Permanent Makeup Pigments Guide
If you’re new to PMU pigments, or just curious about what to use, this guide will help you choose the best pigments for your needs. Learn about the Warm and Neutral value pigments, organic makeup pigments, and the differences between them. These will help you choose the best color for your clients, and create a long-lasting, beautiful design
When choosing a pigment for your PMU procedure, it’s important to consider your client’s skin tone. The Fitzpatrick undertones of a client’s skin are indicative of the warm value of the pigment you choose. If you don’t know what type of undertone your client has, this can make choosing the correct warm-value pigment difficult. Fortunately, there are several formulas available on the market that are specifically designed to match different skin tones.
The use of neutral-value pigments in permanent makeup is an excellent option if you want your clients’ lips to appear darker than they are. The process is simple, and the results are gorgeous. Neutral-value pigments are used in lip coloring to achieve a range of different shades, from warm berry tones and nude tones. You should select the shade of neutral-value pigment that best suits your client’s skin tone.
Organic makeup pigments:
Organic makeup pigments are made from carbon chains or rings and sometimes contain metallic elements. These substances are generally used for aesthetic purposes, not for their actual coloration. These weak colorants wash off quickly and do not produce a lasting color. Other, more expensive, organic makeup pigments are bronzers, which are transparent and used in higher concentrations in self-tanning products. They differ from organic pigments in many ways, including particle size.
Organic pigments have different chemical and physical properties, ranging from opaque to transparent. They produce a wide range of bright colors and achieve their greatest stability between pH 4 and 9. However, they can be unstable in the presence of metal ions, so you should add chelating agents to your formula to reduce the likelihood of pigment migration and bleeding. Some cosmetic products may contain titanium dioxide to improve stability and prevent fading. Some cosmetics also contain elemental carbon, which is a dark, powerful black pigment. Only artists with a great deal of experience with makeup and skin tone should use this product.