Kelly interviews the Best UK Permanent Makeup Artist of 2019, Stefanie Toms.
Stefanie is an advanced semi-permanent make up artist, specialising in all areas of micropigmentation particularly in (arguably the most tricky procedure) Eyeliner as she was awarded Best Eyeliner Artist of 2020 at the PMU Circle Awards. She shares her top tips and tricks including the importance of stretching, how to examine the eye and what to do in the case of swelling.
Stefanie is the owner and head technician of Stefanie Permanent Cosmetics.
Stefanie mentions Latisse, an FDA-approved treatment to grow eyelashes for people with inadequate or not enough lashes.
Can you have semi-permanent eyeliner done if you have glaucoma?
In the episode, Kelly and Stefanie discuss whether those with glaucoma can have semi-permanent eyeliner. Glaucoma is a common eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, becomes damaged. It’s caused by fluid building up in the front of the eye, increasing pressure inside the eye. You can find out more on the NHS website. With further research and consultation with our trainers, those with glaucoma should not have eyeliner done due to the pressure we put on the eyeball when stretching. They will be very sensitive and swell as they would already have very high ocular pressure. The increased pressure can be very damaging so it is important for the client to refer to their doctor for further consent to the application of eyeliner.
Stefanie’s tip: Spend your money on someone who does a lot of eyeliner! If you’re interested in Semi-permanent eyeliner, you can check out our Eyeliner Training course.
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