For the past few years, Botox has been the go-to treatment for creating more defined, fuller-looking lips. Yet, the potential side effects, including muscle weakness and allergies, have seen a shift towards more innovative cosmetic techniques. Lip blushing has emerged as a less invasive and effective semi-permanent makeup option that has even more benefits than Botox, without the associated risks.

What is Botox? 

Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein injected into the nerves that contract muscles. Once injected, the muscles can’t contract which softens wrinkles. It’s often used around the forehead, eyes (crow’s feet) and lips to give a much smoother complexion, however, it takes about four weeks to be visible and lasts around six to nine months.

What is Lip Blushing?

This is a form of semi-permanent tattoo makeup that uses natural pigments to give your lips a boost of color, a more definite shape and a fuller, less lined look. Rather than replacing lipstick, lip blushing is an elegant base that can be enhanced with lipstick, or left nude for that natural look.

Do you need Botox and Lip Blushing?

The great news is that you don’t need both Botox and lip blushing as the latter will provide you with a smoother and fuller appearance, without the need for invasive cosmetic injections. Where Botox lasts around six to nine months, lip blushing can last anywhere from two to five years, depending on your lifestyle. You can also increase the lifespan of your lip blush with a touch-up session that is not as costly as repeat Botox.

What Are the Other Benefits of Lip Blushing?

In addition to the longevity of this semi-permanent makeup technique, lip blushing tattoo can enhance your day-to-day life in a number of areas.

Here’s how:

  • You’ll benefit from increased pigmentation and lip definition 
  • There’s no need to apply makeup daily or worry about smudging 
  • You’ll enjoy enhanced lip symmetry 
  • It can be used for addressing color correction and uneven pigmentation
  • You’ll have fuller-looking lips without the need for cosmetic surgery
  • You’ll enjoy a natural-looking final appearance
  • You can choose your own color
  • It works across a variety of skin types and tones

What to Remember About Lip Blushing

While lip blushing is a fantastic way to enhance your look while retaining a natural appearance, it must be done by a semi-permanent makeup artist with experience in the field. You are encouraged to experiment with the type of colors you want to go with, but make sure you consult with the lip blushing expert to ensure that your skin tone matches the chosen color. It’s always better to go with a natural hue and remember that the pigment will fade over time, so you might want to go a few shades darker to account for this.

However, there’s also the option of touch-ups at a later stage, so if you don’t want to go too dark, you can always have a touch-up or even darken with lipstick.

To find out more about lip blushing and how it can enhance your look, get in touch with BeautyInk By LeAnne today.