This is a type of cosmetic tattooing, where small particles of natural base pigment are infused into the top layers of the skin. Permanent or Semi Permanent Makeup as it is also known are suitable for many different people and can be designed to suit each individual look. Colour pigment matched perfectly with your skin, will create the effect of expertly applied cosmetics.

Permanent cosmetics allow you to enhance your features without the daily need to apply makeup. It is a waterproof, smudgeproof, effortless way of looking your best 24/7.

Frequently Asked Questions?

Does it hurt?
A topical numbing gel is used to reduce any discomfort felt during the procedure. Many clients say it is actually a relaxing feeling and a few even drift off to sleep.

How long does it last?
Your enhancement can last many years, gradually fading over time as your skin cells exfoliate and renew. The speed depends on many things such as sun exposure and skin type. A Colour boost session every 12 to 18 months is recommended to refresh your permanent cosmetics.

What will I look like immediately after my procedure?
Your enhancement will appear up to 50% darker for around 3-7 days after your initial procedure. This colour will fade as your skin cells renew within 2-4 weeks to show the true healed effect of your permanent cosmetics.

Can I still wear makeup afterwards?
Permanent cosmetics do not replace traditional makeup all together. You can add extra Colour products to suit any occasion or outfit. We recommend using Mineral Makeup to all our clients, these products can be used on all permanent cosmetic treatments and allow the skin to breathe while the area heals.

What about allergic reaction?
Tattoo pigments have been used in all skin tones for thousands of years. Reactions are very rare indeed. Nouveau Contour permanent cosmetic pigments are hypo allergenic and pharmaceutical grade pigments manufactured under strict EU guidelines.

What are the differences between permanent cosmetics and traditional tattooing?
Permanent cosmetics are a form of tattooing that uses specialist cosmetic needles to create the effect of naturally applied cosmetics. The infused particles of pigment are placed at a depth of 0.5mm which is not as deep as a traditional ‘Bodyart’ tattoo. The natural based pigments are designed to softly blend with the natural skin tone but traditional tattoo pigments sit heavier in the skin creating a more definite hard line.

The Consultation

If you would like to discuss enhancing your natural beauty and the benefits of permanent cosmetics, I would recommend a consultation. 
We will discuss any questions you may have and look at before and after images. Looking at your skin tone, hair, face shape and features before using mineral makeup to mimic the effect of permanent cosmetics.

We will discuss the perfect colour choice for you using Nouveau Contour pigment plus system and talk through what to expect from your permanent cosmetic treatment.

When you are confident the effect is for you, a patch test along with advice forms will be given to you to complete before your appointment.

Carrie Frost is our Permanent Cosmetic and Mineral Make-up Specialist. Carrie has over ten years professional experience as a make-up artist, she has a passion for perfection and artistic eye for detail. To see some of her work or find out more visit