A beginners Guide to... Lip.. Blushing??
Ok, so you're here because you've heard of lip blushing, but are still like... uhhh WHAT? Well, it's one of the latest trends in the world of cosmetic tattooing, and it's taking the beauty industry by storm! Lip blushing is a form of semi-permanent makeup that gives your lips a natural-looking tint, without the need for daily lipstick application. This technique has been around for ever - but, with the help of social media more lip obsessed babes are coming through to snatch up that perfect pout! Let's break it down...
What is Lip Blushing?
Lip blushing is a cosmetic tattooing technique that uses specialised tattoo machines to implant pigment into the lips. Lip blushing creates a soft, subtle tint that enhances the natural shape and colour of your lips. The procedure typically takes 2-3 hours (including design), and the results can last for from two to five years.
The Benefits of Lip Blushing
One of the main benefits of lip blushing is that it can save you time and money in the long run. If you're someone who wears lipstick every day, you know how annoying reapplying can be, not to mention time-consuming and expensive it can be to maintain the perfect pout.
With lip blushing, you can wake up with a gorgeous tint that lasts all day, without the need for hourly touch-ups or reapplication. Lip blushing can also enhance the shape and symmetry of your lips. If you have uneven or thin lips, lip blushing can help create the illusion of a fuller, more symmetrical pout. Additionally, the procedure can help correct any discolouration, can cover scars, help reconstruct lip shape after surgery or assist with pigmentation.
If you're considering lip blushing, it's important to do your research and find a reputable artist who specialises in the technique. If you have melanin rich skin, we recommend you find an artist who is well trained with experience in the technique for your skin tone - we'll cover this in another blog post.
During your initial consultation, the artist will work with you to choose the perfect shade and shape for your lips. They will also explain the entire process, including any potential risks and side effects.
On the day of the procedure, the artist will clean and numb (if permitted) your lips before starting the tattooing process. They will use a small needle to implant pigment into the lips, layer by layer, until the desired shade is achieved. The entire process can take anywhere from 2-3 hours, depending on the depth of colour, complexity of creating symmetry and the desired results.
Your artist will equip you with all the knowledge you need to care for your lips during your healing process. The team here at BBY also will provide you with a take home care kit and detailed instructions - make sure you follow all of this to a tee. Whether your visiting our team or another talented artist, don't forget, artists can only take you so far, the way you care for your investment once you leave the clinic is up to you.
After the procedure, it's normal for your lips to feel tender and swollen. You may also experience some mild bruising or peeling as the pigment settles. However, these side effects should subside within a few days, and once healed you'll be left with a beautiful tint that lasts for up to 5 years.
In a nutshell, lip blushing is a safe, effective, and affordable way to enhance the natural beauty of your lips. If you're tired of constantly applying and reapplying lipstick, or if you're looking to enhance the shape and symmetry of your lips, lip blushing may be the perfect solution for you. So why wait? Book your consultation today and get ready to pucker up with confidence!
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