WHAT IS LIP BLUSH?
It is a lip tattoo done with a machine and a disposable cartridge needle. Lip blush enhances, defines your lips and helps enhance your natural lip colour. It can also even out an asymmetrical lip line or add colour to an area lacking in pigment.
Your lips will look darker and more like lipstick on the first day, and soften as they heal to become a subtle, natural looking lip tint.
Apply a little gloss or balm and your lips are perfectly kissable!
A thirty minute consultation appointment is mandatory prior to booking a first application. If you have any permanent makeup done by another artist, an in-person consultation is also mandatory. If you prefer your lips to be a certain shape, style or colour, please come with them filled and bring your favourite lip colour with you to the consultation appointment.
Please note that consultation appointments are $50 plus taxes. If you decide at the time of your consultation to book an initial application, the $50 plus taxes will go towards your initial service cost.
The consultation appointment does consist of discussing what lip blush is, the application process, healing stages and any questions you might have. If you are from out of town, then a consultation for a new set can be scheduled over the phone. Unfortunately, phone consultations aren't available to clients with previously done work by another artist(s) at this time.
If you are prone to cold sores, lip tattooing can
cause an outbreak.
We ask that our clients take their prescribed anti-viral medication a few days prior to their appointment, day of appointment and after the procedure to prevent
any cold sores.
If you have an outbreak, we ask that you reschedule your appointment. Please provide us with as much notice as possible. See cancelation policy (located at bottom of the page) for more details.
LIP BLUSH APPOINTMENT
The 1st application appointment includes a recap of our initial consultation, numbing, lip outline and measurement, lip blush application and aftercare.
To achieve the best results, 2 applications are needed.
The procedure is 3 to 4 hours long. Please do not schedule another appointment directly after the service so your Artist does not feel rushed.
Everything will be explained step-by-step to ensure you understand the procedure and aftercare at the consultation and at the application appointment.
A touch up appointment is needed in 6 to 8 weeks after the initial application to complete the lips.
To cancel or reschedule, please provide us with at least 48 hours' notice. For more information about our Cancelation Policy, please scroll to the bottom of the page.
This is a customize appointment and takes two visits to produce the best results for you. Lip blush can last from 1 to 3 years depending on the skin type, pigment retention and following aftercare steps properly.
Colour Boost appointments are recommended between 1 to 3 years to keep colour and shape looking fresh and vibrant.
If you are a new client with previous lip blush or other Permanent Makeup, you will be required to book in for an in-person consultation prior to making a lip blush appointment.
THIS TREATMENT IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THE FOLLOWING CLIENTS:
Pregnant or Breastfeeding
Viral Infections (diseases)
Sick with Covid, cold or flu-like virus
Using Accutane in the past year
(Consult with your Artist, Doctor and will have to provide a Doctor's note)
On blood thinners
Keratosis (growth of Keratin on the skin)
Prone to keloid scarring
Has skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treatment area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc)
If you have had any type of lip surgery, consult with your physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent makeup procedure on lips.
AVOID THE FOLLOWING TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT:
Botox and fillers
Fruit or milk acid peels
Exposure to strong sunlight such as tanning
or burning the face
AVOID THE FOLLOWING 24 HOURS PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT:
(This contributes to thinning the blood and may affect the anaesthetics efficiency.)
PLANNING A HOT HOLIDAY OR VACATION?
Please be aware that your lips need to heal before jetting off on your holiday. Please plan your lip blush appointment at least 2 weeks before your holiday.
Also to make sure that you wear SPF on your whole face including lips during your vacation because the sun does cause them to fade faster. When you return, please wait at least 2 weeks for your skin to accustom to our climate again before having a lip blush application.
TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT:
Start lightly exfoliating your lips with a lip scrub nightly and make sure to keep them moisturized at all times.
This ensures nice and supple lips for the procedure.
Results cannot be guaranteed if lips are cracked and chapped for the application appointment.
DAY OF APPOINTMENT:
Avoid a high quantity of caffeine
Avoid exercise after treatment.
Wash your hair in the morning as you will need to avoid the shower after treatment for the first day of healing. Baths are recommended.
You may be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle
Avoid wearing white
If you are prone to cold sores, you will need an antiviral prescription. It is advised to start prescription at least 2 days before procedure and continue for 3 days after.
Eat before appointment..
If you would like a particular lip colour used on your lips (example favourite lipstick), please bring it with you.
Please arrive 10 minutes before your treatment time.
Late arrival can lead to your treatment being postponed to avoid upsetting other clients who may be waiting for their appointments after yours. Please allow 3 to 4 hour window for your appointment.
This is not something that can be rushed.
PLEASE AVOID THE FOLLOWING FOR THE NEXT 10 TO 14 DAYS AFTER YOUR LIP BLUSH APPOINTMENT:
Scented soaps and lotions
Sleeping on your stomach or side
SPF (until fully healed)
Petroleum or Vaseline
Heavy sweating at the gym (sweat formed by the mouth area can fade your healing colour)
Avoid any spicy, citrus foods for the first few days while healing. Drink through a straw after appointment.
Makeup on lip area until fully healed
Picking a scabs if any appear
Swimming (pool chemicals can erode healing colour)
Outdoor activities such as gardening or golf can be resumed as long as treatment area remains clean, dry and out of the sun.
There will be a little scabbing.
Please do not itch or pick at the lip area or pull any scabs away.
Lips will feel chapped for 2 weeks. A lip balm will be provided to you.
A list of instructions and aftercare ointment/cream will be given the day of the appointment.
Following the proper aftercare after the treatment is of great importance. If aftercare is not followed, it can result in losing up to 80% of the pigment.
Everyone's skin heals differently and most clients develop patchy areas or the appearance of fading after the first application.
It is important to understand that this is a two part process and a touch up application is needed to complete the service. Please be patient.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
There may be moderate swelling, redness and bruising for the first 3 days.
If you experience swelling, use an ice pack (provided in aftercare kit) for no more than 15 minutes at a time to reduce swelling. Wrap ice pack in paper towel or a clean cloth before icing your lips.
During the initial healing period, there should be minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin. If there is some scabbing or flaking, do not pick, and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own. This usually takes place within the first 3 days.
Expect the colour to lighten up to 50-70% once the healing process is complete.
Color may appear uneven at different stages of healing. Be patient. This is a process that does not yield immediate results.
Permanent makeup pigments are not the same as body art ink, and by design it does not last as long as body art ink. Permanent makeup does fade and is expected to last 2 to 5 years before requiring a touch up. Maintenance touch ups are suggested for best results.
It can take 2 sessions prior to achieving the level of saturation you may desire. Touch ups are not included in the cost of the initial lip blush procedure.