ENIGMA
COSMETICA

• COSMETIC TATTOO • BROWS • LASHES • SKIN •

We don't create Beauty.
We elevate Beauty

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WELCOME TO ENIGMA COSMETICA

We unapologetically talk about Brows, Lashes, Lips and Skin - all the time. If that's your vibe then you are in the right place.

Our borderline problematic obsession with Brows and Cosmetic Beauty works only to your benefit. Consideration, communication and care is used for every appointment at Enigma to ensure every treatment is tailored to reflect the uniqueness of you.

Hi, I'm Tara.

Cosmetic Tattooist, Brow Artist and all-round Aesthetics enthusiast. I've been extremely fortunate to take what would normally be a problematic obsession and turn it into a career.

I believe in reconnecting people with their self-love through the act of self-care. My love for authentic connection and having a positive impact on others is what lies at the core of my practice.

My passions are for Cosmetic Tattooing and striking that perfect balance of a bold-yet-sleek Brow Lamination. My other talents include Lash Lifting, Skin Needling, Dermaplaning, overexplaining just about anything and having you walk out feeling like the best version of yourself.

The Enigma Cosmetica Mantra is "We don't create Beauty. We elevate Beauty". If you challenge me on this you will lose but at least walk away with killer Brows (Lashes, Lips or Skin).

I look forward to creating some magic with you soon.

FAQ's

Cosmetic Tattooing is a semi-permanent makeup technique that uses a specialised tattoo machine to insert pigment into the upper layers of the skin.
The design, shape, colour and fullness of your Brows or Lips is discussed prior to treatment.

Brows – The overall result is a soft powder effect, like what you would expect to see when using makeup to create shape and fill in the brow. The start of the brow is light with a gradual increase of shading and depth as you reach the tail.
Please Note – Ombre Brow Tattooing technique varies from Microblading as it is creating a shape and shadow, opposed to simulated hair strokes.

Lips – The result depends on the colour you choose. If you prefer a shade that compliments your natural lip tone then results will be more along the lines of when you apply a nude lip gloss – subtle and soft. For more dramatic shades such as deep pinks, plums and reds your result will be similar to a pigmented lip stain.

Cosmetic Tattooing is suitable for most people. However,there are a few conditions that affect your eligibility, interfere with the tattooing procedure and or the healing process. It is not recommended to undergo this procedure if you are pregnant, nursing, diabetic or undergoing chemotherapy. You should avoid tattooing if you have a heart condition, bleeding disorders, skin irritation near treat epilepsy, viral infection, disease, have had botox/filler in the last 30 days.

The discomfort of Cosmetic Tattooing is minimal as your comfort is paramount. Topical anaesthetic is applied during the procedure to help keep you comfortable. However it is very important to recognise that everyone has a different pain threshold so please communicate any concerns about pain so we can go over our options in more detail. Other factors such as timing of menstrual cycles can increase discomfort. Certain conditions such as Fibromyalgia may affect sensitivity during and after your procedure.

Cosmetic Tattooing is almost always a Two-Step Process, meaning a touch up is almost always required. Generally there will be areas that haven’t taken to the pigment due to underlying skin structures such as sweat/oil glands, blood vessels and hair follicles. Pigment retention from your initial session can vary greatly on the individual and the factors mentioned below. An acceptable fade is between 10-50%. This is addressed during the touch up to ensure that your Brow or Lip Tattoo is even looking its best for as long as possible. Although it is extremely rare a third session may be required. This can be due to skin (as some are more resistant to the implantation of the pigment), lack of appropriate skincare or abnormal white blood cell count. On average, results last around 2 years. This largely depends on factors such as:

Skin Type such as high oil production.
Age and skin integrity.
Sun Exposure. Repeated UV exposure actively fades tattoo pigment.
Topical medications, such as steroids
Skincare with active ingredients, such as Retinoids.
Cosmetic procedures such as Chemical Peels and Laser
Lifestyle Factors which expose your skin to free radicals, such as smoking.

Do not work out on the day of the procedure.
Avoid tanning or sunburn to the face.
Avoid the use of Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours beforehand. This can cause an increase of bleeding during the session.
No alcohol or caffeine on the day of the procedure.
No waxing or tinting 72 hours prior to your session.
Avoid Botox/Dysport and Fillers to the area at least 2 weeks prior.
No laser treatment to direct or surrounding areas 30 days before and 6 weeks after.
Cease use of chemical peels and skincare with active ingredients 30 days before and 4-6 weeks after. These include Fruit/Milk Acids and Retinoids unless prescribed by a doctor.
FOR LIPS -If you have had previous cold sores please take anti-viral medication 48 hours prior to your treatment.

Within 24 Hours
Remove any excess lymph (clear fluid) with a damp cotton pad. Use medium pressure to wipe across the area. Repeat this process using the wipes provided at least 2-3 times before going to bed. This will help prevent the formation of scabs. Redness and swelling is usually minimal, and will disappear within 48 hours, or no later than 3 days.

The Next 7 Days
Apply your aftercare cream morning and night with a cotton tip, wiping off any old cream with a damp cotton pad before reapplying. If you have extremely oily skin you can use the cream as required.
Keep your tattoo dry for the next 7 days
No strenuous exercise, sweating or direct sunlight to the area for 7 days
Minimal touching and ensure that you wash your hands to avoid the transmission of bacteria to the area.
Do not exfoliate the area, pick at the scab or any flaking. This can lift pigment out of the deeper layers of skin.
No makeup near the treated area as this can transmit bacteria.
Cease use of chemical peels and skincare with active ingredients for 4-6 weeks These include Fruit/Milk Acids and Retinoids unless prescribed by a doctor.

SPECIFICALLY FOR LIPS
If you are prone to Coldsores, continue to take antivirals as per pharmacist advice. If a Coldsore does emerge, you may use topical antiviral as per pharmacist advice
Avoid spicy or salty food making direct contact to your lips for 3-5 days
Where possible, drink all liquids through a clean straw for 3-5 days
Use toothpaste without whitening products

Your new tattooed Eyebrows or Lips will go through several phases during the healing cycle. It is also very natural for your feelings about them to go through just as many cycles during this time. It is important to trust the process and be patient for the final results to emerge.

Immediately After (Day 1): The pigment will appear very sharp and dark immediately after the procedure. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of the skin and has not settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually in the coming days and weeks. It is normal to see some pigment on the cotton swab when you are cleaning the area. This is excess pigment or bodily fluid that is naturally exiting your skin.

Days 2-4 – This is when your tattoo will be at their darkest and when most people have the most concern over their life choices. We can assure you that this is temporary as the skin is beginning its healing process and the pigment is at its closest to the surface.

Days 5-7 – Once the healing of the skin starts taking place it will look like flakes of 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 removed from your upper layers of the epidermis. It is very important to not exfoliate or pick at the area as this can lift some of the deeper pigment off the skin before it has properly healed. It is normal to lose colour as certain skin types/ ages can influence the skin’s ability to uptake the implanted pigment.

Days 8-10 – You will take a look in the mirror and perhaps wonder where your Brows or Lips went. During this time, the deeper layers of your skin (Dermis) are working to heal the tissues you can’t see. The pigmentation can look like it has disappeared due to the increased white blood cell and fibroblast production temporarily thickening the tissues in the area.
Days 11-28 – Once the deeper healing has been completed, an accurate representation of your pigment retention becomes apparent. Your skin has a 30 day cellular turnover which is why the touch up appointment is always scheduled 4-6 weeks after your first session.

OUR POLICIES

Please take the time to read our booking, cancellation and no-show policies. By booking an appointment with Enigma Cosmetica you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

BOOKING, CANCELLATION & NO-SHOW POLICY

A deposit between $25-$100 (depending on treatment type & duration) is required at the time of booking your appointment. This amount is deducted off your booking total.

If you do not reschedule a minimum of 48 hours prior to your appointment this deposit is forfeited.

This is due to your treatment time unable to be filled and the ongoing costs of running a business.

RESCHEDULING YOUR APPOINTMENT

If you need to reschedule, your booking fee will be transferred to your new appointment, provided changes are made outside of the 48 hour cancellation window There are multiple ways to reschedule your appointment:

OPTION 1 -
CALL/TEXT to 0451 664 122.
Do NOT contact via Social Platforms as they may not be seen within the necessary cancellation timeframes.

OPTION 2 -
Use the booking systems available to reschedule your appointment. This is found in your booking confirmation email.

RESCHEDULING YOUR APPOINTMENT

Arriving late results in the shortening or refusal of your appointment, This due to insufficient time in which the service can be adequately completed.

Thank you for your understanding. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our small business appreciates your ongoing support.