This is a question we get a lot at the clinic. If my makeup is permanent, then why do I need to have the colour boosted every one to three years?

The answer is more simple than you think. It has a lot to do with the exposure your skin faces every day.

Your face endures a lot on a day-to-day basis. That’s why we’re so careful and diligent about skincare routines. It is also why we develop treatment plans to help clients achieve their skincare goals. Because of this, even permanent makeup will fade over time.

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So why exactly does permanent makeup fade?

There are both internal and external factors to this fade. The molecules that are implanted into the skin during this procedure will always remain, even if they have lost their glow. External factors like sun exposure, exfoliating and anti aging skincare products, and even some medications can speed up the fading process. Internal and genetic factors like oily skin and general client health can also affect how long the results last in any given case.

However, don’t assume that the colour fade is always a bad thing. As we progress through our lives, our taste in fashion and personal style is constantly evolving. Maybe the look you chose during your first procedure isn’t necessarily your everyday style anymore. This pigment is designed to safely fade! That means you can switch up your look without needing to risk any unnecessary skin damage to harsh forms of tattoo removal.

So we encourage you to embrace the natural fade! Make sure to carefully follow the aftercare protocol given to you after your procedure in order to retain your desired results. But, remember to look at any natural fade as an opportunity to make a change in the future. We suggest booking a colour touch up every 1-3 years.

To find out if permanent makeup is for you or ask a few questions, feel free to call us at 1 519-750-3500. You can also email at to book a consultation appointment. You can also check us out on Facebook and Instagram to see more examples of our work! If you’d like to see examples of our pricing, please visit our services page.