PMU Pigment Collection
Each set contains 7 pigments + shading solution:
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The Tina Davies Pigment Set has been exclusively developed by Tina Davies to keep colour selection simple and straightforward with a range of colours to suit all of your clients in 7 pre-mixed light-to-dark colours.
Each set includes an easy to use colour chart for quick reference and easy colour selection.
The ingredients are a combination of pigments, glycerin, witch hazel, isopropyl alcohol, aqua, rosin, and DMDM hydantoin. Pigments are gamma ray sterilized, vegan and also cruelty-free. All ingredients can be found in the MSDS (just let us know if you require details).
Using the most experienced chemists and cosmeticians in the industry, Permablend is grounded with safety first. It passes the resap 2008 regulations for Europe and is sterilized by gamma radiation.
What is the difference between this line and Permablend’s current line?
This line has been exclusively developed by Tina Davies to keep color selection simple and straightforward with a range of colors to suit all of your clients in 7 light-to-dark colors. There is no need to mix or modify any of these 7 colors. Also, each set includes an easy-to-use color chart for quick reference and easy color selection.
What can I expect after the first treatment?
When implanted with proper technique and aftercare, expect high levels of retention after 1 application. What you see is what you get. Do not expect much color loss after healing.
How are they better than Permablend’s current line?
They are not better but made to meet the demands of artists who need a stable, rich, and straight-forward range of colors that will heal true to tone for the various skin types and coloring of our everyday clients. It also comes with a with a user-friendly color chart that helps to eliminate color selection and guesswork.
What makes this line last longer than other PMU lines?
All of the colors are highly concentrated. The higher the concentration the more saturation in the skin, the more saturation, the longer it will last. The pigment ingredients are comprised of the absolute highest quality pigments with the highest lightfastness rating for maximum color stability and performance.
What is a lightfastness rating?
Lightfastness refers to the chemical stability of a pigment under long exposure to light. As a source of energy, light can cause color and chemical changes in many pigments.
What are the ingredients?
The ingredients are a combination of powdered pigments, glycerin, witch hazel, isopropyl alcohol, aqua, rosin, and DMDM hydantoin. It is gamma-ray sterilized, vegan and cruelty-free.
Can you mix them even though the directions indicate ‘no mixing required?”
Yes, you may mix the colors to create custom blends using your artistic judgment to suit your client’s needs. It is common to “layer” colors on top of each other to create more dimension and contour.
Is this ink?
Yes, ink= pigment and pigment= ink. These terms are commonly interchanged and can be confused. “Ink” is pigment in a liquid state. “Pigment” is the pure pigment powder component ingredient in the ink.
What will prevent these colors from changing/shifting colors over time?
Our pigments are of extremely high quality and the light fastness of each pigment is matched evenly across each pigment ingredient to reduce color shifting.
How long has Permablend been tested in the skin for safety?
Perma Blend has been tested and used daily for over 4 years now.
Have there been reports of allergic reactions?
No, not as of yet.
Are these approved for use in the EU?
Yes, and CTL certificates will be provided as tests and approvals are underway. Permablend passes the resap regulations 2008 for Europe and is sterilized by gamma radiation.
Do these pigments contain iron oxides?
Blonde is the only pigment in this line that contains iron oxide.
Is the pigment line synthetic?
Yes, some of the colors are synthetic.
I heard iron oxide is bad for PMU, is this true?
Iron oxides by themselves don’t seem to be stable for PMU, but when mixed with organic pigments they stay together and last a long time.
Do the colors contain carbon black? If so, will it migrate?
Some colors contain carbon black. It will not migrate. Carbon is the best black and it keeps its true black color. A lot of color shifting in PMU pigments is due to using weak iron-oxide blacks.
Will the pigments turn red, orange, blue or purple after a while, if not, why?
NO, because they are comprised of high-quality ingredients, have high lightfastness and concentration. They will only become a lighter version of the original color(s).
Do the pigments turn grey after a while?
No. The only color that will heal grey is GREY. All the colors in the set have been formulated to avoid ashy, healed results. However, if any color is inserted too deep into the skin, or applied over cool, red/pink undertones, the color may look ashy.
How much will this set cost? Each bottle?
Each set of 7 colors and Shading Solution is $154 USD and each bottle is $22 USD.
Where can I buy these pigments?
You may order from 24/7 on this website as we are a Permablend UK Distributor
How can I prevent these colors from fading?
We suggest using sunblock while in the sun, and be careful of what exfoliation chemicals you use on your face.
What aftercare do you recommend with this line? Do I have to avoid water/washing my skin during healing when using this line?
No, you don’t have to avoid water/washing. We recommend gently washing with a gentle, non-scented soap and rinsing well during the healing process at least once a day.
Can I get laser removal with this pigment line?
Yes, but saline is a safer and more effective option.
Is the pigment FDA approved?
No pigment has the FDA approval stamp to this day.
Where are these made?
The pigments are made in the USA.
Can these pigments be used for microblading AND machine work?
Yes, these pigments can be used for BOTH microblading (manual) and machine PMU work.
No, this is unnecessary. All of the colors are perfectly balanced and are ready to use straight out of the bottle.
When do I need to do touch-ups on my clients?
You can expect only 10-20% of fading each year depending on the method of implantation, the skill of artist, skin conditions and lifestyle of the client. A color boost is recommended every 1 ½ to 2 years to refresh the color or update the shape to your client’s desires.
Do I need to do a follow-up/touch up with these colors?
A follow-up is always suggested, but not required.
If you are new to Permablend or have less than 1-2 years of experience in PMU, it is highly recommended to see your clients for a follow up within 3 months to assess the results of the treatment and make any necessary adjustments to improve results.
How should I use these color for people with pink/red F1-2 skin types?
This is the skin type that is considered very “cool”, presenting with pink or red undertones. The colors BLONDE or MEDIUM BROWN is recommended for these skin types because they are more golden and warmer, which will heal nicely in the skin without ashing out. Cooler colors such as GREY, BOLD BROWN, and EBONY should be avoided to prevent ashy (grey) healed results.
I find Permablend pigments very thin, will these be the same? How can I make these thicker?
Yes, they are the same. You should not add any products to make it thicker, rather, shake it well to ensure an even mixture of the ingredients in the bottle.
When microblading, the color doesn’t seem to be implanting or appearing on the skin. What is the issue?
The most common cause of this issue stroking too fast. Firstly, make sure you mix the color well before use. When dipping your needle, be sure to carefully dip ONLY the tips of your needle into the pigment. Next, make sure to “set” the needles on the skin to allow the pigment to make contact or “drop” onto the skin before stroking. Finally, glide the needle along the skin slowly and precisely. Be sure to clean off your needles between passes to prevent clogging and allow for easy pigment grab.
Can I cover old faded PMU with these colors? If so, how?
Old PMU should be faded by a minimum of 50% in order to hide/cover up the original PMU successfully. The desired target color can be applied directly with no additional color correction necessary. For example, you can cover old faded red or grey eyebrows directly with DARK BROWN if that is your client’s desired color.
The color seems to dry very fast on the skin during the masking step of microblading. How do I remove it easily?
There are two ways to remove easily. (1) apply a barrier wrap over the pigment mask to prevent it from drying out or (2) place a wet cotton round over the pigment mask for 10 seconds to allow it to rehydrate before gently wiping.
Certain colors look a bit orange when I finish the procedure. Should I be concerned? What should I tell my client?
No, as the skin is injured and this appearance is normal as the undertones of these colors have yellow to orange bases to prevent ashing-out. This disappears after healing in about 1 week. Prepare your client to expect discoloration for up to three days so they are not surprised by this temporary effect.
Can I use these pigments for shading?
Yes, you can. You can create shaded effects for both machine and manual devices with this line.
How do I use the Shading Solution for MACHINE shading?
Being conservative is the rule of thumb for creating shading mixtures and allows you to “build up the color” to avoid undesirable shading that is too saturated. Dilute colors by adding 30-50% shading solution to the base color and mix well.
How do I use the Shading Solution for MANUAL shading?
Being conservative is the rule of thumb for creating shading mixtures and allows you to “build up the color” to avoid undesirable shading that is too saturated. Dilute colors by adding 50-80% shading solution to base tone and mix well. Always be careful when shading the ends of the eyebrows as the skin is thinner and can become oversaturated quickly.
Can the pigments be used for eyeliner?
Yes, EBONY is a great color for eyeliner that is brown-black in formulation.