Lynn and Kristin Duncan's World Class Permanent Makeup Artistry | Delafield, WI  (262) 470-0077
Chicagoland/Grayslake, IL (312) 550-1473

Permanent Eyeliner FAQ

Permanent Makeup FAQ - Lynn DuncanLynn's signature "soft smudging" and "custom-designer" eyeliner techniques are "world-renowned."

Permanent eyeliner is a must for women who are allergic to conventional makeup, wear contact lenses, have poor eyesight, shaky hands ... or simply are unable or don't have the time to apply beautiful eyeliner! Lynn's eyeliner procedures include an "eyelash enhancement." This procedure mimics thousands of single lashes while creating a full and youthful lash line.

Is it safe?

Yes. We use all pre-packaged, sterile and disposable needles and needle castings. With the highly technologically advanced digital implantation system we use, only medical-grade needles, which are encased in a sterilized permanent makeup cartridge. This patented cartridge system contains a special device which prevents bodily fluids from entering into the system. This ensures that you will receive the most advanced, safest and most sterile form of cosmetic tattooing available. We use this system for all of our procedures.

Lynn has twenty (20) years of experience in permanent makeup and has been an international/national permanent makeup instructor for over fifteen (15) years. Lynn has trained many physicians how to do permanent makeup, including eyeliner procedures, during her years of teaching.

Does it hurt?

A topical anesthesia is used to numb the eyelids. Although everyone has their own individual level of pain tolerance, most of our clients describe the eyeliner procedure as very tolerable, some have described it as feeling similar to "butterfly kisses."

Is there a lot of bleeding and swelling?

No. In fact, very rarely do Lynn's clients experience even a single pin-prick of bleeding. As a result of no bleeding, her clients are not visibly swollen after the procedure, either. Actually, most are so impressed with the immediate appearance that they repeatedly comment on how "good" their eyes look...right away!

I've already had my eyeliner done once a few years ago and now I need a touch-up to freshen up the color again. I don't want to go back to the technician who did it because it hurt so much and I was swollen for days afterward. Will I experience the same with you if you were to do my touch-up?

I've had many years of experience and I've been told over and over again by new clients, like yourself, who've had a very painful experience someplace else, that having had the eyeliner procedure done by me was totally different and a very tolerable experience. Again, Lynn's many years of experience does matter and makes a huge difference.

I am using an eyelash enhancing serum, can I have permanent eyeliner done?

Yes, but not until you are off of the eyelash enhancing serum for at least (3) months prior to having your permanent eyeliner done. This is because it appears that the serum creates very fragile skin along the eyelash line which becomes red and sensitive. As a result, bleeding may occur during the eyeliner procedure, which can result in pigment migration. (Normally, when doing an eyeliner procedure there is not even a pin-prick of bleeding.) And, please do not resume using the eyelash serum for one month after eyes are healed.

Is it O.K. to wear eyelash extensions during my eyeliner procedure?

No, eyelash extensions must be removed one week prior to the permanent eyeliner procedure. And, since all permanent makeup procedures generally involve two color applications, followed by several days of wearing a thin film of healing ointment, it is best to schedule your eyelash extension appointment one week post your second permanent eyeliner procedure.

Can I wear contact lenses to my scheduled permanent eyeliner procedure appointment?

No, contact lenses must be kept out of the eyes for a minimum of 24 hours post permanent eyeliner procedure. It would be important to either wear or bring your eye glasses with you to your appointment.


What if I have an eye disease or condition and am not sure if I am a candidate for permanent eyeliner?

It would be necessary for you to bring in written approval from your physician if you are currently under a doctor's care for treatment of an eye condition.

What if I am fearful that I may be allergic to your pigment?

I have never had an incident of an allergic reaction to the pigments I use. The pigments I use are well researched. I can do a patch test 1-2 weeks prior to your appointment for a fee of $50, if desired, which will be applied toward your procedure fee. I can also provide you with a vial of pigment to take to your allergist for testing.

What are the after-care rules?

For one week, you'll need to apply a very thin film of ointment over your new eyeliner. Also, during this week, you should not rub your new eyeliner, either. Contact lenses must be kept out of the eyes for a minimum of 24 hours.

Is there any down-time?

You'll be able to go right out into public immediately following the procedure and look fine. You'll love your eyeliner right away.

When Lynn does your procedure, there is generally no bleeding at all. Since there is no bleeding, there is no visible swelling immediately following the procedure. This is why you'll look so good!

The evening of the procedure, if you keep you head elevated higher than your heart while you sleep, most clients wake up the following morning looking just as good. However, if you have very sensitive skin, you may have some swelling the next morning. Everybody is an individual.

What if I don't know how much eyeliner I want to have done?

You'll be coming back for a "touch-up" application of color about 4 - 8 weeks following your initial procedure, so you can add more at that time. This second opportunity to add more color is comforting to know when you're having your initial color applied.

What if the eyeliner style I choose goes out of date?

It's highly recommended that you choose a "natural" eyeliner style, which will enrich and emphasize the beauty of your natural eye. You can always add more color, or different colors, with convential makeup for various occasions.

What if I am planning to have eyelift surgery?

As long as we stay within your natural lashline and/or right next to your natural lashline it will be fine. You will want to refrain from having eyeliner tails.

What if I have had lasik surgery or other eye surgery in the past?

As long as the surgery is over three (3) months ago, and you are fully healed, it is fine. If you are not fully healed or have had any surgical complications, you must either contact your physician for his/her "written" approval for you to have permanent eyeliner, or else we cannot do it at all without physician approval.

What if I am currently being treated by a physician for an eye condition?

We require that you receive written approval from your physician that you may have the permanent eyeliner procedure done.

What if I've had my eyeliner done someplace else before and it didn't stick, is something wrong with my skin?

No, unfortunately, many people who call themselves permanent makeup technicians have not been either trained and/or qualified to do these procedures. (The licensing/regulations for permanent makeup in this state is extremely poor.) You just chose the wrong person.

What if I've had my eyeliner done someplace else before and it was not only extremely painful, but I bruised and swelled for days, is something wrong with my skin?

No, again, unfortunately many people who call themselves permanent makeup technicians are not trained properly and/or lack experience. Again, you just chose the wrong person.

Just Remember...

...your eyes are very important...they deserve your undivided attention in making the right decision in choosing the right permanent makeup technician.