“ The best thing is to look natural, but it takes make-up to look natural.” – Calvin Klein

Semi-Permanent & Permanent Makeup in Melbourne

When you come into Make-up Ink’d Melbourne, Helene will discuss with you, your semi/permanent makeup requirements in detail, explaining the various techniques available and advising on the best approach to achieve the highest results possible. After a thorough consultation, I will design an individual look for you. A topical anaesthetic will be applied to the area being tattooed. All through the procedure, the anaesthetic is continually topped up to minimise any pain; at Make-up Ink’d we strive to keep you as comfortable and pain-free as possible. After about 20 minutes, I will commence the application of the semi or permanent makeup tattoo. The procedure usually takes about 2 hours and on completion, I will go through the aftercare of the cosmetic tattoo and permanent makeup.



Eyebrows are the frame of your face! They can make you look years younger when shaped properly. Are you tired of pencilling your brows every day? Are you sick of your eyebrows rubbing off when doing sports? Any one — male or female — desiring more definition, would benefit from semi-permanent makeup and eyebrows. Whether you desire a full pencilled look, natural hair line strokes, fuller eyebrows, or to fill in a bald spot, our Melbourne experts can ensure your eyebrows will never rub off again.


Whether you want a dramatic look or just gain the appearance of naturally thicker lashes, permanent eyeliner could be just what you need. A thicker, almond shaped eyeliner could be applied to give you a more seductive look or an eyelash enhancement, applying small dots in between your lashes to make them look thicker. Alternatively, they can be beautifully applied as a perfect liner that will never rub off. If your eyes tend to water, your lashes are thinning or you have trouble applying liner, this semi-permanent makeup package at Make-up Ink’d in Melbourne is the ideal solution.


Imagine walking out the door and just having to pop on a bit of gloss. Whether you want to have just the lip line to define your mouth, or a full lip line and fill, to maximise a perfect pout; having permanent makeup on your lips can balance a crooked mouth, or make a thin top lip look fuller. By just adding some colour to pale lips, our Melbourne professionals can make you look more youthful.

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Permanent make-up can last for many years, although over time it can fade and colours can soften, earning it the name of semi-permanent makeup.

It is recommended to have touch ups once every 1-2 years to keep your permanent makeup fresh. No down time from work is necessary, although some swelling may occur, usually just on permanent eyeliner, and this could take a day or two to subside. Your newly applied makeup will be up to 40% darker on the first few days but after your skin has exfoliated, a softer truer colour will appear. You will need to apply Bepanthen 3-4 times a day for the first week. If you are wanting to have permanent lip liner, it is recommended to take Lysine tablets or Zoviorax for one week prior to your treatment as the stress on the lips can cause an outbreak of cold sores.

A perfecting session of this semi/permanent treatment is required 3-4 weeks after the first procedure at our Melbourne studio. This is to make sure your skin has not expelled all the colour and to make any necessary changes to the colour or shape, if required.

If you would like to find out more about our cosmetic makeup procedures in Melbourne, give us a call on 0409 943 901.