5 things you need to know about Lip Blushing

To enhance their appearance, lips have become the focus for many women. Applying lipstick daily can become tiresome though and many want to change the shape of their lips. Permanent lip blushing and lip liner tattoos have started to become popular solutions to both problems.

However, as with all permanent makeup, there are pros and cons to consider. It is important to speak to a professional permanent makeup artist beforehand to get all the relevant advice and information so you can make the best decision.

Ahead of your first consultation, here are 5 things you need to know about lip blushing.

1.Lip blushing enhances your lips

Lip blushing enhances the natural colour and shape of your lips. Your artist will lean towards pigments that are a shade or two away from your natural colour to ensure the final result looks more natural and more enhanced than a traditional ink-based lip tattoo or cosmetic filler.

2.Pigment vs Traditional Tattoo ink

Even though the category name is “permanent makeup”, a semi-permanent pigment is applied to the top layer of skin (epidermis) versus a traditional tattoo ink for the deeper skin layers. Traditional ink makes the makeup look less natural as well as far more permanent. There is also a consistency difference too. Pigment ink is thicker than the watery traditional ink, allowing for a more natural finish. The downside to pigment though is its semi-permanent nature. It can be exfoliated out of the skin after 12-18 months as it is only applied to the upper skin layer. Touch-ups are therefore required to maintain the style long term.

3.Lips are highly sensitive

Lip blushing can be more painful than other permanent makeup procedures like microblading and Eyeliner. Zensa numbing cream can be used to reduce discomfort during service. As it is pH neutral and won’t interfere with the process, it is safe to use as a method to numb the lips before the micro-needling begins. Most Lip Blushing services last around 90-120 minutes and the Zensa numbing cream will last 2-4 hours and can be replied to during the procedure if required.

4.Healing can take up to 2-weeks

The best time to have your lips blushed is on a Thursday. This will give your lips the weekend to complete the initial healing process. Expect your lips to scab and flake, and expect the colour to fade initially as the skin thickens during the healing process. But don’t panic! This is all normal. Colour will return as your lips heal themselves. Patience is needed and you mustn’t pick the scabs. Hydrate and moisturize continuously and refrain from common activities like going to the gym or swimming pool to get the best results.

5.Skin tone influences the final results

Hyperpigmentation, a condition that causes patches of skin to become darker than the surrounding skin, is more likely on darker skin tones. The reason this occurs is due to an excess of melanin. As the needle makes the micro-wounds and therefore requires a healing process, more natural pigment is produced and this can lead to the lips being darker than desired.

If you are looking to shorten your morning routine, permanent lip blush tattoos are ideal. But they are not for everyone. It is always important to consult your artist and get the best advice.

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