Permanent makeup is long-lasting. However, as you become accustomed to your new makeup, it’s not uncommon to want more. You may want to freshen up your new makeup every couple years. The darker the color, such as black, the longer it will stay unchanged in your skin. More natural, delicate colors are sometimes vulnerable to the effects of sun, swimming, and breakdown by the body. As a general rule, eyeliner, and lip color have the longest longevity, approximately 5 to 7 years, depending upon the color used. The eyebrows last about 2 years.