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Permanent Makeup (PMU) | Types, Cost, Process, Pain & Stay | MG Makeovers

Updated: Jul 10

Madhu Gupta doing Microblading for Client as a part of Permanent Makeup Procedure
Permanent Makeup

This Blog Post by MG Makeovers (Gurgaon) will Help Answer the following Questions;

Bonus Answer to the Question: Where do I get PMU in Gurgaon?


The Ultimate Guide to Permanent Makeup

What is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup, also known as cosmetic tattooing or micropigmentation, is a cosmetic procedure where pigment is implanted into the upper layers of the skin. This technique is used to enhance facial features like eyebrows, eyelids, and lips, and to mimic the appearance of conventional makeup. It's also used for reconstructive purposes, such as creating areolas after breast surgery or camouflaging scars. The effects last for several years, though not entirely permanent, as the pigments fade over time.

Tools and Machines Used in Permanent Makeup

Pigment Machine (Tattoo Machine):

  • Rotary Machines: These are the most common type of machines used in permanent makeup. They have a motor that moves the needle up and down and are known for their precision and smooth operation.

  • Coil Machines: Less commonly used in permanent makeup, these machines use electromagnetic coils to move the needle and are typically louder and more vigorous.

Microblading Hand Tools:

  • These are pen-like tools used specifically for eyebrow microblading. They hold a row of several fine needles to create hair-like strokes in the skin.


  • There are various needle configurations, like single needles for fine lines, round groupings for shading, and flat groupings for thicker lines or filling in areas. The choice of needle depends on the type of permanent makeup being applied.


  • Specialized pigments are used for permanent makeup, designed to fade over time and less intense than traditional tattoo inks. These pigments are available in a range of colors to match natural skin and hair tones.

Topical Anesthetics:

  • Creams or gels containing lidocaine or similar substances are applied to the treatment area to numb the skin and reduce discomfort during the procedure.

Measuring and Drawing Tools:

  • Tools like calipers, rulers, and special marking pencils are used to measure and outline the areas to be tattooed, ensuring symmetry and precision.

Disposable Supplies:

  • This includes gloves, masks, gauze, and other materials to ensure hygiene and prevent cross-contamination.

Sterilization Equipment:

  • Autoclaves and disinfectants are used to sterilize reusable tools and maintain a sterile work environment.

What are the Types of Permanent Makeup?

There are several types of permanent makeup, each designed to enhance different features and meet various aesthetic preferences. Here's an overview of the most common types:

Eyebrow Tattooing

  • Eyebrow Tattooing:

    • Microblading: This technique involves creating fine, hair-like strokes to mimic natural eyebrow hairs, ideal for filling in sparse areas.

    • Powder Brows: Gives a soft, powdered makeup look, offering a more filled-in appearance than microblading.

    • Ombre Brows: Features a gradient look with a lighter front that gradually darkens towards the tail of the brow.

    • Combination Brows: A blend of microblading and powder techniques, offering both natural strokes and fuller color.

  • Eyeliner Tattooing:

    • Lash Enhancement: A subtle line is tattooed right at the lash line to make eyelashes appear thicker and fuller.

    • Traditional Eyeliner: Involves tattooing a more defined line above the lash line, often extending slightly beyond the outer corner of the eye.

  • Lip Tattooing:

    • Lip Liner: Defines the edges of the lips, creating more definition and fullness.

    • Full Lip Color: Involves coloring the entire lip area, offering a lipstick-like effect.

    • Lip Blushing: Provides a more subtle, blush-like color to the lips for a natural-looking tint.

  • Scalp Micropigmentation: This procedure involves tattooing small dots on the scalp to mimic the appearance of hair follicles. It's often used to create the look of a fuller head of hair or to camouflage areas of thinning or scarring.

  • Beauty Marks: Small, strategically placed tattoos that resemble natural beauty spots or freckles.

  • Paramedical Tattooing:

    • Scar Camouflage: Uses skin-colored pigments to conceal or blend scars with the surrounding skin.

    • Areola Restoration: Often used in breast reconstruction, this technique recreates the areola and nipple.

Each type of permanent makeup has its specific techniques, intended effects, and ideal candidates. It's essential to consult with a qualified professional to determine the best option for your needs and expectations.

What is the Cost of Permanent Makeup?

The cost of permanent makeup procedures varies widely based on several factors, including the type of procedure, the location of the clinic, the experience of the technician, and the complexity of the treatment. On average, the costs can range as follows:

  1. General Cost Range: Permanent makeup procedures typically cost between ₹15000 to ₹50000 per session , though this can vary based on the specific treatment and other factors mentioned earlier​​​​.

  2. Eyebrow Microblading: For a procedure like microblading, which is a popular form of permanent eyebrow makeup, the average cost is around ₹12500, but can range from ₹15000 to ₹25000. In some cases, especially with highly in-demand artists, it might even go up to ₹35000 or more​​.

  3. Eyeliner Tattooing: For permanent eyeliner, the price can start at ₹10000 and go up to ₹20000 for either the upper or lower eyelid. If you opt for both eyelids, the cost could reach up to ₹25000​​.

  4. Permanent Lip Makeup: The cost for full lip color, which is one of the more expensive procedures, can reach up to ₹10000 per session

How long does Permanent Makeup last?

The longevity of these treatments can vary, based on several key factors including the type of procedure, individual skin types, lifestyle factors, and the quality of the pigments we use.

  1. Eyebrow Microblading: Our eyebrow microblading service typically offers lasting results for one to three years. However, this can vary depending on your skin type and lifestyle. We recommend touch-ups to maintain the desired look as the pigment fades over time.

  2. Eyeliner Tattooing: The eyeliner tattooing we offer at MG Makeovers can last anywhere from two to five years. The lasting effect is influenced by factors like skin type and aftercare. Periodic touch-ups can keep your eyeliner looking its best.

  3. Lip Pigmentation: The lip pigmentation service we provide generally lasts between one to five years. This duration is influenced by the specific colors and techniques used, and touch-ups might be necessary to maintain the vibrancy and shape of the lip color.

  4. General Longevity: It's important to note that while we often refer to these treatments as 'permanent', they are actually semi-permanent. They gradually fade over time and usually require maintenance and touch-ups every few years.

How painful is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup, similar to a light form of tattooing, is a beauty procedure that's typically quite gentle. Here's why it's generally not a big concern in terms of discomfort:

  1. Mild Sensation: The feeling is often described as a slight buzzing or pressure, rather than pain.

  2. Numbing Creams: A numbing agent is applied to the area before the procedure, which significantly reduces any sensation.

  3. Quick Process: The procedure is relatively fast, so any discomfort is over quickly.

  4. Gentle Techniques: Modern equipment and techniques are designed to be as gentle as possible.

  5. Minimal Recovery: After the procedure, there's usually just a bit of redness or tenderness that goes away soon.

  6. Professional Care: The artists are skilled at making the experience as comfortable and reassuring as possible.

Many people find permanent makeup to be an easy and relatively sensation-free beauty procedure, and they're usually very pleased with the hassle-free, lasting results.


In conclusion, permanent makeup (PMU) is an increasingly popular beauty treatment that offers long-lasting results, simplifying daily makeup routines. It's a gentle procedure, with minimal discomfort, thanks to advanced techniques and numbing agents. The process is relatively quick and the recovery is straightforward, typically involving just slight redness or tenderness that subsides quickly.

Choosing the right provider for your PMU treatment is crucial, and MG Makeover stands out as an excellent choice for several reasons:

  1. Expertise and Experience: MG Makeover is staffed with highly trained and experienced professionals who specialize in PMU techniques, ensuring that you receive the best possible care.

  2. Customized Treatments: They offer personalized consultations to understand your specific needs and preferences, tailoring the treatment to suit your individual style and facial features.

  3. Quality and Safety: MG Makeover prioritizes safety and hygiene, using top-quality equipment and pigments, and adhering to stringent health standards.

  4. Client Satisfaction: With a strong focus on client satisfaction, MG Makeover takes the time to address any concerns and ensure that you are comfortable and informed throughout the process.

  5. Aftercare Support: They provide comprehensive aftercare instructions and support, ensuring a smooth healing process and optimal results.

  6. Positive Reviews and Testimonials: MG Makeover's reputation is backed by positive client feedback and testimonials, highlighting their professionalism and the quality of their work.

For those considering permanent makeup, MG Makeover offers a blend of skill, care, and quality, making it an excellent choice for your PMU treatment. Their commitment to client satisfaction and safety, combined with their expertise in the field, ensures that you'll not only look your best but also feel confident and cared for throughout your PMU journey.

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