Organic and Inorganic Pigments for Permanent Makeup
Iron oxide base pigments, also known as inorganic, are used in the manufacture of all of our eyebrow and eyeliner pigments and in some of the lip color pigments. Organic base pigments are brighter and more vibrant in color compared to an iron oxide base. Attempting to achieve vibrant lip colors such as red and orange with iron oxide colorant is impossible. Organic lip colors will generally settle and fade to approximately 25% to 70% lighter than the initial implanted pigment.
Poppy Red, an organic pigment, is a deeper, brighter red when compared to Phoenix Red and/or Velvet Red. The cool tones of Poppy Red has given this color popularity with those clients who have minimal natural lip pigmentation. Generally, Poppy Red is used on its own but it is well sited to be mixed with any of the lip liner series pigments.
Raspberry’s deep berry-rose heals into a color that is much like the natural color of lips. Raspberry is the most popular lip color of all the pigments. Due to the fact that lips have a natural lip blue undertone regardless of any color tattooed in , Raspberry is a choice used y many technicians. Raspberry is a perfect selection for the client who chooses the burgundy, plum colors (that are totally unacceptable in tattooed lip procedures.
Sterling Grey is an excellent color choice for eyebrows or eyeliners. This iron oxide and titanium oxide base color can be used on its own or mixed with browns such as Dark Walnut, Dark Chestnut, Taupe, or Black Onyx. Sterling Grey’s formulation of many different colors ensures that there will be no color changes in the skin. Depending on the skin’s undertones, Sterling Grey will heal into the skin as a dark/brown color. for the mature lady who does not want a black or dark brown eyebrow, a suggestion is to mix a couple drops of Sterling Grey with Taupe. A suggestion for an eyeliner on a mature lady would be Sterling Grey. To increase brown levels, mix Sterling Grey with Dark Walnut and Blending Gold.
Taupe is truly a must in every technician’s eyebrow spectrum of colors. Taupe is an iron oxide base pigment and can be used on its own for the lighter eyebrow. To make this color even lighter, add a few drops of Brow Lightener, Brows Lightener/Red Out or Grey Gone Harmonizer. To darken it, add a drop of Dark Walnut. Taupe will heal into the skin as a light, greybrown.
Terra Cotta is an iron oxide base, mixed with an organic colorant. Its reddish brown color heals in as a pink to brown hue. To increase the level of brown, add a drop of Natural Lips Brown. To increase the red tone, add a drop of Phoenix Red.
True Lips will heal in as a soft, salmon color. Its warm iron oxide base is formulated with white giving it an opaque heavier texture compared to other lip colors. A good choice on its own or blended with other lip pigments. To formulate a cooler blue tone- add Poppy Red.