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Delia Templin of DT Beauty in Stuart discusses the business of amplifying beauty with permanent makeup

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Photo by Samantha Farmer Photography

Originally from Long Island, New York, Delia Templin moved to Stuart in 2013 and, like many, fell in love with the city’s charm. She was working in the beauty industry as a permanent makeup/microblade artist when COVID hit—and the day before the “lockdown,” she realized her dream of owning her own business. She spent the next five weeks outfitting her boutique salon, DT Beauty, into a modern contemporary space with New York flair that offers skin care, haircare, and permanent makeup services including microblading, powder brow, and lip blush. “The art of permanent makeup has evolved into a fast-growing industry, and it’s only getting more popular,” says Templin. “People are looking for low-maintenance beauty services.” For anyone hesitant about trying permanent makeup, Templin recommends doing your homework by researching the artist’s education and portfolio. “Permanent makeup is a very intimate service, and my goal is to make my clients feel extremely comfortable, and for them to love their new look,” she says. Here, Templin describes three popular treatments and what to expect from each.

Microblading

A form of permanent makeup that utilizes a cosmetic tattoo machine to add semi-permanent pigment to the brows resembling  tiny hair strokes. It’s done with a manual hand tool that’s tiny in diameter to ensure the least amount of trauma to the skin. Clients should stay out of water and the sun for the first week or two and avoid excessive sweating. Procedure time: 2 hours

Powder Brows

A technique using a cosmetic tattoo machine that creates tiny, pixilated dots on the skin in the shape of a perfect brow. The soft, powder result is ideal for clients who have ample brow hair already but want to add dimension and shape. Procedure time: 2 hours

Lip Blush

“As we age, our vermilion border loses pigment, and our lips appear smaller,” says Templin. “This service adds shape and fullness to the lips.” A cosmetic tattoo machine creates pixilated dots in the desired color using a blush technique, rather than a full lipstick saturation, for a very natural look. Procedure time: 2.5 hours 

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