Is it inevitable that my black pigment will eventually turn blue?
Sorry ladies, it is the nature of the beast! Technicians always asks for a black that can be guaranteed not turn blue. What they do not
seem to understand is that the undertone of all black is blue! Sad but true! This is not only true with India ink; it is also true of Iron
Dioxide. It is not only how the color black relates to skin, it is also true of any other type of surface or medium. Think what happens to
black hair dye, over time. What about those black jeans you washed 100 times? Blue undertones! With the exposure to ultra violet light,
and other types of abuse, all colors fade. What can YOU do to prolong the inevitable, when working with black? #1: Get your pigment a
little deeper into the dermis, which will help your color last a little longer and slow the process of bluing. #2: Insist that your client
use sunscreen daily. Stress the importance of protection from the KILLER, UV Ray. #3: Keep any product, meant to exfoliate skin, even
moisturizer or night cream, away from your brows, liner or lips! My feelings about " blue black"? So what! 20% of my income is a result
of reworking old cosmetic procedures. If it fades in five or ten years, we as technicians have a ready made clientele.
Why does my color look like that in the bottle?
A technician called the other day to say that her "True Taupe" was green! "That's funny", I said. There is nothing green in the bottle!
After making a test swatch on her hand, of the color, she realized it was not the color that the bottle had indicated. This is true with
all permanent make up colors. Some plastics stain with one or more ingredients. Some plastics have a built in opalescence the will pull
to the cool side when viewing a full bottle. Clear glass would give you a more accurate color from outside the bottle but the less glass
in your work area, the better. It is a good practice to test, with a smudge, any new color before purchasing. Suppliers encourage your
understanding of the formulation of their product. Packaging can fool you. The truth is, a plastic bottle is only a container. As long
as it has a full and complete label, as to the content, packaging has little to do with the outcome of your procedure.