We don't just do semi permanent make up for eyebrows, we also do lips. Here are some of the top facts about semi permanent make up for lips.
The tattoo doesn't just go around your lip like traditional lip-liner application. "I do an outline on the border of the lip, but I'm also shading the color down into the middle of the lip in a circular motion to give it more of a blended look," says Sinead. "I leave the interior part of the lip without color." It creates a natural light and shadow effect which gives the illusion of bigger and a more plumped pout.
The healing process takes about ten days. Sinead from Beauty Ink advises her patients getting lip tattoos to schedule the procedure for a Thursday, so they can let the swelling and dryness die down over the weekend. "The lips will look very dry and chapped as they heal," says Sinead. "The color gets lighter, and then as the skin heals, it comes back. You usually see the full, truest color after about two weeks."
Most places use pigment instead of traditional tattoo ink (which is why it fades). Years ago, permanent makeup was applied with regular tattoo ink. That's why it often looked so unnatural. "When you get a body tattoo, it's usually done with ink, which has a very watery consistency," says Sinead. "Pigment is thicker, so it gives that more natural powdery finish. But it does exfoliate out of your skin after 12 to 18 months. And since you eat and drink with your lips, it's going to happen faster."
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