Can’t leave the house without filling in your kilay? Or applying your go-to lipstick for a splash of color? Here’s an idea: why not get these features semi-permanently tattooed by an expert so you can spare yourself a few minutes of sleep? Because as much as we all want to wake up, roll out of bed, and head straight to the door, the reality is that it takes time and effort to actually look put-together.
More and more beauty establishments today are offering semi-permanent makeup, from microblading, to lip and freckle tattoos. Of course, going out bare-faced is awesome, but if you think that these treatments will help make your life easier, then scroll down for options:
Strokes by Momoi Supe
This is the beauty studio responsible for the full but natural-looking arches of stars Pia Wurtzbach, Sarah Lahbati, Alice Dixson, and even Catriona Gray!
Price: Starts at P20,000
Location: 3/F Vertis North, Quezon City, G/F Greenbelt 1, Makati City, 5/F Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City
Pretty Looks offers different kinds of brow tattoos like eyebrow reborn, 4D eyebrow cloning, and S3 eyebrow stranding, so you can decide how thick or how natural you want your microbladed brows to look like.
Price: available upon request.
Location: 2/F Uptown Parade Mall, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, G/F Tower Wing The Bellevue Manila, North Bridgeway, Alabang, Unit 201 Grand Emerald Tower, Garnet Road, Ortigas Center, and more branches here.
Bonus: They offer lip tinting services, too!
If you're not into the classic, defined microbladed brows, you'll be obsessed with Browhaus' ombré brow style, which is described as "feathery brows with a gradient base."
Price: Starts at P42,000
Location: 4/F Greenbelt 5, Makati City, 2F The Piazza at Serendra
Store Space 2C13, Taguig City, 5/F Mega Fashion Hall, Mandaluyong City, and more branches here.
Permanent Makeup Manila by Pauline Ylaya
Not blessed with thick, lush arches? Or did you accidentally over-pluck your brows? Don't worry, there's hope! Makeup artist Pauline Ylaya can create realistic-looking arches even for women who are dealing with very sparse brows.
Price: P20,000 for the initial session.
Location: 3/F Madison Galeries Lifestyle Mall, 398 Don Jesus Blvd, West Service Road, Cupang, Muntinlupa City.
If you want to accentuate your eyes without breaking the bank, Brow Lounge's affordable lash extension service is your best bet! They also offer lash perms for those who are still on the fence about lash extensions.
Price: Starts at 550
Location: Trinoma (Betty Brow), Quezon City, SM Southmall, Las Piñas City, Greenhills Center, San Juan City, and more branches here.
This lash studio serves an array of lash styles, including "Silk Lashes," a glossy and dark set of lashes, which is perfect for those who want dramatic and defined peepers.
Price: Ranges from P550 to P1,600
Location: EM 253 Southwing SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City; Cinderella, Glorietta 3
LIP, EYE, AND FRECKLE TATTOOS
Cosmetic tattoos PH by Niña Defensor
Yes, you can completely ditch your eyeliner now. Cosmetic Tattoos PH by Niña Defensor offers a lash line tattoo, which is described as a "super skinny liner that's set by the roots of your lashes." If you want to switch up your look, you can even get your face semi-permanently freckled here.
Price: Lash line define (P10,000) and faux freckles (P10,000)
Location: Kapwa Studio, 5059A P. Burgos St. Poblacion, Makati
Permanent makeup by Dra. Bernal
Can't leave the house without lipstick? Dra. Bernal can cover up dark or pale lips through "a special procedure that implants ink within your lip mucosa to enhance its color" as stated on her website.
Price: 1 session by an Aesthetician costs P5,500, and 1 session by Dra. Bernal costs P10,000
Location: Tweak Clinic - Unit 114 Manila Executive Regency, 1200 J. Bocobo St. Ermita, Manila City
KOREAN BLUSH AND FOUNDATION
K-beauty fans, this one's for you! The Eyebrowdery has a unique semi-permanent treatment called "Korean BB glow with blush", a sheer, semi-permanent foundation that will leave your skin looking dewy. "The BB glow [treatment] has stem cells, plant pigments, whitening and anti-aging agents like arbutin and peptide, which can induce collagen production", explains Klarisse of The Eyebrowdery through an email interview.
Now, if you're wondering if semi-permanent foundation is suitable for women with acne-prone skin, Klarisse notes, "we can incorporate special serums to the BB glow as well like meso acne which can dry up pimples."
Price: P7,198 per session and P20,998 package of 3 sessions
Location: Unit 201, Fox Square Building, 53 Connecticut St., Northeast Greenhills, 1502, San Juan City.