What if you could wake up with eyebrows, eyeliner or lip color that was already applied and looking beautiful? What about if you didn’t have to worry about any old scars or stretch marks still being noticeable? With permanent makeup, you actually can – and its benefits go much beyond that.
Permanent makeup has many perks that appeal to just about everyone, and it leads to many people considering getting some kind of permanent makeup treatment. There’s one big factor that has to do with permanent makeup that people tend to wonder about: how much does it cost?
The cost of permanent makeup varies widely, depending on the type of treatment, where it’s being done, and who it’s being done by. Generally, permanent makeup treatments cost anywhere from $150 to $1000. Wondering what the cost of certain permanent makeup procedures might be in your state? Look no further, because we’ve got price examples for permanent makeup treatments from real permanent makeup artists for all 50 states!
How Much Does Permanent Makeup Cost?
When deciding on a procedure like a permanent makeup treatment, research is important. One of the many important factors to research is cost. There are many different permanent makeup treatments, and countless different places they can be done. Because of this and a few other factors, the cost of permanent makeup varies greatly.
Even though the cost of permanent makeup varies, we can still break down the costs according to the type of procedure and where it’s being done. Let’s walk through what the 6 most popular permanent makeup treatments in the United States are, and then take a look at examples of what each treatment could cost in each of the 50 states.
The 6 Most Popular Permanent Makeup Treatments in the United States
Among all the permanent makeup treatments that are offered, there are six that have risen above the others as the most popular. They are (in no particular order):
- Scar Camouflage
- Stretch Mark Camouflage
- Areola Repigmentation
Below is a look at what each of these procedures are and what they may entail.
Permanent Makeup Eyeliner
Permanent makeup eyeliner is like it sounds: it’s applied around the lines of the eyes. Permanent eyeliner can be applied on the top and bottom lines of the eyes and can be applied on or above the lash lines.
Typically, permanent eyeliner applied on the lash line is more natural looking, where permanent eyeliner applied right above the lash line is less natural looking. It can be applied in a variety of colors, with natural colors like blacks and browns being the most popular.
Permanent eyeliner only takes a few hours to apply, and those who get the procedure have little to no downtime after.
Permanent Makeup Eyebrows
Permanent makeup eyebrows commonly referred to as “microblading,” is done by applying pigment to the eyebrows. This treatment has become especially popular over the last few years with the trends of large, natural-imitating eyebrows.
The pigment can be applied as a soft, all over color, or as more rigid brush strokes that imitate hair. Permanent eyebrow makeup can also be applied in a variety of colors, but it’s typically applied in natural colors to compliment natural hair color. It also takes only a few hours to apply and has virtually no downtime after.
Permanent Makeup Lips
This permanent makeup procedure consists of applying pigment to the lips. Permanent lip makeup can be applied to the outline of the lips to recreate the look of lip liner, all over the lips to recreate the look of lipstick or a natural lip shade, or both. A popular option is to get both the outline and all over lip shade done and blended together.
Permanent lip makeup is one of the more difficult procedures to perform because the lips are different from the skin; the lips are a muscle and are more vacuous. Because of this, permanent lip makeup can be more costly.
Permanent Makeup to Camouflage Scars
Permanent makeup pigment can also be used to camouflage scars and make them less noticeable or unnoticeable. Scars don’t hold pigment like the rest of the skin does, and that’s what makes them usually lighter than the skin and more noticeable.
Permanent makeup to camouflage scars is a great option for those who have medical scars, burn scars, or other scars they want to be less visible. This type of permanent makeup treatment is often referred to as “para-medical.”
Permanent Makeup to Camouflage Stretch Marks
Camouflaging stretch marks with permanent makeup is similar to camouflaging scars. Those who have noticeable stretch marks that they’d like to make less noticeable can get the effect with permanent makeup.
This type of permanent makeup treatment is also often referred to as “para-medical.” It can theoretically be applied anywhere on the body, although consultations with permanent makeup artists are often required before the procedure can be done.
Permanent Makeup for Areola Repigmentation
Areola repigmentation or reconstruction is a very popular procedure among those who have suffered effects from breast cancer or breast surgery. If someone has been left with no areolas or no color on the areolas, or even if someone doesn’t want to get further surgery for the looks of their areolas, permanent makeup is a great option.
Areola repigmentation can be applied to one or both of the areolas, and provides clients with a result that looks like a natural areola. In some cases, clients will choose to have their areolas repigmented to resemble how their natural areolas looked.
Some have been known to get permanent makeup applied on the areolas to change the color or shape of the areolas as well. Additionally, areola repigmentation can be used to touch-up any old or leftover color from other repigmentation.
What the 6 Most Popular Permanent Makeup Treatments Cost in Each of the 50 States
Below is a table that shows what the six most popular permanent makeup treatments cost in each of the 50 states. These prices are from real permanent makeup artists or businesses that provide permanent makeup services and treatments.
It’s important to note that these are examples of prices from different permanent makeup artists and businesses, rather than averages of the costs of the treatments in each state. Keep in mind that the costs are subject to change and can still vary from facility to facility or from artist to artist.
Know The Lingo
Before taking a look at the table, it’s helpful to know some of the “lingo” associated with the table. For example:
- “Full Eyeliner” means the price of permanent eyeliner being applied to both the top and bottom of the eyelid
- “Top” Eyeliner means the price of permanent eyeliner being applied to the top part of the eye only
- “Bottom” Eyeliner means the price of the permanent eyeliner being applied to the bottom part of the eye only
- “Full Color” Lips means the price of permanent lip makeup being applied to both the outline and all over shade of the lips
- “Based on Consultation” means a permanent makeup artist would need to see a client in person to evaluate how much the cost for the procedure would be
- “Bilateral” Areolas means the price for permanent makeup being applied to both areolas
- “Unilateral” Areolas means the price for permanent makeup being applied to one areola
The Cost of Permanent Makeup Procedures in Each of the 50 States
|AL||Full Eyeliner $500||$600||Full Color $300||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||$400 Bilateral|
|AK||Full Eyeliner $450; |
|$500||Lip Liner $350; Full Color $800||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation|
|AZ||Full Eyeliner $650; |
|$550||Lip Liner $350; Full Color $650||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation|
|AR||Full Eyeliner $350; |
|$450||Full Color $500||$100 per 30 minutes||$100 per 30 minutes||$250 each|
|CA||Full Eyeliner $395||$495||Full Color $495||$250 per session||$250 per session||$495|
|CO||Full Eyeliner $415;|
|$400||Lip Liner $350; Full Color $500||$250 per hour||$250 per hour||$800 Bilateral; $500 Unilateral|
|CT||Full Eyeliner $600;|
|$550||Full Color $600||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||$700 Bilateral; $450 Unilateral|
|$350||Lip Liner $300; Full Color $450||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation|
|$550||Lip Liner $300; Full Lips $500||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation|
|GA||Full Eyeliner $500||$350 to $500||Lip Liner $350; Full Color $400||$200 per area||$200 per area||$800 Bilateral; $400 Unilateral|
|HI||Full Eyeliner $450; |
|$400||Lip Liner $400; Full Color $500||$50 per spot per application||$50 per spot per application||Based on Consultation|
|ID||Full Eyeliner $440; |
|$440||Lip Liner $450; Full Color $600||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||$900 Bilateral or Unilateral|
|IL||Full Eyeliner $395; |
|$395||Lip Liner $295; Full Color $395||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation|
|IN||Full Eyeliner $550; Top or Bottom Only $300||$450||Lip Liner $350; Full Color $700||$200 per 30 minutes||$200 per 30 minutes||$800|
|IA||Top or Bottom Only $250||$300||Lip Liner $350; Full Color $550||$300+||$300+||$400 Bilateral|
|KS||Top or Bottom Only $350||$400||Full Color $350||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||$600 Bilateral|
|KY||Top or Bottom Only $300||$400||Lip Liner $300; Full Color $450||$150 to $500 Depending on Size||$150 to $400 Depending on Area||$600 Bilateral; $350 Unilateral|
|LA||Full Eyeliner $375; Top or Bottom Only $250||$375||Lip Liner $375; Full Color $375||$75 per 15 minutes||$75 per 15 minutes||$300 Bilateral; $150 Unilateral|
|ME||Full Eyeliner $600 to $800||$575||Lip Liner $600; Full Color $800||$300 per session||$300 per session||$600 per side|
|MD||Full Eyeliner $450; Top $275; Bottom $225||$400||Lip Liner $375; Full Color $500||$200 per hour||$200 per hour||$500 per session needed|
|MA||Top $300; Bottom $225||$450||Lip Liner $400; Full Color $450||$200 per hour||$200 per hour||$200 per hour|
|MI||Full Eyeliner $550; Top $325; Bottom $275||$550||Lip Liner $450; Full Color $590||$150 per hour||$150 per hour||$300 each or $600 for both|
|MN||Full Eyeliner $450; Top $300; Bottom $250||$450||Lip Liner $450; Full Color $500||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||$450 per side|
|MS||Full Eyeliner $500||$500||Full Color $700||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation|
|MO||Full Eyeliner $550; Top Only $300||$550||Lip Liner $550; Full Color $900||$200 per hour||$200 per hour||Based on Consultation|
|MT||Full Eyeliner $400; Top or Bottom Only $250||$400||Lip Liner $350; Full Color 450||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||$500|
|NE||Full Eyeliner $500; Top $300; Bottom $250||$485||Lip Liner $450; Full Color $660||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||$600; Consultation Required|
|NV||Top or Bottom Only $400||$450||Lip Liner $300; Full Color $650||$200 per area||$200 per area||Based on Consultation|
|NH||Full Eyeliner $650; Top $425; Bottom $300||$425||Lip Liner $300; Full Color $550||$300+ per session||$300+ per session||Based on Consultation|
|NJ||Top or Bottom Only $695||$695||Lip Liner $795; Full Color $895||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||$750 Unilateral: $1500 Bilateral|
|NM||Full Eyeliner $300; Top $250; Bottom $200||$400||Lip Liner $275; Full Color $375||$150 to $350 per session||$150 to $350 per session||$150 to $350 per session|
|NY||Full Eyeliner $750; Top $600; Bottom $500||$750||Lip Liner $600; Full Color $1000||$750 per hour||$750 per hour||$300 to $750|
|NC||Top $380; Bottom $280||$600||Lip Liner $380; Full Color $600||$175+ Per Session||$175+ Per Session||$300 Unilateral; $600 Bilateral|
|ND||Full Eyeliner $450; Top or Bottom Only $300||$450||Full Color $650||Starts at $200||Starts at $200||$400 to $800|
|OH||Full Eyeliner $500; Top or Bottom Only $375||$475||Lip Liner $375; Full Color $500||$200 to $300 per inch||$200 to $300 per inch||$300 Bilateral|
|OK||Top or Bottom Only $450||$500||Full Lip Color $500 to $650||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation|
|OR||Full Eyeliner $400; Top or Bottom Only $300||$400||Lip Liner $400; Full Color $500||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||$350 Unilateral; $500 Bilateral|
|PA||Full Eyeliner $850; Top Only $475 to $575||$650 to $850||Full Color $850 to $950||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation|
|RI||Top $550; Bottom $400||$600 to $800||Lip Liner and Full Color $750 to $900||$350 per hour||$350 per hour||$600 Unilateral; $850 Bilateral|
|SC||Full Eyeliner $550; Top or Bottom Only $350||$450||Lip Liner $350; Full Color $550||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||$400 Bilateral; $250 Unilateral|
|SD||Full Eyeliner $399, Top or Bottom Only $175||$499||Full Color $500||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation|
|TN||Full Eyeliner $450; Top or Bottom Only $300||$550||Lip Liner $350; Full Color $650||$500 per hour||$500 per hour||$600 Bilateral; $300 Unilateral|
|TX||Full Eyeliner $450; Top or Bottom Only $350||$475||Lip Liner $325; Full Color $499||$375 and up||$375 and up||$550 for Both|
|UT||Full Eyeliner $250; Top or Bottom Only $150||$275||Lip Liner $150; Full Color $275||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||$500|
|VT||Full Eyeliner $450+; Top or Bottom Only $250+||$400+||Liner $400; Full Color $500||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation|
|VA||Full Eyeliner $495; Top or Bottom Only $300||$550||Liner $375; Full Color $625||$395 per hour||$395 per hour||$350 Unilateral|
|WA||Full Eyeliner $450; Top or Bottom Only $225||$450||Liner $325; Full Color $650||$275 per hour||$275 per hour||Based on Consultation|
|WV||Full Eyeliner $425; Top or Bottom Only $250||$425||Liner $400; Full Color $475||$250 per hour||$250 per hour||$350, but Consultation Needed|
|WI||Full Eyeliner $595; Top or Bottom Only $450||$595||Liner $695; Full Color $895||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||$650 to $1500|
|WY||Top $325; Bottom $325||$375||Liner $325; Full Color $375||Based on Consultation||Based on Consultation||$600 to $800|
Why the Cost of Permanent Makeup Varies
As you can see, the cost of permanent makeup varies widely. There are a few main different reasons for this. One of the main reasons is that in most states, there are no set regulations for permanent makeup. Therefore, there aren’t price regulations; they are usually set by demand.
The cost of permanent makeup can also vary depending on the experience of the permanent makeup artist. Those who have solid portfolios with trusted work and quality materials can, and often do charge more for their services. Additionally, the amount of permanent makeup being applied or the amount of time it takes to apply the permanent makeup can be a variable in the cost.
A More In-Depth Look at the Cost of Permanent Makeup
There are some more factors that may influence the cost of permanent makeup depending on the procedure. Let’s take a more in-depth look at the cost of permanent makeup and what can influence the price of each type of treatment itself.
What Can Influence the Cost of Certain Permanent Makeup Treatments
Permanent Makeup Eyeliner
You probably noticed throughout the table that there were three main subsets of permanent eyeliner costs: full eyeliner, top eyeliner and bottom eyeliner. When it comes to cost of permanent eyeliner, opting to get eyeliner applied on both the top and bottom of the eye is the most expensive.
The cost of permanent eyeliner on the top of the eye only is less expensive than getting eyeliner applied to both the top and bottom of the eye. Getting permanent eyeliner applied to the bottom of the eye only tends to cost less than both of the other types of permanent eyeliner, but be careful: some permanent makeup artists may not even apply permanent eyeliner to only the bottom of the eye as they feel it doesn’t compliment any eye types.
The thickness of the eyeliner is also a factor in how much it will cost. Some permanent makeup artists offer the option for thin eyeliner or thick eyeliner, and in this case, thick eyeliner costs more. Additionally, if one would like a specialty liner, like winged liner or “cat-eye” liner, it tends to be an added cost.
Other details in permanent eyeliner can be a factor in its cost. You may be able to get a “shadow” with the eyeliner that makes it more blended than the usual straight edge of eyeliner. “Shadows” can come in different colors as well, which can influence price.
Permanent Makeup Eyebrows
There are different techniques when it comes to applying permanent makeup to the eyebrows, and that’s the biggest thing that tends to influence the cost among other factors. Common permanent eyebrow application techniques are:
- Powder Fill
- Ombre Brows
- 3D Brows
- Combination Brows
Microblading and 3D brows are similar techniques, which create realistic hair strokes on the eyebrows to make them look more filled or bold. 3D brows tend to go a step above microblading and add multiple layers of realistic hair strokes for a fuller, even more natural look. These types of permanent eyebrow styles tend to be on the higher end of cost.
Powder fill eyebrows consist of a soft background color all throughout the brow. This type of permanent eyebrow makeup style usually doesn’t cost as much as the other techniques. Ombre brows create an eyebrow look that is darker towards the end of the brows (toward the temples) and lighter towards the beginning of the brows (toward the bridge of the nose).
Combination brows can be a combination of brow techniques that are tailored to each client and their needs. Since they can vary from person to person, the cost of combination brows can make the cost of permanent eyebrow makeup change.
Additionally, some permanent makeup artists may have different prices for permanent eyebrow makeup depending on if you have existing hair on your brows or not. Permanent eyebrow makeup may cost more for someone who doesn’t have any preexisting hair on the browline, because the permanent makeup artist will have to completely map out and reconstruct the brows.
Each of these techniques tend to have different prices, so it’s important to know what type of permanent eyebrow you would like and how much it costs.
Permanent Makeup Lips
The cost of permanent makeup lips usually differs on if one would like to only get the outline of the lips done, only the shading of the lips done, or both. Choosing to get an all over lip shade plus a lip outline in permanent makeup costs more than just getting one or the other.
Permanent Makeup for Scar Camouflage and Stretch Mark Camouflage
The cost of permanent makeup for camouflaging scars and stretch marks is possibly the most variable of the permanent makeup treatments because scars and stretch marks can be so different in size, shape and location.
Some permanent makeup artists will only give you a cost of permanent makeup for scar or stretch mark camouflage after they have done a consultation with you to see the size and shape. Other permanent makeup artists charge every 15 minutes, every 30 minutes, or every hour to apply permanent makeup on scars or stretch marks. A handful charge per inch.
Permanent Makeup for Areola Repigmentation
Something different about areola repigmentation is the fact that in some cases, it may be covered by insurance. This can greatly affect the cost! Like with permanent makeup for scars and stretch marks, permanent makeup artists may require a consultation before even giving a quote on the cost.
Other permanent makeup artists may charge hourly for areola pigmentation work, or just per areola. Some facilities and permanent makeup artists offer 3D areola reconstruction, which uses permanent makeup to completely re-create the areola and make it look three dimensional with permanent makeup. 3D areola reconstruction tends to cost more.
Remember: Cost Isn’t Always Everything
When it comes to committing to a permanent makeup procedure, it’s important to remember cost shouldn’t dictate everything in your decision. Cost is important, however, it isn’t always indicative of a quality makeup artist, quality equipment and a quality experience.
For that reason, it’s important to do research on the full spectrum of permanent makeup before committing; make sure to research a quality, experienced permanent makeup artist, go to a reputable business or facility, and ensure quality equipment is used. Cost is a great thing to take into consideration, but make sure other factors are taken into account as well!
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