Things to know about lip blushing cosmetic procedure

It is the new semi-permanent makeup procedure on lips. It allows you to wake up with beautifully-flushed lips without applying a stitch of balm, gloss or lipstick.

What is lip blushing?

It is a type of cosmetic tattooing that enhances lip color by installing color ink into the lips using a mechanical needle. The lip tattoo is subtle because of the advances in semi-permanent makeup.

Lip blushing tattooing is similar to pepper-shading or weep-shading techniques. The tattoo lasts for two to three years. It imbues the lips with a flattering tint like a balm or stain.

You can still wear lip colors and lipsticks even after the lip blushing procedure.

How to prepare for the procedure

You should prepare well in advance of your appointment and consult your doctor before starting the procedure. Ensure that;

  • Your lips are hydrated and healthy
  • Daily application of lip balm and scrub
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks a day before the procedure

However, doctors will recommend that you skip the lip blushing procedure if you are;

  • Nursing or pregnant
  • Suffering from cold sores
  • Prone to inflammatory hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation
  • Take Accutane, blood-thinning or steroids medication

Before booking for your appointment consider the following;

  1. It is expensive

On average you will part with around $1,500 per treatment. You get what you pay for during lip blushing procedure.

  1. Try on different shades beforehand

You are the one to choose your color of preference. Try on your favorite color of lipstick before the appointment date. You can choose from coral, brown tones or rose to see what blends with your skin tone.

In this way, your aesthetician will have a rough idea of what you want.  Once they mix a color up, you can take away or add particular tones before the procedure begins.

  1. The pain is minimal

Surprisingly, the pain in this procedure is not as expected. You should avoid vitamin E, fish oil and ibuprofen a day before the lip blushing procedure. It reduces the possibility of bleeding and bruising.

The only discomfort you will feel is a slight pinching wat the start of the process.

  1. You will need lots of lip balm

Carry a packet of lip balm because you will be using it frequently.  It is because of the level of dryness that you will experience after lip blushing.

  1. There is some healing involved

It takes about four to five days to completely heal after the process. However, if you keep on altering with your lips it may take longer. You need to take extra caution when washing you face and body after the surgery.

  1. Don’t expect instant results

If you are searching for a permanent super sharp lines or retro red shade, lip blushing is then not for you.


To be on the safe side, ask around from people who have ever undergone through the lip blushing procedure. It will help you learn more from other people’s experiences.

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