What You Can Expect
Sublime Beauty offers a mobile semi permanent lip makeup service (known as Lip Blush, Lip Tattoo or Permanent Lipstick) It’s a cosmetic procedures that involve depositing organic pigment into the epidermis of the skin, creating fuller and more defined lips.
Semi Permanent Lip Blush
Lip Blush (also known as Lip Tattoo or Permanent Lipstick) is a professional cosmetic and aesthetic procedure that uses a machine similar to a tattoo machine to implant colour pigment (of the client’s choice) into the epidermis of the lips, resulting in fuller and more defined looking lips. The benefits are:
How does Lip Blush Work?
Your free consultation will involve a patch test that is done at least 24 hours prior to any procedure. This ensures that there are no reactions to the treatment. Anaesthetic numbing cream is applied to the lips before and during the treatment – some women report a slight tingling sensation while others say it is completely painless!
Using sterile disposable needles and your chosen pigment, I’ll implant the colour into the epidermis of the lips, resulting in a fuller and more defined look. By the time I leave your home, you’ll have gorgeous, defined and fuller looking lips!
The whole procedure takes between 2 and 3 hours, after which I’ll give you aftercare advice and book in our follow up session. We have a top-up session after another 6 to 8 weeks, which allows time for the skin to fully digest the pigment.
The top up session comes at no extra cost and is when I’ll add extra colour to fill in any gaps where the pigment might not have taken.
What the Service Includes
Terms and Conditions
£50 deposit is required in order to reserve your SPMU appointment time upon booking.
This deposit will be deducted from the procedure price with the balance of payment payable on the day of your appointment.
If you choose to reschedule your appointment, a minimum 48 hour advance notice is mandatory or the deposit becomes non-refundable.
If the deposit is not received within 24 hours of booking, the booking will be cancelled.
Lip Blush FAQs
Is Lip Blush Permanent?
You will note that there are many Artists out there who refer to themselves as Permanent Makeup Artists and others who refer to themselves as Semi-Permanent Makeup Artist which ultimately can make you wonder if the procedure is permanent and you will have it forever, or semi-permanent where it will fade with time. In truth, both Artists are performing the same procedure which lasts the same time, however, the way they see the treatment is different. Permanent Makeup Artists take into consideration that any pigment deposited in the skin will remain in the skin unless professionally removed. The pigment will fade and may not be visible to the naked eye but in reality it is still there. Semi-Permanent Makeup Artists acknowledge that the pigment has faded to such an extent that they no longer consider it to be present within the skin as it can’t be seen, and therefore categorise the treatment as semi-permanent.
It is important to note that semi-permanent micropigmentation of eyebrows, lips and eyeliner use a different machine to traditional body tattoo machines that work on a much deeper level of the skin resulting in a permanent tattoo. This upper level of the dermis regenerates, therefore regular top up treatments are required to maintain the intensity of the colour.Depending on the aftercare, lifestyle and medical condition of the client, the colour can be retained from anything from 2 to 5 years.
Can You Eat After Lip Blush?
I do love my food! So this would be one of the biggest questions at the forefront of my mind! You are advised to avoid spicy food for up to 48 hours after the procedure as your lips are extra sensitive and you will experience a burning sensation.
How Long Does Lip Blush Take?
The whole procedure takes roughly 2 to 3 hours including numbing and consultation. You will require a patch test that should be done at least 24 hours prior to your procedure. Depending on retention, the top up session will be shorter.
How Long Does Lip Blush Take to Heal?
It takes approximately 5 to 10 days for the lips to heal superficially. However, they are not truly healed until 4 to 6 weeks which is why your top up session is not scheduled before this period. At the truly healed stage, your skin will have digested the pigment fully and your lips will be closer to the colour you chose initially. At your top up, any minor adjustment to colour can be made.
Lip Blush versus Lip Filler
Lip Blush can be very effective in making lips ‘appear’ fuller and more defined, but it is a completely different procedure to Lip Filler and delivers very different results. When regular lipstick is applied, lips will look fuller and more defined, but don’t actually change in size. Lip Blush does exactly the same thing, only it doesn’t smudge or come off throughout the course of the day. Lip Filler however, involves injecting Collagen or Hyaluronic acid into the lips to increase volume and size. Again it is not a permanent procedure and lasts anything from 6 to 18 months.
Both Lip Blush and Lip Filler are performed once the lips have been numbed with anesthetic so are not considered to be painful, however you may experience soreness, bruising and throbbing and therefore are similar in that respect.
In addition, you must not workout for 24 hours after both procedures. I will discuss the Lip Blush aftercare in more detail in another article. What appears to be different, is that with Lip Fillers, side effects like swelling and bruising should resolve in 3 to 4 days but it will take up to 2 weeks to see the true end result of the Lip Blush, and of course, you will require a top up at 4 to 6 weeks to complete the process and achieve true perfection. With Lip Blush lasting longer, this could give Lip Blush the advantage over Lip Fillers, but ultimately, it is down to the look you are trying to achieve!
Lip Blushing costs approximately between £250 and £400 in greater london. A reputable Artist will include a 4 to 6 week touch up within their costings. It is vital that you do attend the top up session as for perfect long lasting results. Don’t be swayed by cheaper prices. Semi-Permanent makeup is a technical skill, and a fully trained Artist will have invested heavily in his or her training to reach industry standards. Remember, nice lips aren’t cheap and cheap lips aren’t nice.
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