Semi Permanent Makeup Liverpool


Ever wonder how celebrities and your impossibly beautiful friends can post such perfect no-makeup selfies?  Here’s how:


Recent advances in technology and have allowed us to create beautiful and customised semi-permanent makeup results that have become one of our most popular non-surgical beauty treatments here at Smileworks Liverpool.  Imagine being able to wake each morning and look as though you’ve had professionally applied makeup whether you’ve been dancing, out late, swimming or even at the beach.


Semi permanent makeup Liverpool


The proper name for SPMU is Micro pigmentation or Cosmetic tattooing although patients refer to it as eyebrow tattoo, permanent lip liner or permanent eyeliner.  But whatever you like to call it, one thing is certain, in 2021 this life-changing and transformative procedure is perfecting and enhancing the natural beauty of millions of the most beautiful people in the UK.  So whether you’re looking for:



Perfect eyebrows

Beautiful plump-looking and defined lips

Professional-look eyeliner



…then micro pigmentation is the choice for you – so you can look in the mirror each day and love the person looking back. Some of our patients include celebrities, sportspeople, people who have physically active jobs, people who need feature correction or have asymmetrical features, alopecia sufferers or people who have difficulty applying makeup.  It’s not just a treatment for young girls either.  Take a look at this article from Helen Mirren claiming that “SPMU” is the secret to her decades of perfect looks:


Helen Mirren eyebrow tattoo



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I would like to thank Eduardo, Delia, and Lucy for making my experience of getting braces and extractions comfortable and very easy. I was nervous at first but they were great at reassuring me and explaining the process which helped a lot.I would... definitely recommend Smileworks for anyone looking for any dental work in the future.Thank you guys! 💙read more
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Sydney Beard
13:30 27 May 22
That was a pleasure to spent some time in the Smileworks today. Thank you Dr Eduardo and Milena for such a nice time and good job you have done to me. I’ve got new braces 🤩 The staff is always smiling and friendly. I highly recommend the... more
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I've just had my braces fitted by Eduardo and Savannah and can't recommend them enough. They made the process much easier than the last time I had braces and made sure I knew everything I needed to before I left. Definitely a great choice if you're... looking to get braces yourself, I think it all was just about as quick and painless as it can more
Michael Lyons
Michael Lyons
17:38 11 May 22
I'm about halfway through my treatment, Eduardo is still on with my fixed braces. I have them checked every 6-8 weeks. He says the progress is good. So i hope by the winter I will be able to have my front teeth capped and veneered and my new... implant done, and that my smile will be great. Eduardo is very nice, puts me at ease, and I have faith in him. He suggested my going to see Zowie the hygienist - shes also nice, to have my teeth cleaned because of staining, and that can't come round a day too soon!read more
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Pauline Lea
07:59 29 Apr 22
Dentist dodgers, these guys have you covered! Eduardo and Ashleigh put me at complete ease with my braces fitting and the process went so smoothly. My hygiene appointments with Emma and Zoe were brilliantly done as well. Professional, insightful and... personable all-round. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend! Looking forward to the end result 🙂read more
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I had my braces fitted on Thursday by Dr Eduardo, I am very pleased with them. Can highly recommend very professional from start to finish. Andrea was lovely and help Dr Eduardo with the process. I left felling well informed on aftercare treatment.... Excellent serviceread more
Dawn Harrison
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09:56 25 Apr 22
I found smileworks online and emailed the practise and initially wanted composite veneers, I was advised based on the photos I had sent of my teeth that braces would be the best option for my case, Eduardo was the orthodontist I dealt with and he... has done a fantastic job and greatly surpassed even my high expectations! I then dealt with Rebecca regards dental hygiene appointments and composite edge bonding on my 2 front teeth and she also advised further Teeth whitening treatments as I wanted a whiter smile, the work and advice she gave for my case was also exceptional! Every dealing with all members of the smileworks team have been extremely polite, professional and welcoming. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my dental treatment, they have all done an amazing job and I couldn’t be happier with my new more
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09:52 21 Apr 22
Rebecca and Nikola are awesome! First time I've ever had braces and I was so nervous but they made me feel completely at ease, were very quick and thorough and it was completely painless. I'm so happy with the braces too you can hardly notice them!... Thanks so much girls!read more
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Natasha Taliadoros
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Had braces for just over a year with Smileworks, fitted and attended to by Eduardo and his team. He was very thorough and considered, and the result is just about as perfect as I could have asked for with the teeth all moving perfectly to be plan. ... Very happy and highly more
Can Ibrahim
Can Ibrahim
19:15 27 Mar 22
I recently had my treatment for braces completed. I was told it would take 6 to 9 months and I'm happy to say it only took 7months. More importantly, I could not be happier with the results! The staff have been super accommodating and I would like... to give a special thanks to Dr Eduardo who made the whole process fly by. He was always reassuring and transparent with the process which made me feel comfortable throughout the entire journey. No regrets at all and definitely has put a smile on my face that I'm proud more
Jack Cheung
Jack Cheung
17:53 08 Mar 22
My continued treatment here for my braces is nothing but exceptional 💯I have only had them on for 6 months and already cant believe the difference.The whole team always go above and beyond in their work aswel..they have actually made going... to the dentist enjoyable! The best compliment I could give 😄read more
19:59 06 Mar 22


What is medical tattooing?



Medical micro-pigmentation and is the application of eyeliner, lip blush and the shaping and contouring of eyebrows by a special type of medical tattooing.  Micropigmentation does not use tattoo ink or even the same equipment as traditional tattoos and requires special inks and processes to provide precision strokes that do not spread or blend into the skin like tattoos because of the design, colour value and pigments used in treatment.   It also requires specialist training and at Smileworks we have the experience and talent to give you the best results.



Imagine a super-high definition tattoo. That’s micropigmentation.  We use smaller and less invasive needles that are quieter, penetrate to a lesser depth and are consequently much less painful.  The process is slightly different depending on what you want and the part of the face being treated. Permanent lip liner or blush is a block colour to fill in the entire lip just like professionally applied lipstick.  Whereas so-called eyebrow tattoo requires ultra-fine strokes and microscopic precision to give either a subtle result or dramatic brows.



The specially designed pigments are inserted into the dermal layer of the skin so that they remain for an extended period of time.  Cosmetic tattooing of the body is also slightly different and this can include restoring the shape of the nipple, restoring the hairline or covering scars.  The pigment is gradually broken down over time and is completely safe.  Asymmetrical lips or hair lip scars can also be corrected by these techniques.



Treatment Areas




Eyebrows frame the face and provide a focal point, giving you expression, individuality and beauty.  Precision, professional look eyebrows give you confidence and subtly enhance your eyes and natural beauty no matter your complexion.  Here at Smileworks we use the best state-of-the-art eyebrow makeup and the most advanced procedures to give you results that will make you look ‘wow’ from morning to evening and well into the night.  Medical micro pigmentation can recreate each hair strand at a microscopic concentration for people who have over-plucked, thin or non-existent eyebrows.  Patients report the results create a genuine feeling of increased confidence, happiness and success.



Eyebrow tattoo procedure



Whether you’re looking for a subtle look, to replace lost or thin eyebrows or going for the full on Cara Delavigne brow then this is the treatment of choice.  Smileworks provide professional ongoing and precise aftercare including the essential top up appointment which is very important for your makeup to last for as long as possible.


Permanent Eyeliner



If you want to wake up each morning with makeup artist airbrushed-look eyeliner for a glamorous, smoky or subtle effect without having to reach for the pencil then come and see our professionals who can advise you on the best course of treatment.  Our patients tell us that applying eyeliner is often the most difficult part of their routine and this treatment is truly revolutionary and life-changing for many of them.


Eyeliner tattoo application



The eyes are the most important facial feature for expression and intimacy so it’s important to get it right every time.  If you want a perfect look whether you’re sunbathing, swimming or partying then this is the treatment for you.  Never mind so called ‘waterproof eyeliner’ – SPMU eyes are ‘everything proof!’



Many patients refer to this treatment as ‘permanent eyeliner’ although this is synonymous with SPMU treatment so you are in the right place.



Lip Liner and Lip Blush



Lips are certainly en Vogue for 2021 and beyond with Kylie Jenner doing for lips what Cara Delavigne has for brows.  At Smileworks we’re famous for our injectable lip treatments and now for non-invasive lip liner.  Our precision treatments can create definition, plumpness and restore a youthful sensual effect with super crisp and defined borders and blended precision effects to create the illusion of fullness and beauty.



Lip blush before and after



As we age, lips become thinner and less defined.  This is a natural process and can be reversed with micro pigmentation for the lips and in combination with injectable lip enhancements can give truly breathtaking results.


SPMU vs Microblading Eyebrows



Semi-permanent eyebrow makeup comes in a few forms.  ‘Permanent makeup’ is the same as SPMU and means the same thing.  ‘Microblading’ is becoming popular in recent years but it is certainly not the same as SPMU.



The procedure is regressive compared to what we do and the training is much more basic and less extensive than for SPMU. Plus we wouldn’t let anyone near our faces with a scalpel who wasn’t properly qualified.  Not to mention the procedure can lead to scarring and uneven results because it’s often very difficult to judge the depth that the scalpel goes to and a practitioner might scar the patient or damage their skin. Also the colour may not hold because the pressure is not even and creates an unnatural look.



Here at Smileworks we use a German made premium Onix Machine and our pigments meet the highest standards of quality and safety.  The ET-Derma safe pigments that we use are authorised by the health authorities and meet with European regulations, from the industries most established and sophisticated manufacturers.


Hannah Taaffe - Your Clinician

Before and Afters





Before treatment this patient wanted natural looking hairstroke eyebrows to enhance the existing shape. This treatment took approximately one and a half hours from start to finish including the consultation and design.


We designed the shape together from pictures and matching precisely the patient’s requirements.  This is an extremely important part of the consultation and I take time to make sure everythign is perfect.  The patient was delighted with the end result using a Nano 2 needle to achieve the finished look which is one of the finest needles that can be used for the hairstroke style brow. This needle allows for each hair stroke to be softer which blends better with the natural brow. 

– Hannah Taaffe 2018








(appearance of bigger eyes & eye colour enhancement)


This patient wanted a defined look so we opted for a thicker needle (a 3 slope) and the process was repeated a few times over to ensure that the depth of colour was as dark as the patient wanted and perfectly matched her requirements. Upper lid eyeliner helps to achieve the appearance of opening the eyes up to make them look bigger and more beautiful.  This procedure has the benefit of also enhancing natural eye colour.  This treatment took just 30 minutes to achieve from start to finish. 

– Hannah Taaffe 2018




Lip blush before and after

This patient is Dr MJ Rowland-Warmann, the lead clinician at Smileworks and following injectable lip fillers wanted definition around the lips and also added colour and shading to give a perfect, rounded and plump appearance.  Many patients use semi-permanent lip blush and injectable lip fillers together to get beautiful results like these.  For more information on lip filler treatment follow the link to our main lip augmentation page where you can see lip before and after pictures.  This is the final look with lip gloss.

– Hannah Taaffe 2018




Here’s some images of the finished effect from our patient’s social media:

semi permanent lip liner and lip blush


eyebrow before and after

User generated before and after
patient facebook after picture


Price List

2021 Prices

All prices include the cost of your top up 4-6 weeks after your first appointment

  • Eyeliner upper lid or lower lid | £150
  • Eyeliner (upper lid and lower lid) | £200
  • Brows (hairstroke and ombré) | £250
  • Lip Blush | £400


Procedure, Aftercare & Healing



First you need to have a consultation with our highly trained SPMU Clinician to ensure suitability and find out precisely the look you are after.  This includes medical history and filling in some forms on our personalised iPads.  It’s important at this stage that your technician or clinician  manages your expectations surrounding your treatment and ensures you know precisely what can be achieved and how the end result will look.  Then your technician will apply anaesthetic cream to numb the area being treated for maximum comfort.



The treatment takes anywhere from forty minutes to two hours depending on the area treated and this includes the marking up and preparation of the treatment area.  Following your treatment a special cream will be applied to keep the area clean and you will be given your aftercare instructions and booked in for your follow-up appointment.



The follow-up of review appointment is very important because this completes the treatment fully and ensures the look will last as long as possible.  The result is highly dependent on your skin type and can last between 6 months and 2 years. You can also have re-treatment whenever you want and some people like to keep regular treatments whereas others will let the procedure wear off before having it again.



Your aftercare will be carefully explained to you and you’ll be given everything you need to be safe and heal quickly and safely following treatment.  It is not advisable to:


Go to the gym or swim for a week following treatment.


Rub or mess around with the affected area. It may be itchy but you must not scratch it.


Don’t go in the direct sun because this may break down the pigment in the skin and cause further swelling and inflammation of the treated area.


Use the aftercare cream that you will be given as required and directed by your SPMU professional technician.



Everyone has different healing times, but as a general rule the surface skin generally heals between 3-7 days after the treatment, and 10-14 days below the surface.  Many people will return to work the same day after a treatment.  We don’t advise driving after a eyeliner or lash enhancement.  This is because your eyes may be a little swollen or watery immediately after the treatment.


Am I Suitable?



Almost everybody is suitable for SPMU treatments.  Whether you have thin, non-existent or over-plucked eyebrows, uneven or thin lips or just want a perfect makeup-artist look each morning no matter what fun activities you’ve been doing without the hassle or constantly applying and re-applying make up.



Some people might be allergic to traditional cosmetic makeup and many want to reduce the cost of buying make up.  Ideal candidates for treatment can be anyone who wears makeup and men and women are both frequent patients of ours here at Smileworks.  People who have active cold sores, skin diseases or infections will have to see their GP and get these treated before coming to us for treatment.



Also some heart conditions are contra-indicated as are people prone to excessive keloid scarring will have to be aware of additional risks that will be explained fully before treatment.  You will be given an in depth medical history to complete so we will be able to ascertain your suitability at your appointment.  it’s extremely rare that people cannot have treatment so it’s best to come along or give us a call to learn more from our expert technicians.


Risks and Side-effects



The treatment carries few risks and is very well tolerated by patients or all kinds having many different types of treatment.  Sometimes patients come to us from other practices complaining that their treatment has not lasted or is uneven or doesn’t look the way they want.  This is something we can often help you with by corrective treatments and using the correct inks and techniques.



Infection and scarring is a rare complication.  Scarring is much more likely if you have had micro blading and contrary to popular thinking is very rare with micropigmentation.  Smileworks are a dental practice and have advanced cross-infection protocols and patients are unlikely to suffer from infections if they follow their aftercare guidance.



Some people are allergic to the materials that we use and our professional are very careful to test people with a history of allergic reactions beforehand.  Many patients experience slight swelling, tingling sensations and itchiness.  This is normal and nothing to worry about.



Common Patient FAQs


  • Where is the best semi permanent makeup near me?
  • Smileworks are experts in facial treatments of all kinds and we have a state of the art four surgery facility and have doubled in size in 2018. We have one of the most highly trained and accredited semi-permanent make-up artists in Hannah Taaffe and you can be assured that you are in the safest hands.
  • Does makeup tattoo hurt?
  • A powerful numbing agent is used to reduce the pain associated with your treatment and make sure you are as comfortable as possible. The treatment is well tolerated by patients of all ages and skin types having a range of different treatments. Eyebrows are the least painful followed by eyeliner and then lips. This is usually a surprise to most patients although the pain is rarely rated as more than 5/10 with 1 being hardly anything to 10 being unbearable (traditional tattoos are rated by patients from 5/10 t 10/10! Although semi permanent tattooing is a form of tattooing, the pain factor is considered to be less pronounced as the treatments are gentler and less invasive.
  • Will I need a top up procedure?
  • The control, refresher, refill or sometimes called top-up procedure is very important and is free of charge and included in the price. We will take care of booking your refresher appointment after your initial treatment. There may be some inconsistency in the way your skin reacts to the the pigments. This must be done 4-12 weeks following your appointment to perfect the result. You can also have a colour boost treatment 12-15 weeks after your first appointment and this will ensure longer lasting results.
  • Is eyeliner micro pigmentation more painful?
  • People tolerate all the procedures well and lips are usually the treatment that is reported as the most uncomfortable. However, with our anaesthetic techniques you should be comfortable throughout your treatment. Remember the materials we use are not tattoo materials and are much less painful than a traditional tattoos.
  • Which is the best semi-permanent eyeliner?
  • Here at Smileworks Hannah will use the very best treatments and procedures so you can be assured that you are getting the longest lasting and most precise eyeliner treatment.
  • Can you get permanent foundation?
  • No – this is not currently available. We believe there are over the counter ‘permanent foundations’ which refer to waterproof foundations and are just makeup – not a procedure like SPMU. Head to the Harvey Nichols Makeup Counter Boots and ask them about this.
  • How long does treatment take?
  • Treatment time varies depending n whether you want eyeliner, brows or lips. Also how detailed or advanced the procedure is will affect how long it takes to perform. Some treatments take as little as 40 minutes whereas others can take up to two hours.
  • How long does treatment last
  • This varies from person to person because skin type, diet, genetics and environmental factors can all contribute to how long the pigments will be retained.  As a guide, it could be anything between one to two years before a new treatment is required, although refresher colour boosts are recommended for maintenance during this time. Once the colour starts to change you will know that you are ready for your refresher colour boost. It is important to remember that semi permanent make-up is a low maintenance not a no maintenance treatment. 
  • Will my makeup seem darker at first?
  • Yes it will. Immediately after treatment the result will look 30-50% darker and this will subside to a natural-looking result soon after the area starts to heal. Many patients like the darker look so you have nothing to worry about and when it fades, you are ready for your review or ‘control’ appointment to get the result perfect.
  • What’s the most popular treatment?
  • We find semi permanent eyebrows are the most popular treatment followed closely by eyeliner and then lip blush. Many patients who opt for lip blush often consider injectable lip augmentation also.
  • Can I wear make-up after the treatment?
  • Semi permanent makeup is typically used to enhance your natural features, therefore after your treatment has healed, you can wear makeup to complement and enhance your permanent cosmetics. 
  • What’s the difference between SPMU and permanent make up?
  • There isn’t one! These two terms are just different words for the same treatment. Microblading is different. This is cutting with a scalpel and ink and can cause scarring and is less precise and usually cheaper and not conducted in a clinical environment – increasing the risks to your precious face. We don’t do microblading at Smileworks for these reasons.
  • Are you registered and qualified?
  • Our SPMU makeup artist is not only extremely talented with years of experience but she has trained with Adorn, Dermace and Livava – all leaders in the industry. She has advanced qualification for eyebrow tattoo, hair-stroke, powdered and ombre style brows. She also holds advanced qualifications in lip blush and semi permanent eyeliner and is a qualified NVQ3 Beautician. Smileworks are a CQC registered premises with extremely advanced cross infection and sterilisation equipment – making us the safest choice in Liverpool.