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Lip blushing is a semi-permanent tattoo that can enhance the color and shape of your lips and give the impression of more fullness. This is done by depositing color ink into your lips and along your lip line to improve the overall look. The color is subtle to give natural-looking results. Lip blushing enhances your lip color and creates an illusion of bigger lips without adding volume, while lip fillers add volume, but not color.
How long does lip blushing last?
Some estimates say lip blushing can last about two years, but results can vary from person to person. Sun exposure and smoking can speed up how quickly your color fades.Lip blushing is something that would need to be repeated at certain intervals to maintain the results.
What’s the procedure like?
Unlike a regular tattoo that uses a needle to deposit ink, lip blushing uses a tiny blade to make cuts into your skin. Ink is deposited into each cut.You can add a layer of color at a time until you reach your desired results. It’s typically done in numerous sessions until you get the results you want. You can enhance your cupid’s bow or make your lips look more symmetrical. A lot of times, ink will be deposited into the sides of lips, as those areas tend to lose their natural color as you age. Your technician will walk through what they plan to do and you can make any changes or adjustments before they begin.
After the procedure, which should take about an hour, you may experience swelling, redness and potential bruising.


What are Ombre Brows?

Ombre brows are a new style of semi-permanent makeup that can be used to help you achieve those lust-worthy beautiful brows you see all over Instagram.  This style features simulated makeup rather than simulated hairs, like you find in feather-touch brows.  The technician fills in the brows with a faded technique that starts darker in the brow tails and becomes lighter towards the center.  The result is bold and beautiful ombre brows that can last up to 2 years with minimal maintenance.

This process is highly customizable to the individual and can be used to both shape the brows as well as provide the desired ombre effect.  Because pigment is used rather than traditional inks, the technician can tailor the hue to the individual based on their skin tone and hair color.   The result is a more solid look than the traditional feathering procedure, although the thickness can be customized depending on personal preference.

The Procedure

The ombre brow procedure is simple in nature and practically pain-free.  Prior to the procedure, a topical anesthetic is applied to the brow area to numb the skin.  The technician then uses a small tattoo pen to etch in the brow shape and mimic a powder-filled brow look.  

Are Ombre Brows Right for You?

When determining which type of semi-permanent makeup you want to move forward with for your brows, the most important consideration is definitely your desired style.  If you’re searching for a more natural, fuller brow, you may want to consider feather-touch brows rather than ombre brows.  However, if you are dreaming of a bold, thicker trendy brow, ombre brows may be the right choice for you!

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