Permanent Makeup


Imagine looking your best all day, every day! Permanent makeup is a wonderful concept that can accentuate and define your eyes, brows and lips. Wake up looking fresh, exercise without losing your brows and cry at the movies without your eyeliner running!

We have two fantastic Certified Permanent Makeup Artists to help you create the look you’ve always wanted. Book with Lori or Magda today!

Permanent makeup can benefit you if you

  • Are allergic to cosmetics
  • Have sparse or light eyebrows
  • Have sparse or short eyelashes
  • Feel washed out without makeup
  • Have a vision problem that interferes with applying your makeup
  • Want to add a natural enhancement to your appearance
  • Want to minimize your daily makeup routine

Permanent makeup, also known as cosmetic tattooing or micro pigmentation, is a means of implanting natural pigments into the skin with a small, sterile, disposable needle to create a long lasting cosmetic effect. The pigments used are made specifically for cosmetic tattooing and are developed with the highest quality ingredients. They are made of mineral, iron oxide based colorants and are FDA regulated to keep them safe for public use. We adhere to strict steriliztion procedures and have your safety as our top priority.

Lori is very skilled in the art of permanent makeup and is quickly becoming one of the most sought after permanent makeup artists in the area. She is highly recommended by her previous clients and receives many new referrals. Ladies from Kelowna, Merritt, Calgary and Vancouver have come to have their permanent makeup done by Lori. With this highly specialized procedure becoming more and more in demand, you can be confident knowing you are in good hands and will have correct color application and an outcome that exceeds your expectations.

Does It Hurt?

Topical anesthetics are used to numb the area. These are specifically made for micropigmentation procedures and are highly effective and greatly minimize any discomfort. We make every effort to enusre you are comfortable during the full procedure.

Is It Like A Tattoo?

Yes. It is a cosmetic technique similar to tattooing where pigment is placed under the surface of the skin by means of a tiny, sterile needle. The main difference between body tattooing and permanent makeup is the type of pigment used.

How Long Does It Take?

Each treatment varies, but on average it will take 1-2 hours. The most important part of the procedure is the design and choosing of the colors, both of which require approval by the client. Full lips, including lining, takes a little longer, we book 2 hours.

Will I Have Any Swelling?

After an eyeliner procedure you may have mild swelling around the eyes. The amount of swelling is very individual. You also may have mild redness along the lash line. This generally only lasts a day or two if any at all.

Can I Go To Work the Next Day?

After a lip procedure your lips may feel a bit swollen and tender for a few days. Some people will book this procedure on a Friday and return to work on Monday. Brows will appear dark in color for a couple days then soften as they heal but it will definitely not prevent you from working. Eye procedures are generally fine to go to work the following day unless you have mild swelling and prefer to take a day off.

How Long Does Permanent Makeup Last?

On average, it will last 3-5 years. The treatment is permanent and will not wash off, however, it may fade over time. We recommend a yearly color enhancement to keep your permanent makeup looking its best. The length of time also varies with the treatment area and the color chosen. Darker colors will last longer. Many factors affect the color. UV exposure from sun or tanning beds can make pigment fade quicker. It is essential that you apply sun block to the pigmented area when you are exposed to the sun. Fading can also occur from anti-aging products applied to the face, ie. Vitamin C or Vitamin A.

What Is the Cost?

Fees vary between $200 – $500 per procedure depending on the amount of work involved. This cost includes 2 appointments. Your second appointment is done 1 month later and is recommended to make certain color and shape are perfect and will ensure your color lasts a long time for you. We require 50% deposit witht the remainder due at time of service.
Keep in mind that this is not a service to decide on by price alone. It is important to look at all aspects of this procedure before you make your decision. Do you like the artists style and design? Is the clinic clean and safe? Are the needles and accessories disposable? Is the topical anesthetic used effective? Are pictures available of the artists work? What type of training did they have? We will answer all your questions so you feel confident and comfortable choosing North Okanagan Skin & Laser for your permanent makeup.

How Do I Schedule an Appointment?

A consultation will be done prior to procedure. Consult and tattooing can be booked as one appointment or seperately. The process from start to finish will be explained to you and we will discuss your medical history to ensure you are a good candidate for permanent makeup. We will also discuss different techniques, choose a color and gather all the information you need to feel comfortable and confident with the procedure and complete the consent forms. We will also look at pictures together and discuss what shape or style will look best on you.