Lip Blush Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is 'permanent makeup'?
It is a form of cosmetic tattooing also known as micropigmentation where pharmaceutical grade pigments are implanted into the dermal layer of the skin to resemble makeup. However it is still semi-permanent due to the depth that the pigment is implanted and the fading qualities of the pigment itself. The digital micro-pigmentation machine used for cosmetic tattooing operates at a lower frequency than that of a body tattoo machine. This means it is penetrated more superficially and therefore will fade accordingly.
What is "Lip Blush"? Will it look like lipstick?
Lip Blush is a semi-permanent soft stain. It does not provide a bold lipstick color or replace your lipstick, but gives your lips a soft, blushy tint. It can give the illusion of more lip symmetry, add even color to pale lips, and make a pout appear fuller in individuals where the natural lip border is more flesh colored. If you want an everyday lippy to have more life during the work week, at the gym, running errands, and like to feel “effortlessly put-together” – this is it.
How long does it last?
Every client is individual but generally 2 years. Color retention depends on skin type, age, aftercare, sun exposure, use of certain products, the immune system, medications, and other Factors. Touch ups are recommended once every 1-2 years to prevent natural fading.
Who should not get Lip Blush?
As a precaution, I cannot treat clients that: are under the age of 18, are pregnant/breastfeeding, are currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments, have been using Accutane within the last six months. You must wait at least one month after a lip filler session.
The following may indicate reasons why lip blush may not be recommended. If this pertains to you, please email/text in a photo of your lips prior to ensure you are a candidate before booking an appointment
Lips that have lost a lot of laxity or have deeper wrinkles.
Dark, purple or hyperpigmented. The truth is, darker lips can be more challenging to work with as it may require several sessions to correct the cool undertones before depositing the target color, and more importantly one can risk further hyper-pigmentation.
Can I get lip blush, if I'm prone to cold sores?
Trauma to lips can cause a cold sore breakout which will ultimately affect your pigment retention and results. If you are prone to cold sores, you must take valtrex for 2-3 days prior to treatment.
Does it hurt?
A topical anaesthetic cream is applied to numb the area before, and a liquid numbing is used during the procedure to provide the greatest level of comfort. The lips are a sensitive and vascular area and pain can be described as 3-5 out of 10. I recognize that pain tolerance levels vary from person to person and my client's comfort throughout the entirety of the procedure is of utmost importance. Personal circumstances such as the time of a menstrual cycle may increase discomfort or the topical anesthetic may lose its intensity in regular smokers.
How can I prepare for my first permanent makeup appointment?
It is imperative to start preparing a week before for healthy lips for the best results, by frequently moisturizing your with balms and vaseline, then exfoliating your lips the day before your appointment.
Typically the first lip treatment lasts for approximately 3-3.5 hours. The touch up treatment is approximately 2 hours. If you plan to go on a sun destination vacation, it is recommended that you do the procedure at least 2 weeks before or after your vacation. If you plan on getting filler, please wait at least one month after your last procedure.
Avoid any blood thinning medication 48 hours prior to first appointment. This includes vitamin E, aspirin, ibuprofen, gingko biloba and fish oil supplements.
Avoid alcohol 24 hours before your appointment, and avoid caffeine the day of appointment because they all promote increased bleeding resulting in less absorption of pigment.
How many treatments are needed?
Generally, two sessions are standard, however there may be cases where additional treatments are required in more complicated circumstances (at an additional cost).
Where do I start? How do I book? What are the methods of payment?
Debit, credit and cash are accepted forms of payment. You can conveniently book online HERE.