Halloween season lends itself to endless inspiration to makeup artists, mythical creature enthusiasts, and anyone else wondering what to dress up as this holiday. If you leave it to the last minute, you can thank us (and all the lovely Instagrammers!) for some easy and some not-so-easy Halloween costume & makeup ideas that you can try out, depending on how creative you want to get. And if you’d prepare Halloween costume & makeup idea well in advance, then all the better as you’ll have time to practice your expert-level precision and nail it. There are options for both ends of the Halloween costume spectrum ahead, and truly, these Halloween makeup ideas are works of art for the daring and creative-minded. As for the rest of us mere simple folk, we’ll just being over here admiring, wowing and liking away. Have a look below for ideas to make-your-jaw-drop. Mesmerizing and inspirational Halloween makeup looks for 2018.
Ever wanted to know what is involved if you get your eyebrows microbladed?
I have put together a little step by step guide, so you know what to expect before commencing the microblading permanent makeup treatment.
Step 1 – Consultation – Natural eyebrow analysis
We will take a look at your natural eyebrow shape, as scarce as it may be, to determine where we will be tattooing, to give you a fuller look.
You should arrive with your brows made up how you normally have them, so we can see what you like.
Your natural eyebrows without any makeup are then examined and brushed back, so we can see what we are working with.
Photos will be taken at each stage which will be great for comparing once we’re done.
Step 2 – Measurements
The next stage involved using rulers or callipers to measure the positioning of your new brows, so they are even.
We will chat with you about your desired finish, whether you want a natural look, or a more intense finish. Don’t worry, you won’t leave with the infamous “Scouse brow” – unless that’s what you want! We will discuss the shape which we will recommend is in line with your natural brow shape and what suits your face. You also don’t want to end up looking like Spock from Star Trek.
Step 3 – Pencil
Once we have agreed on the shape and overall finish you desire, we will then draw on the eyebrows. This won’t be representative of the final look, since the colour won’t be right and also the pencil is solid, rather than hair strokes if this is what you have opted for. It is just to get an idea of the shape and positioning before we start tattooing. This is an important step to get correct as your brows will be on your face for a few years probably (unless you get them lasered off).
Step 4 – Mixing the colour
Your chosen colour which should match your natural tones will be mixed and agreed before we start.
Step 5 – Tattooing
If you are worried about pain, don’t be too concerned. Everyone obviously has a different pain threshold, but generally speaking, it is just an annoying scratching feeling that your body will quickly adjust too. If anything, you are most likely to sneeze and get a runny nose! We won’t use topical anaesthetic on the first layer, as it makes the skin spongy and the ink doesn’t take as well. If you do suffer easily from pain, it might be worth having some paracetamol half an hour before treatment.
Tiny emulated hair strokes are etched in to the skin using a micro blade tool (hence the name Microblading!). Microblading is done in layers, so the first layer will hurt the most. On subsequent layers, we can use numbing cream and your body will also kick in with its natural response to help numb the pain. So subsequent layers hurt less.
Expecting a scratching feeling and sound. Your eyes will water and you will probably sneeze!
Once the layers are finished, your eyebrows will be quite red. This redness will go down after a few hours so it is up to you if you want to organise any nights out or socialise afterwards – someone may comment if they are still red. And they will be about 70% darker straight afterwards compared to when they are healed.
Step 6 – Time to heal
will be given aftercare instructions which includes no exercise for week (avoid sweating) and keeping them completely dry to 10-14 days – yes this may seem like a long time!
You will be given some Vaseline that you can put over the top to stop water getting in. Remember the skin is open like a wound, so you have to avoid getting any infection.
They will look quite pronounced and you will probably get used to that fierce look but be prepared for them to fade.
After 5-7 days they may start to itch as the skin is healing, which is perfectly normal – try not to touch them!
As they fade more you may well get disappointed but stay patient – it is normal for brows to go a bit lighter as part of the healing process, but then colour will come back again.
Step 7 – Touch up session
You will need a second session of microblading for the full effect. You can have this done 6-8 weeks after your first treatment. You will discuss the results so far and decide how much more you want to add in. The process and after care is the same as before. I repeat – do not get them wet!
Here is a great video showing the process by Everlasting Brows
If you have any more questions on Microblading, get in touch with Suki Su on
If you haven’t heard of (semi) permanent makeup, firstly where have you been hiding and secondly, you need to read this! There are many reasons why permanent makeup can improve your self-esteem and make your daily life easier.
- Save time
This has to be up there with the most important reason for permanent makeup. How long do you spend drawing on your eyebrows, adding eyeliner and lipliner / lipstick? You could literally just wake up in the morning, add a bit of foundation and blusher if you need it, then gloss and go! Similarly, at night time you would spend less time wiping off your eye makeup and lipstick.
- Be Active
Permanent makeup allows you to be active without the threat of eye makeup running down your face. Swim, run, exercise and your makeup will stay in place.
- Wake Up Beautiful
Ever worry your partner will have a shock when they see you in the morning?? Well worry no more.
- Hair loss
Fill in scarcity of hair through overplucking eyebrows, or from alopecia or chemotherapy. Bring back your confidence.
- Sensitive skin
some people have allergies to conventional makeup – this is a perfect way to get around this issue and be able to wear makeup without irritating the skin.
- Unable to apply normal makeup
People who have Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, or any other tremors will have problems keeping their hands still to apply makeup. Other people are simply incapable of applying makeup for one reason or another.
The treatments available:
Permanent Makeup makes it possible to look like yourself only an improved version! You’ll look better, and you’ll feel better. It is a fantastic and worth-while investment in yourself. Discover the benefits of permanent makeup for yourself.
Eyebrows that are too thin can be enhanced with permanent makeup. Microblading can be used to give a soft, natural look with the illusion of hair strokes. Eyebrows frame and shape the face and a great eyebrow can really transform the face.
Eyeliner enhances the eyes with a soft natural look, or you can choose a more bold and dramatic look if you wish. Eyeliner is popular with male and female clients. Permanent eyeliner really fills in the eyelash gaps, giving lashes a fuller effect.
Lip Liner or Full Lips
Lip colour is perfect for changing the size and shape of the lips, as well as adding colour to the lips. It also prevents lipstick from ‘ bleeding’ into the fine lines around the mouth. Choose to define only the edges of the lip, or go for a full colour blend down in to the lip for a natural look. Many colour choices are available, so go for natural or a bolder look.
For more information on any of the above services, contact Suki Su on
Tel : 07525820681
Email : Suki@permanentnaturalmakeup.co.uk
Suki is based in Central London and Hertfordshire locations.
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Cosmetic tattooing can also be used to give the illusion of hair follicles on balding or receding men, as well as filling in gaps to increase the appearance of hair density in men and women? Skin colour tattoo ink can also be used to disguise scarring.
Is there really a cut off age where you shouldn’t get permanent makeup?
Look at the likes of more mature Hollywood stars such as Kim Basinger (64 years old) – do you think she doesn’t cheat to look as great as she does?? Don’t be daft! The bottom line is, permanent makeup is a great way to enhance natural beauty and bring back colour + definition to eyebrows and lips.
As we get older, our lip volume (collagen) reduces and we lose eyebrow and eyelash hair. It’s a sad fact and happens to us all! But all is not lost, as there are many treatments these days to reverse the ageing process, such as botox and fillers, as well of course as permanent makeup. Permanent makeup for eyebrows, lips and eyeliner can takes years off your face. Great eyebrows can really make the eyes appear more intense and add structure to the face.
Check out the eyebrows below on an older lady who suffers from alopecia – a natural shape was recreated by Suki Su to add facial definition once again.
Hollywood star Helen Mirren had this to say about her new eyebrows
“I was fed up with my brows barely being there and when one of my girlfriends got it done, I thought that they looked great. They’re very lightly and delicately done—but it means that when I get up in the morning and I have no makeup on, at least I have eyebrows. It’s made a huge difference.”
(semi) permanent eyeliner can also help with sparse lashes, making them appear fuller and creating more intense and defined eyes. It can look completely natural, depending on the overall look you want to achieve.
See the results on this lovely lady treated by Suki Su:
Let’s not forget (semi) permanent lipliner. Back in the day, some ladies had terrible dark liner just around the lip line. These days the treatment is not limited to just the line, but a blend is done down in to the lip, so you can see a line and it looks completely natural. Many colours are available. For older ladies, adding some lip definition and colour can really help take off the years. As we get older, lip volume decreases, and this treatment can really help the lips appear fuller without the need for filler. Choose the colour as natural or as vibrant as you like but remember the colour does fade when healing.
Semi-Permanent makeup is an ideal solution to minimising the time spent on your daily beauty regime, so you can wake up with perfect make up. For older women, permanent make up can be used as a great anti-aging treatment without having to have surgery.
Suki Su’s methods have been developed to cheat the effects of the aging process, considering the way that the skin and facial features change over time and how these changes can be worked with over time for a natural result.
If you would like help to look younger by semi-permanent makeup, get in touch with Suki on
Tel : 07525820681
Suki operates from these locations:
54 Bridge Street,
99 Harley Street,
Gig Hair & Beauty,
2 Church Street,
Summertime brings many things – festivals, holidays, sunshine, fun…. Water, sweat….
So many festivals to choose from… RiZe, Reading Festival, SW4, Love Box, WeRFestival, Glastonbury, Wireless, Bestival, Download Festival, Creamfields and many more. If you are camping too, you will already have to prepare yourself for dry-shampoo for days, trying to apply makeup in a tiny mirror in a potentially sweltering tent, or maybe its raining! If it’s raining, the wellies, the mud.
Eat as many hotdogs as you like – your lipstick will stay put – just gloss and go!
I am here ready to help you get your semi permanent makeup ready, so you don’t have to think about it, as well as everything else!
Summer holidays most normally involve hot, sweaty, humid weather, as well as lots of water! If you love a pool party then the last thing you want, is to jump (or get thrown!) in to a pool and emerge with streaky eye makeup and no eyebrows!
And if you find your summer love, what about the morning after, the walk of shame, smudged lipstick etc etc! How about you make sure you wake up beautiful? So many reasons to get permanent makeup!
If you want to spend more time actually enjoying yourself this summer, rather than worrying about your makeup and what you look like, then semi permanent makeup is the answer for you!
I offer eyebrow microblading (hair strokes), eyebrow tattooing, lip tattooing (lip liner, tint and blush) and (semi) permanent eyeliner.
Get in touch for special summer offers on now!
I work from various salons in Pinner, Rickmansworth, Harley Street and Marylebone, so quote which location you are closest too when contacting me.
Have a fun summer!
Top Modern Day Non-Surgical and Cosmetic Beauty Treatments
Surgical and non-surgical treatments seem to now be part of our everyday lives. Not so long ago, anyone have anything done was seen as a taboo and kept quiet. Today we are more open about what we have done. Procedures that give no down-time, are less invasive and quicker to perform – are all on the up – so here’s a quick guide to the most popular treatments that keep us looking more youthful and beautiful!
- Botox and Fillers
- Non-surgical nose job
- Brazilian Butt Lift
- Laser / IPL hair removal
- Laser Tattoo Removal
- Permanent makeup
- Non-surgical facelift
- Non-surgical body lift / fat loss
- Scalp Micropigmentation
- BOTOX AND FILLERS
Many people (especially men!) confuse dermal fillers with neurotoxins like Botox. Botox paralyses muscles to reduce wrinkles, while fillers smooth out skin by plumping out wrinkles.
Let’s start with fillers… Collagen used to be a common filler, but more modern-day fillers such as Restylane and Juvéderm, use hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is able to store water and is responsible for giving skin a plump, hydrated look. It’s used topically to moisturize, but a cream or serum can’t restore lost volume as it can’t penetrate the skin deep enough; only injectable hyaluronic acid can. Once injected, hyaluronic acid can add to the natural plumping action, or replenish your body’s natural production of hyaluronic acid, which reduces as you age.
Having fillers can last a long time 1-3 years) and really make you look more youthful. But be sure to find the right nurse or technician as if done badly, you can get the duck pout or hamster cheeks be careful! These days the nurse can use a canula to inject deep in the cheeks – this can help pull your skin by plumping to reduce under eye bags and smile lines in one go. It rally is an art for the person doing it, so choose carefully and find someone recommended by someone who has already had experience with them. Worst case scenario, if it goes wrong, it is possible to inject an enzyme to dissolve the product.
As stated above, Botox or alternatives freeze facial muscles to stop wrinkles appearing in the common places (smile or frown lines). This does mean you may not ever be able to look angry, but that’s not a bad thing is it?? You can have “Baby Botox” to only partially paralyse the muscles, so you can still move your face more naturally, but it will still soften any wrinkles. Botox tends to last 3-6 months and will vary depending on the amount used and the brand used. It normally takes a week to kick in after having the injections. If Botox goes wrong, you can normally adjust it again if you can back to your nurse. Botox really knocks some years off your face for sure.
- Non-surgical nose job
The Non-Surgical 10-minute nose job (or rhinoplasty), is a simple no down time technique to change the shape of your nose. The nurse will inject a precise amount of a filler substance (such as Restylane, Perlane, or Radiesse) in your nose to smooth a bump, dents, deviations, raise the tip of your nose, or make it more symmetric. The before-and-after photos are so unbelievable that you might just think the “lunchtime nose job” is too good to be true. But the results of this can really be quite astonishing! Given how expensive a surgical nose job is (normally around £4,500 in the UK), this really is a no-brainer for some people with a much lower budget (costs normally around £1,000). The only downside is that it isn’t permanent and you will need a top up usually in 2-3 years.
- Brazilian Butt Lift
It was probably the Kardashians that got this craze going, but this is a very popular treatment for those who want a perkier, smoother bottom.
A non-surgical butt lift is NOT a substitute for butt implants or fat grafting. It is meant for someone who wants a subtle lift, improvement of the texture on the bottom area, some contouring, cellulite reduction, and a modest volume increase. The treatment works by using a combination of technologies, namely radiofrequency, ultrasound cavitation, vacuum, laser lipo.
Ultrasound cavitation – to stimulate your own body’s collagen and breaks down stubborn fat. It can also help address dimpling or irregularities on the buttock and thigh areas. It converts fat cells into liquids that are drained by the body’s own natural filtration system
Ultrasound cavitation causes an emulsification of fat, converting it into a substance that is eliminated through the urinary and lymphatic systems.
Radiofrequency – notoriously good for skin tightening and lifting for both face and body. Stimulates collagen, elastin & hyaluronic acid. Natural production of collagen & elastin stops as we get older. The heat of the Radio Frequency treatment stimulates cells in the connective tissues causing the body to reproduce collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that has depleted over the years. Radiofrequency results are often instant but continues to work for weeks after the treatment as the skin heals itself and produces more collagen.
Laser Lipo – some treatments combine a laser lipo light in to one of the treatment heads (see www.nonsurgicalbuttlift.com). The laser lipo suction technique uses laser light to break up fat before its removal from the body.
Vacuum – this is essentially a very strong massage to stimulate the area just treated to increase blood flow to the area to take away the toxins and broken-down fat. Vacuum on it’s own is well-known to help reduce cellulite. It stimulates the lymphatic system and aids the removal of waste products draining lymph from the tissues, improving the colour and appearance of the skin.
Patients who opt for a bum lift usually do not want or are not great candidates for surgery, or do not have enough fat to do a fat transfer. Realistic expectations should be for modest volume increase over time. Those who want more volume can opt for more sessions, but unlike what is advertised in popular media—it can never quite achieve the same volume augmentation as fat transfer.
A single body part treatment lasts 20–30 minutes. 2-3 days must be left between each session for the body to eliminate the fat.
A Butt Lift typically requires a series of at least 3 treatments spaced about 3-6 weeks apart. More treatments are highly recommended. Combining this with a healthy diet and drinking lots of water and doing exercise can prolong the results. This isn’t suitable for someone with a poor diet, since the body will simply just store fat back in the areas where it was broken down.
- Laser / IPL hair removal
Laser or IPL hair removal is highly effective at permanent hair reduction for most people.
The technology works by light hitting the hair follicles and destroying the blood flow to that follicle, thus killing it. It then continues to push out naturally over 2-3 weeks before falling out for good.
As the hair cycle is around 6 weeks, patients must wait 6 weeks between sessions and can only shave during treatments (no waxing / plucking etc as this removes the hair follicle we want to target). 6 sessions are recommended for women and 8 for men.
Patients can expect around an 90% reduction overall, although life circumstances / hormonal changes can stimulate more hair removal in the future. You can expect to perhaps have a top up once or twice a year. Not having to thinking about shaving and having smooth legs really is a game changer.
Unfortunately, sufferers of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome are not good candidates for this treatment, since the hormone fluctuations and imbalance stimulates hair growth, so results are usually poor. Every person is of course different though.
There is a myth that Laser is better than IPL. Perhaps with older systems this may have been the case. However, modern day technology means IPL has much more focussed output, targeting the hair follicle whilst protecting the surrounding skin. Here is one example of such a system which has amazing feedback from clients who have been treated with this machine http://laserluxuk.com/mediice3.php
- Laser Tattoo Removal
Many people regret tattoos they have had done when younger, when intoxicated or when under the spell of love ????. Modern day laser tattoo removal means it is possible to remove them with the skin going back to normal.
Most common tattoos to be removed are ex’s names and wedding rings!
The laser light hits the ink particles within the skin and breaks it up in to smaller pieces so the body’s natural waste system can then take it away. The lymphatic system takes it away and it will pass in urine, sweat and stool. Patients will notice the face around 2-3 weeks after the treatment.
The results will vary between patients since there are so many factors involved such as tattoo ages, tattoo colours, the patient’s metabolism and the type of ink used. In very rare cases, the treatment does nothing.
There are different laser types for treatment which are generally categorised in to Pico Lasers and Nd:Yag. Pico lasers claim to be able to remove green / yellow tattoos whereas Nd:Yag machines will struggle with these colours. Most clinics will have an Nd:Yag since these are priced averagely around £20K compared to Pico lasers which cost £100K upwards. In fact the Picosure laser costs in the region of around £250K! Black and red tattoos are the easiest to remove.
Only up to a certain size of tattoo can be treated within one session, due to the amount of ink going into the blood stream. Large tattoos will have to be broken in to separate sessions. Clients should also drink plenty of water to help flush the ink out of the body.
Tattoo removal treatments should be spaced at least six weeks apart if you are treating the same area of skin. Any less than this will not give your skin sufficient time to recover from the previous treatment. Lasering it again too quickly is likely to cause damage. For laser tattoo removal in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, see www.zenamaybeauty.co.uk/laser-tattoo-removal-hertfordshire
image reference: Clevens Face & Body Specialists
- Permanent makeup
Permanent makeup is a great way to save time in the morning and at night, as well as waking up beautiful. When done correctly by an expert like Suki Su, the results are so natural, nobody would ever know!
Eyebrows – permanent eyebrows can be achieve using 2 popular techniques: Microblading or Tattooing. The later is more permanent as it uses a similar technique to traditional tattooing. This does mean you are usually stuck with this decision and the ink can change colour over time. Microblading is popular right now as it uses a hand held decide to emulate hair strokes, making it much more natural looking and it then fades over time. If you grew up in the era when it was fashionable to over-pluck your eyebrows, or you have alopecia, then this is a great treatment.
Eyeliner – define your eyes and never worry about crying / swimming / sweating again – your eye makeup will stay put! This is available in a number of colours and can be as subtle as you like, or bolder if you prefer.
Lips – don’t be put off by cases of bad permanent lipliner you may have seen in the past. Techniques and pigment now means the liner can be blended right down in to the lip so there is no harsh line and a completely natural colour. It is a great way to make your lips look bigger without the need for filler.
When we say permanent, the results will obviously fade over time as the body breaks down the ink pigment, but remnants will remain which is why it is described as permanent rather than semi-permanent. Top ups are usually recommended at least once a year.
View some portfolio photos here: https://www.permanentnaturalmakeup.co.uk/
- Non-surgical facelift
A Radiofrequency (RF) facelift is an aesthetic treatment almost as popular as Botox due to the great results in facial tightening and body remodelling, without needles or a scalpel. The procedure is renowned for it’s skin tightening, which leaves patients noticing a difference both before and weeks after the radiofrequency facelift.
The treatment uses a technology that heats layers of the skin stimulating the production of collagen by providing a great intensity of heat in the deeper layers of the skin. During a facelift using RF, the production of collagen and elastin is stimulated. In this way, you can “rearrange” the face that has lost smoothness, tightening wrinkled, parched and flaccid skin.
There is no downtime – the skin may look a little red after the treatment but this normally subsides after 20 minutes and makeup can be applied after.
Reduces wrinkles, lifts and tightening skins, plumps skin with collagen production.
- Non-surgical body lift / fat loss
There are many different treatments for fat removal and body lifting, some of which is described in section 3. For the purposes of this article, I will list some popular treatments:
- Cryolipolysis – is a non-invasive body contouring treatment used to reduce fat cell volume by freezing. This method involves controlled application of cooling within the temperature range of +5 to -11 °C for the non-invasive, localised reduction of fat deposits, for reshaping the contours of the body. The degree of exposure to cooling causes cell death of subcutaneous fat tissue, without apparent damage to the surrounding skin. The method has a low rate of complications and is deemed to be safe and effective for fat reduction by about 20% at certain body areas.
- Liposonix – is a treatment that targets the mid-level layer of fat in larger, more general areas of the abdomen. The procedure takes about an hour, with no downtime. It uses thermal ultrasonic energy to destroy the fat and stimulate the collagen around the treated area to firm up skin. A hand-held applicator gently glides across the targetted area, moving in a pattern to achieve the desired post procedure shape. The applied ultrasonic heat penetrates deeper than cold, destroying the fat cells, thereby causing them to die over several weeks. The body eliminates the damaged fat cells through the lymphatic system, leaving a reduced fat layer at the treatment site. Results from this procedure can be seen over 2-4 months after the procedure, and multiple treatments may be performed if needed.
Potential candidates for this treatment must have good skin tone and a doctor must be able to pinch at least 1 inch of tissue. It is approved for waist circumference reduction, where a typical patient will lose about 1 dress size after the first treatment.
Some people report mild soreness or bruising after this procedure. With results showing 2-4 months later, good planning is recommended for those who are considering Liposonix for a special event, such as a wedding.
- Laser light treatments (such as SculpSure)… light-based technology treatment to permanently destroy undesirable fat cells in the body. It works to heat up fat cells in 25-minute treatment sessions. The increase in heat to the cells causes it to rupture, thus destroying the fat cells. This treatment works deeper and beyond the targeted fat-cell area to ensure a natural and more aesthetically pleasing appearance post-treatment.
All treatments claim to have similar results and it is down to the individual to decide what is best for them. Groupon or Wowcher are a good place to try them out.
- Scalp Micropigmentation
This is quickly becoming a popular treatment for hair loss for both men and women.
Given how expensive a hair transplant is, tattooing the illusion of hair follicles on the scalp is a great way to get back your confidence.
It is a long process, taking hours spending on how large an area needs treating.
You can expect to spend anywhere from £300 for scar coverage, to £4000 for a full head, for several sessions to achieve the desired result. Most clients require a top up very 4-6 years priced at about £250-400 an hour depending on where you have it done. Check out www.scalp-micropigmentation.co.uk/ for reasonably priced services in Hertfordshire and North London.
The cost of scalp micro pigmentation treatment compares extremely well versus traditional solutions such as hair transplant surgery and a hair system.
Image reference: Hairline Ink
Image reference: Scalp Micropigmentation Center
These are just some of modern day non-invasive beauty treatments. New technology is always emerging, so we will update this article at a later stage with new exciting treatments!
What differentiates permanent make up from the other traditional forms of make-up? Some people may conclude that women spend too much time trying to look beautiful. There is no doubt that applying traditional make-up is time consuming as it reduces time at our disposal by anywhere from 5 minutes to a couple of hours. This is far too costly for some who believe 24 hours a day is not enough for them.
There are also other medical conditions that prompt people to opt for permanent make-up such as Microblading and tattooing and even eyeliner or lip liner. We all want the perfect lips or the perfect illusion if you prefer. Also known as micro-pigmentation, it serves as a reconstructive procedure for people suffering from alopecia which is a condition that causes hair loss or even vitiligo which is the absence of pigmentation on the skin. Cancer patients who have lost their nipples can also have tattoo ink on reconstructed nipples to make them look realistic. Permanent make-up procedures helps such individuals get a permanent solution to their situation. You wake up with makeup! So folks in North London should find Suki at Ritz Laser Clinic or if you are in Central London, you can find Suki at the EA Clinic, 99 Harley Street, or Third Space Spa in Marylebone.
How much do you know about permanent make-up? The simplest answer to those who don’t have much to say about this is that permanent make-up helps us to avoid the daily makeup routine. Although the daily routine is straightforward and easy for some, others find it time consuming and a chore so whether you find it difficult or not, permanent make-up saves you the trouble. And let’s not forget who you might be waking up to next to – I am sure they will appreciate it also ????
it may sound easy and irresistible to you; lovely red kissable lips or perfectly shaped eyebrows but remember that getting your permanent make up is a semi-medical procedure with risks which is why you need a tested and trusted professional with the requisite training to look after you.
The permanent make-up procedure is similar to getting a tattoo and a tattoo pen is usually used to inject the new desired skin into your skin. Microblading uses a slightly different manual technique to create a hair stroke effect.
Your artist will may a local anaesthetic to make the area being tattooed numb. This is definitely true for permanent lipstick / lipliner, as this area is especially sensitive. For microblading, the artist shouldn’t use numbing cream, since this changes the texture of the skin and the ink will not embed well. The procedure normally lasts around 2 hours but it depends on what you are having done and whether it is a first treatment or a top up. The permanent make-up procedure described is popularly known as micropigmentation. Needles are used to position pigmented granules under the upper layers of the skin.
You have to be sure that a certified professional conducts the procedure now that you have an idea of how much of a delicate a procedure it is. To be a certified permanent make-up artist, one must have gone through different certification stages such as training on blood born pathogens, traditional beauty qualification training or an apprenticeship with an experienced professional. They must acquire basic first aid training before getting a license from the local council and finally a full official certification. You can read more about how to become a semi-permanent makeup artist here.
To book an appointment with a fully trained and insured Semi-permanent makeup artist with 4 years experience, get in touch with Suki Su on
For one day only, Third Space Spa will be holding an open day event. Come and visit us to find out more about our treatments available, have cocktails and canapes. Get a free goody bag and discounts on treatments.
Here is some further information:
Location & date: The Courtyard, The Library – 20th March 2018 6.30pm-8.30pm
- Meet and greet Shaylini Reiki Master, Suki Mezei Permanent make-up artist, Third Space Spa Team
- Ticketed event that can be redeemed back on retail products (2 or more items) or £15 off any 60 minute treatment booked on the night- Ticketed at £15.00 (to cover the cost of F&B)
- Cocktails and canapes
- Raffle prize – Overnight at The Marylebone with breakfast and then spa treatment for 2 to the value of £95.00 per person at Third Space Spa Marylebone
- Elemis Products raffle Prize
- Goody Bag for all guests
- Murad Skin Scanner (Can do 8 appointments, so please arrive early or book)
- Meet and greet the Murad expert to go through skin care advice
- Mini Express 15 min Murad face Treatment (subject to book in advance) – Can do 6 so please arrive early or book
- Elemis Biotec Facial Demo’s ( 20 min demo’s can be pre-booked first come first served.) Can do 6 clients so please arrive early or book.
- 20% of Reiki Treatments
- 10% off Micro-blading or semi-permanent make up booked on the night
- 25% off Facial Courses purchased on the night
- Free Gifts with Purchase of 2 or more items
Reiki Healing with Shaylini Somani
A brief description about Shaylini:
Shaylini is a world renowned Reiki Master and will be in the spa every Tuesday and Saturday from 11.30am-6.00pm providing the following treatments:
- Reiki Healing
- Chakra Balancing
- Guided Meditation one to one
Reiki is a natural, non-invasive yet powerful healing technique whereby the Reiki Practitioner administers energy healing by means of touch. This “life force energy” flows through to activate and strengthen the body’s natural healing processes to help restore mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Reiki simultaneously works to balance the chakras in the body, enabling the body to heal itself.
Shaylini guides and supports her clients to release emotional, mental and physical pain and imbalances, supporting a shift in energy that leads to clarity of mind and balance of body. Heal through the beautiful art of Reiki. Experience balance, peace & wellbeing.
Semi Permanent Make up by Suki Mezei
Semi permanent makeup is a hot topic in the beauty world in 2018. Semi-permanent make up is ideal for today’s busy lifestyles and climate. Smudge and sweat proof , no need to worry about application and makeup allergies. Once a treatment is completed you can be makeup carefree for up to 15 months.
The Third Space Spa is offering Semi permanent makeup for lips, eyes and brows as well as microblading.
Our micropigmentation specialist Suki Mezei will be offering complimentary consultations, which include skin analysis for the right colour and treatment as well as colour and shape. A 10% discount on treatments booked on the evening.
A portfolio of before and after pictures will be available to view.
Please come along and find out more – see you there!
As another year draws to a close, here is a look back on the last century of beauty and makeup trends… who knows what is in store next year!
Makeup beauty trends – a brief history through time
1910s – Barely there
Who wore it best: Bette Davis
This was a demure, classy decade where too much makeup was seen as trashy. Most women would wear a flash of blusher, perhaps with a small dab of colour on their eyelids. Sun tans were also seen as trashy.
At the beginning on the century, makeup wasn’t easily available unless you had money. Mascara wasn’t even invented! Maybelline attempted a first version which needed water to create a paste. The only women wearing it were “working” girls or stars.
1920s – Bringing those eyes out
Who wore it best: Clara Bow
In the 1920s it was time to party. The previous demure look was no more and when women earcned the right to vote, their makeup became bolder also. Makeup was more widely available and women took inspiration from American movies. Dark smokey eyes was in as well as red lips.
1930s – thin eyebrows
Who wore is best: Mae West
The Great Depression led to a trend of emaciated eyebrows. Thousands of people lost verything due to the stock market crash and people went to the cinema to take their minds off the crisis. The new eyebrow trends was inspired by the movies and seeing stars such as Greta Garbo draw a very thin pencil line for their eyebrows. Some even removed their eyebrows altogether! Pale pastel shades were often used by those with any money to spare, together with blusher and maroon lips.
1940s – Au Naturele
Who wore it best: Rita Haywood
World war 2 meant makeup was hard to come by. Women were sent to do the men’s jobs in the factories whilst the men were out fighting for their country. As makeup was rationed, it was very minimal and included perhaps some beige / brown eyeshadow and mascara. Pin up girls with red lipstick came in to existence to boost the morale of the men at war.
1950s – Cat eyes
Who wore is best: Audrey Hepburn
The very flirtatious, winged black eyeliner look was inspired by actresses such as Marilyn Monroe, together with fairly neutral eyeshadow and pink lipstick.
1960s – Bring in the lashes
Who wore is best: Twiggy
This decade was a period of new, brash styles, brought in by a big boom of youths in this generation due to the end of WW2. The Beatles were on center stage and inspired Mod fashion. Shirts were short and eyes were bright and wide. Extra long, false eyelashes were applied to both top and bottom lashes together with tick black eyeliner (and also white eyeliner) and coloured eyeshadow.
1970s – Neutral
Who wore is best: Bianca Jagger
This makeup trend emerged as a result of a “hippy”, “earth” trend that was a result of the Vietnam War and the first Earth Day, which lead to the start of recycling and going back to nature. Of course there was the Women’s Liberation Movement which dictated what women should look like, which has a profound effect on makeup trends. Women wore neutral barely-there eyeshadow and minimal mascara.
1980s – no holding back
Who wore it best: Madonna
With disco music came bold, bright makeup to match the neon themed apparel. Star-clad club promoted hedonism and attention seeking – brighter makeup made for better photos. Think bright blues, pinks, orange, purples, gold – sometimes all at the same time!
1990s – Minimalist makeup
Who wore is best: Kate Moss
Many people copied Kate Moss’s natural, minimal makeup look when she rose to fame in the 90s with Calvin Klein. Makeup tones were subtle and barely there, keeping in theme with a less-is-more attitude towards beauty. With this came a second trend for minimal eyebrows also, with girls and women majorly over-plucking – a trend that many of us would come to regret!
2000s- Lashes are back
Who wore is best: Jennifer Lopez
Despite the controversy caused by Lopez rocking up at the Oscars wearing real red fox fur lashes, women were sold on the look of thicker, fuller lashes, topped up with a lot of mascara. Pop up lash bars emerged where women could go an get fake lashes stuck on for special occasions. Gadgets emerged promising to curl lashes to make then look longer, as well as numerous products to promote growth and thickness of natural lashes.
2010s – Big brows
Who wore it best: Keira Knightley
And here we are now. The brows have been the biggest obsession this decade, more recently the last few years. For those who over-plucked in the 80s / 90s, this has caused a rise in popularity over more permanent solutions to get those brows back, such as eyebrow tattooing and eyebrow microblading. This trend was mostly sparked by high end catwalk models such as Cara Delevingne for Chanel. Other women have resorted to growth treatments, pencils, powders – you name it! We have all heard the men commenting on how different women look when they wakeup in the morning which has lead to a lot of women making their makeup more permanent, so they wake up with makeup on. This decade is the era of permanent makeup and semi-permanent makeup. Women can have their lip liner and colour permanently applied, permanent eyeliner and of course as mentioned, permanent eyebrows or semi-permanent eyebrows which can last up to 3 years – who knows what the makeup trend will be in the 2020s!
As New Year’s Eve approaches, many of us will use this as an excuse to get glammed up and add a bit of glitter to our lives. As women (just like magpies) we love all that sparkles.
Here are some of my favourite finds for sparkly eyeshadows, perfect for any party occasion…
5 Favourite sparkly eyeshadows perfect for New Years Eve
Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow
A featherweight eye shadow formula that instantly lights up eyes with a combination of shimmering pearls and fine sparkle. This once-limited edition fan-favorite is now a permanent part of our Eye Shadow line thanks to its crease-free, long-lasting wear and creamy-soft powder feel.
Barry M Fine Glitter Dust silver
Ideal to experiment with, try on the cheeks, lips and body to create a stunning glitzy look.
Loose pearl dusts in a variety of brilliant colours that have been cleverly blended with ultra fine, diamond like glitter flecks.
£4.59 from Superdrug
Urban Decay MOONDUST
Sparkly shadow goes ultra-sophisticated—with intense hues, microfine sparkle and lush, 3-D metallics.
Do you desire sophisticated sparkle? Dab Moondust Eyeshadow onto your eyes for sultry, stand out colour. When full on sparkle just feels too much, turn to Moondust to create a truly beautiful glitter eye makeup effect that’s more catwalk than moonwalk.
With super fine pigments, inset with micro-fine iridescent sparkle, create an eye effect that’s out of this world. Although Moondust feels like a cream, it goes on like a powder and is best applied with a delicate fingertip. And to turn moonshine into a super intense glitter eyeshadow, apply it wet. It’s multi-dimensional, grown-up sparkle at its best.
– Cosmic: metallic white with iridescent 3-D sparkle and shift
– Vape: light pink-mauve with pink and silver sparkle
– Chem Trail: oyster gray with iridescent sparkle
– Glitter Rock: metallic pink 3-D sparkle
– Interstellar: antique gold with pink and gold 3-D sparkle
– Space Cowboy: light champagne with bright silver sparkle
– Midnight Blast: bronze with gold sparkle
– Horizon: rose-gold with pink and gold sparkle
– Solistice: metallic pink-red with green 3-D sparkle and shift
– Stargazer: metallic lime-gold with gold 3-D sparkle
– Stellar: gold with red shift and tonal sparkle
– Vortex: smoky black with green shift and gold 3-D sparkle
– Ether: light purple with pink-blue 3-D sparkle and shift
– Dark Cloud: smoky gray with pink sparkle
– Shockwave: deep berry with pink and blue 3-D sparkle
– Extragalactic: black with red sparkle
– Intergalactic: medium purple with bright silver sparkle
– Crux: smoky teal with multicoloured sparkle
– Zodiac: smoky black with blue-green shift and blue-green 3-D sparkle
– Skywalk blue with silver sparkle
– Gamma Ray: bright blue with iridescent sparkle
– Diamond Dog: deep brown with white-gold sparkle
– Dark Force: taupe-brown with gold and iridescent 3-D sparkle
– Moonspoon: medium gray with bright silver sparkle
– Scorpio: black mate with gold 3-D sparkle
NYX Glittergoals – set 2
Need a little more glitter in your life? Now you can shine through the holidays and beyond with our limited-edition #GLITTERGOALS Kits! Available in three shimmering assortments, each kit features three lustrous shades of Face & Body Glitter and one travel-friendly tube of our vitamin E-infused Glitter Primer to set, hold, and keep those crazy-bright sparkles in line. This kit includes: Gold, Copper and brand new shade Ruby.
Wunder2 Glitter Gelly Aquamarine Glitter
Create a sophisticated, sparkling makeup look with these mess-free, long-wearing glitters. Formulated in a gel for precise application, the chunky glitter texture applies to the skin perfectly smooth and soft to the touch. Comfortable enough to be used all over, these head to toe wonderful glitters will give you that extra pop for a beautiful makeup look that lasts.
£14.95 from Boots
HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR’S EVE 2017!