In 2018 Kylie Jenner became one of the biggest celebrities to admit to having her lip filler dissolved. After years of being attacked by the media for the amount of filler she had put into her lips which drastically changed her appearance, she finally admitted to falling in love with her ‘natural’ look.
Over the last few years, the bigger the pout has always been seen as being better. However, recently we are slowly starting to see the rise of permanent makeup, giving us that much more natural appearance.
Gone are the days of ‘look at what I have had done’ and welcome the days of ‘I just woke up like this’.
Think about how much money you have spent on all those MAC lipsticks and lipliners. You may as well have shares in the company. Years of overlining your lips to achieve that fuller look. Hours spent in front of the mirror to make sure your lips are perfectly symmetrical.
Well, now you can achieve the same look without the hassle of having to reapply your lipstick several times throughout the day.
Enter lip blushing. A form of permanent makeup, which will enhance the colour and shape of your natural lips. It doesn’t change the anatomy of the lips, just the colour. However, it does give the illusion of fuller lips without the filler.
Lip blushing is achieved by depositing pigment into the lips with a tiny mechanical needle at a low speed, which will help build the layer of colour. As well as evening out the tone of the lips, it can also improve any asymmetry. It is an evolved service that is meant to create natural-looking, long-lasting results.
What to expect
Before you go ahead with your lip blushing treatment, you will have a consultation with your permanent makeup artist where you will discuss your look and they will also be able to assess your lips at this time.
Unlike other forms of permanent makeup, there are many possibilities with colour choices. What colour you decide to go for will be your decision, however, you will be wearing it for months or in some cases years. You can always apply lipstick to change the colour but at least you will come away from your treatment knowing your lips will always be ready for the day.
The skin’s surface takes about 7-10 days to heal after lip blush treatment. For the tissue underneath and the pigment to settle, it will take approximately one month. You will require a touch up at four to six weeks and the treatment will last anything between two to five years.
As with any form of permanent makeup, ensure you do your research about what PMU artist you visit. You want them to have had the adequate training before carrying out any treatment.