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PMU for Men: A Candid Review of Permanent Makeup for Gents


Jul 3, 2023
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Ladies and gents, gather ’round, because I’ve got quite the tale to tell about my recent adventure into the world of PMU (Permanent Makeup) for men. As an Australian beauty enthusiast, I’m always on the lookout for the latest trends in cosmetic procedures. I had heard whispers of PMU for men being the next big thing, promising natural enhancement without the need for daily grooming. So, naturally, I was intrigued and decided to give it a go.

Let me start by saying that I walked into the clinic with high hopes and dreams of perfectly defined brows and subtly enhanced lips. The technician assured me that PMU would give me a more polished look, making me feel like a million bucks every day. The procedure itself was relatively painless, and I was excited about the prospect of waking up with flawless features.

However, my excitement quickly turned to bewilderment and disappointment as the days passed. Instead of looking like a Hollywood heartthrob, I felt like I’d just stepped out of a wax museum. The color on my brows was far too dark and looked anything but natural. It felt like I had two caterpillars sitting above my eyes, and not the cute, fuzzy kind.

What’s more, my lips resembled a clown’s pout rather than the subtle enhancement I had envisioned. The shades were all wrong, and I couldn’t help but feel like a walking, talking color palette. As I looked in the mirror, I couldn’t help but ask myself rhetorical questions like, “Did I really need this?” The analogy that came to mind was that of a painting gone horribly awry, where the artist had forgotten all about subtlety and finesse.

In summary, my experience with PMU for men left me feeling like a beauty experiment gone wrong. While I believe in embracing beauty treatments that boost one’s confidence, this one missed the mark for me. I yearn for the day when the industry perfects this technique, providing men with the natural enhancement we deserve. Until then, I’ll be reaching for my makeup brushes and saying a fond farewell to PMU.

Emma Mitchell, 31