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Convincing clients to come in for microblading isn’t always a piece of cake. And it’s totally understandable—permanent makeup is a big step to take for anyone, especially if it’s on their face.

But sometimes, all they need is a little nudge. Why not let their favorite stars help you convince them? Take a look at this list of Hollywood celebrities with permanent makeup.

Star power can help sales

When you’re a starting business, it’s practically impossible to afford a celebrity endorsement. But that doesn’t mean you can’t harness a celeb’s star power to your advantage.

Once you’re making your pitch or drafting a marketing email, don’t hesitate to mention all the big names who underwent microblading. You never know how many people you’ll convince.

Microblading misconceptions

You have to understand: for some people, permanent makeup is still a scary idea.

Everyone has their reasons that put them off from getting permanent makeup. That’s why a “recommendation” from a celebrity can be very, very powerful.

To help you understand why people get cagey about microblading, here are some of their possible reasons behind the reluctance:

  • “Microblading looks painful.” Well, honestly, it does. Or, if not painful, then intimidating at the very least. That’s why we need to emphasize that microblading is pretty much painless, thanks to the topical anesthetics we use.
  • “Microblading looks expensive.” This particular misconception might not be addressed by giving celebrities as examples of permanent makeup enthusiasts. Best thing you can do instead is to offer clients promos. Additionally, explain why investing in microblading is cheaper than buying eyebrow makeup.
  • “Microblading looks unsafe.” Emphasize the importance of sanitation and sterilization in the maintenance of microblading tools. Point out that you make sure all tools and equipment are properly cleaned before and after each procedure. You should also present them with a list of client exceptions to prove that you don’t perform on ineligible clients.
  • “Microblading may not look good on me.” Always have your portfolio ready to present, and have your previous works displayed prominently on your site and social media. Clients will see that you can work on different people, and that all those people look good.

Why celebs get permanent makeup

Clients might wonder—why would an A-lister get microblading when they always have a team of makeup artists anyway?

The answer will, of course, vary depending on which star you ask. But what’s universal is this: everyone wants to look good—but everyone is busy.

In a day filled with agent meetings, personal errands, filming, and photo shoots, a mere 30 minutes is crucial. If a person could save their time, why wouldn’t they do it?

That, and they probably want to avoid unflattering paparazzi photos.

For us non-celebs, time is perhaps even more important. Not all of our meetings result in million dollar deals, after all. Where there’s a chance we can use our time better, we should go ahead and grab it.

And that is the very power permanent makeup gives us.

LIST: Celebrities with permanent makeup

Not every celeb will be willing to admit they’ve had microblading. Part of their allure is that they are “naturally” beautiful, after all. While there are others who don’t mind sharing their secrets with fans, others will be content to let rumors be rumors.

We’ve compiled a list of big names who have had permanent makeup done, be they rumors or real. Here’s everyone the microblading train (in alphabetical order).

  • Adele
  • Pamela Anderson
  • Iggy Azalea
  • Victoria Beckham
  • Nicolas Cage
  • Cher
  • Johnny Depp
  • Gloria Estefan
  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Mila Kunis
  • Lorde
  • Demi Lovato
  • Madonna
  • Mandy Moore
  • Michelle Obama
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Dolly Parton
  • Rihanna

Adele

adele permanent makeup

Permanent makeup: Eyebrows

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer-songwriter who found international commercial and critical success for her album 19 (2008). She won two Grammy awards for her first record: Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

In 2011, she released her second album 21, which won six Grammy awards, including Album of the Year. Her third studio album, 25, came out in 2015 and earned her five Grammy awards, also including Album of the Year.

The singer reportedly had her brows microfeathered early in 2017, just in time for her Grammy appearance.

Pamela Anderson

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Permanent makeup: Eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip liner (Rumored)

Pamela Denise Anderson is a Canadian-American actress and model famous for her Playboy magazine appearances and sitcom work. She also holds the record of most Playboy covers by any one person.

The actress’ first recurring role was as Lisa on the first two seasons of ABC sitcom Home Improvement (1991-1999). She then starred as C.J. Parker on the action-drama TV show Baywatch (1989-1999).

Apart from being one of the names in Canada’s Walk of Fame, Pamela is also a vocal voice in the animal rights movement through the organization PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Iggy Azalea

iggy azalea permanent makeup

Permanent makeup: Eyebrows

Amethyst Amelia Kelly is an Australian rapper, singer-songwriter, and model. She is the first non-American female rapper to reach the top of the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Iggy Azalea and The Beatles are the only acts to rank at number one and two simultaneously for their first two Hot 100 entries.

The rapper has an accumulated 2.6 billion views on YouTube and 100 million views on Vevo.

Iggy Azalea has two reported sightings at a microblading clinic: one procedure for her and another for her mom.

Victoria Beckham

victoria beckham permanent makeupPermanent makeup: Eyebrows and eyeliner (Rumored)

Victoria Caroline Beckham is an English fashion designer, style icon, businesswoman, and former pop star. Known in the 90s as Posh Spice, Victoria rose to fame as part of the all-female pop group Spice Girls.

After the band’s split, Victoria had four singles reach the UK Top 10. She’s also starred in a total of five official documentaries and reality series about her.

Victoria launched a fashion label in 2008 plus a lower-priced label in 2011, the same year her brand was named designer brand of the year in the UK.

She is currently married to retired professional footballer David Beckham, with whom she has four children.

Nicolas Cage

nicolas cage permanent makeup

Permanent makeup: Eyebrows (Rumored)

Nicolas Kim Coppola is an American actor, director, and producer. He is famous for his work in Leaving Las Vegas (1995), The Rock (1996), Face/Off (1997), Con Air (1997) and City of Angels (1998).

He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Leaving Las Vegas. His performance in Adaptation (2002) earned him his second nomination for an Academy Award.

The Guardian film critic described Nicolas as having “the presence of a leading man, and the eccentricities of a character actor.” Actor Ethan Hawke, meanwhile, credits Nicolas as “the only actor since Marlon Brando that’s actually done anything new with the art.”

Cher

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Permanent makeup: Permanent eyeliner

Cherilyn Sakrisian is an American singer and actress widely referred to as the Goddess of Pop. Cher is known for her distinctive singing voice and her adaptation of different music styles throughout her sixty years in the entertainment industry.

She first became popular in 1965, as part of the duo Sonny & Cher with former husband Sonny Bono. Just two years since they released the single “I Got You Babe,” they had already sold 40 million records worldwide. Time magazine also dubbed them “Rock’s It Couple.”

Cher also launched her solo career in 1966. Her single “Bang Bang (My Baby Shut Me Down)” reached the second spot in the Billboard Hot 100 and the third spot in the UK.

She and Sonny starred in Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour (1971-1974), a wildly successful variety series on CBS. Cher also launched numerous commercially successful singles, as well as performed on Broadway and on screen. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in Moonstruck (1987).

In addition to being one of the best-selling artists in history, Cher has a Grammy award, an Emmy award, an Academy award, three Golden Globes awards, and a Cannes Film Festival award.

Johnny Depp

johnny depp permanent makeup

Permanent makeup: Lash line (Rumored)

John Christopher Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician with ten Golden Globe nominations under his belt. His Golden Globe win came after he starred as the title role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2008).

Johnny Depp is the third highest-grossing actor in the world, his films having grossed over $3.7 billion at the US box office and over $10 billion worldwide.

His most commercially successful films include the Pirates of the Caribbean series (2003-present), the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them series (2016-present), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), and The Tourist (2010).

His other acclaimed films include Edward Scissorhands (1990), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Alice in Wonderland (2010), and Rango (2011).

Johnny is considered a Disney Legend. In addition to that, he formed the band Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry. The band has performed at the Grammy Awards and at the Rock in Rio festival in Brazil.

Gloria Estefan

gloria estefan permanent makeup

Permanent makeup: Eyeliner (Rumored)

Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo is a Cuban-American singer-songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Her career began when she fronted the group Miami Latin Boys (later known as Miami Sound Machine).

The singer’s biggest hits include “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “1-2-3,” “Get on Your Feet,” “Here We Are,” “Coming Out of the Dark,” “Bad Boy,” “Oye!” and “Party Time.”

The singer has won three Grammy awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Las Vegas Walk of Fame. Gloria Estefan also has a Presidential Medal of Freedom, awarded in 2015 for her contributions to American Culture Life.

She also has an American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement in addition to being part of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the VH1 Top 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and Billboard’s Top 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Dustin Hoffman

dustin hoffman permanent makeup

Permanent makeup: Eyebrows

Dustin Lee Hoffman is an American actor and director. He has two Academy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, four BAFTAs, and two Emmy Awards.

He first gained critical attention for his work in the play “Eh?” before his breakthrough role in The Graduate (1967).

His films include Midnight Cowboy (1969), Little Big Man (1970), Straw Dogs (1972), Papillon (1973), All the President’s Men (1976), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Tootsie (1982), Rain Man (1988), and Hook (1991).

Angelina Jolie

angelina jolie permanent makeup

Permanent makeup: Eyebrows

Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian recognized as the highest-paid actress in Hollywood.

Her film career took off when she starred in the films Hackers (1995), George Wallace (1997), and Gia (1998). She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Girl, Interrupted (1999).

She played the titular role in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), the film adaptation of the popular video game. She continued her string of action films with Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), and Salt (2010).

Angelina ventured into directing, screenwriting, and producing in the 2010s. She also made a name for herself for her humanitarian efforts, specifically on her advocating in behalf of refugees.

She is currently a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Mila Kunis

mila kunis permanent makeup

Permanent makeup: Eyebrows

Milena Markovna Kunis is an American actress who played Jackie Burkhart on the series That ’70s Show (1998-2006). She also voices Meg Griffin on the animated series Family Guy (1999-present).

Mila’s breakout film role arrived in 2008, when she played Rachel in the rom-com Forgetting Sarah Marshall. She also received critical acclaim for her work in Black Swan (2010).

Her other films include Max Payne (2008), The Book of Eli (2010), Friends with Benefits (2011), Ted (2012), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), and Bad Moms (2016).

Mila went for a microblading session in 2018, getting permanent brows to complement her look.

Lorde

lorde permanent makeup

Permanent makeup: Eyebrows

Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor is a New Zealand Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter with over five million albums sold worldwide.

Known professionally as Lorde, the singer produces music in the electropop genre, using influences of dream pop and indie-electro. Her single “Royals” is an international chart-topper, with her debut studio album Pure Heroine (2013) certified triple platinum in the US.

Lorde curated the soundtrack for the 2014 film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, in addition to recording several tracks. Her second studio album Melodrama (2017) is a critical and commercial success, with singles “Green Light,” “Perfect Places,” and “Homemade Dynamite.”

The singer had her eyebrows microfeathered in 2017, just in time for the premiere of her music video for “Green Light”.

Demi Lovato

demi lovato permanent makeup

Permanent makeup: Eyebrows

Demetria Devonne Lovato is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Her breakthrough role in Disney Channel TV film Camp Rock (2008) and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010) launched her to international fame.

Since the film, she has released six studio albums and seven Billboard top 20 singles. She also starred as the title role in the Disney series Sonny with a Chance (2009-2011).

Demi’s struggles with bipolar disorder, self-harm, addiction, and an eating disorder were well-documented in the media. This prompted her to release her book, Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year (2013).

In addition to her being a vocal advocate against bullying, Demi is also an LGBTQ+ supporter.

She very recently went in for a microblading session in late 2018.

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Madonna

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Permanent makeup: Eyebrows

Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and businesswoman widely referred to as the Queen of Pop.

The singer wrote and produced most of her songs, including number one hits “Like a Virgin,” “La Isla Bonita,” “Like a Prayer,” “Vogue,” “Take a Bow,” “Frozen,” “Music,” “Hung Up,” and “4 Minutes.”

She also received a Golden Globe Award for her title role in Evita (1996).

With over 300 million records sold worldwide, Madonna is considered the best-selling female recording artist of all time by the Guinness World Records.

Billboard also named Madonna as the most successful solo artist in its Hot 100 chart history. On top of that, she tops the list of highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time. Madonna also joins other greats in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Mandy Moore

mandy moore permanent makeup

Permanent makeup: Eyebrows

Amanda Leigh Moore is an American singer-songwriter and actress who rose to fame for her debut single “Candy” in 1999.

Mandy starred in the hit movie A Walk to Remember, the film adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name. She also voices Rapunzel in the Disney film Tangled (2010) and the series Tangled: The Series (2017-present).

She received a Golden Globe nomination for her role in the NBC family drama This is Us (2016-present). The ensemble won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Mandy had her brows microfeathered in 2017.

Michelle Obama

michelle obama permanent makeup

Permanent makeup: Eyebrows (Rumored)

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American writer, lawyer, and university administrator. She served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017 as the wife of 44th U.S. President Barack Obama.

Michelle graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. She met Barack Obama at the Sidley Austin law firm where she used to work. She has since worked in non-profits and as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago.

As FLOTUS, people looked at Michelle as a role model for women and an advocate for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating.

Gwyneth Paltrow

gwyneth paltrow permanent makeup

Permanent makeup: Eyebrows

Gwyneth Kate Paltrow is an American actress with an Academy award and a Golden Globe for Best Actress award to her name.

She first gained attention for her work in Seven (1995), Emma (1996), Sliding Doors (1998), and A Perfect Murder (1998). Her work in Shakespeare in Love (1998) garnered critical acclaim plus her many awards.

She has a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress for her role on Fox television series Glee.

Currently, she plays Pepper Potts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Gwyneth appears in the MCU films Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

The actress had her brows microfeathered in 2017.

Dolly Parton

dolly parton permanent makeup

Permanent makeup: Eyeliner and lip liner

Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, record producer, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Her debut album Hello, I’m Dolly (1967) came out in 1967 and began her decades-long career in country music.

Dolly has 25 RIAA-certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, as well as nine Grammy awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards, and three American Music Awards. She has a total of 47 Grammy nominations.

The singer is included in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Her many hit singles include “I Will Always Love You,” “Jolene,” “Coat of Many Colors,” and “9 to 5.”

Dolly is one of the few entertainers who has nominations from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, and Emmy Awards.

Rihanna

rihanna permanent makeup

Permanent makeup: Eyebrows (Rumored)

Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian singer-songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She rose to fame after releasing her first two studio albums, Music of the Sun (2005) and A Girl Like Me (2006). Her first singles include the hits “Pon de Replay,” “SOS,” and “Unfaithful.”

Her third album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007) saw the release of more chart-topping hits, “Umbrella,” “Shut Up and Drive,” “Hate That I Love You,” and “Don’t Stop the Music.”

Her next two albums distinguished Rihanna as a pop artist who isn’t afraid to explore dark themes, demonstrated by singles “Rude Boy,” “S&M,” and “California King Bed.”

She released three more albums afterward: the dance-oriented Talk That Talk (2011), the Grammy award winning Unapologetic (2012), and 3x platinum Anti (2016).

Rihanna has nine Grammy awards, thirteen American Music Awards, and twelve Billboard Music Awards. She also owns a widely successful makeup line named Fenty.

The power of celebrity

If microblading is good enough for Madonna and Angelina Jolie, then it should be good enough for everyone else, right?

We shouldn’t rely on celebrities to market our business for us. However, if dropping one or two names can help us land a client, then why not do it, right?


Keep checking this article for all your fave celebs. We’ll monitor the gossip sites, so you don’t have to!

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