Do you want something that improves your lip color’s natural attractiveness while enhancing its contour, definition, and volume? Then lip blushing is definitely for you!
In this blog, we will explore what lip blushing entails and how much it is likely to cost if you are seeking to get it done in Calgary, Alberta. So, let’s get to it!
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What Is Lip Blushing?
As we get older the color of our lips tends to fade. Lip blushing helps restore the natural color of our lips while enhancing their shape and adding more fullness.
This form of permanent makeup is done using a pmu tattoo machine that deposits pigment into your lips and along the lip line. The result is natural-looking, fuller lips that are achieved without actually changing the shape of your lips.
Lip blushing allows you to enhance your lip symmetry (while concealing scars and other imperfections).
The procedure entails minimal discomfort (but all people have a different pain tolerance).
A licensed artist will use topical anesthetic and apply a numbing gel to the lips during the procedure.
How Long Does Lip Blushing Last?
Lip blushing can last anywhere between 3 to 5 years. You can expect the color to start fading after two years in most cases.
The longevity of the color pigment used depends upon its quality, a person’s skin type, age, and aftercare regimen. These factors can dictate how long your lip blushing results last. Too much sun exposure and smoking can speed up the fading process. Using an SPF lip balm can help protect them from fading.
The healing process takes 7-14 days. But the lips don’t fully heal until the 8 week mark and that is when the color has fully settled into your lips. We don’t do a follow up appointment until after 8 weeks so the color will have time to bloom. Once we have you come in for your second appointment we can then top up the color and that will give it long lasting results.
The Cost Of Lip Blushing In Calgary?
Permanent makeup procedures may seem a lot more expensive than the normal services offered by beauty studios. However, in the context of what these procedures can do the cost is relatively low due to the time and money you will save on buying products that aren’t giving you the results you are looking for.
On average prices in Calgary can range from $500 to $1000.
The cost depends on the area you’re living in (in bigger cities the cost is more than in rural areas), how experienced the artist is, and the quality of materials used. The cost of the first touch-up is generally added to this price although some studios may charge additional fees for touch-ups from the outset.
Factors Affecting The Cost Of Lip Blushing
The Type Of Technique Used
Lip blushing can be done using different techniques. The most desirable of these techniques is full lip color. Using this technique an artist outlines the lip line with pigment giving it an opaque lipstick and lip liner look. The pigment is blended together and will give a smooth full color look on your lips.This technique is done in 2 sessions to achieve a rich color that will last well over time.
Dark lip neutralization is another technique that offers similar results to that of full lip color. The difference is we need to use a neutralizing color to adjust the lip color in order to achieve a desired look. Sometimes this procedure can require 3 sessions, so make sure the extra cost is communicated to you at the start of your session.
The Location Of The Artist
The location of the studio or artist can impact the cost, so do some research in your area.
Experience Of The Artist
The charges of experienced, licensed, and renowned artists are much higher than those of an amateur. A lot to do with the end result depends upon the skill of the artist and the steadiness of their hands. The better the artist or studio the more in demand they are likely to be and as a result, can charge more as compared to others.
Whether The Price Includes Touch Ups
The first touch post-procedure is recommended after 8 to 12 weeks to ensure that everything has gone smoothly and the lips are fully healed.
Many licensed artists include the first touchup in the initial price. However, some don’t. Always ask this before booking an appointment. Additional touch-ups are charged separately. Ask for the cost of these touchups as well. Some studios may charge a lot more for touch-ups than others which can greatly impact the total cost.
Healing & Aftercare
The healing process of lip blushing is similar to that of a tattoo. To heal completely your lips will require at least 8 to 12 weeks.
During the healing process, you may experience redness, swelling, and a slight degree of discomfort. To ease any discomfort it is recommended to use cool and warm compresses which should offer relief and help with the healing.
During the first week after the procedure, the skin near the lip line will start peeling off. Avoid picking the skin or itching as it may cause scarring and result in an uneven tone. It is recommended to apply an ointment suggested by your artist to help soothe the skin and keep it moist and hydrated. If you are prone to cold sores an antiviral medication is highly recommended to avoid a cold sore outbreak which can lead to uneven color or scarring.
Avoid intense workouts and sports activities as it will cause excessive sweating which can lead to complications during the healing process.
Other important measures to consider during the healing process are to avoid taking long hot showers, eating spicy foods or biting into large burgers. Drinking with a straw the first few days will be helpful when healing. Also avoid any teeth whitening toothpaste for the first few weeks.
Following the aftercare regimen given by your artist to a tee will lead to the best result.
Finding A Lip Blushing Studio Near Me!
Lip blushing is the latest cosmetic beauty trend that certainly lives up to all the hype. The treatment works for people of any age, regardless of what color, shape, and thickness of lips they have.
Creditworthy artists or studios have qualifications, certifications, and plenty of experience, and can provide a portfolio of pre and post-procedure pictures to give you an idea of what you can expect in terms of results.
At Reflective Beauty Boutique, our artists are some of the most well-renowned in all of Alberta when it comes to any sort of permanent makeup procedure. We understand the importance of skin undertones, color theory, safety, and hygiene and are well-versed in all the latest techniques to get you the lips or brows you have always dreamt of. Pay us a visit or give us a call today to learn more!