Kiss goodbye to your lipstick babe!
What is lip blush?
Lip blush is a semi-permanent makeup treatment that is a form of tattooing, which is also a natural-looking, long-lasting & more permanent version of lipstick or lip stain. Semi-permanent makeup is implanted under your skin into the dermal layer, with a machine, but not as deep as a regular tattoo. The benefits of semi-permanent makeup include saving money, by not having to buy makeup or having to apply it on a regular basis. The time it takes can be tiring. SPMU is great for those with poor vision or shaky hands, or anyone who struggles on a daily basis applying makeup.
This is not topical makeup that sits on the surface of your skin. It is implanted into the skin so many factors need to be considered. My goal is to achieve a natural-looking lip blush once healed. You, or I, do not want it to look false and "tattoo" noticeable, only enhancing your natural lips. I will always do a full consultation beforehand and will never start the procedure until you are 100% happy with the shape of your lip pre-draw, style and pigment colour we've chosen. I can create soft natural lips or bright bold lips, as well as help to correct any asymmetry by 0.5mm maximum from your lip line. I will not tattoo a bigger outline onto your skin that isn’t your lips, as you will have extremely poor healed results and migration. Keep it subtle and enhance what you’ve naturally got!
How long does it last?
Lip blush lasts anywhere between 2-5 years before it starts to fade and you need a colour boost, it really depends on your skin, lifestyle and maintenance.
How much does it cost?
Lip Blush - £499
Deposit - £200
All of the above includes a full consultation, initial procedure, thorough after-care advice and a re-touch when needed 1-3 months later. All prices are subject to change.
Am I eligible?
You must be 18 years of age or over. You must not be on medication for acne (Accutane). If you have previously taken Accutane you must have stopped taking this medication 12 months prior to a micro-blading session. Under no circumstances should you have this treatment if you are pregnant/breastfeeding, have type 1 or 2 diabetes/chemotherapy/radiation/cancer. If you have any allergies/disorders/disabilities, please let me know upon enquiry. I will not colour boost previous work by another technician. If you suffer from cold sores, medication prior to your treatment is advised to prevent an outbreak from occurring. Please contact me for more information.
Does it hurt?
The treatment can be slightly uncomfortable, but bearable. You may use your own numbing cream beforehand. Redheads, blondes and fair skin types may experience more swelling and redness than normal skin types. On a scale of 1-10, the pain level usually is around a 3 to 6. You may apply a thick layer of numbing cream on your lips 1-2 hours before your appointment time.
How long does it take?
2-3 hours for the first session, and 1.5 hours for the retouch session.
Can I have it done if I have lip fillers?
Of course! However, you might experience more swelling during and after the procedure. Do not have any lip fillers 6 weeks prior and 6 weeks post lip blush. This could change the shape of your lips and affect the shape I have created for you. I will try my best to get them absolutely symmetrical but our faces are not 100% identical and I cannot work in the skin tissue around your lips, only on the lip tissue itself to create density and fullness. If I work over the lip area, you will have problems when it starts to fade. If you have migrated lip filler, please send me photos and I would advise having it dissolved before you see me so you can get a better lip blush result.
Avoid any activity that will cause you to sweat on the day of your treatment. Do not take aspirin, fish oil, coudamin, vitamin E or ibuprofen 48-72 hours prior before unless medically advised. Paracetamol is fine. You have to have stopped taking acne medication (Accutane) for one year - no exceptions. Avoid caffeine/alcohol the day before and after your treatment. If you suffer from cold sores, medication prior to your treatment is advised to prevent an outbreak from occurring. Please contact me for more information.
Smoking will cause the pigment to prematurely fade and the anaesthetics you apply will not last as long. You are responsible for maintaining your appointments. Gently exfoliating your lips 2-3 days prior to your appointment will help smooth the skin ready for the treatment. Do not have tan/sunburn on your face on the day of your treatment. NO SUN 30 days prior and post-treatment (re-touch also). If you arrive at your appointment with a tan/sunburn you will be required to reschedule and your deposit will be forfeited. I reserve the right to apply my own discretion if I feel that pre-procedure advice has not been followed. If you get your top lip waxed, have this done 1 week before the procedure. It is also recommended to wait at least 30 days to have a wax after the treatment.
When you get home, wash the treated area with cool, boiled water using clean cotton pads to remove any blood/lymphatic fluid from the treated area. Repeat this 2 more times leaving 2 hourly intervals in between. Then dry heal for the next 13 days.
Your new lip blush will heal similar to ombré brows. They will darken over the next 3/5 days, flake away, disappear and before your retouch will appear again but more soft and natural. Swelling of the lips may appear to begin with, an ice pack protected with a clean cloth can be applied to ease any swelling or sensitivity on the day of your session. If you accidentally get the area wet use a dry tissue and pat gently. Only touch the area with clean hands during the healing process. Any scabbing or flaking will naturally shed. Some itching is normal, but please don't pick, peel or scratch the treated area as the colour may heal unevenly and you will risk scarring and infection. Do NOT apply any creams or makeup on your lip blush for 2 weeks after your treatment. You can get your lips wet after 2 weeks from your initial treatment, but only if all of the scabs have disappeared. Your aftercare procedure is just as important as your initial treatment.
Absolutely NO kissing, exercise, swimming, sunbathing, sunbeds, saunas, direct shower spray, water or makeup should be applied in the area during the healing period. (14 days after treatment) Avoid sleeping on your face 2 weeks after the treatment.
No swimming until the area has completely healed. It is recommended to apply some vaseline to your lips when swimming after healing to protect the colour and stop chlorine/saltwater from entering. For any queries please do not hesitate to contact me via text message on 07701308304. Hayley @fsobx
To enquire or make a booking, please text me (no calls or voicemails please) on 07701 308304 with your full name and the treatment you desire, and I will get back to you as soon as possible with more information. As I work alone, I like to do all of my consultations virtually, so I will ask you a range of questions and advise the best treatment to suit you and your skin type. I am very busy, and I appreciate your patience, but please allow up to 3-10 days for my reply to your message.