Post Care Eyeliner

Post Care Eyeliner

Eyeliner; what to expect and how to care for your liner

Expect light to moderate swelling and for up to three days, but it will subside over that time. Two or three permanent makeup applications may be required to achieve the desired results. Immediately after the procedure, the liner will appear darker and bolder than when they are fully healed. This is due to oxidation of the pigment and the redness of the skin. After three to four days, the color will become lighter as the epidermis sloughs off and the skin heals over the pigment. During this time the color will seem to disappear as the skin is opaque during this healing time. After two weeks the skin becomes translucent and the color will bloom. It is not uncommon to lose 30% to 50% of the color on the first application.

Healing the procedure

Always wash your hands before touching the tattooed area.    

Right after the procedure an Ice pack may be used, twenty minutes at a time, during the first few hours after the procedure to help in the transition, while the numbing wears off. Protect your skin with a paper towel wrapped around the ice pack. Sleeping on your back with the head slightly elevated and this will help reduce swelling. Rinse your eyes with Eye Wash once an hour the first day. This will remove any pigment that may have gotten into the eye during the procedure and will prevent scratching of the eye, so rinse well.

During the next few days, use an ice pack in the morning to reduce puffiness for that day. Also, rinse with Eye Wash as needed to soothe the eyes. Starting on the third night you can use a very tiny amount of lotion on a Q-tip, if they feel very dry and only apply at night. It would be best to wait for five days before putting makeup on or close to the tattooed area and you must use a NEW mascara to avoid contamination of the wound. Remember you have to take off whatever makeup you have put on and it will be tender. It could also pull the scabs off prematurely. Sunglasses will aid in the longevity of your tattoo.

Products Used For After Care

You must use Eye Wash or Saline Solution, to irrigate the eye area of any debris and soothe the skin during the healing time. Keep it in the refrigerator for the first few days, the cold will make them feel better.

Cautions: DO NOT apply anything else to the tattooed area. Lashes may stick together during the healing process they will separate after the skin is healed. DO NOT pick but let the scabs fall off naturally. IF AFTER DAY THREE, ONE OR BOTH EYES ARE BLOODSHOT CALL YOUR DOCTOR, also let me know.


  • No eyelash extensions or contacts to be worn during procedure!
  • You must stop using lash growth product for 2 to 3 weeks before eyeliner procedure or excessive pain, bruising and bleeding WILL occur!
  • Do Not use any Retin-A or Glycolic Acids in the area while healing!
  • Do Not use Peroxide or Neosporin!
  • Do Not scrub or pick treated areas!
  • Do Not expose area to the sun or tanning beds!
  • Avoid facials, swimming and or hot tubs for at least five days!
  • Do Not dye or tweeze eyebrows for one week after the procedure!

Failure to follow post procedure instructions may result in loss or discoloration of pigment.

The known possible complications from micro-pigmentation are: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches, tenderness and itchiness.

It is normal to lose approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of the color during the healing process. After the initial procedure, the color may be a shade too dark, in six days it will appear too light, then after ten days the color will show more.

The permanent makeup will appear softer when completely healed because the color will be seen through the layers of the skin.

Please do not hesitate to text Amber if you have any questions, 928-925-3026.