Lip color

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lips6Are you tired of refreshing your lip liner and/or lipstick several times a day.  Do the current all day lipstick brands make your lips dry or chapped? Would you like a professional opinion regarding the appearance of your lips and what can be accomplished with permanent cosmetics toward a more symmetric and fuller appearance?  Do you wish you had some of the natural coloring you had when you were younger?     If so, Permanent Cosmetic Lip Liner is for you!

A natural appearing permanent cosmetic lip liner can be applied to give more definition, correct uneven lips, which will result in a fuller appearance. The procedure also helps prevent lipstick from bleeding and can minimize the appearance of wrinkles.

Full lip color can be applied in either a natural hue or a more vivid one. Wear your permanent lip color alone in a natural tone or apply different shades of lipstick over your permanent lip color for those occasions when you prefer a more dramatic look–you will find that the color lasts much longer when applied over permanent cosmetic lip color than it did to a bare lip.

Permanent cosmetic professionals typically ask if you have ever had a cold sore or fever blister on the lips and if so what seems to be the trigger to this condition. If your answer to this question is “yes,” you will in all likelihood be requested to speak to your medical provider regarding a medication formulated specifically for a breakout, an antiviral medication.

 The final shape of the lip is incredibly important. For clients who want to have larger appearing lips, usually going to the very outer limits of the vermilion edge of the lip itself is sufficient. Extreme caution must be taken when extending the color into the surrounding skin. This is rarely recommended and if a person is a good candidate for this, they must work with a very experienced technician. Minor alterations to the lip line to attain symmetry are routine. The technician will draw on the template to following during tattooing and show the client before proceeding.

 Immediately after the tattooing process the color will appear very vibrant. Within a few days the outer layer of the tattooing will exfoliate. Many times this exfoliation process is inconsistent within the lips. It is important not to disturb the on-going exfoliation process by picking at portions of the lip that have not begun this process. After approximately a week, the majority of the residual lip tattooing has exfoliated off the entire lip area. The lips are somewhat tender and often remain that way to the touch for several weeks. This is why it is recommended to wait a minimum of six to eight weeks before the follow up procedure. Within this waiting period the lips will appear different. They may take on a “frosty” appearance for a few days off and on. They may appear more vibrant if the body is unusually warm (as an example after a warm shower.) Conversely they may appear duller if the body is unusually cool (as an example if you live in an area that has a cold climate or on a ski trip, etc.) Within the six-eight week period the lip color settles in and the color seen is the final color resulting from the lip tattoo process. When you return to your technician for the follow up appointment the appearance of the color and design will be discussed and adjustments made as appropriate.

Finally, remember that permanent lip color may fade considerably in seven to ten years –sooner with a lot of sun exposure. You will almost always need at least one touchup appointment and expect two. Be sure to tell your technician if you suffer from cold sores (herpes simplex). You must protect all permanent cosmetic color from the sun so choose a lip balm that is petrolatum free and has a good sun protection factor.

Aftercare instructions are normally provided and some technicians provide products if any are called out in the instructions.

 A follow up appointment is normally scheduled in four to eight weeks, depending on the age of the client, to determine how the lip tattoo procedure healed and if any further work is needed.

 What can I expect when healing:

Each individual may heal differently and healing time may vary.  Remember that permanent makeup is made to enhance your features, not to replace makeup.  In each procedure the appearance of your pigment will be much darker than the final results.  I suggest waiting at least 30 days for full healing before any touch-ups.


If prone to cold sores or herpes, you must be on an anti-viral, like valtrex or acyclovir for 2 days prior to procedure and finish all medication after the procedure.

After Care:
Be careful when biting into hot or spicy foods.  Do not use Neosporin or peroxide on the lips.

Keep lips moist with A&D. Avoid sun, chlorine and salt water for one week.

Day 1-2  Lips will appear darker and swollen when first done.  Keep moist.

Day 3-4  Peeling may begin and color may appear with a slight pinkish/orange effect.

Day 5-6  Lips may be dry and possibly chapped; the first stage of color is ending.

Day 7-14  Color may look like it is totally gone.  Do not be concerned.  This is all part of the process.  It will take up to three weeks for the healing process.  Lips require 2-3 treatments to retain the perfect color.

Day 15-21  Pigment color will begin to show–lips may remain dry for a month or two.  Use good lip balm to help.


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