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Specializing in the Art of Your Beauty

Britni Diesen is a permanent and special event makeup artist in the Greater St. Louis area, providing microblading, permanent cosmetics, and full-service professional makeup for weddings, special events, and commercial and portrait photography.

Her passion is assuring each client feels amazing and confident when they step out of her chair. She does this by enhancing the unique and beautiful features of each individual.

Be pampered at Face It and experience beauty that can only be described as extraordinary. An appointment at Face It is not just about receiving a service, rather, you’re treated to an experience. Whether you’re looking for permanent eyebrow definition, a way to wake up with makeup, help with how to apply your makeup, a look for a girl’s night out or a photo session; Face It can help find a customized look just for you.


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Who Should Avoid Permanent Cosmetics?

While permanent cosmetics are great for most, there are some who are ineligible for permanent cosmetic procedures.

The following restrictions are to ensure the safety of each client:

  • Pregnant or Nursing
  • Diabetic
  • Viral infections and/or diseases
  • Undergoing Chemotherapy
  • Epilepsy
  • A Pacemaker or major heart problems
  • Had an Organ transplant
  • Tendency towards keloids or scarring
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
  • Had Botox in the past 2 months
  • Have upcoming vacations or special occasions planned.
  • Used Accutane in the past year
  • Allergic to anesthetic (Lidocaine)
  • Extremely Oily or Problematic Skin

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FAQ

What is Microblading? Microblading is the process of implanting pigment into the basal membrane which divides the epidermis from the dermis layer of the skin to create fuller looking brows. The microblade is dipped into a selected color of pigment and then used to make a fine cut, or microstroke, in the skin simulating hair strokes in the brow. This process is known as micropigmentation. With the proper technique, microbladed eyebrow results look beautiful and completely natural.

How long does it last? Most pigment will last in the skin between 1-5 years, keeping in mind different skin types and the use of skin care products. Naturally the pigment will exfoliate out of the skin over time causing the pigment to lighten.

Does it hurt? Before the microblading begins, a topical numbing cream is applied to the area to minimize discomfort, followed by a liquid anesthetic. You might feel a slight discomfort but it is almost painless.

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What to Expect

STEP 1: Interview- Do you like bold, statement brows or soft, subtler brows? Many clients have over-plucked in the past, and want a return to their signature look. During the interview, we’ll work with you to customize your best brow.

STEP 2: Numbing- A topical anesthetic and wait 20 minutes to ensure you feel as little discomfort as possible.

STEP 3: We Draw Your Best Brow- Once we determine your best brows, we’ll sketch your new eyebrows directly on your face. We’ll help you find the perfect color and shape just for your face.

STEP 4: Microblading Begins- Once your eyebrow shape is determined, we begin microblading. This could take up to 2 hours, depending on your existing brow. Each hair stroke is meticulously hand drawn, matching the color and coarseness of your natural hair.

STEP 5: Brow Reveal- After microblading is completed, we’ll wipe away the excess ink and reveal your brand new eyebrows!


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Your new microbladed eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle:

  • The pigment will appear very sharp and dark immediately after the procedure. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin, and has not yet settled in completely.
  • The color of the pigment will soften gradually.
  • On average your eyebrows will fade up to 40% after the healing process.
  • Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.


Before Care

The following restrictions are to ensure your skin is in the best possible condition for an amazing permanent cosmetics procedure.

The following should avoided within four weeks of the procedure:

  • Botox or other fillers
  • Facial/Chemical Peels
  • Laser treatments

The following should avoided within one week of the procedure:

  • Tweezing
  • Waxing
  • Electrolysis
  • Tinting
  • Heavy Sunlight

The following should avoided the day of the procedure:

  • Alcohol (24 hours prior to your appointment)
  • Caffinated Products
  • Aspirin or Ibuprofen for pain relief (this thins the blood)
  • Working Out (your body heat will expand the pores)
  • Do not wear contacts during or immediately following an eyeliner procedure

Additional Information:

  • If you have ever had a cold sore you will need an antiviral prescription (lips only)
  • If you have recently had any type of surgery, consult with your physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent cosmetics procedure

After Care

Days 1-3:

  • Gently cleanse the area with water and blot with a clean tissue to absorb excess lymphatic fluid

Days 3-7:

  • Wash hands thouroughly and use antibacterial soap to gently clean lymphatic fluid
  • Apply a rice size amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area
  • Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing
  • The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin
  • Never put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo

Important Reminders:

  • Use a fresh pillowcase
  • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area
  • Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away
  • Picking can cause scarring or loss of color
  • No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks
  • Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week
  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors
  • Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days
  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days
  • Avoid swimming, lakes, hot tubs for the first 10 days
  • Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area until the area has healed



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Makeup artist services are offered for Brides, Mother of the Bride or Groom, Wedding Parties, Engagement Photos, Proms, Birthdays, High School Portraits, and any special event where you want to look your best!

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We offer and suggest that clients schedule a trial makeup session in advance of their wedding or special event. This allows a customized look to be developed for each client’s unique style.

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Each look includes expert airbrush makeup for a long lasting, water resistant, flawless finish.
We use the highest quality makeup brands customized for each client.
Custom services and packages available



Testimonials

Britni has worked with several of my models, and she has never disappointed! She listens to what you want and takes the time to get it right!

—Heather Pearson - Heather Pearson Photography

Britni did an amazing job with everyone’s makeup for my wedding and I would highly recommend her! She is very sweet and professional at what she does!

—Melissa Rainey

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! My makeup was flawless and what was amazing was the venue was hot and the sweat was pouring of me but my makeup was perfect all night!! I seriously can’t thank you enough!! I would recommend you for any event that you want perfect makeup!!!

—Kelly Kernan

Get in touch for a free consultation and learn how we can specialize in the art of your beauty.