The new age office woman’s schedule is getting busier by the day. Add to it the responsibilities of running the house, cooking and taking care of the kids. No wonder its tough to squeeze out even a few hours for fun. A daily custom all women have to follow is applying makeup. According to Sandy Hammons, Alliance for Safe Practice, an average woman spends 2 years in front of the mirror in her entire lifetime. We keep hearing of permanent makeup which is a great way to save your precious time. Besides permanent makeup can be good for women allergic to traditional makeup. It might also prove helpful to old aged or middle aged women to restore youthful color faded over the years. But, permanent makeup has been criticized by customers time and again. If you want to avoid the side effects then best way is to go to clinically approved dermatologists or makeup artists who use safe and hygienic equipments. One such makeup machine is the Silver Tomi Gun by Permanent Choices for a price of $375 and another one is Giant Sun Permanent Makeup Machine for $120. Apart from checking the quality of the machine used by your technician Dr. Laura Reed of Artistic Cosmetic Solutions in Garden Grove asks customers to follow a few precautions like checking on the technicians credentials by checking on his/her health permit, the number of hours spent on training, portfolio of before-and-after photos. Besides, a permanent makeup technician is supposed to be registered with the health department. So go and get permanent makeup if you must but make sure you aren’t messing up your face at the hands of an ill-trained technician. Experts say that permanent makeup looks ghastly for a few days because the nerves take time to recover from the shock. As the color fades away the appearance becomes more natural. If you are a first timer a better option is semi- permanent makeup to understand your skins response to the treatment. Last word, its better to be safe than sorry.