Permanent Makeup Permanent make-up (micropigmentation) is a cosmetic procedure that implants color to enhance facial features. Even though it is called permanent, the pigmentation (color) lasts for quite some time, though not forever. Permanent makeup usually is added to eyelids, eyebrows, and lips. The micropigmentation procedure is performed in the surgery suite at the Morgantown Facial Plastic Surgery Center. Sedation or "twilight" anesthesia, and a local anesthetic are given to ensure that you are comfortable. You can usually return to work the next day.