Permanent Cosmetics Iowa, Marlo Brown RN

Beauty Defined.


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Meet Marlo Brown;
A local RN with a passion for the community.


Being in the medical field for 20 years I have a passion for helping people. Working my way up from being a Certified Nursing Assistant to a Registered Nurse, I have worked in various fields ranging from Cardiac Intensive Care, Pediatric Home Health and Psychiatric Care. I am currently a Team Lead for Biometric Screening events and a certified CPR instructor for Indian Hills Community College. I loved them all but never felt that I was done with exploring.

Growing up in Utah I was always intrigued with new ideas. I had permanent make-up done 15 years ago and loved it. I was impressed with how natural the color was, the way it made me look younger and that I never had to apply much time in getting ready in the morning. I was worrying about my makeup always smudging as I was always active in sports and love the water.

Being a fun loving, adventurous woman who has a passion for serving others, I felt a need to give a service that no one in the surrounding area provided. I feel that permanent cosmetics is the wave of the future for women and men’s self esteem.



Questions? You're not alone.

How long does cosmetic tattoo last?

The pigment lasts 8-10 years. Lighter colors will fade faster than the darker colors. The good news is that you are never stuck with a color. It can be modified or changed.

What tool do you use?

I use a rotary machine. It is and electric pen like machine especially designed for cosmetic tattoo. It evenly distributes and implants the color into the dermal layer of the skin. These soft, natural looking colors bring the best out of your features and result in a natural appearance, instead of the harsh traditional tattoo colors.

How long does each procedure take?

Depending on the area treated; approximately 2 hours. Numbing is approximately 20 minutes per procedure.

Does cosmetic tattooing hurt?

A topical anesthetic is applied, so very little discomfort is experienced. Most of my clients say that it is irritating but not painful.

Where do the colors come from?

All my pigments are made in USA. Its the science behind the pigments that makes them the best and longest lasting permanent cosmetics in the industry. There are no known allergenic reactions. The pigments are required to meet the rigorous safety
standards for a safe practice that has been approved for Cosmetic Make up and Paramedical procedures, MRI safe colors.

What is involved in the healing and post care?

Swelling may last from 24 to 72 hours, this may vary with the individual. Aftercare will be covered before your procedure, and an instruction sheet is provided for you to take home.


Abby U.

"Permanent makeup is an absolute game changer! I use a lot of heavy moisturizing facial cream, and by the end of the day my makeup (eyeliner especially) would be running down my face. Also, I travel a lot! If you lose your eyeliner (which I have done), you have to make the difficult decision between going without or buying international products that could have shady and potentially harmful ingredients.

To make things even better, Marlo is a star! She really listens to you and customizes your makeup to your specific needs. In addition, she works very hard to make the application as quick and painless as possible. She’s a true professional and a great person!

 I’ll never again have to hear “you look tired” when I don’t have time to apply my makeup. I would recommend permanent cosmetics, applied by Marlo, to anyone."


Jen M.

"I had the pleasure of meeting Marlo at a breast cancer awareness event.  She was easy to talk to with her warm personality.  I had Marlo tattoo my brows, eyeliner, and lips in one appointment.  Marlo made sure I was comfortable the entire time, and I am very pleased with the results.  I would highly recommend Marlo for anyone that wants permanent make up."

Marlo is a super spunky lady, and she did such a fantastic job with my eyebrows. Absolutely love being able to wake up and not worry about my eyebrows!
— Joy

"Marlo is fabulous! I love my brows, eyes and now lips. I was scared to death, but did not want to be imprisoned to my brow pencil! So I fearfully had permanent make-up done on my brows. Wow!! I absolutely loved them! Marlo was perfect, patient, and professional. I no longer need a brow pencil! I wake up every morning and see my eyes with a natural looking brow!!! I loved my brows so much I couldn't wait to get my eyes done with a soft eyeliner and now recently my lips with a soft pink. I love it!!! My morning routine is fast, simple and If I want... I can just crawl out of bed, and go!! Bring on the pool and fears here!! Thank you, Marlo! I love my new freedom!"


Marlo recently applied permanent eyeliner for me. She is very Professional. I love that I never have to wake up with ‘naked eyes’!
— Jean

"I love my permanent makeup! Marlo did an excellent job with my eyebrows, eyeliner and lips! I only wear foundation; which has lessened my time getting ready in the morning. I wakeup with my permanent makeup! I recently had an eye exam and my optometrist couldn’t believe my makeup was permanent! She said it looked so natural. Thanks Marlo!"


"Marlo did my eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips last summer. I am a blonde, with fair skin. I plucked my eyebrows out too much when I was young, so therefore I did not have much. And my eyes, I always hated it when I didn't have eyeliner on, they were just so plain. With the permanent eyeliner and eyebrows, now I can just get up and go. And it makes my face look so much more complete. Whether I have time to put make up on or not. it's the greatest thing to know I do not have to get up and even worry about it. She is good at what she does. And with her nursing background, she is very good at teaching the postop care thoroughly. I like that she uses the quality products. She also has a gun that is high-quality. The very first visit, the eyeliner did not take very well. The next time I went back, it was so much more comfortable during the whole procedure. I was the first one that she used the new gun on. There was not much of a comparison between the two. It made the second visit so much more pleasant.  I am saving time and cost in the long run. Marlo did a great job! I would recommend her to anyone."


The thing I appreciate most about her is the attention to detail and her strong desire to give the client what they want, while at the same time giving her expert opinion on what she feels the client needs.
— Meredith

"When I first called Marlo I was very apprehensive about having permanent makeup done. I called about getting Permanent eyeliner and by the time I got off the phone with her, I had scheduled my eyebrows as well. In a few days I realized I wanted to go ahead and do my lips so I called her and she scheduled where I can have all three done at once. Being mostly a tomboy, I wasn't exactly comfortable going into a salon to have this done but Marlo put me at ease within minutes. She took her time and showed me what the different thinks that she had looks like on my skin. She showed me what it would look like just after having it done and she showed me what it would look like healed. She took the time to recognize how I did my own eyebrows and took all of my thoughts and considerations of what I wanted and made it her consideration. She let me know every step of the way what she was doing how
 she was doing it. My entire experience with Marlo was more of a spa relaxation time where we could just talk about anything while she was working. She made me feel comfortable and confident in the way that I was going to look when I walked out. The next day she sent me a text message to see how I was and checked on the healing process. Marlo is very particular and her work and she wants everybody to look their best so she strives for Perfection each and every single time. Each appointment that she has done with respect of her client and making sure that it is more of a beauty /spa treatment. Throughout my time with Marlo she has helped me realize that this is about me and being who I am.  I'm always going to have flaws, but I'm also always going to have amazing eyebrows! Marlo is amazing. Truly a one-of-a-kind spirit that can and will help you find the best look for you."






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