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You can create whatever you want.

It is still a form of tattooing.

I absolutely love the concept of giving this freedom to a woman, to be able to wake up

and not look like they have a ton of makeup, but look very fresh and very natural.

I have gotten tattoos.

I have quite a few.

Two on my wrists, I have a little ghost, and I have two stick and pokes that my friend did.

One on the back of my ankle, its an evil eye, and the other

a silhouette of a womans body.

I am a little hesitant and concerned that I am getting a tattoo on my eyelid.

My name is Claudia, and Im getting permanent eyeliner today.

Doing my makeup every day is sometimes a little bit of a struggle when Im running from appointment

to another appointment, I dont really want to have to worry about maintaining my looks.

I started doing this back in the late80s in Paris.

I really love the concept of a woman looking beautiful and not having to put makeup.

But I really didnt like the result.

Because everything was so obvious and unnatural, I actually found that it was

disfiguring the real freshness of youth.

I found a way to give the woman that concept without making her look like she had done anything.

Some of my A-list clients include Lena Dunham, Jenna Dewan, Julie Bowen, Michelle Williams, and Megan Fox.

When I first found out about Dominique, I was so fascinated.

I loved the work that she did with her other clients, and how incredible it just made the eye pop.

Im going to a wedding tomorrow and Im definitely going to feel very flawless and

fabulous after this whole procedure.

Overdoing permanent makeup is never a good idea.

The number one advice I give to my clients is to go for the youthful look, rather than

the glamorous look.

If you go that way permanently, youll never have that opportunity to look fresh again.

There are different techniques and different tools for different procedures.

The eyeliner, we will use a less invasive needle that will be very gentle to the fine skin.

Its very important to seek out a qualified expert.

This procedure becoming such a trend, a lot of people with as little as a months training

are offering this service.

The percentage of unhappy women who come to me toin the hope to get it fixedis rising,

and its heart wrenching to see the damage thats been done to those women.

And the disfiguration sometimes is beyond repair.

I think there are definitely some misconceptions around permanent makeup

cause there are those horror stories.

My biggest fear is I hope it doesnt bleed, or fade, or possibly not fade if I dont

keep up with going in for retouches.

I could do this with my eyes closed.

Do you want me to show you?

Oh no, no, no, no.

This is going to be a piece of cake.

First I am going to clean the area.

I then place a little numbing cream with a q-tip.

Once I put my magnifying glasses and gloves, then I will custom blend the pigment in the tray.

Im going to start very gently.


If there is anything, you tell me, Ill stop right away.

I just want to create the illusion of thicker lashes.

The little blade does the work and you hear a slight buzzing noise.

Keep going in to make the lightest puncture possible to implant the pigment in a gentle manner.

The feeling ranges from feeling the vibration to a little scratch on their eyelashes.

I go over each section two or three times.

This will insure the proper amount of pigment is implanted into the lash line.

After I completed the procedure on Claudia, my first reaction was how open her eyes became.

But I felt that she could use a little bit more on the tail to give her that soft doe look.

We went back and I added a little bit on the corner and it was just perfect.

The great thing with this procedure is that right from the get go

you can start racking up the compliments, go to

a red carpet event and nobody would ever know you had anything done to your eyes.

When I looked at the final results, it looked amazing.

I didnt have any mascara on, my eyes instantly popped.

I felt really beautiful and confident and I owned who I was.

It wasnt as scary as I thought it was going to be.

It was actually really relaxing.

Dominique is really gentle, and I didnt feel a thing.

All of the built up anticipation and stress that I was creating in my head was for nothing.

Its extremely important to follow the after care to ensure a good result.

The permanent eyeliner has faded.

Its practically gone to be quite honest, but Dominiques technique is she does it

lightly the first time around because she wants to see how your skin and your body reacts

to the procedure, which I actually respect and appreciate.

Because everyones skin complexion and, you know,DNA is different.

Im actually going in next week when I return from my vacation to get the second round done

and Im so excited because I enjoyed it so much the first time around that I cant

wait to have it done the second time.

Thank you so much for watching.

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