Permanent Makeup Pigments Guide

Permanent Makeup Pigments Guide

Permanent makeup pigments are colored liquids that insert into the skin for some time. Your body eventually breakdown absorbs these colors. These pigments are used for microblading and tattoo work. If you’re a permanent makeup artist, you want to ensure you use the best pigments possible for your clients. There are different types of pigments, including inorganic and organic pigments. It’s important to be informed about both types to use the right one for your client’s skin tone.

Neutral-value pigments:

Neutral-value pigments are perfect for those who want a darker, more defined look. The base color of this pigment has a warm base and can heal to a soft, dark brown color. For a warm modifier on any color, consider using a warm dark pigment like Toffee.

Cool-value pigments:

Permanent makeup pigments are specifically formulated for microblading and machine work. Dark Brown is a warm, neutral-dark value pigment. It heals to a dark, beautiful brown. It is perfect for clients who want a deeper, more defined look. The warm overtones on this pigment make it an ideal choice for clients with dark overtones. If you want to deepen this pigment, mix it with Ebony. Ebony heals to a dark, neutral brown color.

Dark-value pigments:

There are many choices if looking for a dark-value permanent makeup pigment. Dark-value pigments come in a range of values, from neutral to warm. The base color of a pigment is usually warm, such as Sunset or Toffee. These pigments can be mixed with other colors to create a specific effect.

Organic pigments:

Concerning permanent makeup, there are a few differences between organic and inorganic pigments. Inorganic pigments, by their nature, do not contain carbon or other organic elements. Instead, they are synthesized by adding certain iron oxide elements to other substances. These particles are larger and more opaque than those of organic pigments. They also have better durability in the sun.

Organic pigments are typically brighter than inorganic pigments. However, this is not the case for all clients. Most are unwilling to have their brows painted in bright colors. Organic pigments also tend to have a larger particle size, which prevents pigment molecules from migrating when the PMU artist uses the pigment in the skin. However, Organic pigments can cause color migration if implanted too deeply. For this reason, organic pigments are not recommended for novice PMU artists and should be avoided for people with sensitive skin.