Let’s face it – life is hectic. And no matter how well organized you are, some days are just complete chaos. It’s no different for me. There is always so much to get done that I always seem to be lagging behind.
So when I find some kind of small solution that will shave a few minutes off my daily routine and buy me a few precious minutes here and there, I’ll grab it wholeheartedly. I was in just such a state of mind making wishes for more time when someone at work came over to show me her new semi-permanent lip liner.
Needless to say, I had to learn more about it immediately because if it was safe, I was getting it done. I’m very careful about details when it comes to my makeup so I will frequently spend a lot of time in the morning meticulously lining my lips. I’d rather be late for work than have bleeding lips or an imperfectly formed pout. Of course, my boss doesn’t look at it the same way.
A Very Brief Summary of the Semi-Permanent Lip Liner
Firstly, if you think this concept is new, think again. What do you think all those long-lasting lip liners and lipsticks are? The ones that last for 12 to 18 hours? If you do not remove them before going to bed, they’ll still be there the next morning. That’s semi-permanent in a way, right?
However, the semi-permanent lip liner I’m talking about will remain on your lips much longer than that – 3 to 5 years to be precise. That’s because the color is actually injected under the first layer of skin. Yes. Injected. With needles. (Definitely not for the faint-hearted).
But, of course, it will fade in time. So it may start to look a little off color in a few months. There are solutions for this as well. A touchup every year will ensure that the lip liner looks as sharp as when you first got it.
How This Can Help People
The obvious benefit is that it saves time. All you have to do is fill in your lipstick and be on your way. Barely takes 30 seconds.
However, there are other advantages too. This can be quite helpful for people who are differently enabled. Like someone who has poor vision or someone with arthritis. Imagine having to deal with lining your lips perfectly with low vision. It must be a nightmare. And it probably takes too long. With this semi-permanent method, you will never have to worry about getting your liner right.
Imagine never having to worry about smudging, bleeding, or the bother of applying lip liner every morning. Never having to worry that your liner will wash away in the rain or in the pool or melt in the heat. Now that’s the kind of world I’d love to live in. Apparently, there are other semi-permanent and permanent makeup options too. So the future looks optimistic to me. What about you?