Semi Permanent Makeup Services
What is Lip Blushing?
What exactly is lip blushing? Essentially, lip blushing is a semi-permanent makeup designed to make the lips look lustrous and fuller for an extended period before retouching is needed. You could think of it almost as a lip tattoo, though the technology involved is a bit more cutting edge and developed to create a far more realistic appearance. The overall lip blushing process results in lips that have a more defined shape and lips that look fuller than before. The results genuinely are natural-looking when it comes to lip blushing. The key is to ensure that the process is done by a technician that has ample experience with this type of semi-permanent makeup application.
How Does Lip Blushing Work?
If you are curious about lip blushing or are considering getting it done, here is what you need to know: Lip blushing is done using a tiny mechanized needle. This needle then injects pigment into the lip area. What happens is that it delivers pigment in layers, giving the lips layers of color that are more resistant to fading and, again, that look more realistic than other types of processes whereby dye gets injected into the lip. However, unlike with a lip tattoo, the lip blushing process creates a far more natural-looking result.
With more traditional forms of pigment delivery, the color is injected deep into the skin's layers. And the machine itself is more robust. This isn't necessarily a good thing. With lip blushing, the pigments are developed using organic materials, and the digital-based tool with which they get injected does not go as deep into the skin but instead creates a series of layers. This again helps contribute to the overall natural look of the lips.
The machines are gentler, and the high quality of the vegan-based products used in lip blushing result in a much more appealing color than more abrasive traditional dyes do. If you are thinking about adding color to your lips, this is the way to go.
How Long Does Lip Blushing Last?
For those considering lip blushing, one of the main questions they often have is how long it will last me? After all, it is semi-permanent, so how often will you require touch ups? The longevity of lip blushing will vary from person to person, depending on several factors. For some people, results have lasted several years before needing a touchup. Certain things can hasten the fading process. For instance, if you are a smoker or tend to tan a lot, the effects will fade faster. If you often use exfoliating products on your skin, this can disappear. And there are some health issues such as iron deficiencies that can cause the effect to fade.
Is Lip Blushing painful?
This is another frequently asked question when it comes to lip blushing. The thought of a needle in your lips probably isn't comforting. And yet, you'd be surprised at what some recipients have to say about the experience overall. On average, many would rate their pain level three out of ten. The key is to ensure again you are working with a practitioner who knows exactly what they are doing. They will numb your lips before the procedure. Some recommend taking a pain reliever just before the appointment to help mitigate the pain. Following your meeting, be sure to adhere to the aftercare instructions to the letter to help speed along the healing process.
What should I expect from my lip blushing appointment?
When you go for your first lip blushing appointment, here are some of what you can expect…The technician will apply a topical anesthetic to help numb the area—this will need to sit to take effect for approximately 20-30 minutes. They will then draw in the shape of the desired lips. This way, you can assess the look and ensure it is precisely what you want. If you're going to make any changes, be sure and speak up at this point.
The procedure itself can last anywhere from an hour to two hours, depending on exactly how your lips are to be done. This will include color, the overall look you're going for, and the size of your natural lips.
Following your lip blushing appointment, keep in mind that there will probably be some slight swelling of the lips. This swelling will gradually decrease over the next week. It may help to ice them every so often. During the actual healing process, much as with a tattoo, there could be some scabbing of the lips. So do keep this in mind as far as your daily schedule.
It is essential to keep the lips clean—especially for the first 24 hours following the lip blushing. If you see blood forming on the lips, gently dab them with a sanitary cotton pad or something similar.
As far as the formation of scabs on your lips, it is crucial not to pick those scabs as this can lead to scarring and compromise the color applied with the lip blushing. Let the scabs fall off naturally, in other words. When sleeping, try and avoid sleeping on your face until your lips are fully healed. Many people will recommend using Aquaphor on the lips as they heal. This helps to keep them moist and aids with healing more generally.
Right after your appointment and for a few days beyond, you will notice that the lip color is quite intense, perhaps a lot brighter than you anticipated. When the lips heal, the color will have faded to the expected hue. The color fades to almost forty to fifty percent of how it initially appears.
How to Find a Skilled Lip Blushing Tech?
So, where do you go to have lip blushing done? How do you find an experienced technician to ensure a flawless procedure? Many salons, clinics, and spas will perform blip blushing. Make sure that they have been trained following industry standards. It is excellent to ask questions. Please find out how long their techs have been doing lip blushing. Ask about semi-permanent makeup procedures in general and how long they have provided these types of services. Read the reviews. Often Google can be a good source of information about chronicling people's experience of a particular salon or spa.
Lip blushing can result in luxurious and fuller lips. Many clients rave about the results. Be sure you are comfortable with the person performing the lip blushing, and never hesitate to ask questions!