Caty Matilla's Studio

Permanent Makeup and

Skin Care Therapy



A special technique to implant pigment into the upper layer of the skin


Collagen Induction Therapy - Improves Texture and Tone, Surface Scarring, and Fine Wrinkles


Eyelash extensions provide a defined, mascara type look perfect for any event


Permanent Makeup Artist / Caty Matilla

Creative, Passionate, and Devoted define my success and are the principles that drive me to embrace my profession with so much devotion and affection. Growing up as a child I always had a natural artistic passion for drawing and painting. I loved how an artist could transform a blank canvas into a beautiful masterpiece with a few simple strokes of a brush. I knew at a very young age that my calling was working with makeup, and I pursue my dreams with unrelenting drive and desire. I wanted to be the best in my profession and create beautiful expressions using permanent makeup. So I took it upon myself to seek out the best educators and trainers who inspired me. I've traveled to Spain, Mexico, and throughout the Unites States to seek their training and mentorship. I love what I do and I feel so lucky to be in this industry.  

Caty Matilla


fees subject to change based on special circumstances such as corrective work on previous permanent makeup

  • Eyebrow Permanent Makeup

  • Eyebrow Touch Up ( 1-3 months )

  • Eyeliner Top & Bottom

  • Eyeliner Touch Up ( 1-3 month )

  • Natural Lips

  • Lips Touch Up ( 1-3 months )

  • Eyelash Extensions

  • CIT - Collagen Induction Therapy

  • Dermaplaning




Caty has an artist’s eye, a steady hand, and a devotion to client satisfaction that is unsurpassed

Gracie G 


Seeing Caty for permanent makeup was a great decision! She is a talented and skilled professional

Blanca L


I love having permanent eyeliner and eyebrows, Caty gets my highest recommendation

Tracy  C

Client Information

What should I expect during the procedure?
You will first have a consultation where we discuss what look you want.  It is important that you wear your makeup to the appointment, so we can determine how you like your makeup applied.  You can also bring your brow/eyeliner pencil and lipstick color to assist in choosing your colors.  If you desire lip color and have a history of fever blisters, you will need to request a prescription antiviral from your doctor. Topical anesthetic creams will be applied before and also during your procedure to make you as comfortable as possible.  Most find this resolves most if not all discomfort.  Immediately after your procedure the color will appear darker than the final result.  This occurs because the color is in both the epidermis (upper layer) and dermis.  The color in the epidermis will flake off during the healing process leaving a softer natural color.
How long does it last?
Permanent Cosmetics will last for years depending on your skin, aftercare, lifestyle and daily care.  The color will fade over time, so color touch ups are suggested.  Color touch ups are provided for a small fee, depending on the amount of work necessary. The better your skin care regime is, the longer your permanent cosmetics will last.  The use of a total sun block will help prevent fading due to sunlight.
Does it hurt?
We use topical anesthetic ointments and creams designed specifically for permanent cosmetics to make sure the procedure is as comfortable as possible.  During a survey of clients asked about their discomfort level (from 1-10), most say it ranges between a 1-3.  Many feel very relaxed during the procedure and a few have even fallen asleep.
How safe is it?
We follow all OSHA regulations, CDC guidelines, and always use Universal/Standard Precautions for your protection.  New, pre-sterilized needles and machine set up are used for all clients.  Disposable machine parts are used for the best safety available.

Instructions Prior to Permanent Cosmetics Procedure

Make sure you have clean skin.  It's essential to clean the face and brow thoroughly to limit any possibility of bacterial infection

One week before the procedure avoid blood thinners, Vitamin E or fish oil capsules

Do not pluck or wax the area for at least 3 days before the procedure

Do not workout the day of the procedure

Laser treatment should not  be perform on the eyebrows for a week prior to the procedure

Do not wear eye makeup the day of the procedure

Do not have Botox 2 weeks before the procedure

Do not tan 2 weeks before the procedure or have a sunburn face

Do not consume alcohol, coffee or aspirin medication (*Tylenol is acceptable) one day before the procedure

No Accutane treatment for one year prior to procedure - NO EXCEPTIONS


Aftercare instructions following Permanent Cosmetics Procedure:

Do not let any soap, lotion or makeup touch your eyebrow area during the first seven days.

Apply the ointment twice a day with clean hands and continue the process for seven days.

- Eyebrows:  2 or 3 times per day for 5 days

- Eyeliner:  3 times per day for 5 days

- Lips:  constantly keep moist with supplied product for 10+ days.

No soap, shampoo, cleansers or toothpaste on tattoo site for one week.  (Cetaphil or similar mild cleanser is okay.)  Cleanse and remove old ointment by rinsing with water.  Clean area at least two times a day.

Shower spray must not hit your face.  Shower with your back to the spray and let shampoo run down your back, not your face.

NO STEAM.  Avoid hot tubs, swimming pools, and hot baths for 2 weeks.  No heavy exercising or sweating for at least 48 hours.  Avoid direct sunlight (or tanning beds) for the first week.

Always make sure tattoo is completely dry before applying fresh ointment.  NEVER apply ointment to damp tattooed skin.  Skin must be dry before ointment applications.

Call me with any questions or concerns.  Your safety and satisfaction are my top priority.

Eyeliner:  No mascara is to be worn over eyeliner procedure for one week.

Lip specific:  After the procedure, lips will feel tight.  Allow them to remain immobile as much as possible until they peel (approx. 3 days).  Avoid exaggerated facial expressions, drink fluids with straws and don't pucker lips until they peel.  Avoid stretching, rubbing and friction.  Do not eat foods that require stretching such as sandwiches and fruits.  Cut food and pass it over the lips.

Long-term care:  Protect from sun by using a daily sun block, hat and sunglasses.  Keep any exfoliating skin care products (AHAs, Lactic Acids, Retinol A - including Glycolic and Salicylic Acids), laser or chemical treatments away from procedure area.  Maintenance through color refreshers may be necessary every few years to keep your permanent cosmetics looking their best.

Color touch-ups are $$$ per area.  (Lighter colors may need touch-ups more often.)  Once healed, take care not to cover your permanent eyeliner or eyebrows with eye shadow or  mineral foundation.

Healing Schedule following Permanent Cosmetics Procedure:

Day 1.  The eyebrows are approximately 20-25% darker and bolder in width than they will be healed.  Your skin is red under the pigment, which causes the color of the pigment to appear darker.  Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow to flake away and a more narrow appearance will result.  New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows.  Don't be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire this is all part of the process.

Day 2. Color remains the same.

Day 3. Eyebrows start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture.  Exfoliation begins.

Day 4. The skin begins to flake - peeling from the outside edges first.

Day 5. Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and grayer effect for a few days until color clarifies.

Lips Healing Schedule and Effect

Day 1. Swelling, tender, heavy, thick lipstick look - reddish brick color effect.

Day 2. Slight swelling, reddish, tender, slight metallic flavor.

Day 3. Less swelling, thicker texture, sore, hot feeling before exfoliation.  "Orange" color.

Day 4. Exfoliation - very chapped lips.

Day 5. Very chapped but almost finished with 1st chapping stage.

Day 6. See soft, rich color.

Day 7 Lip color disappears - "frosty" stage begins (2nd chapping stage), a whitish, grayish haze on lips. Color "blooms" from within more and more each day until day 21.  This is when he color you see is the color you have. However, lips remain a bit dry for a month or two.  Use a good lip balm (with SPF) and they will return to normal but with color.

Permanent makeup is not recommended for any client who have the following conditions
Pregnant or nursing, Diabetic, Chemotherapy (ask your doctor), Viral infections and/or diseases, Epilepsy, Pacemaker or major heart problems, Organ transplant, skin irritation or psoriasis near the treated area, sick (cold or flue), Botox within two weeks of the appointment

Semi-Permanent Makeup Informed Consent

The nature of the semi-permanent makeup procedure has been explained to me as having the usual risk inherent and having the possibility of complications during and following the procedure.  It has been explained to me that I may experience a certain amount of discomfort or pain, minor or temporary bleeding, bruising, redness, or other discoloration and swelling during and/or after the procedure.  Additionally, fever blisters may occur on the lips following the lip procedure in individuals prone to this problem.

All clients must execute a consent form acknowledging a clear understanding on each of the following statements:

  1. I have informed the practitioner my allergies and I understand that it is not always possible to determine if I might have an allergic reaction to any of the pigments, dyes, topical preparations, or processes used in the procedure. I agree to accept the risk that such reaction may be possible.
  2. I understand that complications from semi-permanent makeup procedures may occur, especially if the post-care instructions are not followed. I accept full responsibility for such complications.
  3. I understand that my body is unique and it may be difficult to predict how my skin may react as a result of the procedure.
  4. I understand that touching up of procedures that were previously performed by others may cause variances due to unknown composition, brand, color, age, shape and other factors over which we have no control. I understand that additional appointments after the initial and follow-up appointments may be required.
  5. I understand that the procedure may result in a long-lasting change to my appearance and that no guarantees have been made to me regarding the change or removal of the procedure in the future.
  6. I understand that future skin altering procedures may alter and degrade my semi-permanent makeup and that I will inform my future service provider of my history. I also understand that such changes or degradation in my appearance may not be correctable through further semi-permanent makeup procedures.
  7. I consent to the admittance of authorized observers to the procedures for the purpose of education or assistance.
  8. I understand that obtaining the semi-permanent makeup is my choice alone, and I consent to the procedure, the possible risks associated, and actions of the practitioner reasonably necessary to perform the procedure.
  9. I understand that I will have the opportunity to approve the design and color of the semi-permanent makeup to be applied.
  10. I consent to any relevant photographs being taken both before and after the procedure to document the results for internal uses.
  11. [Optional/Requested] I consent to Caty Matilla using “before & after” photos of me for marketing purposes to display its capabilities and results. If I do provide consent, I may at any time withdraw such consent for specific photographs by contacting Caty Matilla, which will then discontinue use of said photo(s).
  12. I have been given the full opportunity to ask any questions regarding the semi-permanent cosmetic procedures and that all of my questions have been answered to my full and total satisfaction.


I have read and understood the contents of each statement above. I acknowledge that this is a contract and that I have received no warranties or guarantees on the benefits due to, or consequences of, these procedures. I further acknowledge that, at the time of signing this consent, I am of sound mind and capable of making independent decisions for myself.



Caty's Permanent Makeup & Skin Care Therapy
Please feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in any procedures offered
I would love to hear from you!
cell. 714.594.9526 ~ email:


Mon - Fri: 10:00am - 5:00pm • ​​Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm • Sunday by appointment only

Address: La Mirada, CA       Tel: 714.594.9526