Lip blush (also known as Lip Tattoo or Permanent Lipstick) is a semi-permanent makeup procedure. It can enhance the lips, giving the illusion of a fuller and more defined look.
This is achieved by depositing pigments into the lips using a tiny needle and delicate application. A great alternative to lip filler, lip blush can be used to alter both the colour and shape of the lips. The outcome can be used to restore the colour of aging lips and is a great way to create symmetry for uneven lips.
How long does it take?
The procedure can take around 1.5-2 hrs.
Is it painful?
Some clients have reported feeling nothing, whilst others report feeling some discomfort. I use two different numbing creams on your lips. One before the procedure starts and a stronger one after completing the first part of the procedure. Lips may appear swollen once the procedure is complete. Once the numbing cream wears off, they may feel tender. An aftercare kit is provided for you to take home.
Lip blush takes approximately 3-4 days to heal. During that time you may experience some dryness, flaking and peeling as the lips naturally exfoliate. The colour will change throughout the healing process, settling into its true shade.
Day 1: Swelling, tenderness, high colour intensity
Day 2: Swelling subsides, dryness starts, colour is much darker
Day 3-4: Scabbing, peeling, very dry
Day 5-6: The colour looks lighter, but may still be dry
Day 7-10: The colour looks very light
Day 28: The colour has settled into its true shade
Will I need a follow-up appointment?
After your initial procedure, you will be booked for a follow-up appointment; approximately 6 weeks after. This allows time for your lips to heal and the pigment to take. Your follow-up appointment is treated as a top-up session. I will assess how the colour has taken to your lips and perfect the overall look. A colour boost appointment will be required approximately 12-18 months after your follow-up appointment.
How long does it last?
Lip blush usually lasts around 12-18 months, depending upon the individual. This can depend on aftercare and lifestyle. Spending lots of time in the sun or smoking can cause lip blush to fade faster. The skincare regime you use can impact how long lip blush lasts, using lots of exfoliating products could fade the pigment more quickly. Having dry or overly oily lips can also affect the speed at which lip blush fades.
Is it suitable for everyone?
Lip blush is suitable for most, but all clients must be over the age of 18. It can be particularly good for older clients as the lip’s natural pigmentation fades with age.
(to be discussed before booking):
If you are a smoker, the pigment may not take properly or distort.
If you have an auto-immune disease, thyroid/graves disease, or anaemia, the pigment may not take.
If you have psoriasis in the treatment area.
If you have a history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring.
If you are undergoing chemotherapy.
If you are pregnant or nursing, you cannot have this procedure.
If you have diabetes, medical advice will be needed.
If you suffer from cold sores, I recommend starting antiviral medication 48hrs before your procedure. I want to ensure you get the best results possible. Please discuss this with us further if you have any concerns. The procedure cannot be performed if you have a cold sore outbreak, at the time of your appointment.
A consultation form will be sent out to you when booking your appointment. If personal health conditions require consent from your doctor for this procedure to be carried out, you will need to bring this consent form with you to your appointment. Alternatively, you can send this form via email before your appointment.