Everything you need to know about Lip Blush
What is Lip Blush?
Lip Blush is a semi-permanent tattooing technique that involves the strategic application of pigments into the lips. The primary objective is to enhance the natural colour and shape of the lips. Often, the natural colour of our lips may appear dull, or the pigment doesn't extend fully to the edges of our lips.
This precision-based procedure creates the illusion of fuller and more defined lips, thereby reducing the necessity for frequent lip tint or lipstick touch-ups. In fact, if you have a favourite lip tint or lipstick, we recommend bringing it to your appointment so our artists can match the colour.
Lip Blush treatments utilise specific pigments distinct from other tattoo pigments. These pigments offer varying levels of translucence, allowing you to achieve a subtle or bold result according to your preferences.
What to Expect on the Day of Your Lip Blush Tattooing Treatment
Your journey to enhanced lips through Lip Blush semi-permanent tattooing begins with a consultation with your tattoo artist. During this consultation, you'll discuss your goals and the desired outcome of the procedure.
You'll have the opportunity to explore different pigments to determine what resonates with you best. While we typically aim to enhance the natural colour of your lips, we can also closely match a lipstick shade if you prefer.
Next, your tattoo specialist will meticulously map your lips. We will always maintain the natural shape of your lips. However, by ensuring that pigment reaches the edges of your lips, we achieve results that provide a subtle but noticeable enhancement, making your lips appear more defined and subtly plump.
To ensure your comfort throughout the procedure, we apply a numbing cream, ensuring you won't experience any pain. Some sensitivity may occur during the healing period, typically in the day or two following the treatment.
Your tattoo artist will then commence the precise shading of your lips. As your treatment concludes, your lips will appear exceptionally bright and bold – this is entirely normal. Over the next few days, they will gradually become brighter and darker before settling into their final, beautifully enhanced appearance - usually around 50% lighter than the colour you'll initially see. This evolution is a natural part of the healing process.
Lip Blush Aftercare
Immediately after your Lip Blush semi-permanent tattooing treatment, your lip colour will appear exceptionally bright. This vibrant hue typically lasts for the first 2-3 days before transitioning into the subsequent stages of healing. You can expect the colour to fade by around 30-50%.
Hydration is Key
During the healing process, it's crucial to keep your newly tattooed lips clean and well-hydrated. We recommend investing in a new moisturising lip balm to ensure there's no risk of bacterial contamination. Gently apply your lip balm multiple times a day to maintain optimal hydration during the healing period.
Embrace the Peeling Process
Don't be alarmed when your lips start to peel; this is a normal and expected part of the healing journey. It's vital not to pick at the peeling skin. Let it naturally slough off when it's ready. This practice ensures even pigment adherence and more lasting color. Typically, the peeling phase lasts up to 7 days, and when coupled with lip balm, it appears quite subtle.
Avoid Irritation and Friction
Steer clear of touching the treated area and refrain from using exfoliating products, lipsticks, and consuming spicy foods for at least one week. Minimising irritation and friction aids in the healing process.
Caution with Moisture
In the initial days post-treatment, it's advisable to minimise wetting the lips as much as possible. While brushing your teeth is acceptable, be gentle and rinse the area with water. Carefully pat dry with a clean, dry towel without rubbing.
Perfection Visit, 4-6 Weeks After your first Lip Blush appointment
Your tattoo artist will schedule a perfection visit approximately 4-6 weeks following your initial Lip Blush appointment. During this session, we will assess the colour and tone of your lips and perform touch-ups as necessary to ensure we achieve your dream Lip Blush look.
Cold Sores and Lip Blush
It's important to note that Lip Blush may trigger cold sores in some individuals, especially if you are prone to experiencing them. Here are some proactive steps you can take to manage this.
Daily Application of Cold Sore Cream
If you are prone to cold sores, we recommend a daily application of a cold sore cream, such as Zovirax. Consistent use of this cream can help minimise the risk of cold sores emerging after the Lip Blush procedure.
Consider Medication or Vitamins
In addition to cold sore cream, you may also explore the option of taking medication or specific vitamins known to prevent cold sores. Consult with a healthcare professional to determine the most suitable preventive measures for your situation.
By taking these precautions, you can help ensure a smoother and more comfortable experience throughout the Lip Blush healing process.
The Benefits of Lip Blush
Imagine waking up to naturally enhanced lips, as if you've already applied you're favourite lip tint. Lip blush eliminates the need for frequent lipstick reapplications, allowing you to enjoy your day with confidence and ease. Pop on some gloss and go!
Revel in a refreshed, youthful look that endures throughout the day and night. Additionally, Lip Blush enhances your natural lip shape, subtly defining and plumping your lips.
The colour palette is yours to explore. You have the freedom to choose a shade that resonates with your style, personality, lip colour and skin tone. Whether you prefer a subtle or bold look, the choice is entirely yours.
Lip blush boasts impressive longevity, results can last 1 to 5 years, gradually fading over time. To maintain that rosey and fresh appearance, we recommend returning for a touch-up every 1 to 3 years, depending on your desired results.
No More Lipstick Bleeds
One significant and often underrated benefit of lip blush tattooing is its ability to prevent lipstick bleeds. This ensures that your lip colour stays precisely where you want it, eliminating the need for constant adjustments.
With subtly rosey lips that stay in place, you can enjoy a naturally fresh appearance without the need for any makeup. Say goodbye to the daily routine of applying lip tint and embrace a more carefree, effortlessly polished look.
Influencers with Lip Blush
Lip blush is rapidly gaining popularity as one of the standout beauty treatments of 2023, and its allure is poised to continue growing in 2024. To see stunning examples of Lip Blush looks, check out some of our favourite influencers who love their Lip Blush treatments.
How much does Lip Blush cost?
All Lip Blush treatments require an initial visit and perfection visit. These can be purchased separately or as a package deal.
Initial Visit - $299
Perfection Visit - $299
Initial + Perfection Visit - $549 (save $49)
Ready for the gloss-and-go lifestyle?
Lip blush tattooing offers long-lasting lip perfection, eliminating the need for constant touch-ups. Embrace effortless allure and rosey lips that stay flawless day in and day out.
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