Procedure promises permanent beauty

RaNae Turlington applies permanent make-up to client.

After years of applying eye makeup, Cindy Spake is hoping she never has to pick up an eyeliner pen again.

"I'm aging and so my ability to apply makeup accurately is declining as well," Spake said.

And she won't have to, thanks to permanent makeup. Permanent makeup is a cosmetic procedure which permanently pigments the skin to resemble makeup like eyeliner. Click here to learn about the popularity of permanent makeup. It is also used to produce artificial eyebrows.

Click here to watch the actual procedure on KHQA This Morning.

RaNae Turlington is a certified permanent makeup technician at Designer's Edge Day Spa in Quincy. She says women and men ages 20 to 90 are lining up across the country for the procedure. Some like Spake want to take the guesswork out of makeup. Others just want to save time or their skin.

It's essentially a tattoo, but instead of using a traditional electric needle tool, technicians like Turlington apply the ink manually. Click here to hear about the length of the procedure from KHQA This Morning.

The procedure lasts about an hour. A touch-up may be needed in the weeks after the procedure.

But what does it really feel like?

"The first pass felt like a scratch," Spake said. "Then RaNae applied more of the numbing agent and then I didn't feel anything at all." Click here to hear more about what the procedure felt like from Spake.

A topical numbing agent is used during the procedure.

The results are almost immediate.

"It's a natural look," Turlington said.

Permanent makeup is also used to disguise scars and white spots in the skin. It is also used to restore or enhance the breast's areola, after breast surgery.

Other popular facial areas for permanent makeup include eyebrows and lips.

To reach RaNae, call 214-929-0282 mobile or Designer's Edge 217-222-6224. You can reach her through email at

Designer's Edge is hosting a Christmas Open House Monday, December 9 from 3 to 7 p.m. at its new location at 532 North 12th in Quincy.

The phone number to Designer's Edge is 217-222-6224.