10 Essential Questions to Ask Before Getting Permanent Eyebrow Makeup

Hello Beauty Lovers, 

We are back with more tips on how to shop for your permanent eyebrow makeup artist. This is also applicable to other services. The key is to do your research! Ensure they have a website and or online portfolio. Most people are on social media and you can ask for their Instagram handle.

Take your time and remember, no question is bad question. As cliché as that is, this is your face and you want to feel safe and confident with your decision so don’t hesitate to ask. Let’s get started …


Here are 10 Essential Questions to Ask Before Getting Permanent Eyebrow Makeup:

  1. Are you a certified and experienced permanent makeup artist?
    • Ensure that the artist you choose is trained, certified, and experienced in permanent eyebrow makeup to ensure a professional and safe procedure.
    • Pro tip: Research the academy and or artist they trained under. Just because you’re certified doesn’t mean you were certified by a great artist.
  1. Can I see examples of your previous work?
    • Ask for before-and-after photos and videos or a portfolio web link of the artist’s previous clients to evaluate their skill level and style. This will help you determine if their aesthetic aligns with your preferences.
    • If you see all the the clients with the same brow pattern more likely you will get the same
    • Do they have a variety of ethnicity and age range
  1. What technique do you use for permanent eyebrow makeup?
    • There are various techniques like microblading, ombré shading, or a combination of both.
    • Understand which technique the artist specializes in and discuss which one is suitable for your desired outcome. This will take a bit more research on your end or ask more questions so you understand what each is if the artist offers multiple. Bonus if the artist has description and pictures of each service on their website.
  1. Can you explain the healing process and aftercare instructions?
    • Understanding how to care for your eyebrows after the procedure is crucial for successful healing. Ask for detailed instructions on aftercare, including any products to avoid and the expected healing timeline.
  1. What pigments do you use, and are they safe?
    • Inquire about the type of pigments the artist uses and ensure they are safe, high-quality, and approved by relevant health authorities. This is essential for long-lasting and natural-looking results.
  1. Do you offer a consultation and patch test?
    • A consultation allows you to discuss your expectations and concerns. Additionally, a patch test ensures you are not allergic to any of the pigments or numbing agents used during the procedure.
  1. How long does the procedure take?
    • Understanding the time commitment required for the procedure will help you plan accordingly. Typically, permanent eyebrow makeup sessions can range from one to three hours.
  1. What is the estimated longevity of the results?
    • Ask about the expected longevity of the eyebrow makeup and whether any touch-ups or maintenance sessions will be required in the future. This will help you understand the long-term commitment involved.
  1. What are the potential risks and side effects?
    • While permanent eyebrow makeup is generally safe, it’s important to be aware of potential risks and side effects such as infection, scarring, or pigment discoloration. Your artist should be transparent about these risks and how to minimize them.
  1. What is the cost and payment structure?
    • Inquire about the total cost of the procedure, including any touch-up sessions or additional services.
    • Understand the payment structure, including any deposit requirements or cancellation policies.

By asking these essential questions, you can ensure that you are making an informed decision and selecting a skilled and reputable permanent makeup artist for your eyebrow procedure. And remember, if you have more questions ask it! The more you are informed and get all the questions out of the way, the more confident you’ll feel about the artist you choose. You are worth the investment and time, so don’t rush it!



Julie, Owner & CEO of Adouré Beauty Studio

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