Don’t drink any caffeine or have sugar the morning of your procedure as this makes your nerve endings more sensitive and prevents you from numbing as well. Don’t take any Ibuprophen, fish oil, or Aspirin for 10 days before you come as these products thin out your blood, which will make you bleed. Permanent makeup is not supposed to bleed. If you bleed, your eyes or lips swell and can cause bruising. Bleeding also pushes the ink out so it doesn’t stay in as well. Take allergy medication, like Claritin, the night before and two more times on the day of your appointment. It helps your eyes not to water and your sinuses will feel more normal. Take vitamin K, alfalfa pills (Amazon), iron, or prunes for 7 days before you come as this helps you to not bleed or swell and the color will stay in better. When you do the alfalfa pills, I recommend four in the morning and four at night. I think the vitamin K works the best.
Eyeliner: Come with your eyeliner on so I can see how you normally wear it, but don’t wear any mascara. You can bring your eyeliner pencil too. If you have eyelash extensions either remove them or come when you need a fill.
Eyebrows: Come with your eyebrows drawn on how you like them. I will reshape them for you to make sure they compliment your eyes and face best. I will make sure you approve before we start. Also, bring your eyebrow pencil so I can match the color.
Lips: Bring your favorite lipstick color or a few that you like the best and I will do my best to match it. If you have ever had a cold sore, get medication and take it the day before, the day of, and the day after.