Lip blushing is a semi-permanent tattoo service done on lips with a machine. It takes about 6-8 weeks for full healing right after initial session. The color will fade about 50-70%. The end result is a light flush of color that looks more natural than traditional permanent makeup (PMU). Lip Blushing can last approximately 1-3 years and will vary depending on skin type and lifestyle.
Lip Blush is a flush of color. There are various techniques such as watercolor and soft-touch. The end result is a natural sheer layer of color versus traditional lip tattoo that is more opaque.
Yes. We do coverup but keep in mind, if you have a lot of discoloration on your lips that it will take more than 2 sessions and the first session will have to be orange to color correct. Once we can neutralize the uneven and or dark color, we can then add desired color.
Everyone responds to pain and topical lidocaine differently. A good question to ask yourself … when you’re at the dentist, do they need to numb you a few times? If so, you’re probably going to feel more sensation versus someone who has a high tolerance for pain. Most of my clients say it is “tolerable” and there are spots that are more sensitive. I get a range of people who feel it to people who fall asleep, so use your best judgment.
However, during your sessions we do use topical anesthetics throughout to minimize the pain. Your pre-care is super important and must be followed:
At least 24 hours before, avoid the following:
- Aspirin, ibuprofen, alcoholic beverages
- Caffeine (coffee and tea)
- Fish oil
- Vitamin E
These all can contribute to thinning your blood. Your lip has three to five cellular layers versus other areas of the face can have up to 16 layers which makes it more sensitive.
- Anyone under the age of 18
- If you are pregnant or nursing. Why? This effects retention.
- On Accutane within the past year
- Undergoing chemotherapy
- HIV or Hepatitis or any other infections or viral diseases
- Cannot tolerate any pain and as a result will flinch
Everyone heals differently and our lips may have various colors which we need to allow time to heal before doing another session. Your 6-8 week touch up is when we can reinforce pigment, alter color and ultimately perfect your lips. From there it is suggested to get an “annual” touch-up when you are ready to get a color boost. This is different for everyone but the average is around 18 months to two years from the touch-up.
We have special rates for additional touch-ups for existing clients only. For anyone who has had previous work done by another artist, we would need to treat this as a first time customer rate. Please send photos if this pertains to you so we can give you proper pricing.
The first 7 days are what we like to call “the ugly stage.” Lips will go through various healing throughout.
- The initial will be super bright, swollen, bruising, and tenderness (all various degrees depending on each individual)
- Lips will begin to crust and peel (DON’T PICK IT!)
- Then the color will “fade away” but really, it’s covered under other tissue which in time, will develop
- After about 6-8 week the color will have faded about 50-70% (varies depending on individual)
- You’re ready for your touch-up where we will perfect!
Yes, you can definitely do lip blush but it will for sure be more than 2 sessions. And the first session MUST be orange. There’s no way around it. If we try to put any color before it is corrected it may turn ashy/dark brown and just not flattering.
Lip blush can help soften the appearance of asymmetry to fix it, but depending on the degree of unevenness we would suggest fillers. Lip Blush can only be bladed a 1-2 millimeters from natural lip contour for ink to deposit correctly. Your brow artist will consult with you on what is realistic to achieve.
Lip fillers are great pairing with lip blush since it can help perfect the overall shape. If you plan on getting lip fillers before or after, please wait 4 weeks.
If you plan to get lip fillers, please book at least 2 weeks after your initial lip blush session and then wait 4 weeks after your lip filler session to book your second lip blush session.
Color choosing is a partnership which is why time is allotted during our consultation. We will go over color choices that will look best on you based on your skin and lip tone. This is also where we will discuss sessions based on if color correction is needed.
Lip Blushing is similar to microblading where we will be using a machine to insert pigment into the lip. The needle used is a single needle whereas microblading uses a bundle of needles. Microblading can be performed manually and or machine whereas lip blush is by machine. They both go through a “ugly” stage during healing, but they differ in length of time and results due to the skin layers are different.
Absolutely! But keep in mind that each session does take approximately 2-3 hours so you’ll need to plan to be at the studio for most of the day.
Touch ups apply to all our permanent makeup treatments. We will discuss this more thoroughly at your appointment, however just know that to achieve the best healed results you will want to come back for your touch up. For lips, it will be about 6 to 8 weeks out from your initial treatment.