LIP BLUSH

Lip blush is a semi-permanent service that enhances the natural lip shape and adds a natural flush lip color. Colors are available in all different shades to match all lips to provide a subtle color that enhances the natural lip color and can cover paleness or unevenness. Initial appointments as well as touch ups will take about 3 hours.

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Who is a good candidate for Lip Blush?

This service is best for anyone who wants to add a subtle color/tint to their lips. Lip blush can help define the lip borders, cover pale areas and help with unevenness in the natural lip color. Lip blush does not change the shape of your natural lips and we will not tattoo outside of the lip-skin area.

Scroll down on the page to view who is NOT a good candidate.

How long does Lip Blush last?

Lip Blush can last about 1-3 years depending on skin type, skin care/exfoliants used on the lips and client's lifestyle. Longevity can be extended with routine touch up sessions. 

How many sessions will i need to achieve my desired look?

Most of our clients need at least 2 sessions. The secondary touch up, which is scheduled at least 8 weeks after your initial session, will be used to add more depth to the color. As with any PMU service, we have to work in layers to get the right color saturation and to make sure we do not cause damage or trauma to the skin.

How long will my Lip Blush take to heal?

Lip Blush tattoo in the phase that you will need to take care of it/shedding phase will last about 5-7 days. The color of the lips and the skin will be fully healed by 8 weeks which is when you will see the final healed results.

BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT

To ensure you are an eligible client for your Lip Blush service, you must follow all pre-care instructions. Failure to follow pre-care instructions will affect the outcome of your final results and may result in rescheduling your appointment.

WE ARE CURRENTLY ONLY ALLOWING CLIENTS TO BOOK IF THEY HAVE FIRST SENT US A PHOTO OF THEIR BARE LIPS AND/OR COME INTO THE SALON FOR A CONSULTATION. IF YOU DO NOT DO EITHER OF THE ABOVE, YOUR APPOINTMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION.

If you are known to get cold sores or have ever had a cold sore, it is recommended that you go to the doctor and get prescribed an antiviral medication such as Valtrex. Take it two weeks prior to your appointment to avoid getting cold sores post procedure. ​

  • 90 DAYS BEFORE:
    Avoid skin exfoliants, laser or chemical peels on or around the mouth.

  • 2 MONTHS BEFORE:
    Discontinue Retina-A, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) or any skincare. Must not be on any antibiotic medication.
     

  • AT LEAST 1 MONTH BEFORE OR EARLIER:
    Please hydrate well, and make sure to moisturize your lips. Dry lips and/or dry patches on the lips will not take the pigment well and may result in uneven healing. It is recommended to use Aquaphor for a month leading up to your appointment.

  • 2 WEEKS BEFORE:
    Avoid botox, lip fillers, waxing, electrolysis, retinol and peeling of dry patches on the lips.

    BLOOD THINNERS:
    Will cause you to bleed more and will not only make it harder for your artist to work, but it can and will affect the color that your brows will heal:
     

  • 1 WEEK BEFORE:
    It is highly recommended to GENTLY exfoliate the lips at least once a day during the week leading up to your appointment. You can use a warm wash cloth or a gentle lip exfoliant to do so. Night before your appointment you may exfoliate but do not do this the morning of your appointment.

  • 72 HOURS BEFORE:
    Avoid aspirin, Ibuprofen, Smoking, Soda, Niacin, Vitamin E, Advil, Fish Oil, etc. 
     

  • 24 HOURS BEFORE:
    Avoid Caffeine of any type, Alcohol
     

  • MENSTRUAL CYCLE:
    Please note that if you are on your menstrual cycle during the appointment, you will be more sensitive during the procedure due to hormones.

AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT

Temporary side effects from lip blush include but are not limited to: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches & tenderness. Though rare, infection is possible if aftercare is not handled correctly and cautiously. If you see signs of infection such as persistent increased redness, swelling, fever, drainage or oozing, contact your doctor immediately.

 

Immediately following the appointment the lips may appear swollen and bright in color, and may appear patchy in color for the first hour but will subside and even out after numbing wears off. 

Upon leaving your appointment, you will be sent an instruction sheet that will outline all the steps for your aftercare as well as verbal instruction.

  • It is very important to gently blot any lympth fluid on the surface of the lips, post-procedure to avoid heavy scabbing.
     

  • For one week, only water may be used to clean the lip area. Mouthwash is recommended for use after eating or drinking.
     

  • Avoid: water (aside from cleaning), makeup, tanning, swimming, excessing sweating, sauna, spicy food, kissing until all of the scabbing/shedding has finished.
     

  • Drinking through a straw for one week.
     

  • Stay out of direct sunlight while the area is still healing/scabbing. Once the skin is healed it is advised to continue to moisturize the lips and use an SPF chapstick if you will be outside. SPF lip products will help your tattoo last longer and counter the affects that UV rays can have on the color of your new tattoo.
     

  • When the area starts to flake, leave it. Do not pick, peel, or pull on the skin. You WILL result in loss of color and can potentially cause scarring.

  • Keep hot and steamy showers short.
     

  • Avoid all products on the newly tattooed area i.e. makeup, skin care: face wash, lotion. Use only aquaphor or provided ointment until the area has completely healed.

    Once all of the tattooed area is healed which is about 7 days, you may resume using your regular lip products that are not exfoliating, and may apply makeup if desired. It is best not to use any drying lip products for at least 3 weeks post lip blush appointment, i.e. matte lip sticks or lip glosses. You MUST make sure it is fully done shedding before applying products or you may cause an infection.
     

  • Avoid lip injections for 8 weeks post procedure.
     

  • After 8 weeks we can have your follow up appointment and can adjust color if needed, and fill in any areas that may not have healed properly.

Lip Blush is NOT recommended and we will not perform any appointments on any clients who are or have any of the following:

  • Pregnant or nursing

  • Diabetic

  • Undergoing chemotherapy (consult your doctor first)

  • Have or have a history of cold sores (Oral herpes/fever blister) You must consult your doctor first and will need to be prescibed an anti-viral medication otherwise this procedure *will* cause an outbreak)

  • Viral infections and/or diseases

  • Epilepsy

  • A pacemaker, or major heart problems

  • Had an organ transplant

  • Skin irritations, eczema or psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)  

  • Generally not feeling well (cold, flu, etc.)

  • Had Botox/lip filler in the past two months

  • Used Accutane in the past year

  • HIV

  • Hepatitis