Imagine waking up in the morning looking like you just stepped out of your vanity van with a full face of makeup on. Like just wake up, put on clothes and walk out the door looking like a million bucks and not like a bear coming out of its hibernation *personal reality check*. This seems like a dream but hey, it’s 2022 and the possibilities are endless. So this brings us to the trend of the hour- lip blushing.
Lately, everyone on the internet seems to be obsessed with permanent makeup. From micro bladed eyebrows to cat eyeliners, the makeup tattoo trend seems to be taking the internet over by a storm becoming an agenda for every cosmetic lover out there. The latest thing on the list? Lip blushing, which makes your lips look pink, plump and flushed all day. Wow, seems fascinating doesn't it? So, let’s read on to know all about this lip trend.
- What is lip blushing?
- How long does lip blushing last?
- Does lip blushing hurt?
- How long does it take to heal?
- Side effects and risks of lip brushing
What is lip blushing?
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Lip blushing is a tattoo procedure that adds a semi-permanent pigment to your lips. It’s done using a nanoneedle, which is the smallest needle in the market and a light blush colour is shaded into your lip making it look natural. It doesn’t leave any hard lines or scars and is a great alternative to lip fillers as lip blushing looks natural and gives an illusion of fuller lips. Always consult a doctor before going for this procedure as it has some prerequisites like it’s not recommended for those with hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation.
How long does lip blushing last?
Lip-blushing typically lasts anywhere between two to four years. But of course, it’s a gradual fading process till your lips reach their natural hue. So your lips will look lighter in 2 years than in 3-6 months. Keeping this in mind, the professionals usually recommend yearly refresh sessions to sustain the lip pigment you want.
Does lip blushing hurt?
All of us have different pain thresholds but, it’s technically a tattoo on your mouth so it’s bound to hurt *oof* but a topical numbing cream is used by tattoo artists to numb your pain. The pain has often been described as small pinches or light scratches that are totally bearable, so yay?
How long does it take to heal?
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If you know anything about tattoos, you’ll know there’s a legit healing process that takes time. That applies to lip blushing as well. Your lips will typically appear super bright and pigmented right after you step out. The colour fades up to about 50 per cent and gives a natural tone as your lip heals completely, which takes about 3-4 weeks. There will be some minor scabbing during the first few days so keep your lips moisturised with a lip balm.
Side effects and risks of lip brushing
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As goes with tattooing, while it may be a considerably safe procedure, you may experience some minor side effects such as swelling, pain and redness but these will go as your lips heal. But without proper aftercare, your lips may get infected and cause excessive swelling, pus oozing and pain. You may want to call a doctor immediately under these circumstances. Other side effects may include some minor scarring, uneven pigment, fever or chills.