Your eyeliner color is approximately 30% darker than it will be when it’s healed. It will also appear slightly larger than it will heal in just a few days. This is due to color oxidation as well as a small amount of swelling and it is a normal part of your healing process. You will have no trouble driving home and going about the rest of your day normally. It’s unlikely that anyone will notice you’ve had your eyeliner permanently done except for possibly those you know very well.
You may wake up slightly puffy but you can remedy this by sleeping on an incline or applying a cool compress. Your eyeliner will feel tight and dry, but not painful.
You want to allow healing to shed naturally. Once all scabbing has finished flaking, it is common for the color to appear lighter than it will eventually heal. This lighter color is only temporary as your freshly healed skin is hiding the true color underneath. Over the next several weeks your eyeliner color will bloom.
It’s now okay for you to come back in for your follow up. Any adjustments such as darkening the color or altering the shape can be done at this appointment. R
Dry healing was the most popular before wet healing existed. Dry healing is how it sounds. You’ll keep your permanent eyeliner dry at all times. After your permanent eyeliner appointment you won’t touch your eyeliner at all. You’ll let your eyeliner heal on its own.
PROS: There’s nothing for you to do and there’s no aftercare kit required.
CONS: You’ll have heavy scabbing during healing and your color won’t heal evenly.
Wet healing is how most permanent eyeliner artists have their client’s heal today. Your artist will have you clean your eyeliner every 15 minutes following your appointment. Depending on your artist’s preference, you’ll do this for 2 to 3 days. You’ll also use a gel to keep your eyeliner from drying out.
PROS: You’ll have no scabbing and your color will heal much more evenly.
CONS: You’ll have some work to do and an aftercare kit to keep on you.
Dry healing is still a common method even thought wet healing has proven to have the most promising healed results. You can speak with your artist about their healing method and what they’d like from you when healing.