mandy moore's microbladed eyebrows

Mandy Moore has been around for a while. Some of us may know her from A Walk to Remember, while younger fans follow her on This Is Us. And who can forget her pop star days?

Regardless of where you’ve seen her, she’s been making headlines these days for a new reason: Mandy Moore’s microbladed eyebrows are to die for. And they look super natural, too.

mandy moore's microbladed eyebrows

Mandy recently posted a selfie on Instagram stories with the caption, “New brows, new lease on life.”

It’s a reference to her newly microbladed brows. With her eyebrow makeup out of the way, Mandy has Moore time to devote to life. And isn’t that what we’ve been saying for a while now? Glad to know Mandy has our back!

If you’re struggling to believe that Mandy had any work done on her brows, we’ve got the receipts. In a photo posted by her microblading technician, Mandy’s brows are brushed down by a mascara spoolie, revealing a number of microblading strokes.

Mandy’s been getting her brows done since 2017, as evidenced by an Instagram post. So not only do we know that she has good taste, but that she’s pretty good at keeping up with her microblading appointments!

Microblading requires you to stop by every year for a touch-up. This keeps your brows looking fresh AF. After all, isn’t an annual session better than a daily makeup routine?

Moore of Mandy’s brows

This isn’t the first time Mandy’s thrown us some #browspiration. She recently shared a throwback photo of her 2000’s days with the hashtag #dontdyeyoureyebrows.

Straight, blonde hair and thin, blonde brows to match? The photo is peak turn of the millenium.

For the young and uninitiated, Mandy was part of a wave of blonde popstars, including Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears.

Mandy began making waves with her singles “In My Pocket” and “Crush” from her third, self-titled album. From there, she debuted her voice on the big screen with Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001). That same year, she starred opposite Anne Hathaway in the movie Princess Diaries.

Mandy then starred in the classic romance movie A Walk to Remember (2002), playing the Jamie Sullivan to Shane West’s Landon Carter. She covered the Switchfoot song “Only Hope” for the film and sang “Someday We’ll Know” with Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman. She also released another hit single, “Cry,” to help promote the film.

Read: Six celebrities who underwent eyebrow microblading

Get brows like Mandy’s

If you want to snag Mandy’s natural-looking arches, then microblading is your best bet, as well. As Mandy’s already pointed out, it’s a fantastic alternative to having to do your brows every single day.

Eyebrow microblading has come a long way since it first became popular. So, don’t get discouraged by the horde of microblading gone wrong horror stories! These days, permanent makeup is safe, convenient, and painless. It’s even organic now!

Organic microblading is better than traditional microblading in that:

  • Organic ink pigments are made from all-natural ingredients and zero harmful chemicals, keeping your skin safe from irritations, allergies, and side effects.
  • Natural-based pigments get easily absorbed by the skin, so healing time is significantly faster.
  • Organic microblading pigmetns come in a wide range of colors that suit different skin tones.

Plus, getting your eyebrows done at Organic Permanent Makeup means you’re under the masterful hands of Lorine Mikhaeil, a certified pioneer in the microblading industry. Lorine designed and produced the first organic microblading ink pigments in the US and currently has her own studio and academy for microblading enthusiasts all over LA!

The best part is it doesn’t take most of your day and much of your money. For only an hour-long session plus 500 USD, you can get the eyebrows of your dreams today!

Get expert advice about your eyebrow shape and color from one of our microblading artists. You decide what you want, so you get what you want.

Read: Here’s why organic microblading is better than regular microblading

Speak with a microblading artist today! We offer online appointments and commitment-free consultations for curious clients.

If Mandy Moore counts as one of your eyebrow goals, then check out eyebrow microblading today! We guarantee you: the hype is real.

Microblading can look gorgeous and feel rewarding at the same time—if you have a professional do it. If you’re not careful with where you get your eyebrows done, then you might end up with an embarrassing microblading mistake.

Jami Ledbetter had one such blunder. The 42-year-old ended up with not two, not three, but four eyebrows after a microblading session. Here’s her story.

Microblading mistake of the year

It all started with good intentions, as most microblading mistakes do. Jami’s daughters surprised their mom with a 250 Groupon voucher for a microblading session.

Jami, of Kansas City, Missouri, went ahead and got her brows microbladed in November. The woman who performed the procedure claimed to have certification in microblading.

Unfortunately, “the more, the merrier” principle doesn’t really apply to eyebrows.

“It was pretty painful,” Jami said about her microblading session. “I tried to have a good attitude, but it burned a lot, kind of felt bruised. It took everything in me to hold back tears.”

In addition to a terrible microblading experience, the end results didn’t go well for Jami, either.

“I was devastated,” she said. “I was even dating a guy, and he stopped dating me at that point.”

Jami’s confidence took a hit after the procedure, she said. She even tried to go to someone else to try and fix her brows. However, six weeks later, there were still no changes to her arch situation.
Thankfully, Jami found a solution to her eyebrows woes.

Light(en) it up!

In March, Jami sought help from Kara Gutierrez, a licensed and insured tattoo artist who also specializes in tattoo removal.

The process involves a pigment-lightening solution that gets tattooed into the existing tattoo.

“It’s very unpredictable how much you can remove,” Kara said, “but it works.”

The removal process will set Jami back by at least 1,000. It also took eight weeks to get rid of Jami’s botched eyebrows.

Microblading mistakes like this one don’t just empty wallets and waste time. They also affect victims emotionally.

“I would never wish this on my worst enemy,” Jami said of her situation. “What it’s done to my self-confidence, it’s been hard.”

Lessons learned

“If I would have known it was going to turn out like this, I probably would’ve never done it at all,” Jami said.

Most victims of microblading mistakes echo this statement. And how could they not? A bad brow job can affect your social life, your work life, and more importantly, your relationship with yourself.

When considering microblading, always pay attention to client reviews. Real reviews from real people should have more weight in your decision-making process.

While not all microblading technicians are out to get you, there’s definitely a few who just want to take your money and leave you heartbroken.

Jami also has some advice of her own:

“This is something that is permanent on your face. You have to make sure your artist knows what they’re doing,” she said.

“A certification is just a fancy piece of paper saying [someone] learned how to do this. It doesn’t necessarily mean they’re an expert. Don’t just look into the person that’s doing it. Look into their instructor,” Jami added.

We agree. It’s not enough to know how to perform microblading. The artist should be good.

If you want the best brows…

…then you should go to the best microblading artists.

Organic Permanent Makeup has been in the business for years. In fact, we’re not just experts; we’re also pioneers.

OPM founder Lorine Mikhaeil devised our organic microblading system and continues to teach new generations of microblading artists everyday.

We’re not just here to turn a profit; we’re here to bring beautiful, permanent makeup to anyone who wants or needs it.

Organic microblading does the job better than traditional microblading. It lasts longer, is more compatible with different skin types, and is quicker to heal.

We also prioritize client experience. Our two-step numbing system ensures that you don’t go through any pain. If Jami’s painful experience worries you, then you’ve come to the right place. Microblading experts make sure you feel minimal, if any, pain.

Don’t let bad microblading jobs discourage you from living the life you want to live. By finding the right microblading artist for you, you can say goodbye to daily makeup routines and expensive makeup shopping sprees.

Microblading can change your life—for the better. That’s why you should only settle for the best.

For more information on microblading, visit our introduction and guide here: What microblading is for: Permanent makeup, explained.

OPM also offers tattoo removal with our OPM Eraser System. Find out more here: Unwanted or faded tattoos? OPM Eraser System has you covered.

For questions or concerns, you can send us a message or call us at 310-207-7797. You can also book an appointment with just a few clicks here.

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Leave it to director Jordan Peele to figure out how to build a terrifying movie and a potentially terrifying new trend. His new flick Us parades a set of eyebrows that will either prove to be a hit on Instagram or haunt us in our sleep. And the muse? You guessed it. Check out the Lupita Nyong’o bleached brows look that’s somehow both creepy and chic.

Who doesn’t love Lupita? The award-winning actress is a vision to behold both on-screen and on the red carpet.

Now that she’s conquered Hollywood drama (12 Years a Slave, 2013) and sci-fi (Black Panther, 2018; Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 2017), Lupita is set to win us all over again with a horror movie.

And in the hands of certified spook master, Jordan Peele, too.

Of course, one role isn’t enough for this talent. Lupita plays both the Adelaide Wilson and her doppelganger, Red.

And, ironically, Red won’t be sporting anything distinctively red. Instead, she’s sporting these soon-to-be-iconic blonde, bleached brows.

Game changers: Jordan Peele and this Lupita Nyong’o bleached brows look

Us features a family going on a beach holiday—standard horror film fare. However, there are no creepy murderers or hungry aliens here. Instead, we have the family’s violent doppelgangers, called ‘The Tethered’.

The movie’s makeup department head, Scott Wheeler, shared that the doppelgangers needed to look like the Wilson family—with a sligthly deranged and deprived flavor.

Lupita Nyong’o’s makeup artist Tym Buacharern revealed to Refinery29 how they achieved the star’s look.

“It was a task. We exaggerated her lines and veining a little more than usual and added some sallow texture to her skin, but something just wasn’t working for her as Red,” he said.

Tym explained that the crew wanted a signature look for Red, like how the Tethered son Pluto had burn scars on the lower half of his face, a nod to the character’s love of playing with fire.

“We thought maybe she could have a burn, too, but the prosthetic changes that would’ve been necessary to create that look would take too long.”

It was Lupita herself who suggested the bleached brows, so her arches would appear singed. In fact, the actress was willing to actually bleach her brows, but director Jordan Peele didn’t want to ask too much of the star.

The makeup department then resorted to using special effects mascara, giving Lupita’s brows a burnt blonde color. Tym also backcombed Lupita’s brows to make them truly seem like they went through a baptism by fire.

To add to that stroke of brilliance, the fading brows became a signature for the rest of the Tethered. And so we have Jordan and Lupita to thank for our new obsession-slash-nightmare.

Want to steal the look?

Peel a page out of Jordan Peele’s book and rock bleached brows. Perfect for a chic, new look or an advanced Halloween costume.

While we echo Jordan’s recommendations against bleaching your brows, there are ways to achieve the look still. Here’s how to fake bleached brows:

  • Conceal. Using a mascara brush or a clean toothbrush, brush concealer through your eyebrows. Start at the base and work towards the outer corner of the eye.
  • Just peachy. After putting on concealer, brush on another layer, but this time using a peachier color.
  • Ready…set. Use a setting brush to finish your look with translucent setting powder.

We’ve had so many brow trends in the past years that it’s hard to predict what will be a hit or a miss.

But regardless of which brow trend you jump on (from microblading to Christmas brows), remember to take good care of your arches.

Because once your brows take a hit and stop growing…well, then that’s the real horror movie.

Thick, full lips are in, and there’s no sign of them leaving. There are tons of ways to get fuller lips, including lip fillers and surgery. But today, we’re talking about a new trend: lip threading.

What is lip threading? And is it worth getting? In this article, we answer all these questions and more, so keep reading.

What is lip threading?

Lip threading is an up-and-coming trend that could replace lip fillers in the near future. The procedure works best for people who want to have fuller-looking lips but don’t want the change to be too obvious.

But how is it done?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved procedure involves the insertion of a thread into the line of your lips.

Plastic surgeons use a thin tube to place the thread on one-half of the lips. That means if you want both your upper and lower lips threaded, you’ll need at least four threads total. The thread is then snipped with surgical scissors, so it’s not visible.

“These threads are composed of poly-L-lactic acid, or PLLA, a biocompatible synthetic substance,” Dr. Tijion Esho of ESHO Clinic explained to Refinery29.

However, it’s not the threads themselves that make the lips look fuller.

“[The threads] are placed into the lip to stimulate collagen production and therefore change both the shape and size of the lip. The collagen stimulation is modest, so there is a more noticed change in definition than [the] volume of the lip itself.”

Speaking with Coveteur, Dr. Melissa Doft said, “Because it’s a foreign material, it stimulates your body to react and form more collagen in that area. It’s really your body reacting to the threads more than the volume of the actual thread.”

How does lip threading differ from lip fillers?

For lip fillers, cosmetic surgeons inject your lips with “fillers.” Often, these fillers are hyaluronic- or collagen-based. They work by plumping up the lips and by trapping water within the lips.

Lip fillers are ideal for those looking for a well-defined, plump pout. Lip threads, on the other hand, are great for people who just want more defined or slightly fuller lips.

Is this a one-time procedure?

The thread inside the lips break down naturally over time, so if you want to re-plump your lips, you’ll likely have to go in for another procedure.

The good news is that it takes the body a much longer time to break down lip threads than they do lip fillers. Of course, there’s also a downside to that.

“This can be seen as a positive by someone who wants a longer-lasting result,” Dr. Jonquille Chantrey of One Aesthetic Studio told Refinery29.

“However, if you have a side effect such as an infection or a distortion, or you just don’t like the result, you can’t easily get them out.”

Is lip threading safe?

Like all cosmetic procedures, lip threading is not 100% safe, especially if not done at the hands of professionals.

“This is a medical procedure and all medical procedures will carry risk, but within the correct, experienced medical professional’s hands, this can be a safe procedure,” said Dr. Esho.

“If placed poorly then lip threads can cause lumps and other issues,” Dr. Chantrey adds. “I have seen reasonable results but also poor results, particularly with uneven lips.”

As always, if you are interested in getting a cosmetic procedure, seek out a licensed professional.

Does lip threading hurt?

Lip threading is said to involve a sharp pinch when the thread is first inserted, and then discomfort as the rest of the procedure takes place.

Anesthetics are not an option, as they may deter the procedure. According to Dr. Chantrey, anesthetics might affect how your lips look when you are smiling or relaxed, so it could potentially disrupt an accurate lip assessment.

Alternatives to lip threading

If you’re not too sold on invasive procedures like lip fillers or threads, Organic Permanent Makeup offers lip microblading. Essentially, lip microblading is a lip tattoo, except it’s safer and quicker to heal.

Our organic ink pigments are made with all-natural ingredients and zero harmful chemicals. They are highly compatible with all skin types, and they can not only change your lip size; they can also give you the lip color you’ve always dreamed of.

Lip microblading is perfect for women-on-the-go who want to look good despite not having any makeup on. Like all permanent makeup, lip microblading aims to make beauty more convenient.

Our microblading experts will guide you to getting the lip color and size that fits you. You can get an enhanced natural lip or a bold color. The opportunities are endless.

Take back control over your time by getting lip microblading today! For more information, check out this article on lip microblading.

You can also speak with one of our microblading artists by dropping us a line or calling us at 310-207-7797.

organic permanent eyeliner

Beauty innovations arrive faster than we realize. Just a decade or two ago, people found waterproof eyeliner groundbreaking. And now? Now, we’re in the age of permanent eyeliner—and not the kind that fades horribly, but the kind that never looks ugly.

Get ready, because, in this article, we break down the facts about permanent eyeliner. Keep reading to learn more.

All about organic permanent eyeliner

Permanent eyeliner is exactly what it sounds like. Once you get eyeliner on, you never have to worry about this step in your makeup routine ever again.

The method that bests achieve beautiful permanent eyeliner is organic microblading. Microblading is a tattooing technique. It uses small, fine strokes that mimic the appearance of hair. For that reason, microblading works best for permanent eyebrow makeup. However, microblading’s small strokes are also great for small areas, like the lips and lash line.

Organic microblading is an innovation in traditional microblading. It’s safer, better-looking, and longer-lasting. Here’s why.

What makes organic permanent eyeliner better

Organic microblading boasts the following features:

  • Zero harmful chemicals
  • All-natural ingredients
  • Faster healing time
  • No downtime
  • Never fades to blue or green
  • A wide variety of shades

Organic permanent makeup allows you to get microblading with fewer risks and more benefits.

Read more: What color should my eyebrows be? Introducing the Fitzpatrick color scale

The benefits of permanent eyeliner

Permanent eyeliner is perfect for anyone who uses eyeliner on a daily basis. High-end eyeliner brands will ask you for anywhere from $30 to $90 per purchase, and their products only last three or four months of regular use. You could be spending upwards of $300 a year on just eyeliner alone!

Permanent eyeliner only costs a little over $300, and it eliminates the need for applying eyeliner. In the long run, it saves you money and time.

Other benefits include:

  • Natural-looking makeup. Compared to traditional permanent eyeliner, organic permanent eyeliner looks natural. Our expert microblading artists ensure that your natural beauty is enhanced, not covered up.
  • No downtime after the procedure. Unlike other cosmetic procedures, microblading allows you to return to your daily activities without having to take some time off.
  • Expert application. Unsteady hands? No worries. Permanent eyeliner means you don’t have to put on makeup yourself. Our microblading artists will take care of everything for you.

Cost of organic eyeliner microblading

Organic permanent eyeliner costs $350 for either upper or lower eyeliner. For both upper and lower eyeliner, you only have to pay $500.

For disclosure, the fee you pay covers the skill and time of your microblading artist; the ink pigments used in the procedure; the topical numbing gel; and the microblading tools and equipment.

The lifespan of organic eyeliner microblading

With proper aftercare and maintenance, your permanent eyeliner will last up to two years at a time. Afterward, you’ll need annual touchups to keep your liner looking fresh.

Prepping for getting your permanent eyeliner

Getting permanent eyeliner is easier than you might imagine. All you need is to make an appointment and show up on the date of your appointment!

If you’re wondering what to expect regarding the procedure, here’s an overview.

Eligibility for permanent eyeliner

There are some exceptions for microblading eligibility. If you are currently living with the following conditions, then you are unfortunately disqualified from getting organic eyeliner microblading:

  • Keloids
  • Transmittable blood diseases (e.g. HIV, hepatitis)
  • Skin complications and diseases
  • With fillers, Juvederm, or Botox in the desired treatment area
  • Undergoing chemotherapy
  • Extremely oily skin
  • Allergic to numbing agents
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding

If you are underage, you will also have to wait until you are 18 to get organic eyeliner microblading.

Procedure length

The procedure only takes an hour. Some of our clients even come in during their lunch breaks!

Is microblading painful?

We use topical numbing gels before and during the procedure. At most, you will feel mildly comfortable. Rest assured, the procedure does not involve pain at all.

Taking care of the treated area

Your microblading artist will orient you about microblading aftercare, but if you want to get a head start, here’s what you need to know: don’t touch your eyeliner. Not with your fingers, not with anything else. Avoid contact with:

  • Human skin
  • Any liquid, e.g. water, sweat, blood, tears
  • Harsh weather conditions, like strong wind
  • Extreme sunlight
  • Any chemicals, like makeup or skin care products
  • Animal fur

For a full guide to microblading aftercare, check out this list of guidelines.

Scheduling touch-ups

Touch-ups are essential in keeping your eyeliner looking fresh. Scheduling annual touchups also allow you to update your look. If you want thicker or longer eyeliner, then these touchups have you covered.

Get organic eyeliner microblading today

Permanent eyeliner can make your life easier. But more than that, it can give you a boost of confidence you never knew you needed! Don’t hesitate to treat yourself. At Organic Permanent Makeup, we believe that you deserve to feel beautiful and be beautiful—no matter what your definition of “beautiful” may be.

daenerys targaryen game of thrones eyebrows

Winter has finally come for Westeros. Which means two things are coming our way next: season 8 of ‘Game of Thrones’ and even more fantastic looks from our favorite and not-so-favorite characters.

To celebrate the new season 8 trailer (and to satiate our need for more content), we’re combining the two loves of our lives: eyebrows and ‘Game of Thrones.’

Without further ado, check out our top 8 favorite ‘Game of Thrones’ eyebrows.

8. Sansa Stark

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Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) has been through a lot, from losing her parents, to being married to two horrible men, to being betrayed by her once-trusted confidante. Lady Stark has grown right before our eyes, and so have her eyebrows.

From season 1’s fragile thin brows, her season 7 arches reflect her changed character: darker, bolder, and sharp enough to kill.

7. Trystane Martell

trystane martell game of thrones eyebrows

Trystane Martell (Toby Sebastian) might not have had much screen time, but his brows sure made enough of an impression on us. Heir to Dorne and son of Prince Oberyn, he was slain by the Sand Sisters as part of Ellaria Sand’s revenge in season 6.

Even though he rests in peace, Trystane and his gorgeous thick black brows will live on in our hearts forever.

6. Melisandre

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How Melisandre (Carice van Houten) is still alive is beyond us. The Red Lady has switched allegiances, birthed shadow monsters, and killed children–and yet, somehow, we’ll still be seeing more of the religious fanatic in season 8.

Love her or hate her, she’ll surely get an interesting end on the series. Not that we’re complaining too much; we love the bold red brows (and hair, lips, and gown).

5. Missandei

missandei game of thrones eyebrows

An audience favorite, Missandei (Nathali Emmanuel) is the perfect second-in-command to Khaleesi (sorry, Tyrion!).

Loyal, dedicated, and a talented diplomat, Missandei is one of the few characters on the show who actually deserves a happy ending. We wouldn’t even object to her sitting on the Iron Throne. Those brows with that hair? Queen.

4. Bran Stark

bran stark game of thrones eyebrows

Sansa is Lady in the North, Arya is a deadly assassin, and Bran Stark is the Three-Eyed Raven. These Stark kids sure had a great career coach.

And Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright)? Kid must have peeped into the future because those brows are way ahead of all his fellow male Westerosi. That, or having three eyes makes for great two eyebrows? Either way, we love his dark, thick arches.

3. Arya Stark

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This little murdering machine has one of the most beautiful brows in all of Westeros. Of course, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) prefers compliments on her archery instead of her arches, which we’re completely on-board with.

But, c’mon, look at that color! That perfect line! If she does decide to never marry, then the poor Westerosi nobility totally missed out on killer brow genes.

2. Cersei Lannister

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Ah. Poor, miserable Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey). On one hand, everyone loves her for being so ruthlessly evil. On the other hand, everyone hates her because she is so ruthlessly evil.

Forced to live in a society where men matter more than women, Cersei is relentless in her assertion of her own power. She’s a deadly diplomat and a caring-but-often-cruel mother. Really, if she’s a queen of anything, it’s of contradictions.

Still, it’s impossible not to find her compelling. If only she didn’t destroy everyone in her path…all while raising her perfectly groomed eyebrows at them. Oh, well.

1. Daenerys Targaryen

daenerys targaryen game of thrones eyebrows

Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) is in for a surprise this season 8 when she finds out her new boyfriend is actually her nephew…and that he’s the rightful heir to the throne. Yikes.

The Mother of Dragons has come a long way to claim the Iron Throne, so we’re not so sure she’ll be surrendering gracefully to Jon Snow. That, and they have to kill a couple thousand ice zombies first.

Will Dany sit on the Iron Throne? Should she? That debate could go on forever, but one thing’s for sure. Her eyebrows are taking the crown for Best Eyebrows.

Want eyebrows that would sweep the Night King off his feet? Check out our offers on eyebrow microblading today.

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Scars and old, faded tattoos are no match for the Organic Permanent Makeup (OPM) Eraser System.

If you hate how your old tattoos look and want them gone, then the OPM Eraser System is your new best friend.

The OPM Eraser System is painless, leaves no scars, and takes only three to four sessions to get rid of faded tattoos.

Sounds too good to be true? You be the judge!

Here’s everything you need to know about our tattoo eraser system.

What is the OPM Eraser System? How does it work?

The OPM Eraser System works similarly to how microblading or permanent makeup works. It even uses the same equipment as our microblading services!

To get rid of old, discolored, or faded tattoos, microblading artists use a specialized tool to deposit the OPM Eraser into your skin.

The tattoo extraction formula works immediately, pulling the tattoo ink upwards and out of the skin.

A crust then forms over the area. Over the next few weeks, the skin will push out more of the tattoo ink as it heals. The crust will then fall off, taking the ink tattoo ink with it.

The remaining tattoo ink in the skin will also be much closer to the upper layer of the skin, giving your skin an easier time of getting rid of the ink in the next sessions.

Who is eligible for the erasing procedure?

Anyone with Fitzpatrick skin types 1 to 4 is eligible for a tattoo removal session using OPM Eraser System.

We regret that skin types 5 and 6 are disqualified from the treatment for now. Rest assured that OPM is on the lookout for a way to remove tattoos from melanin-rich skin without the risk of scarring.

To inquire about your eligibility, kindly book a free consultation with one of our expert microblading artists.

How many sessions do I need?

It depends on the tattoo.

Tattoos generally fade after 3 or 4 sessions, although older tattoos may require more time.

Your microblading artist will provide a more accurate number of required sessions after seeing your tattoo.

What should I expect during and after the treatment?

  • Fresher-looking tattoo. Expect the possibility that your tattoo will look darker or more vivid after a treatment. This is due to the ink moving closer to the surface of the skin.
  • Itchiness. You may get tempted to scratch or peel the crust following the treatment. Doing so will damage your skin, so prepare distractions for when your skin starts itching.
  • Redness. It’s normal for the treated area to have a slightly red and raised appearance for weeks or months after treatment. This is temporary, as the skin will heal naturally with time.

Does the procedure hurt?

The procedure only involves minimal discomfort, as the topical anesthetic will get rid of any pain.

The anesthesia is applied before the treatment. OPM uses its own OPM Numb Freeze Gel, which contains the following ingredients:

Will the procedure leave scars?

No, the OPM Eraser doesn’t leave scars unless you forcibly remove the crust on the treatment area. It is essential to let the skin heal itself, otherwise the treated area will definitely scar.

How long does the procedure take?

Getting your old, faded tattoo removed with the OPM Eraser only takes 1 and 1/2 hours per session.

How long is the interval between sessions?

Depending on the tattoo and on your skin, you’ll need 12 to 16 weeks in between OPM Eraser sessions.

Your microblading artist will give you a more accurate waiting period once they see your tattoo.

The OPM Eraser System is perfect for anyone who wants a non-laser removal treatment for their old, unwanted, or faded tattoos.

Speak with one of our microblading artists today! Drop us a line or call us at 310-207-7797.

eyelash glue as eyebrow gel

Anyone can find any regular beauty hack on the internet, but it’s not every day that you get makeup advice from the 2018 Miss Universe.

Catriona Gray recently revealed her top beauty tips, including, yes, using eyelash glue as eyebrow gel. Ready to get Miss Universe-worthy eyebrows? Read on to find out more.

When Catriona strutted down the Miss Universe 2018 runway, everybody took notice. How could they not? The gorgeous Filipina in her stunning red dress is a sight to behold. Of course, today, she’s known not just for her world-class beauty, but for her advocacy for children’s rights, as well.

And now, Catriona may just become famous for yet another thing—that’s right, we’re talking about her eyelash glue beauty hack. What’s that all about?

In a video for Vogue, Catriona recreated her Miss Universe coronation night makeup in front of the camera. She goes through everything from her pre-makeup skincare to doing her warm brown smokey eye. And then—lo and behold—she uses eyelash glue to keep her gorgeous eyebrows in place.

We’ve all heard of using glue sticks to hold our brow hairs in place, but lash glue is pretty new to our ears. Catriona described her own eyebrow hairs as long and downward-pointing. For anyone in the same situation, it’s all too familiar how unruly eyebrows can get towards the end of a long day.

Well, if eyelash glue can hold Catriona’s eyebrows through the whole Miss Universe pageant, then it can certainly get us through a day at the office! Here’s how to get the look.

How to use eyelash glue as eyebrow gel

  1. Fill in eyebrows as you usually do. Go through your whole eyebrow makeup routine as you normally would, except you skip the eyebrow gel (obviously). You can fill them in using a pencil or powder as you wish. The lash glue doesn’t damage your eyebrow makeup, so you can safely use whichever products you want.
  2. Put lash glue on! Put a tiny amount of lash glue on the back of your hand. Using a spoolie (a.k.a. a mascara brush), take a little lash glue to your eyebrows. Catriona prefers to comb her lashes with glue using the first swipe before using another few swipes to shape her brows to her liking.

Note that the lash glue dries very quickly, so make sure you’re sure what brow shape you want before you start. Also, don’t be afraid if your eyebrows look a little white from the glue, as the glue dries clear.

Of course, if you want to skip the eyebrow routine…

…you can always check out our offers on eyebrow microblading! We guarantee that you won’t need to fill in your brows anymore, because we’ll do it for you! The best part? We only need to fill them in once every year.

Eyebrow microblading is guaranteed to last up to two years with proper aftercare and maintenance. Say goodbye to long, tiring eyebrow makeup sessions with our organic permanent eyebrow makeup.

To learn more about our offers, check out this article.

Although many people debate the validity of the label “self-made,” two things are certain: (1) Kylie Jenner is the world’s youngest billionaire, and (2) makeup is hella profitable.

Anyone who doesn’t live under a rock knows who 21-year-old Kylie Jenner is–whether it’s for her famously thick lips, her insanely successful makeup line, or her family members and their long-running TV show.

And it can be argued that Kylie’s inescapable presence is the reason she is now the world’s youngest “self-made” billionaire.

In July 2018, Forbes announced that Kylie is close to becoming the world’s youngest billionaire. The title became official in March 2019.

Kylie has now surpassed Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg, who became a billionaire when he was 23.

Here’s how the widely profitable Kylie Cosmetics propelled the youngest KarJenner to world history.

Haters gonna hate! Kylie Jenner, the world’s youngest “self-made” billionaire, is here to stay.

The beginning of Kylie Cosmetics

On November 30, 2015, Kylie Jenner launched the makeup line that would change the beauty landscape.

Partnering with Seed Beauty, Kylie used $250,000 of her own savings to produce the first 15,000 lip kits in 2015–all of which were sold out within a minute.

From there, KarJenner matriarch Kris Jenner brought in e-commerce platform Shopify for sales.

In its first 18 months, Kylie Cosmetics (formerly Kylie Lip Kits) made $420 million in revenue.

Since then, Kylie Comsetics has released several collections, often with the rest of the KarJenners. Kylie has partnered with half-sisters Khloe, Kourtney, and Kim. She also released a collection in partnership with mom Kris.

From thin lips to thick wallets

Kylie was 10 years old when she debuted on reality television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The show was a success, which meant Kylie grew up in the spotlight from the show’s premiere onwards.

Her insecurity about her own lips being an open secret, Kylie took to overlining her lips to make them seem bigger. She also had lip fillers injected in for a longer-lasting effect.

This insecurity was the inspiration for her debut products, the Kylie Lip Kits.

The billionaire herself has spoken up about the subject, saying that it was “one of the most authentic things [she’s] done in [her] career.”

“I feel like people can tell that I’m super passionate about it,” she said. “It came from an insecurity, and I turned it into something.”

“I was insecure about my lips, and lipstick is what helped me feel confident. And I feel like people could see that it’s authentic to me…and it just worked!”

About her lip fillers, Kylie said she realized one day that the lip liner wasn’t doing it anymore.

“I would overline with lips with lip liner just to create the illusion of bigger lips,” she said in an episode of Life of Kylie. “And then finally I was like, this lip liner isn’t doing it. I ended up getting my lips done.”

The profitability of makeup

What’s curious about Kylie Cosmetics is that it reached its level of success without the use of traditional marketing. Instead, Kylie leveraged her millions of Instagram and Snapchat followers to promote her products.

At the time of its launch, Kylie Cosmetics was a revolutionary marketer. And its ingenuity paid off.

It also helps that makeup is very financially rewarding when it reflects its target market very well.

As Kylie was a beauty icon for many millennials and Gen Z-ers, it was relatively easier for her to sell the authenticity of her makeup line.

It also helped that she often paraded her use of her own products. After all, if it was good enough for Kylie, it was good enough for any one of her fans.

Kylie’s secret to success

While not all of us have millions of followers, a highly influential family, or $250,000 in savings, there’s still something to be learned from Kylie’s approach to business.

For starters, start with what you’re passionate about. Kylie loved makeup and how makeup made her feel. So whether it’s lipstick or mascara, traditional or permanent makeup, embrace what makes you happy and find way to monetize your passion.

Second, have a strong support system. And nurture that relationship.

Kylie’s family was very supportive of her business in the beggining, and that support obviously paid off. But more than that, her many followers and fans were her greatest hype team. And it’s because Kylie knew to give them what they wanted in terms of content.

For many, she was someone to look up to, especially when it came to exercising one’s own agency–and looking good while doing it.

And Kylie delivered.

male celebrities with permanent makeup

Microblading isn’t just for women. These male Hollywood celebs have gone for permanent makeup, as well. Keep reading to find out who they are!

The development of permanent makeup aims to address the growing demand for more time. It’s a busy world, and putting on makeup—for both men and women—definitely eats up time.

Thankfully, microblading cuts down on the time allotted for makeup routines as well as minimizes makeup expenses.

But just how is that possible?

Well, permanent makeup trades your everyday routine schedule for just one procedure a year. The $500 payment also replaces the thousand-dollar makeup bill you accumulate every few years.

For Hollywood celebrities, the decision to get permanent makeup is a no-brainer. Their huge wallets can more than pay for several microblading sessions. Plus, permanent makeup gives them the luxury of stepping out their New York apartments without having to put on any makeup—and still look good for the paparazzi.

Who are these male celebs who pushed their dedication to beauty to the next level?

Check out this list.

Johnny Depp

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Rumors say the Pirates of the Caribbean star had work done to make his eyes look more deep-set. There’s no confirmation for this news, but it certainly seems improbable that anyone would have eyes that look that brooding. Do you think Johnny Depp had his lash line done?


John Christopher Depp II (b. 1963) is famous for his work in eccentric films, particularly for his frequent collaboration with director Tim Burton. Their movies Edward Scissorhands (1990), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), and Alice in Wonderland (2010) were all met with critical and commercial acclaim.

Depp is the world’s third highest-grossing actor, with his film having made over $3.7 billion at the US box office and over $10 billion worldwide.

Nicolas Cage

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Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage is said to have microbladed eyebrows. Which makes sense, because strong brows have always been a key component of any Hollywood leading actor. Alas, Nic’s permanent brows are only rumors thus far, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s confirmed as true soon.


Nicolas Kim Coppola (b. 1964) is a multi-awarded film actor famous for his acting style, which he describes as “Nouveau Shamanic.” The actor received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his work in Leaving Las Vegas (1995), after which he began receiving mainstream attention from Hollywood.

His commercially successful films include The Rock (1996), Con Air (1997), City of Angels (1998), National Treasure (200), Ghost Rider (2007), and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018).

Dustin Hoffman

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Veteran actor Dustin Hoffman is said to have microbladed brows, as well. If it’s true, then it’s certainly expertly done. Nobody would be able to guess from the star’s photos, films, and appearances. After all, the best permanent makeup is the one you can’t spot!


Dustin Lee Hoffman (b. 1937) has been acting for the big screen since 1967, beginning with his role in The Graduate.

His many films include Midnight Cowboy (199), Papillon (1973), All the President’s Men (1976), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Tootsie (1982), Rain Man (1988), Hook (1991), The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999), and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004).

Men shouldn’t shy away from permanent makeup

If you’re a man who’s considering the pros and cons of getting permanent makeup, here are all the reasons you should go for it:

  1. It makes you feel good about yourself. Where’s the shame in wanting to look like a better version of yourself, right? If permanent makeup will give you a much-needed confidence boost, then you shouldn’t shy away from it.
  2. You probably need it. As we grow older, our lips become more dull, and our eyebrows get heavier towards the outer edges. That, and men’s hairlines tend to recede. If there are easy remedies for these problems, then why shouldn’t you take them? Microblading could solve all these and more.

If you’re interested in knowing more about permanent makeup, check out our article What microblading is for: Permanent makeup explained. You can also drop us a line or call us at 310-207-7797.