Lips getting outlined for lip-blushing
"Lip-Blushing": Your Guide To The Semi-Permanent Cosmetic Trend
Lip blushing is a semi-permanent procedure that enhances your natural lip shade with a tattoo machine and ink. It's meant to make the lips fuller without changing the shape.
The results can last for nearly two years and may require touch-ups depending on how long you want it to last. This expensive procedure can cost anywhere from $495 to $1500.
Lip blushing is done by a cosmetic tattoo artist or aesthetician, who uses a small mechanical blade to make tiny cuts in the skin where the ink is then deposited.
After numbing cream is applied to the lips, the artist will outline your lips with a lip pencil. Some describe a slight pinching feeling and some pressure, but pain is unlikely.
After the hour-long appointment, your lips will be puffy and irritated, which is normal. The swelling will go down in a few days and the initial color will fade into a natural hue.
Your lips may appear darker than expected in the days after, but it will fade as your lips heal and the excess color continues to flake off. Be sure to keep your lips moisturized.
With this procedure, the color will fade over time, typically within 2 to 3 years of the first treatment. Factors like sun exposure and smoking can expedite the process.
Lip-blushing is generally a safe procedure when done by a seasoned professional. There could be risks associated with allergic reactions, so do research beforehand.