What exactly is permanent lip makeup?
Lip tattooing, also known as permanent makeup, involves the application of organic pigments beneath the top layer of the skin using a specialised device equipped with an ultra-thin needle. This technique utilizes natural color pigments that are completely devoid of preservatives, artificial flavors, and other additives, thereby minimizing the risk of allergic reactions.
At Iconstyle Beauty Cobham we offer a wide range of shades for tattooing, ranging from subtle nude tones to vibrant reds, pinks, and browns. Skilled professional suggest selecting a shade that complements the natural lip color, often blending multiple pigments to achieve the most authentic and realistic appearance.
Dark Lip Neutralization: Correcting Melanin-Rich Lips
Dark lip neutralization or correction is a specialised process that involves correcting the natural color of dark lips with techniques that minimize trauma to the lips. Working on darker lips can be more challenging due to the thicker skin.
To achieve the desired results, we first neutralize the lips and observe how they heal before attempting the target color. Using the wrong color can potentially darken or create patchiness on the lips.
Each individual heals differently, and it may take between 2 to 5 sessions to achieve the desired results when neutralizing dark lips. Patience and careful attention are crucial throughout the process.
Types of permanent lip makeup
Lip contour with blending
One of the most popular and straightforward types of permanent lip makeup is lip contour with blending. While it is a popular choice, it is also the most time-consuming and labor-intensive technique.
In the past, it was common to get permanent lip makeup with a simple contour that resembled lips drawn with a pencil. However, this style, reminiscent of the 90s, is no longer in trend. Nowadays, skilled artists focus on creating a smooth shading effect along with the contour.
The thickness of the outline can vary based on the client's preferences, whether they desire a thin or thick outline. The goal is to achieve a natural look that enhances the lips and adds volume.
By opting for lip contour with blending, you can achieve a more subtle and natural appearance, rather than a harsh and defined lip line. This technique allows for a seamless transition between the lip contour and the rest of the lip, resulting in a more balanced and enhanced overall look.
When considering permanent lip makeup, it is essential to consult with a professional artist who can guide you through the process and help you achieve the desired outcome. They will take into account your preferences and work with you to create a lip contour with blending that suits your individual style and enhances your natural beauty.
Lip Blush: Enhancing Volume and Natural Shade
Lip blush is a type of semi-permanent makeup for the lips that aims to enhance their volume while maintaining a natural shade. This technique involves precisely matching the dye to the natural lip color and applying it along the lip contour and slightly below. It combines the concepts of full filling and contour feathering.
During the lip blush procedure, the corners of the lips are fully treated with pigment, while the shading becomes less noticeable towards the center. This creates a gradient effect, similar to an ombre look. The overall result is a light tone that enhances the lips and gives them a fuller appearance.
The lip blush style is often compared to Marilyn Monroe's iconic lip makeup, as it achieves a similar effect of enhancing volume and creating a soft, natural-looking pout. This technique is popular among those who desire a subtle yet noticeable enhancement to their lips.
When considering lip blush, it is important to consult with a skilled and experienced professional who can customise the shade and technique to suit your individual features and desired outcome. They will work with you to create a lip blush that enhances your natural beauty and gives you the desired volume and shade for your lips.
BEFORE YOUR LIP BLUSH APPOINTMENT: DOS AND DON'TS
DO: Bring reference pictures or lipsticks to show your cosmetic tattoo artist the specific color you desire. If you are prone to cold sores, take a preventive tablet on the day of your appointment.
DON'T: Consume alcohol, caffeine, fish oil, Vitamin E, aspirin, or ibuprofen before your appointment. These substances thin the blood and can lead to increased bleeding during the procedure.
AFTER YOUR LIP BLUSH TATTOO SESSION: DOS AND DON'TS
DO: Keep your lips moisturized by using ample lip balm. It is also recommended to schedule a follow-up appointment with your permanent makeup artist.
DON'T: Pick at any scabs that may form. Avoid sun exposure and intense workouts for approximately two weeks. Additionally, refrain from consuming spicy foods for the first 48 hours after your session.
Immerse your lips in a kaleidoscope of vibrant hues, as a captivating full lip tattoo comes to life. This extraordinary technique delicately blankets your lips with an explosion of color, leaving no inch untouched. Unsurprisingly, it reigns as the ultimate choice for permanent makeup among women, offering a plethora of advantages. Firstly, it possesses the remarkable ability to rectify any asymmetry, bestowing upon you flawlessly balanced lips. Secondly, it imparts a luscious plumpness to your pout, elevating its innate allure. Lastly, by carefully selecting the perfect shade, the permanent makeup seamlessly melds with your skin tone, creating an illusion of invisibility and granting your lips an exquisitely natural appearance.