Lip Blushing
  • By MN Brow Lash & Medspa Academy

Lip Permanent Makeup: An In-Depth Guide

In the field of cosmetic enhancement, lip permanent makeup, also known as lip blushing or lip tattooing, has gained significant popularity. This semi-permanent procedure offers a natural-looking solution for those seeking fuller, more defined lips without the need for frequent touch-ups. At MN Brow Lash & Medspa Academy, we specialize in providing our clients with the highest quality lip permanent makeup services, ensuring beautiful and long-lasting results. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore what lip permanent makeup entails, the healing process, its longevity, and what to expect during your appointment.

What is Lip Permanent Makeup?

Lip permanent makeup, often referred to as lip blushing or lip tattooing, is a cosmetic procedure that involves implanting pigments into the lips’ vermilion border (the line separating the lip color from the skin). This technique can enhance the natural lip color, define the lip line, or create the illusion of fuller, more voluptuous lips. Unlike traditional makeup, which requires frequent reapplication, lip permanent makeup offers a semi-permanent solution that can last for several years with proper care and touch-ups.


The Healing Process

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After your lip permanent makeup appointment, it’s essential to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your technician to ensure proper healing and optimal results. Here’s what you can expect during the healing process:

     1. Initial Swelling and Tenderness: Immediately after the procedure, you may experience some swelling and tenderness in the lip area. This is a normal reaction and should subside within the first few days.

     2. Scabbing and Flaking: As the lips heal, you’ll notice scabbing and flaking occurring. It’s crucial not to pick or peel these scabs, as it can lead to scarring and uneven pigment distribution.

     3. Color Intensity: Initially, the color may appear darker or more intense than desired. This is temporary, as the pigment will gradually soften and settle into its true shade within 4-6 weeks.

     4. Touch-ups: Once the initial healing process is complete (typically 6-8 weeks), a touch-up appointment may be necessary to achieve the desired results and ensure even pigment distribution.

Proper aftercare, including avoiding direct sunlight, using lip balm, and maintaining good hygiene, is essential for optimal healing and long-lasting results.



Lip Longevity

The longevity of lip permanent makeup can vary depending on individual factors such as skin type, lifestyle habits, and aftercare adherence. On average, lip permanent makeup can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years before requiring a touch-up or refresher.


Factors that can influence longevity include:

       1. Sun Exposure: Excessive sun exposure can cause the pigments to fade more quickly, making it crucial to use sun protection on the lip area.

       2. Skincare Routine: Using exfoliating products or harsh chemicals on the lips can cause the pigments to fade prematurely.

       3. Lifestyle Habits: Activities such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and frequent lip licking can affect the longevity of lip permanent makeup.

To maintain optimal results, regular touch-up appointments are recommended every 12-18 months, depending on your individual needs.


What to Expect at Your Lip Permanent Makeup Appointment?

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At MN Brow Lash & Medspa Academy, we prioritize your comfort and satisfaction throughout the lip permanent makeup process. Here’s what you can expect during your appointment:

         1. Consultation: Before the procedure, our skilled technicians will consult with you to discuss your desired outcome, address any concerns, and ensure that lip permanent makeup is the right choice for you.

         2. Color Selection: We offer a wide range of pigment colors to choose from, allowing you to find the perfect shade that complements your natural skin tone and desired look.

          3. Numbing and Preparation: To minimize discomfort, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the lip area, ensuring a comfortable experience throughout the procedure.

          4. Pigment Application: Using specialized techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, our technicians will carefully implant the pigment into the desired areas of your lips, creating a natural-looking and defined appearance.

          5. Aftercare Instructions: After the procedure, you’ll receive detailed aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing and long-lasting results.

At MN Brow Lash & Medspa Academy, we pride ourselves on our commitment to safety, professionalism, and exceptional results. Our highly trained and experienced technicians use only the highest quality pigments and adhere to strict hygiene protocols, ensuring a safe and comfortable experience for our clients.

Lip permanent makeup offers a convenient and long-lasting solution for achieving fuller, more defined lips without daily makeup application. By understanding the process, healing journey, and longevity expectations, you can make an informed decision about whether this cosmetic enhancement is right for you. At MN Brow Lash & Medspa Academy, we are dedicated to providing our clients with exceptional lip permanent makeup services, ensuring beautiful, natural-looking results that boost confidence and overall appearance.



  • Is lip permanent makeup painful?
    Lip permanent makeup can cause some discomfort, but a topical numbing cream is applied to minimize pain. Most clients describe it as a tolerable tingling or scratching sensation.
  • How long does lip permanent makeup last?
    On average, lip permanent makeup can last 1-3 years before requiring a touch-up appointment. Factors like sun exposure, skincare routine, and lifestyle  habits can affect longevity.
  • Can lip permanent makeup look unnatural?
    When performed by a skilled technician using high-quality pigments, lip permanent makeup should look very natural. Proper technique and color selection are key to achieving natural-looking results.
  • Are there any side effects of lip permanent makeup?
    Temporary side effects can include swelling, tenderness, scabbing, and darker initial pigment color. Rare side effects may include allergic reactions, infection, or scarring if proper aftercare isn’t followed.

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