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The Pros and Cons of Getting a Permanent Eyeliner

Mornings are never easy. And, applying makeup is half the battle. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just wake up and look flawless every single day?

With permanent makeup treatments, you can actually enjoy this kind of freedom. And, as it turns out, one of the most popular permanent makeup treatments is permanent eyeliner. This cosmetic service lines and enhances the eyes for an all-day polished look. 

What is Permanent Eyeliner?

As the name suggests, permanent eyeliner is a pigment that is essentially tattooed on your lash line. This effect will look much like ordinary, everyday eyeliner but won’t wash off and won’t need to be re-applied. 

If you have a specific eyeliner look you love to apply every day, then permanent makeup may be a good choice for you. On the other hand, if you like to mix and match your cosmetics and even show off your natural beauty from time to time, you may not be ready to commit to a permanent procedure. 

Below, we outline the pros and cons of getting permanent eyeliner tattoos. 


There are many benefits when it comes to permanent makeup. The convenience, potential cost savings and beauty enhancements are all reasons people try this service out. Here, we outline the top three pros of getting permanent eyeliner. 

Long Lasting


Like tattoos, permanent makeup may fade over time, however, it lasts much longer than store-bought cosmetics. Eyeliner tattoos last anywhere from one to three years depending on how you care for your skin. That’s a lot of time saved getting ready and removing eye makeup!

Saves Times


As mentioned above, one of the most attractive features of permanent makeup is that it saves you a considerable amount of time. If you’re someone that applies makeup every day then you know how long it can take to get that perfect liner look. 

Many Different Styles


Want a bold cat-eye look? How about a soft, natural look that enhances the lashes? No matter your taste, there are many permanent eyeliner styles that will suit your fancy. Plus, when one application fades, you have the option to try something else in a few years. 


Now for the less desirable aspects of permanent makeup. On top of risks, discomfort and irritation, we list a few reasons why you may not want to opt for permanent eyeliner. 

Not Easy to Remove


If you end up not liking your liner look, it’s not easy to reverse the procedure. That’s because the eye is a delicate area, and it can’t handle some of the tattoo removal methods used on regular skin. If you’re looking to get permanent eyeliner, make sure it's as close to how you normally wear makeup as possible. 

Makeup Trends Might Change


What’s in this season might be out the next. Make sure you choose a look that’s timeless. An example would be a brown liner that’s concentrated on the outer corners of your eye. This provides a natural liner look that enhances your eyes.

It Can Fade


Despite the name, permanent eyeliner isn’t really permanent. It may last far longer than any product you’ve used but it's prone to fading over time. That means you will need to spend more to upkeep your look.

Contact Microblading By Samira

At Microblading By Samira, we offer a variety of cosmetic treatments and permanent makeup services. If you’re interested in permanent eyeliner but want to learn more before booking, contact our team to schedule a free consultation. 

You can reach us at (778) 919-3355 or by email through our online form