Lip care is full of possibilities. Whether you stick to the basics or have tried every product under the sun, there’s a high chance you haven’t heard of the newest trend: lip blushing. This is an interestingly new approach to achieve fuller and fresh lips.
If you haven’t been won over by another option in the past, then check out this new option to see if it might be the perfect match for you. I assure you that you will have never tried anything like it before. Let’s jump in to find out some key features and important details to know when making the decision to give lip blushing a try.
What is it?
First and foremost, what is lip blushing? Lip blushing, also known as a lip blush tattoo, is a cosmetic tattoo on your lips that helps darken your lips with a natural color to help them stand out, look fuller, and prevent your face from looking washed out.
If you have ever heard of cosmetic tattoos, then you know that they are a tad different than a typical tattoo. Unlike regular tattoos, cosmetic tattoos aren’t permanent. In the case of a lip blush tattoo, it typically lasts around a year with the full effect. However, you will still see a darker hue to your lips even two years after the fact, just not near as intense as the original effect.
A huge benefit of this option is that it not only gives you a fuller appearance by slightly overlining your lips and accentuating even the lighter areas of your lips that typically blend with your skin, but it also gives you a on the go look 24/7.
If you’re anything like me, the complexion of my lips is always a struggle especially when I am trying to go without makeup or do a natural look. Lipstick is too much, gloss doesn’t change the effect, and tints take a while to apply. Lip blushing eliminates all these issues by giving you a natural yet more appealing lip color that you get to rock day and night without any worry of it wearing off or reapplying.
Want to change it up? Just add a lipstick, gloss, or tint like normal! This is not an exclusive option, but rather helps eliminate one step in your makeup routine.
It’s also a lot less scary than other lip plumping options such as lip filler or a lip flip. With filler, you run the risk of lip migration, which can completely alter your lips in an unappealing way. Not to mention the idea that you are injecting something into your lips which can be quite scary for us scared of needles.
While lip blushing does use a needle with the cosmetic tattoo gun to tattoo the desired color on your lips, it is noninvasive and won’t be near the same type of process as filler or a lip flip, hence why so many people are leaning towards this as an option.
How Much Does it Cost?
So, you’re a bit interested. Join the club. However, there is an important question to answer before you can truly commit to giving this a shot. How much is lip blushing? Like any procedure, prices will always vary depending on your area and the level of expertise, but the price typically runs around $500 to $1000 with some running up to $1500.
Before you click away at the big number, this is a year or more investment. Think about the time and money you spend applying lip care products already to get a vibrant, larger looking pout already? Now imagine taking that out of your routine for at least a year.
You’ll see that the investment quickly starts to make a bit more sense. As always, bigger cities will cost more, so if you are on a budget, do your research and find a good cosmetic tattoo specialist in a more rural area that you are willing to travel to.
Does it Hurt?
For my low pain tolerance bunch out there, let’s talk about the lip blush procedure in terms of pain. There’s no doubt that it is going to be uncomfortable. This is a tattoo gun straight to the lips. However, if you have ever had a tattoo before, then you know this is a much different pain than a shot or another needle that is larger and actually injected into your body.
Think of a cat scratching over and over. Not to mention most of us have been guilty of being a bit too harsh on our lips, so it’s not a completely sensitive area for most.
When you finally finish the procedure, don’t be shocked when you have extremely bright lips immediately after. The color will fade dramatically in the first week. That is when you will see the true results. Check out some local spots in your area and decide if this is a good option for you!