Permanent Cosmetics by Jeanette


EDITOR’S NOTE: Jeanette McCright has owned Permanent Cosmetics by Jeanette for more than 20 years in San Antonio and continues to be passionate about helping clients enhance their natural beauty. We asked McCright to share more information about her practice and about permanent cosmetics with our May readers.

What is your 15-second “elevator speech” about Permanent Cosmetics by Jeanette?

Permanent makeup means having the option of never having to reapply your makeup. For most women, that’s enough to peak their interest.

Who can benefit from permanent cosmetics?

Anyone can benefit! Our clients represent a wide variety of ages. Applying cosmetics daily takes a lot of time, and no matter how long she has done it or how meticulous she is about it, consistent application is difficult. Permanent cosmetics provide consistency—it will look the same tomorrow or several days from now as it does today. Another group of women who benefit are those who may be sensitive or have allergies to certain chemicals in cosmetics. I do have conversations with my clients about medical conditions or issues associated with cosmetics, however those issues are best addressed by health care professionals. I have clients tell me that they prefer permanent cosmetics because they believe it reduces their exposure to chemicals in cosmetics.

A third group of people who benefit are those who want to have a scar camouflaged or have some other facial flaw minimized. I also offer areola restoration, which can be a tremendous benefit to women.

What types of permanent cosmetic services do you offer?

I work with clients who are looking for permanent solutions for eyeliner, eyebrows, beauty marks, lip liner, lips, blush, eye shadow, highlighter and concealer. I also work with clients who have sensitive conditions, things like areola restoration and scar camouflage.

It’s important to note that my clients can apply regular makeup over their permanent cosmetics if they wish to change the color or intensity of their makeup.

How long have you been involved in the permanent cosmetic business?

I’ve been blessed to work in this business for many years. I opened Permanent Cosmetics by Jeanette more than 20 years ago in the Alamo Heights area, so I have been doing this for quite some time. I estimate that I have completed more than 10,000 cosmetic procedures throughout the area and the state. Each procedure is a small work of art for me; I work hard with each client to produce a natural appearance. The years and years of experience help me to produce wonderful results for my clients. I am also fortunate to have many clients referred to my practice from local plastic surgeons and dermatologists.

What would you say to someone considering permanent cosmetics?

I have had the joy of seeing and hearing from so many women who enjoy the convenience of not having to continually apply and remove their makeup, of being ready to go without having to lift a finger. Imagine waking up from a night’s sleep and looking in the mirror and seeing a perfectly made-up face. Or imagine going for a swim and returning with your makeup intact, or imagine being surprised by a special friend and having the assurance of knowing that you still look picture perfect. For many women, it can be something worth considering, and I’m happy to provide my expertise and answer any questions.

JeanettePermanent Cosmetics by Jeanette is located at 8503 Broadway in San Antonio. Procedures and consultations are by appointment only. For more information, visit or call 210-826-8836.

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