Every girl wants a beautiful smile and sexy pout. Many temporary cosmetic products can help achieve this look for a few hours, but wouldn’t it be nice to have something more permanent? The good news is...there is! Lip tinting allows you to roll out of bed and hit the ground ready to go. The trend of permanent makeup lips treatments is one that is not going away and for good reason. Today, we are going to discuss lip blush and why you may love to add this cosmetic treatment to your beauty toolbox.
What is Lip Blushing?
Lip blush, also known as lip tinting, is a cosmetic procedure that adds semi-permanent coloring to the lips, thus enhancing the natural pigmentation of the lips. It also has the properties of making the lips appear fuller and more symmetrical. One of the positives about lip blush is that it gives a very natural enhancement to the shade and shape of the lips, as opposed to lip filler which can more drastically alter the appearance of the lips.
The Treatment of Lip Blush
In layman’s terms, lip blush is a form of cosmetic tattooing. A very tiny needle places small deposits of pigment into the skin of the lips to gradually build layers of color. This can be done to enhance the shade of the lips or to even out lip pigment or shaping that may be uneven.
In the infancy of cosmetic tattooing, the tattoos were often very harsh and not natural looking at all. Thankfully, permanent makeup technology has come a long way. Originally, permanent cosmetic tattooing used a powerful machine and very unnatural dyes made of synthetic pigments. Now, the dyes and tools used have been refined, using organic pigments and modernized digital tools to provide a natural look and a more comfortable treatment experience.
How Long Does Lip Blush Last?
When it comes to any tattooing, results are very dependent on the individual and how their body absorbs the dye as well as how fast the superficial layers of the skin shed. Much like Ombre Powder Brows, lip tinting places small punctures in the skin and deposits ink into those spaces. In most situations, lip tinting can last for 2 - 3 years. This period of time can be shortened depending on the lifestyle habits of the individual. We recommend touch up your lips once a year to maintain the vibrancy of pigment!
Things like smoking and vast amounts of sun exposure cause wear and tear on the skin and shorten the life of this cosmetic procedure with rapid fading. Lip exfoliation helps cells regenerate faster for softer lips but this also means that pigment will be resurfacing more. Also, individuals with anemia or oily skin may see faster fading of lip blush.
Lip Blush Downtime
Right after the treatment, it is completely normal that your lips swell uneven. Applying cold compress will reduce the swelling in the next hours. It generally go down within a few hours, however depending on individuals that, it can lasts until the next day just not as severe as just done.
Within the first week, lips will start to enter the healing phase which, is light peeling like the look of dry lips. Make sure you follow the lip blush aftercare given by your artist.
Does Lip Blush Hurt?
Most clients who have undergone this procedure report that it is mildly uncomfortable, not necessarily painful, giving it a rating of 5-6 out of a scale of 10. Obviously, this rating is subjective to a person's pain tolerance. Topical numbing be be administered prior and during the treatment to keep you comfortable during this permanent makeup lips procedure.
It is important to not take an NSAID like ibuprofen before getting lip blush or any other semi-permanent makeup treatment, as this can cause excess bleeding and sensitivity. You should also avoid fish oil and vitamin E before tinting.
What Can I Expect on Blush Day?
Typically, when you arrive, a topical anesthetic will be applied to your lips to help numb them for the pigment depositing process. Then, your technician will draw the shape of your enhanced lips to guide the lip blush process. This allows you to make any adjustments to where the coloration will be placed so you can be thrilled with your new perfect pout.
Once it is tint time, you can expect that the process will take 60-90 minutes. You may have some swelling and discomfort following the lip blush treatment, but this can be helped by icing and taking Tylenol. Your lips may also scab over while they are healing, but this side-effect should also resolve fairly quickly. About a week to a week and a half after lip tinting, you should be ready for the big reveal.
If you are ready to enhance that beautiful smile of yours with lip blush, contact MaiLash & Brows in Scottsdale, Arizona today to set up an appointment. We can’t wait to help you feel your most beautiful.
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