Everything You Need To Know About Lip Blushing


| LAST UPDATE 02/11/2022

By Lia Thomson
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In recent years, full lips have been all the rage. From Kylie Jenner to nearly every influencer, many people have hopped on the bandwagon and got lip fillers. But for those of us who are hesitant to do so, we have an alternative you just might love: lip blushing.

Lip blushing is a semi-permanent makeup that makes the lips look a bit bigger - similar to how eyebrow microblading gives the look of fuller brows. The treatment adds a tinted blush color, so you can wake up and have one less step in your makeup routine. A needle is used to place the color onto the lips, and the outcome doesn't look too harsh. Instead, it gives off more of a natural look, like lip stain. What else could be better? Owner and founder of lip blushing clinic, Borcianai London, Natasha Borcianai explained the process, "We use small needles at a low speed to create a veil of color. There are options to have a more "lipstick" look to the lip blush, and this is achieved by selecting different needle configurations and working at a higher speed."

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Lip blushing is suitable for most people, but it's especially helpful for those of us who struggle with a strong natural border around our lips or those with discoloration. "We also provide a lip neutralization treatment for our clients with dark or pigmented lips who may want to neutralize any purple, blue or ashy tones and make the lip a more uniform color," added Borciani. Not only will it give a fuller look and a pretty color, but it can better align the symmetry of the lips. "We pre-draw the shape of the border, making the lips as symmetrical as possible, we can only work on lip tissue and not outside the natural lip border (which is called the vermillion border) as the pigment will heal a different color here and look very unnatural." What a win-win procedure!

After the treatment, a lip balm should be constantly applied for around 3 to 5 days to help minimize the flakiness that tends to occur. But don't worry, that's totally normal, and in no time at all your lips will look fuller and more smooch-able! During the healing process, the pigmentation may fade away, which is why a second treatment is recommended around 8-10 weeks after the first. It's all worth it though because the color is meant to last up to 3-6 years! Check out Borcianai London or any other professional clinic to get your lip blushing done today!

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