7 Semi-Permanent Beauty Treatments Worth Paying For
Some semi-permanent treatments are so good they're recession-proof -- and others don't live up to the hype. Find out which ones can change your beauty routine for the better
Lasts: 1 to 3 years
Who should do it: Someone with thin, sparse brows who fills them in every day; someone who wears eyeliner every day.
Why you should get it: If you fill in your brows or wouldn't be caught dead without eyeliner, then having "makeup" tattooed on will certainly save you some time. Amanda, a woman who had it done, says, "I figured it was a better investment to just get my brows tattooed versus drawing them in every day and always looking for the best brow pencil."
What you won't like: "There are no cons!" says Amanda. "It's slightly painful, but the process is very quick." On the other hand, permanent lipstick (where you get your lips tattooed with color) is too good to be true. Amanda says it faded after a week. And like any other tattoo, sun exposure can make the color change, turning a once brown brow a reddish shade. To prevent colors from fading, make sure to wear sunscreen.
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