Advantages Of Lip Blushing

What Is Lip Blush?

Lip blushing is a permanent makeup technique that creates a lipstick look. You can pick the colour and technique to get the look you desire. Lip blushing is done with a tattoo machine and the effect lasts 3-5 years. 

Some of the benefits include lips that look more defined without fillers, restores colour to pale lips, camouflages scars and hypo-pigmentation and may eliminate the daily use of pencils to outline, fill in or reshape lip borders.

Does It hurt?

While everyone has a different comfort level, even with topical anesthetic some clients may still experience slight pain. We also do numb throughout the procedure to keep you as comfortable as possible. 

Lips are very sensitive so you will feel discomfort. If you are on your period you will feel slightly more discomfort.

Lip Blushing Before And After

Lip blushing can help if you’d like to achieve more symmetry and tone. Your provider will likely help you choose a natural-looking pigment for your treatment.

Here are a few real-life examples to gain an idea of what lip blushing looks like.


  • Lip blushing can enhance the natural shape and tone of the lips, giving those born with thin, pale, or ill-defined lips a look of greater fullness and contour.
  • Lip blushing can temporarily correct natural-born asymmetries.
  • The organic pigments used in blushing offer a your-lips-but-better stain that obviates the need for everyday lip colour. (Bonus: no smudging or lipstick on your teeth!)
  • The pain is surprisingly minimal.
  • Prepping for my session was easy; I was simply told to avoid ibuprofen, fish oil, and vitamin E the day before to reduce the possibility of bruising and bleeding. Upon sitting in Drummond’s chair, I was told he’d be applying topical anesthesia to my mouth.
  • There is some healing involved. While there’s no downtime for this treatment (you can shower and wash your face the same day, as long as you slather on a coat of Aquaphor), it takes about four to five days to heal completely. Despite Drummond’s warnings that my lips would dramatically darken post-treatment, I still freaked out a little when I woke up to an unexpected raisin colour the next morning instead of the rosy pink shade we had discussed. 

Is Lip Blushing Safe?

Lip blushing is considered a semi-permanent procedure. This means you’ll need to repeat the process every few years to maintain your results. Frequent lip exfoliation, sun exposure, and smoking can all make the pigment fade quicker.

What Is Used For Lip Blushing?

Enter lip blushing, a semi-permanent tattooing method designed to enhance the natural colour and shape of your mouth for one to two years. Using a method called pixelating, the aesthetician deposits small, undetectable dots of pigment to line and shade.

What Should You Not Do After Lip Blush?

Do not let the area dry out, keep moist all times. Check your lips every thirty (30) minutes, re-apply ointment as necessary. Do not press or rub when applying ointment. Apply an extra heavy coat of ointment to the treated area before bedtime, bath, washing of adjacent areas, and immediately upon rising in the morning.

Can I Eat After Lip Blush?

Do not eat spicy foods or hot liquids for 48 hours after your procedure.

Can You Drink Alcohol After Lip Blush?

Do not consume alcohol, caffeine, fish oil, Vitamin E, aspirin and ibuprofen, they will bleed more due to thinning of the skin. 

If prone to cold sores, talk to your doctor and take a preventative tablet beforehand. Lip blushing can trigger inflammation or breakouts of cold sores.

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