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The option of a more permanent make-up feature such as eyeliner, eyebrow definition or lip liner is chosen by people for a variety of reasons, from simple time saving every morning when they do their regular make-up to issues relating to allergies, skin type or an inability to apply conventional make-up products.
Skin camouflage, which is the application of specially formulated creams designed to minimise and neutralise defects or discolouration of the skin by covering, concealing and masking them, can be used to conceal a number of conditions, such as post surgical concealment, scars, burns, birthmarks, rosacea, vitiligo, and other pigmentation problems.
More permanent camouflage techniques are also available to create pigmentation marks or replicate hair in cases of illness, trauma or congential abnormalities.
Cosmetic skin camouflage is the art of concealing a discolouration, blemish or scar with the application of specialist camouflage creams that are matched to the surrounding skin tones.
Reconstructive or medical micropigmentation attempts to correct or camouflage birth defects, repair disfigurement from accident or illness and simulate the areola after mastectomy.
The specialist techniques used to create semi-permanent make-up are often referred to as micropigmentation and provide an alternative to cosmetic pencils applied to the eyebrows, eyelids and lips.