What is Permanent Makeup?
Many people who use makeup regularly spend hours a day applying the same colors and designs to their face, lips and eyelids using traditional makeup. People are increasingly busy and many of them can benefit from the time that can be saved by removing the routine of applying makeup each morning and removing it before bed. Permanent makeup is an excellent alternative for people who are looking to enjoy the enhancement cosmetics provide, without wasting the time necessary for applying and removing it.
In addition to helping people save time and money for makeup, permanent makeup also provides an excellent option for people to recreate part of their appearance that may either be missing or causing stress (including artificial eyebrows and enhancing areola color). This can greatly help people suffering from various conditions such as scarring, alopecia or other health conditions.
Permanent makeup involves the use of specialized pigments
that are tattooed into the dermis to produce the look of applied makeup. The process of permanent tattooing is also commonly referred to as cosmetic tattooing.
The Evolution of Permanent Makeup
Early permanent makeup artists often struggled to produce consistently pleasing results. Pat Shibley-Gauthier has been a driving force behind improvements in the equipment, procedures and materials used in the permanent makeup industry. She has been extremely persistent when it comes to finding the absolute best ways to improve the benefits and results of permanent makeup. She is viewed as a pioneer and expert in the field and she has a strong influence on many permanent makeup artists all over the world.
Many of the early problems that people experienced as a result of permanent makeup were due to inferior pigments being used. Pat Shibley-Gauthier worked tirelessly with expert chemists and laboratories to perfect a line of specialized pigments in a range of colors to deliver the best possible results every time. The line of pigments
is comprised of only FDA approved ingredients and currently includes 56 different colors. This impressive lineup of pigments is in high demand with exports reaching 33 different countries around the world.
Pat Shibley-Gauthier has also had a large impact on the equipment used by the best permanent makeup artists around the globe. She has continued to push the evolution of the tattoo guns to improve in terms of both ease of application and the speed/comfort of treatments.
Influencing Permanent Makeup Artists
Pat Shibley-Gauthier is extremely influential in the field of permanent makeup and she has used that knowledge to help develop the Micro-Pigmentation Centre in Ontario. The company is regarded as a leader in the industry by providing innovative new products as well as being one of the largest educational facilities in all of Canada and the United States.
The facility offers comprehensive training courses that incorporate many of the information and techniques that Shibley-Gauthier has personally influenced over the years. She is a prominent instructional figure at the facility but she also makes it a point to organize advanced workshops that appeal to both new and seasoned permanent makeup artists.
Pat Shibley-Gauthier has worked hard to improve the permanent makeup
industry and she plans to continue finding new ways to help permanent makeup artists evolve into the future.