Tue. Oct 4th, 2022
Permanent Makeup Pigment Guide


PMU pigments are becoming popular around the world due to their quality results. If you are deciding to have permanent makeup applied, it is important to understand which type of pigment is best for your skin. The types of pigments are Inorganic pigments, Iron oxides, Plant extracts, and ColorLift. This guide will provide you with an overview of the different types of pigment and their uses.

Inorganic pigments:

There are two main types of pigments used for permanent makeup: organic and inorganic. Organic pigments are usually composed of alumina hydroxide, which acts as a “shroud” for the pigment molecules. This helps prevent the pigment from reacting with tissue. Organic pigments are more effective overall, as they have better retention. Most permanent makeup artists use a formula that is composed of organic and inorganic pigments.

Iron oxides:

While iron oxides are commonly used as cosmetic makeup pigments, their use as permanent makeup pigments is not recommended. These pigments are unstable and deteriorate quickly under UV rays. Because of this, they tend to discolor with time. In addition, their use is not recommended for permanent makeup because they are difficult to remove. As a result, iron oxide pigments are not the best choice for permanent makeup.

Plant extracts:

There are several reasons why you should use plant extracts for permanent makeup pigments. Using natural substances to create colors is a better choice for the environment and your health. These ingredients are not only safe to use but are also beneficial to your skin. Flower extracts have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They are a great choice for permanent makeup pigments because they are free of toxins. Furthermore, flower extracts have a more stable color and are safer for the skin than synthetic dyes.


There are several different kinds of ColorLift pigments that you can use on your clients. One of them is called “Skin Tone.” You can use this product to cover old tattoo work and camouflage mistakes. You can also use it to cover unwanted pigments. ColorLift pigments are more concentrated than regular makeup pigments and can be applied to many different skin tones. To use ColorLift pigment, you should mix it with five to ten drops of skin tone pigment.

By Megan