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Can Lip Blush Neutralize Hyper-pigmented Lips?

Hyperpigmentation on the lips is rather common and pretty harmless, but many people want to get rid of unwanted hyperpigmentation, especially if it’s caused by smoking, trauma, or other factors. While it’s easy enough to cover any darkness with some concealer and lipstick, some people want a more long-lasting solution that helps them feel confident in themselves even when they’re going makeup-free.

If you’re looking for a minimally invasive method of covering up your dark lips, lip color tattoo services are going to be your best bet. Here’s all you need to know!

Understanding lip blushing

Lip blushing or lip color tattoos are a popular permanent makeup technique that can give you long-lasting, smudge-proof lipstick. It’s done with the help of a tattoo machine that creates minor cuts on the skin's surface to insert pigments. The results can last up to five years with proper maintenance.

It’s often used to make the lips look fuller and plumper, correct any unevenness, camouflage scars, and neutralize hyperpigmentation.

How does it work?

Lip blush treatments are usually broken down into two separate sessions. The initial tattooing treatment is used for injecting the color and is touched up after six to eight weeks. People with dark or ethnic lips usually require more than two sessions to get satisfying results.

A warm-based pigment is used to neutralize the coolness of dark lips and lift their color. Once your lips are healed, you can get a target color added in your favorite lipstick shade.

It’s not easy to achieve dark lips neutralization, so it’s important to consult an experienced lip tattoo artist who has intimate knowledge of color theory.

Can it work for anyone?

Unfortunately, dark lip neutralization isn’t for everyone. People with excessive hyperpigmentation might end up with even darker lips post-treatment. Artists require a lot of skill, knowledge, and training before they’re able to successfully neutralize dark lips. A lot of artists don’t work with hyperpigmented lips due to this reason.

How long does the treatment last?

Most lip blush treatments can last for five years, but it has a shorter lifespan on dark lips—around one to two years. You’re going to need a color refreshment on a regular basis to stave off any dark spots.

What color works best?

Depending on your undertones and hues, your artist will determine the best shade needed to neutralize your lips. They might choose brownish, purplish, or greyish hues according to color theory. This will result in a natural peachy or pinkish shade that can be covered with another color on top.

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Prepare your lips

It’s best to exfoliate your lips at least 3 days before your lip-blushing treatment. It’s also important to avoid any alcohol, caffeine, fish oil, Ibuprofen, or blood thinner for 48 hours beforehand.

If you’re looking for high-quality permanent makeup supplies,  Allure Brow Supplies has got you covered! We have a wide variety of affordable products including numbing cream, tattoo machines, and vinyl gloves.   

Contact us to find out more! We’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

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