Permanent Makeup Scottsdale
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Permanent Makeup Scottsdale

A Guide to Permanent Makeup Scottsdale

Permanent Makeup Scottsdale – Permanent makeup has been revolutionizing women’s daily routines, confidence and lives for years. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of permanent makeup, it’s exactly what it sounds like.  Makeup that is applied once without any need for reapplication. Now, most “permanent” types of makeup are actually semi-permanent, but last for much longer than traditional makeup would. There are several types of permanent makeup, from eyebrows to lip liner. If you’re looking to cut down on the amount of time you spend applying makeup and boost your confidence, permanent makeup could be for you. Permanent makeup Scottsdale is highly-sought after, especially the services offered at Abuela’s Butterfly. However, if you’re a permanent makeup newbie and want to know more about the process before trying it out for yourself, here’s a helpful guide to permanent makeup Scottsdale:

What is permanent makeup?

Permanent makeup is a trend that has been around since the 20th century. Also called cosmetic tattooing and micropigmentation, permanent makeup is the process of having a shallow tattoo applied in an area where you would generally apply makeup. This permanent or semi-permanent tattoo acts to give pigmentation to areas like your eyebrows, lash line and lips to create a deeper, fuller look. Permanent and semi-permanent makeup is only applied to the dermal layer of the skin, which means that, while the color will stay bold and highly pigmented for quite a while, it will fade over time. The good news is that touch-ups are quick and easy!

Why is permanent makeup popular?

Permanent makeup Scottsdale – and permanent makeup services in other locations- are all popular for similar reasons. For some, permanent makeup is simply a convenient option so they can spend less time getting ready in the morning and more time sleeping. Who wouldn’t love to just roll out of bed and be ready for the day? However, for others permanent makeup is preferred because they are sporty or outdoors often and permanent makeup won’t melt off of their face. However, there are various physical and health reasons why people choose to use permanent makeup, too. Some permanent makeup Scottsdale clients need to use permanent makeup because they have allergies to traditional makeup.  While others have poor eyesight or shaky hands and are unable to apply traditional makeup properly. Permanent makeup is a fantastic solution for so many people!

What is the process like?

Contrary to popular belief, permanent makeup is not applied with a standard tattoo gun! While the makeup is applied in a tattoo-like fashion, the machine used is much smaller and is called a Permapen machine. This machine uses a single-use, disposable needle to apply specially-formulated cosmetic ink to the central layer of the skin. Because this machine is much gentler than a standard tattoo gun and does not penetrate the skin as deeply, the makeup will eventually fade. However, if you’re concerned about safety- don’t be. Permanent makeup artists are all highly-trained and experienced with permanent makeup application.

Types of permanent and semi-permanent makeup

There are several types of permanent makeup, all of which enhance different features. Some permanent makeup Scottsdale clients choose to have several procedures done, while others only opt for the more common semi-permanent makeup solutions, such as microblading. Here are a few of the different types of permanent and semi-permanent makeup and what to expect with each type:



Permanent eyebrow makeup is one of the most popular kinds of permanent and semi-permanent makeup types. In fact, at Abuela’s Butterfly, we specialize in eyebrow microblading. Over the years, permanent makeup artists have used several different techniques to apply permanent makeup to eyebrows. In the past, artists used to simply draw a single, solid line for an eyebrow à la the 1990’s. However, eyebrow trends have since shifted to a softer, more natural look. That’s why those who visit permanent makeup Scottsdale salons typically request microblading.

Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup application that involves using a group of small needles shaped like a blade. This blade is used to mimic the appearance of tiny hairs on your eyebrows.  They make them appear fuller and more shapely. The end result of microblading leaves clients with a powdered, 3D effect that looks completely natural.

Microblading is also extremely convenient because it saves you money in the long-run. Think of microblading as an investment.  Instead of running to the salon every few weeks to have your eyebrows done, you can make a one-time payment to have them looking flawless for years!



Next to permanent eyebrows, permanent eyeliner is one of the most popular types of permanent makeup. This is likely because so many women wear eyeliner on a daily basis that the ability to have it applied for you- and last several years- is incredibly appealing. Eyeliner is used to enhance the shape and size of your eyes.  Furthermore, permanent eyeliner is no different. Permanent eyeliner is incredibly versatile. It can be applied to both the upper and/or lower lash lines.  Eyeliner can also be applied in a variety of shapes. If you like the traditional eyeliner look, you can opt for a simple thin line, but permanent makeup artists can also create a dramatic cat eye or sultry smoky eye look with permanent eyeliner.

People with different sized eyes love permanent eyeliner.  They can use the procedure to create the illusion of symmetry. If you find a skilled artist, they can make your eyes appear to be the same size by changing the shape or thickness of the permanent eyeliner.



If you have naturally pale lips, permanent lipstick could be your saving grace. There’s nothing more frustrating than needing to constantly apply lipstick throughout your day just so that you don’t look like a zombie. Permanent lipstick can be applied in a variety of shades ranging from natural to dark or dramatic and can make your lips look big and bold 24/7.


Lip liner

Unfortunately, not all of us were born with naturally full and defined lips. This can be difficult for many people, as applying lip liner several times per day can be exhausting. Whether you’re going for that Kylie Jenner lip look, or simply want a more naturally enhanced lip line?  Permanent lip liner can make it happen. Trained permanent makeup artists can gently tattoo your lip line slightly outside the edge of your natural lips to create a fuller, pouty look. If your lips are also naturally pale, you might even consider pairing a permanent lip liner treatment with a permanent lipstick procedure.



Permanent blush is an easy and convenient way to give yourself the appearance of a naturally rosy complexion. If you’re on opposite sides of the color spectrum- either especially pale or especially dark- you may find it difficult to produce that natural rosy glow. With permanent blush, a permanent makeup artist can apply a light pink or peachy color to the cheeks to give a cute and flirty appearance.


Scalp micropigmentation

While some assume that permanent makeup is solely for women, that’s not the case. While women tend to be the target clients, permanent makeup services like scalp pigmentation can benefit men especially. Scalp micropigmentation is the process of using microneedles to apply pigmentation to the scalp.  This is done where there has been hair loss or to the hairline.  Also if it has been receding or is undefined. If your hair is thinning, scalp micropigmentation can give the appearance of a thick head of hair.



Permanent makeup has been an integral part of both men and women’s lives for over a century! However, as the times and makeup trends have changed, permanent makeup application has changed along with it. Permanent makeup today is typically used to enhance women’s natural features for a soft, put-together look. Whether you don’t enjoy applying makeup, are unable to, or are constantly on the go?  Using permanent makeup can make your life so much easier. “Permanent” makeup can last anywhere from 2-10 years, depending on the type of permanent makeup you have applied. If permanent makeup intrigues you- especially microblading- and you are on the hunt for permanent makeup Scottsdale specialists, don’t hesitate to contact Abuela’s Butterfly. We are trained professionals with extensive experience in eyebrow microblading. We guarantee that you’ll walk out of our salon confident and ready to take on the world!

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Permanent Makeup Scottsdale
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Permanent Makeup Scottsdale
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Abuela's Butterfly,
4131 N 24th St,Phoenix,Arizona-85016,
Telephone No.6026996122
Scottsdale, AZ
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