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Permanent Makeup: Should I do my lower eyes too?

Should I do my upper and lower eyes? Will it make my eyes look smaller?  I get asked this question  quite often.  I would say about 95% of my clients end up doing both upper and lower eyes. However, if you choose only one, just do the uppers. Otherwise, the eye is drawn downward and none of us want that aging effect.   I personally prefer a less "intense" lower for permanent makeup otherwise the eye can get closed in.  One way to achieve a less intense look is to use a lighter color.

permanent makeup with True Colors and Natural Look Jeanee Lusby
Photo A: Upper and Lower eyes
Photo A- I custom mixed Cafe Noir and Toasted Almond by one of my favorite pigment lines; True Colors.  The lash line is slightly defined yet light in color.

permanent eyeliner for green eyes
Photo B:Upper and Lower eyes
Photo B: I recommended a light mossy green for this clients lowers.  Green is a fun color to work with and is easy to add a dash of  brown or black if you change your mind. Green also cancels red, so it can create perfect harmony in someone who has a lot of pink around the eye.

Permanent eyeliner tattoo
Photo C: Upper and Lower eyes
Photo C:  Both blue and green eyes can do colors in grey.  This upper is a darker charcoal and the lower is a light grey smudge effect.

All of these eyes display just how subtle and natural permanent makeup can look. Think about how you want to look when you wake up every day... If you want natural, then consider a finer line through your lashes that's lighter in color for your lower eyes. Uppers can go darker because your lashes buffer the line, and if you go too light on the uppers you just don't see it.


Donate to the fight against breast cancer for a chance to win our Tatler magazine collection!

breast cancer tatler magazines
  Are you addicted to high fashion magazines like we are?  Timeless has a collection of European Tatler magazines thanks to a generous client.  In honor of breast cancer awareness month, we are raffling off our collection to a lucky winner!  Donate $5 to get your name in the drawing; donate $10 to get twice the chance to win along with a  "Fight Like A Girl" breast cancer postage stamp. This year's proceeds go to Cancer CAREpoint, a local cancer support organization.  Timeless will match all donations!


The Daily Eyebrow Challenge

challenging eyebrows
Clients "Asymmetrical" Drawing

Like many women, this client struggled everyday to create symmetrical eyebrows. Sometimes our facial morphology or bone structures, or artistic flair make this task difficult.  I often hear that women spend 30 minutes a day applying their eyebrows.
Permanent makeup can definitely save you time.

Permanent Eyebrows can be done many ways. Heavy, soft, barely there, transparent in color, solid in color, feathery, hair strokes, the combination is endless. My preference is of course the most natural possible....however, that doesn't always satisfy the clients desire. What permanent makeup goers should understand is that you can always apply just a dash of eyebrow powder or pencil over your permanent makeup when you want more color. Ask yourself this:

 "Do you want to wake up everyday feeling like you need to catch up rest of your makeup to your permanent makeup, especially before yoga class, your run or bike ride?" Don't get me wrong, I wear makeup everyday. I just don't want to have to hide or disguise something relatively permanent.

symmetrical eyebrows
After Feather Shade Permanent Makeup
Somehow our traditional topical makeup resonates just fine in the public eye, however once someone knows you have tattooed brows, liner or lips there is a hesitation of sorts...So make your end goal with permanent makeup natural, pretty, not too can always add more. Wake up comfortable.



Hairstroke Eyebrows
Close Up- Healed Permanent Eyebrows
Of course I don't always win this "do it more natural" conversation, but I will try.
Jill Hoyer
"Prefer it Natural" Permanent Makeup Artist


Liberate yourself from daily makeup application!

Consider the beauty of Permanent Makeup!
Permanent Makeup is a sophisticated process of inserting pigment permanently into the skin to create natural feature enhancements. Procedures are available for eyebrows, eyeliner and lip areas. Jill Hoyer is a highly trained and skillful permanent cosmetic professional whose aesthetic philosophy is to carefully design and apply permanent makeup as an enhancement to an individual's own features.

Who can benefit from permanent makeup?
Some women are too busy to apply makeup and want to look their best all day, or they may find it physically difficult to apply makeup due to poor eyesight, impaired motor skills, or unsteady hands. Active and athletic people, as well as those with oily skin or little defining facial hair also benefit from the smudge-free and lasting effects of permanent cosmetics.

Call to a book a complimentary Permanent Makeup consultation with Jill Hoyer at 408.395.7792. Or use our Consult via Email form.


Timeless “Sun” Specials - July

SPF 30 & Tinted SPF 45 are 10% off  through month of July.  We also carry SPF umbrellas which not only block harmful UV rays but helps keep you cool on those hot summer days! Make great gifts too!

Introducing 2 new products from Timeless Skin!

After much research, we are excited to bring you the latest in technology  to help you age gracefully:

RESTORE ~ A serum that activates your own dormant stem cells and addresses the top known factors that impact cellular aging.  Goes on silky. Use alone or combined with our Vita C Silk to provide a great staple to your everyday skincare regime.

ONE 4 ALL ~ An antioxidant mousse cleanser, makeup remover & toner all in one.  Contains Omega oils which helps keep your skin's own protective barrier intact. Feels and smells great.  Comes in a travel size too!


What is Eyebrow Embroidery?

 Have you heard of  'Eyebrow Embroidery'?

I recently traveled to Asia to refine the hand tool method of eyebrow embroidery.  That word embroidery just didn’t make sense until I actually did the technique.  Using a  hand tool like a pen with several needles, which are soldered together forming a curve shape, the needles are inserted into the pen and then color is delicately placed into the skin with a rocking like sewing motion...hence eyebrow embroidery. Working hair by hair building the brow color requires patience and focus. Just as important as the technique is the eyebrow design.

After -permanent eyebrows
Is Eyebrow Embroidery the same as Permanent Eyebrows?  Yes, they are both intended to leave permanent color in the skin.  The permanency of the color will fade with time, hence semi-permanent makeup, and also fades with sun exposure, activities and body chemistry.  Eyebrow embroidery is a typical Asian name for eyebrow tattooing.  However, it is typically a softer looking technique (than the harsh solid block stenciled tattoo) when done using hand tools and can produce an incredibly fine hair stroke.   Hair stroke eyebrows or feather stroke eyebrows is a technique simulating the natural eyebrow hair. Artfully placed strokes, adds dimension, movement and volume to the sparse eyebrow.
Fuller brow with eyebrow embroidery hair strokes and shading

The hair stroke technique can produces fine wisp of color however it can get blurry especially with certain skin types. In general, the smaller the stroke the better. The downside is that  hair strokes are less color than doing a full background color in an eyebrow and typically fade faster. However, they add a natural dimension to the brow.  Often shading and strokes are combined depending on the desired outcome.

Needle Inspection-I have a research mind and always want to know more!
As a permanent makeup artist working on a variety of  skin types including post cancer skin, scarred skin, young and old,  I have found the combination of techniques I’ve learned to be very useful.
This manual technique is wonderful to add for my diverse clientele as well as students who are taking the advanced eyebrow curriculum.  It comes down to the saying “ the more you know”… 

The field of permanent makeup is ever changing and so are techniques. In my opinion educating myself and researching the international field is very important for continued growth.


A gift for You (no peeking!)

During December, when you schedule an appointment for January, you will receive a special red envelope with a gift that you can open at your next appointment.