Permanent makeup is an art form and passion for Lulu Siciliano.
Originally from the Ukraine - and today a sun-loving, vegan Miamian - Lulu always had a penchant for beauty and art and eventually obtained a fine arts degree. Infatuated with cosmetics and the transformation when it is skillfully applied, it was natural that she would find an outlet for her love of art and makeup in the fast growing fashion spawned by the tattoo industry.
Sometimes referred to as "cosmetic tattooing," PMU is making a huge impact in the fashion and beauty industry. Lulu saw here the opportunity to create and enhance features, on canvases on 24/7 display - our faces!
When she moved to the US she continued to practice and improve her techniques, especially eyebrows, which she aims for the most natural look possible.
Lulu, Love and the Xion S
When Lulu met Gaston Siciliano, designer and a major manufacturer of tattoo machines used by to artists all over the world, it was Kismet! They met and "it's just been 'us' ever since."
As a PMU artist already training under world-class professionals, it followed that she would want to try her styles using her husband’s products – the renowned and much coveted FK Irons tattoo machines.
Lulu began with the Spektra Edge, which she found to be an “insanely powerful and amazing machine,” however, she believed if there could be one just as powerful, but made for smaller hands and provide the same closeness and control… that would be a dream come true for PMU artists!
With the Xion S, Lulu was able to create even more beautiful powdered and hair stroke eyebrows, eyeliner and Aquarelle lips.
The particular beauty of the Xion S, according to Lulu, is its adjustable give mechanism that allows artists to regulate it to their style and pacing, regardless of the different types of skin densities.
“The Spektra XionS adapts to you. One of the key features is the adjustable needle strike – this is particularly important in PMU where we have to work with the face, a more delicate skin."
No doubt the acceptance and perfection of PMU is on the upswing, and Microbeau, with the Xion S and the introduction now of the slim and light Bellar™ is leading the industry with devices that make it possible to emphasize the beauty of our natural features – at least on a semi-permanent basis!
Lulu and Gaston Siciliano have attended various PMU conferences throughout the years to introduce their newest machines to the community and place it directly in technicians' hands. The quality has made such a difference for artists that Microbeau would often sell out of the machines. While there's nothing like feeling the machine itself and knowing that there is an actual presence for customer service, due to COVID-19 restrictions, conferences are put on hold. However, the next best thing is seeing the machine in action!