|complementary color chart
|Prior to any procedure clients schedule a consultation.
A medical history and information form is completed.
Also included in the consultation is a color analysis to determine
skin undertones. This insures the correct type of color
is used. As a general rule, cool undertones need cool color choices and warm undertones are best combined
with warm colors. Clients receive a complementary color chart offering tips for clothing, makeup and hair color.
All procedures are done to enhance
natural features. Careful attention is taken to recreate natural attributes with precise definition, using
shape and color. Neither fads nor changing fashion should dictate artistic choice. Natural colors for brows,
eyeliner and lips always have an enduring appeal.
Next the area to be pigmented is precisely drawn with a cosmetic pencil of the
desired color. Using a mirror, you have an opportunity to adjust every detail of the drawn shape so you
will have no surprises. Remember, this is permanent, not a haircut.
In creating a brow, it is desirable
to incorporate the client’s brow hair whenever possible. I use a “hair stroke” method
of pigmenting brows which gives the most natural look.
In creating eyeliner, the shape and set of the eye is studied. The options for your unique facial
shape are discussed and you will make a choice based on your personal preference.
When having a lip procedure, it is important to establish the
vermillion border. This boundary is most important so as not to risk misplacement of the pigment outside
the natural border edge of the lip. If a fuller look is desired, pigment may be placed on the lips as one would do if they
were painting a two dimensional surface as in a portrait. This will give the illusion of more fullness
or a “pouty look”. It is advisable to create fullness through artistic illusion, not by placing
pigment outside the natural line. As a person ages, not only do lips lose volume, but the vermillion border
of the lips becomes less well defined. The appearance of fuller lips is also obtained by redefining the
original edge. This lasts much longer and is a much less expensive alternative to dermal fillers such as
RESTYLANE, RADIANCE, and AND MICRODROPLET SILICONE.