536190_478965925509766_1527010541_n[1]Thank you for visiting Born this Way© Permanent Cosmetics!

My name is Amber Torres.  I am a Certified Permanent Cosmetic Clinician and I wrote this blog to help change the public perception of tattooed makeup.  Just as body tattoos are becoming finer in detail and more vibrant in color, permanent makeup is as well!

At Forever Pretty Academy© I received formal training in Eyeliner, Powdered & Hair Stroke Brows, Full Color Lip, Lipliner, and Lip Enhancement.  I also completed classes in skin anatomy, infectious diseases, sterilization and blood-borne pathogens.

You will find that each makeup artist has their own style.  I get my aesthetic from the arts. Before I became a permanent makeup artist, I loved to sketch and paint portraits.  I have an eye for proportions, placement, and color scale.

Men–or rather, the public in general–expects so much from women these days!  Not only is the woman usually the primary caretaker of the children and the home, but she is also depended on for her income-making potential.  The woman of the family is basically the glue that holds it all together!  On top of all this, women are expected to keep up with celebrities’ flawless good looks!

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If a woman takes one hour every day to get ready, that averages out to 30 hours per month.  Women, you are losing a whole day every month just to keep up appearances!  And this is why I know permanent makeup will not only be in demand in the very near future, but it will be common! Read my article “Why Permanent Makeup?” here.

Ever since I was a little girl, I have envied that feminine, flawless look.  I loved drawing, and I always drew pretty women with arched eyebrows, luscious lips and long eyelashes.


Unfortunately, Mother Nature did not bless me with strong features naturally.  Even my mother told me that I would be one of those women that would have to work very hard to look pretty.


I didn’t feel ugly, but I listened to what she said. As I got older, I enveloped myself in make-up artistry.  I learned many techniques, and not all them necessarily improved my look!  But eventually, I mastered creating an eye-catching look–which I would have never had naturally.


It felt good to realize I could be as pretty on the outside as I felt on the inside.  The only problem was keeping up with all of the applications.  Naturally, I had to go from being a tom-boy to a girly-girl, even though I’ve always loved the outdoors.

It became especially hard after I had my daughter and I was working and going to school full-time.  This is why when I learned about permanent makeup, I knew I wanted to become a permanent make-up artist.

Everyone has the right to feel beautiful!  And makeup just enhances your looks, it doesn’t change them.  Another great thing about permanent makeup is that it’s less risky and way less expensive than plastic surgery!

Women all over the world have been wearing makeup since the days of Cleopatra.


However, before I would allow myself to perform these procedures on someone else, I wanted to be able to do them on myself first.  So, after months of practice on fake skin, I gathered the courage to complete procedures on my lips and eyebrows.

This is a before and after picture of my lips:


And here are my eyebrows:

I was ecstatic with the results.  I would have done my eyeliner too, if I wouldn’t have to do it with one eye closed!

I look forward to bringing beauty into the lives of busy women who maybe thought it never possible before–and at a great price!  Thank you for taking the time to read my short bio and I welcome you to the world of permanent cosmetics!

-Amber Torres


“No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they’re pretty, even if they aren’t.” -Marilyn Monroe


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