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A Beginner’s Guide to Lip Blush: Everything You Need to Know

Updated: Apr 19

Do you want to change the appearance of your lips but don't know where to start? Lip blush may be the perfect solution for you! This type of cosmetic lip tattooing procedure that can give you younger-looking lips by altering both colour and shape.

In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about lip blushing including what it is, how it's done, and what the results will be. We'll also answer some common questions that people have about lip blushing. So if you're interested in learning more, keep reading!

What is lip blush and how is it done?

Lip blushing is a type of semi-permanent cosmetic lip tattooing that focuses on altering both colour and shape to create younger-looking lips. The pigments are deposited in your lips using small needles, similar to traditional tattoo art.

However, lip blushing is less invasive and uses smaller needles than traditional tattooing. This makes the lip-blushing process much less painful and results in less swelling and bruising.

The lip blushing procedure usually takes about 1-2 hours to complete. After the initial lip-blushing session, you may need 1-2 touch-up sessions to achieve the desired results.

Also, it features a complete healing process in which the lip skin heals itself. You must follow expert instructions and use products like numbing cream for the best results.

Benefits of lip blush:

There are many benefits of semi-permanent lip blushing, which is why this cosmetic tattooing procedure is becoming increasingly popular. Some of the top benefits include:

Correct asymmetry and unevenness:

If your lips are asymmetrical or have uneven colouring, lip blushing can help to correct these imperfections. This is because the lip-blushing pigments can be used to even out the colour of your lips and create a more symmetrical appearance.

Your lip colour will last all day:

The best benefit of lip blushing is that your lip colour remains flawless all of the time. This is because the lip-blushing pigment is embedded in to the skin via a very shallow cosmetic tattoo. The result can be a natural colour enhancement or change of natural lip colour as achieved with dark lip neutralisation. No fading or smudge throughout the day & no daily re application necessary, although gloss will make the colour pop!

Improve self-confidence:

For many women & men the most important benefit of lip blushing is that it can improve your self-confidence. If you're not happy with the appearance of your lips, semi-permanent makeup can give you a beautiful, even & natural-looking fuller lip. This can boost your self-confidence and help you fall back in love with your reflection.

Different techniques for achieving a natural-looking lip blush:

There are a few different lip-blushing techniques that can be used to achieve a natural-looking lip colour. These include:

Ombré technique:

The ombré lip-blushing technique involves using a lighter natural lip colour on the inner part of your lips and darker or more concentrated colour on the outer part of your lips. This creates a gradient effect that is similar to the ombré brow trend. Gradients of density of colour or saturation can create clever & effective illusions.

Full lip blush:

Colour packing lip-blushing technique involves a very gentle technique creating pixels of colour in the lip surface, this is layered to create density & saturation of colour. The colour is individual to the client, can create more youthful richer tones or change the hue of the lip colour.

Dark Lip Neutralisation:

This has become increasingly popular since Industry leaders have fashioned an advanced skill & method to neutralise dark tone in lips. Firstly the cool undertone needs to be neutralised with an orange flame saturated colour. Once a more even & neutralised lip has healed a destination colour can be achieved in one or two further appointments.

Lip line & contour technique:

Lip line-only is a cosmetic tattoo technique that involves tattooing pigment into the lip line (vermilion border). This is a great option if you want to define your lip line & can make your lips look fuller by tattooing on the very edge of the lip tissue, it is not advisable to tattoo outside of the vermilion border. This should always be blended somewhat into the lip & not appear as a stand alone line around the lip.

Distorted lip shape as a result of filler injected into the lip:

Increasingly women are seeking pigment to be added to regain definition to their lips. Some are happy with the size of their lips. However having increased the volume in the lip it has caused the lip edge to be domed & loose colour definition. Pigment can be added to re-establish the lip tissue from the skin tissue & recreate a gorgeous defined lip shape.

Now that you know all about lip blushing treatment, let's discuss some tips for keeping your lip colour looking fresh all day long.

Moisturise with balm & wear sunblock to achieve the best colour retention:

Wear a lip balm in all weather to help keep lips dewy. A high factor lip screen is always beneficial to getting long lasting results from your Lip Blush plus protecting your lips from the harmful suns' rays.

Exfoliate your lips regularly:

One of the best ways to keep your lip colour looking fresh is to exfoliate your lips regularly. This will help to remove any dead skin cells that could make your lip colour look dull. You can exfoliate your lips with a sugar scrub or a lip balm with exfoliating particles.

Book a Colour boost with Jemma every 18 months - 2 yearS

Many like to return for a colour boost appointment; after this time they may notice the colour has faded a little & would like to restore the colours' vibrancy. It is also possible to change the colour choice as the colour is layered you can change your chosen lip colour.


So, if you're looking for a way to achieve younger-looking lips without having to go through surgery or use injections, lip blushing is likely the perfect solution for you.

Jemma Jarman can help you get the beautiful and natural-looking results that you desire. Please leave us comments and let us know about your experience with lip blushing. We would love to hear from you!

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