WHAT IS LIP BLUSHING?
Lip blushing is a subtle lip tattoo that uses natural shades of pigment to enhance the beauty of your lips. The purpose of lip blushing is to:
Boost your natural lip color
Improve or correct the shape
Add definition to lip borders
Create the illusion of fullness
DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT -
During your appointment we will go over all of the steps with you including an in depth consultation, shaping, outlining/drawing in of your lips, color selection, pre numbing and the actual lip blushing procedure. The pre lip draw allows you to feel 100% confident with your results. You will be given an aftercare kit to take home and instructions to follow precisely. Ensure you read all pre-care and preparation before booking your appointment.
lip blushing : (intro rate) $400
touch up: $100
annual touch up (12 - 18 months): $250
PRE CARE + PREPPING
FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
Expect 2 - 3 hours for your initial appointment
Bring your favorite lipstick and/or lip pencil
Keep lips moist for 1 - 2 weeks before by moisturizing everyday.
Lightly exfoliate lips the night before your appointment and moisturize before bed.
To reduce swelling and bruising, you can try a homeopathic remedy by taking Arnica Montana Tablets.
*If you suffer from cold sores, you need to be taking Acyclovir at least 3 days prior and continue 3 days after. ( you can get this from your doctor)
Please make sure you eat before your lip blushing appointment.
no alcohol 24 hours prior
you cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding.
18 y.o + only
no caffeine the day of appointment ( could cause sensitivity, bleeding, shakes, bad pigment retention.)
no blood thinners or pain killers day before and day of
no botox or filler/injections in lip area 3 weeks prior and after
no deep exfoliations 2 weeks prior (ex. Chemical peel, retinol)
no antibiotics 2 months prior
AFTERCARE + HEALING
The results and longevity of your lips will greatly depend on how you take care before and after your Lip Blushing.
Each client’s skin will respond differently, both in the length of time it takes to heal, and the number of sessions needed for your desired results and color retention.
day by day healing
Day 1- A little bold and can have swelling or possible bruising/redness
Day 2- Darkest Day, a little bolder in color.
Day 3- Healy Peely and Light/Tight
Day 4-5 Light and Tight, Lips will balance over the next 4 weeks and you’ll be back for touchup around 6 - 8 weeks.
Be sure to moisture every night before bed
Color will heal to show about 60% for a sheer look that is natural
You may need a touch up every 12-18 months if your lips are naturally on the dry side, if not your beautiful new shade will last approx. 3 years+
LIP POST PROCEDURE:
You will wash lips before bed with luke warm water and unscented soap or cleanser. Apply the aftercare that is given to you by Thirdeye Studio in a thin layer after cleaning. Make sure hands are clean before you touch your lips and wash them. Repeat in the morning. You will continue this for 5 days minimum. Please remember this is a new tattoo and should be cared for like an open wound. Do not over saturate with healing balm and do not let the lips get too dried out either. See below list for more details of the do’s and dont’s during healing.
WHAT TO AVOID AFTER THE HEALING PROCESS:
No application of any lip makeup for 1 week other than the healing balm that is given to you.
No scratching, picking or licking of dry skin or flakiness.
No super spicy foods during the first 24 hours.
No foreign body fluids in or around the lips for 5 days.
No activities that will cause extreme sweating for 5 days.
No swimming pools, hot tubs or other bodies of water for 5 days.
No uv exposure (including tanning booths) for 5 days.
No laser light therapy, as it can darken/lighten or distort the pigment of the lip color.
No exfoliants, retinol acids, glycolic acids and alpha hydroxy acids on the area for 30 days after the appointment (causes premature fading).
No massages, facials or skin treatments for 5 days.
AFTER YOU’VE HEALED:
Lip tattoos normally last 2-3 years depending on lifestyle, skin type and aftercare.
Does it hurt?
Because your lips will be numbed with a topical cream (before), and also during , you likely wont feel more than some compare to light scratches, small pinches or a strong lip scrub. Following all the Pre-Care is important as well.
What can I expect AFTER Lip Blushing Treatment?
You may see,
Strong pigmentation (a bolder color than you were expecting)
How long does Lip Blushing last?
Typically 2-3 years and will gradually lighten and fade over time, until your lips return to their natural hue.
So its recommended for a yearly refresh session to prolong the lip shade you want
Keep lips moisturized with lip balm
Avoid heavy exercise or intense sun exposure where you sweat ( during healing)
Avoid drinking dark liquids
Avoid using whitening toothpaste