
6. After care
Avoid hot steam or saunas.
Avoid running water directly on your lashes.
Avoid rubbing your eyes.
Avoid using mascara.
Avoid using oil based make up remover Only water based.
Do Not perm or tint lashes.
Do Not use eyelash curlers.
Do Not pull on your lashes, this causes your natural lashes to come out prematurely.
Before & After Images
CuzU Set (80 lashes per eye) $80
Natural Set (70 lashes per eye) $70
Trial Set (60 lashes per eye) $60
Red Carpet Set (3D Volume ) $180
Refill start from $30
3D EYEBROWS (Microblading) $550
Touch-up (from our salon) $250
BEAUTY-MARK $ 50
HAIR LINE start from $450
*All prices do not include Sales tax (4.5% on service in NYC) and