Everything You Need to Know About Lip Blushing

Most people would love to wake up in the morning without worrying about putting on makeup and want to find ways to simplify their morning routine.

Cosmetic tattooing, such as lip blushing, can help you always look your best and make getting ready for your day much more manageable.

You have likely tried various ways to enhance your lips at home with lip tints or liners. Imagine waking up and starting your day without the hassle of makeup and your lips always looking fabulous and fresh.

We want you to look and feel your best, and your facial features are often the first thing someone notices when you meet and speak. Below we will tell you everything you need to know about lip blushing.

What is Lip Blushing?

Most people lose pigment in their lips and lip lines as they age. As the color on your lips starts to fade, you also lose lip definition, and many women will use a lip liner to enhance the look of their lips and make them appear slightly more prominent. While lip filler is ideal for creating volume in your lips, utilizing lip blush will help to create a more natural look and give the illusion of fuller lips. 

Lip blushing is a form of semi-permanent makeup or cosmetic tattoo that helps to rejuvenate the color of your lips border or even your entire lip. It is done using the shade/pigment of your choice into your lips using tiny needles. You can use it to add a subtle tint of color or for full-coverage color, depending on the look you desire.

How Long Does Lip Blushing Last?

Lip blushing results may last two to five years, depending on the aftercare and how quickly your body metabolizes the ink. It is essential to treat your lip blushing the same as any other tattoo and ensure that you hydrate your skin using a good moisturizer so that the skin doesn’t dry and allows the color to settle.

Benefits of Lip Blushing

One of the most noticeable benefits of lip blushing is that you will no longer need lipstick or lip liner. Other benefits include:

  • Lip blushing makes your lips appear plumper and younger without having to use injectables for plastic surgery.
  • Lip blushing creates lip symmetry and addresses uneven pigmentation.
  • Lip blushing adds definition and shape to your lips.
  • Lip blushing enhances and nourishes your lips.
  • You no longer have to worry about your lipstick smearing or wearing off.

How to Prepare for a Lip-Blushing Appointment

Before your lip blushing procedure, ensure you are at least four weeks past any botox or filler treatments around the area. If you have a history of cold sores, get an antiviral medication from your doctor ahead of time, as you won’t be able to proceed with a lip brushing treatment should you have an active cold sore. Now it’s time to make your appointment at a medspa near you to enhance your beautiful lips!

What to Expect at Your Lip-Blushing Appointment

A qualified technician will apply a pre-numbing topical anesthetic 20 minutes before the procedure. They will then draw the shape of your new lips to ensure they fit your liking and make necessary adjustments.

Your technician will assess your natural base color and suggest a shade range. They will usually keep the colors within their natural range to ensure your lips look as natural as possible.

Lip blushing procedures take approximately an hour to an hour and a half, sometimes longer, depending on your desired look. After the appointment, your lips may swell a little; after all, it is a tattoo. Ice can be used as needed, and as your lips heal over the next week, you may see some scabbing, so it is essential to time your appointment carefully around your schedule. 

Possible Side Effects of Lip Blushing

Lip blushing is a cosmetic tattoo, as is microblading. Any time pigment is placed into the skin or membranes, such as the lips, there is a risk.

Symptoms that include pain, redness, and swelling are possible. While lip blushing is generally considered a very safe treatment, risks may be associated with safety practices and poor technique, so receiving your lip blushing treatment from a reputable medspa and skilled aesthetician is crucial.

After Care for a Lip Blushing Treatment

Your aesthetician will go over aftercare to ensure you get the best results. Generally, after the first 24 hours, you can blot your lips with a wet cotton pad allowing them to air dry and prevent fluids from forming scabs.

  • If scabs appear after your treatment, you want them to fall off naturally. If you pick them, it could result in scarring or loss of pigment. 
  • Avoid sun exposure and workouts for two weeks, and wait at least a month before you get injections. 
  • Sleeping on your back is best, to avoid having scabs to come off prematurely. 
  • Keep lips moisturized to help maintain the pigmentation. 

Dulce Lash and Skin Is Here to Help Freshen Up Your Look 

Our highly trained master aestheticians are here to help you whether you are ready for elegant eyelash extensions, lip blushing, eyebrow shaping and microblading, gentle body waxing, or want to establish a better skincare routine.

Dulce Lash and Skin has four convenient locations to serve you in Bellevue, Mercer Island, Seattle, and Issaquah, and we offer extensive skin care services to help create a personalized plan to address all your skincare needs. Book your appointment today!