Although the procedure is considered permanent, these procedures do have flexibility in changing color and shape to some extent, depending on the expertise of your technician. Colors will appear darker immediately following the procedure but will soften and lighten during the healing process. It takes time to become acclimated to a new look (very often this applies to eyebrows which were thin and unnoticeable before the permanent makeup procedure.) Eyeliner color is more evident due to the contrast to the skin color. Lip color can take up to six weeks to reflect the final color. Be patient. After the procedure has healed, and you are able to make an informed decision about the healed version of the procedure you can come to your technician for any necessary touch-ups and color corrections.