Eyeliner Pre and Post Information

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Why Two Appointment Initially?


It is common for the first appointment to heal light or have inconsistencies. The first visit rarely heals perfect and the second appointment is essential to fully complete the desired look. Color enhancements down the road are usually only 1 visit.


Pre Care


  • No large amounts of Alcohol for 24 hours before procedure.

  • Avoid sun tanning and don’t come in burnt or peeling.

  •  Do not, unless under doctors orders, take aspirin, niacin, vitamin e, fish oil,    or Advil/ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure.

  •  No Latisse or eyelash serum for at least 3 days before the procedure.

  •  No contacts the day of and most wait 2 days after to put in again.

  • If you have Eyelash Extensions- no fills for 5 days after. You may loose some of the extensions during the procedure.

  • ·No Mascara or Eye shadow the day off. But please bring your eyeliner with    to appointment.

***Permanent Makeup can not be done while pregnant or nursing***


General Post Care 



  •  DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off.

  •  Avoid sun exposure, pools, saunas, steam rooms, and long hot showers and for 1 week.

  •  Avoid sleeping on your face for the first week.

  •  No makeup or skincare products should be used over the area for 1 week.

  •  No facials, chemical peels or microdermabrasion for 1 week.

  •  No Eyelash growth serum for 1 week.

  •  Avoid anti-aging or anti acne products close to the brow. This includes but is not limited too benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, proactive, Alpha hydroxyls, AHAs, Retin-A, Latic or Glycolic Acids. Please read labels on your products.

  •  Do not soak or saturate your face underwater for 1 week.

  •  Do not touch the eyes area except for when doing your prescribed after care.

  •  Avoid performing task related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris.

  •  Use a fresh pillowcase, we suggest using a dark pillowcase since there is a chance that some of the pigment will transfer to in when you are sleeping.                                                                                         

After Care

  •  After the 1st hour is up wash the brows gently with water and a mild soap or face cleanser. Be sure to remove any feeling of crust from the skin. Do not use a wash cloth, use Q-tips or clean finger tips in a circular motion. Always dab dry. 

  • Ice every hour for 10 minutes until you go to bed and sleep with your head slightly elevated the 1st 2 days.

  • Apply a thin rice grain size of ointment to eyeliner that has been provided to you.

For next 3 days:

  • Wash as above direction, morning and night. Apply ointment as above, 3 times a day for 3 days. 


What to Except During Healing

  • Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color, more sharply defined or even have a more filled in appearance. This can last up to a week after the treatment while the initial healing process takes place. The treated area may feel a bit like sunburn once numbing wears off but there should be minimal discomfort and minimal redness.

  • During the initial healing period, there may be scabbing, flaking or peeling of the skin. It can look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. If this happens, do not pick, and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own. This is important because if the scabs come off by force, it could take the pigment with it. 

  • The complete healing process takes about 4-6 weeks, at which time the true color of the tattoo is evident. During this process, your tattoo will soften and lighten. Be patient, even if you think too much color has been lost, as your skin is still regenerating and naturally exfoliating.


Phases of Healing by Days

  • Day 1 - finely detailed, slight redness, slight swelling

  • Day 2-4 – Day 2 am expect swelling. Ice for 10 minutes upon wakening. They become darker looking as they form a light protective layer or scab. This is only temporary no need to panic. 


  • Day 5-12- the protective layer naturally exfoliates, peels, and flakes away over the course of several days as your skin heals underneath it. The freshly healed skin is white and has a waxy coating, making it appear that the eyeliner is too light. After 7 days you can fill in with makeup if needed. If itching occurs you can use a warm damp cloth held on area for 45-60 seconds. Then a q-tip with ointment to scratch.

  • Day 10-30 - The color will slowly come back to the surface as that new, white skin settles in and heals. Wait at least 4 weeks to see the true color, as it will take on new strength, and it is only after 4 weeks that your touch-up/adjustment can be done. Your second appointment is to tighten up your shape, touch up any light spots and also to assess how your skin reacts to the process, and the chosen color.


Often even with proper care, clients may lose original color placed. It is absolutely normal. That is the reason the second visit is included.

Remember the initial treatment is a two-step process. Please allow 2 visits to achieve your desired permanent makeup look.

 If you experience any concerns during healing please contact Personal Touch Makeup Immediately. 920-982-6064