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Eyeliner Expectations, Pre-Care & Post-Care

Updated: May 3, 2022

Semi-permanent Eyeliner and Lash Line Enhancement are procedures that enhance the eyes. While Lash Line Enhancement (a.k.a. Lash Liner) gives the eyes the most natural pop by filling in between the lashes and just right on the water line; Eyeliner is on the top of the lash line and gives a more dramatic or bold effect, depending on the thickness of it.


  • Please arrive 30-45 minutes in advance of the appointment time for paper work and numbing process!

  • 24 Hours Prior: Avoid alcohol, caffein and pain killers such as Ibuprofen, etc.

  • No eyelash extensions. They must be removed prior to the procedure.

  • 1 Week Prior: Stop taking blood thinning supplements such as Fish Oil, Vitamin E.

  • 1 Month Prior: Stop usage of of lash growth serums. Your lash line will be extremely sensitive. Pigment will not take well.

  • Do not wear contact lens on the appointment and 48 hours after. The area is still tender.

  • Switch to new pair of contact lens after that to avoid infection.

  • Bring sunglasses. Your eyes could be light sensitive, and puffy or dilated immediately after.

  • Bring headphones and stay as calm as possible. Pigment takes a lot better when your eyelids are not jumpy.


  • Eyes will be puffy immediately after the procedure, sometimes red or swollen. It does not affect the vision and most clients are able to drive.

  • There might will be swelling/puffiness the following morning when you wake up. Do not be alarmed. Swelling is a natural reaction of your body to trauma.

  • Most clients able to return to work in 1-2 days or even the next day.

  • Pigment will appear intensely black immediately after the procedure. As you are going through the healing process, pigment will soften and lightened. Therefore, we do not use brown pigment for this type of procedure. As pigment fades overtime, it looses the black tint to it therefore we recommend creating a design that is long lasting and timeless. Generally, a nice thin line fades beautifully versus a thick liner.

  • Semi-Permanent Eyeliner is not meant to take the place of dramatic evening makeup. It serves as a guideline for you to build your liner upon.


  • Your artist will discuss what your goals are. Your artist will then draw the lash liner or the eyeliner shape for you to see.

  • Previous eyeliner work done elsewhere, depending on how deep the work was and the kind of ink that was used, there is no guaranteed that our pigment will take 100%.

  • Your artist will recommend what is best for you and your eye shape based on her expertise.

  • Bring headphone listening to music or a book, your eyelids will need to remain calm in order for a smooth procedure and beautiful result.


  • First 2 Weeks: Avoid all kinds of eye make up. Your liner is still fresh and makeup particles can potentially clog a pore which, can cause infection.

  • Be careful on apply makeup under the eyes as well, blinking can still transfer the particles to the top liner.

  • Apply a thin layer of the given ointment 2 times/day with a new Q-tip each time to avoid cross-contamination.

  • Your eyes can get wet after the procedure.

  • If you want eyelash extensions or lash lift, wait for 2-3 weeks after the procedure for complete healing.

MaiLash Brows has been providing Semi-permanent makeup since 2015. We are voted as one of the best salons in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2020.

Text/Call us (480) 707-3399

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