For the longest time, lipstick has been a staple in the beauty and cosmetic world. Recently there has been a surge in the demand for other options to give your lips a pop of color, including tattooing. Yes, you heard that right! This is where lip blushing comes in. What is lip blushing, you might ask? Read on to find out.
What is Lip Blushing?
You have probably heard of semi-permanent brows before. Lip blushing is very similar. Lip blushing (also known as lip tattooing) is a semi-permanent makeup procedure done on the lips to enhance their natural color and shape. Sometimes, this procedure can also make minor corrections to issues like hyperpigmentation, scarring, and asymmetry.
While the procedure has gained more interest of recent, especially on the internet, this kind of lip treatment has been around for many years. In fact, more people have opted for lip blushing as a form of cosmetic enhancement to alter both the color and the shape of the lips as well as make them appear younger.
How is Lip Blushing Done?
To get your lips blushed, the first thing to do is book an appointment with a tattoo artist. During the procedure, the tattoo artist will apply a numbing agent on your lips to help reduce the pain. After this, they will carve out your desired lip shape with a lip pencil. You’re expected to check and approve if it is okay since this mark acts as the stencil upon which your tattoo will be drawn. Afterward, you pick your most preferred color. Then a tiny mechanized needle is used to deposit natural-looking pigments in your lips to build the layers of the color you chose. This is done multiple times in different layers to help create an even tone.
Altogether, the entire process can take between 1 and 3 hours.
How Long Does it Last?
Typically, the lifespan is between two to three years. Since it is a semi-permanent tattoo, it will gradually fade over time and your lips will return to their natural state. This is why many tattoo artists recommend annual refresh sessions in order to extend the lifetime of the lip shade.
How Much Does Lip Blushing Cost?
The cost of any procedure is relative to the city you reside. Another determining factor is how skilled and reputable your tattoo artist is. But, overall, the procedure costs between $400 and $1,500, and you can get routine touch-ups starting at $400.
Altogether, lip blushing can be a good investment since it lasts for years and will save you from constantly purchasing lipstick and the time applying it. So, if you find the cost of the procedure ridiculously cheap, then it’s probably too good to be true.
Why Invest in Lip Blushing?
Despite the cost and procedure, lip blushing comes with lots of benefits. Apart from giving the lips a gorgeous look and feel, you tend to get:
- a long-lasting lip color
- an enhanced lip symmetry
- color correction if scars and/or uneven pigmentation are present
- an improved pigment for aging or pale lips
- fuller-looking lips without undergoing injections or surgery
- the freedom to customize your lip shade
We all have different lips and there are no fixed rules to beauty standards. However, if you would rather change the look, color, and shape of your lips, you might want to consider lip blushing. Ensure the procedure is carried out by a professional tattoo artist. But you should also consider different aspects of the procedure, such as, your pain tolerance, possible side effects, budget, and location.