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lip blush/semi-permanent lip tint



What is lip blush?

Lip Blush is a form of semi-permanent tint applied with a tool not unlike a microneedling tool.

During the treatment we deposit the tint on the lip, with the purpose of redefining, recontouring and giving the illusion of a fuller and more plump appearance. We have 13 colors to choose from, and with blending different tints, the color options are endless.

What are the benefits of lip blush?

What are the benefits of permanent cosmetics for the lips?

  • Lips appear more defined without surgery or fillers

  • Restores color to lips that have become pale

  • Corrects Blurred lip lines

  • Camouflages scars and hypopigmentation

  • Kiss-proof and smudge-proof color

  • Make lips appear fuller and larger

  • May eliminates the daily use of pencils to outline, fill-in, or reshaping lip borders

  • Saves time and money!


How much does lip blush tattooing cost?

Lip Blushing usually costs between 700$ and 1500$ depending on where you live. It might be tempting to go for cheaper options, but remember that lip blushing is a cosmetic service requiring technical skills and you should only rely on fully trained professionals for such procedures. This comes with a cost, but you should put your body within the hands of someone you trust. Please see 'Our Services' pages for Harlow Studio's prices.

How long does lip blushing last?

Between 2 and 5 years, depending on how carefully you follow aftercare instructions and how many touch up sessions you have.


Does lip blush hurt?

Yes, the process may hurt mildly. However, most studios use numbing cream. At Harlow Studio we use a pre-numbing cream and a second numbing agent during the procedure.


How long does lip blushing take?

A lip tattoo session takes about 2 hours. 

Please send your artist a picture of your lips prior to your appointment, as darker lips may require two sessions. The second session is priced at 80$ and the date will be selected by yourself and the artist.

Why Two Sessions for Darker Lips?

Should your lips be too dark to get the 'popping' color you desire on the first session, your artist will lay a canvas of 'foundation pigment' during the first session in order for the prominent color two appear during the follow-up.

Please note that the resulting color of your lip blush depends on your underlying skin tone, the actual lip color, the thickness of your skin, your age and lifestyle factors.


The same pigment may give a different result on various different skin tones.


How long does it take for lip tint to heal?

It takes around 5 to 10 days for the lips heal after a lip blushing procedure. Be aware that the color will vary quite a lot during the healing process before reaching the final color that you agreed upon with your permanent makeup artist.



DO: Bring pictures/lipsticks in order to show to your cosmetic tattoo artist the color that you want. 


Please read the following carefully;

If you are prone to cold sores you must take a preventive tablet (anti-viral medication) in order to prevent a flare up beginning 3 days prior to the appointment and on the day of the appointment. Examples of antiviral medications: Zovirax, Famvir or Valtrex. Please speak to your pharmacist about this if it is a concern.

DON'T: Consume alcohol, caffeine, fish oil, Vitamin E, aspirin and ibuprofen as they cause the blood to thin and will result of more bleeding during the procedure.



DO: Use a lot of lip balm to keep your lips moisturized. Plan a follow up appointment with your permanent makeup artist. Do use the lip masks and medicated lip ointment provided by the Studio, the ointment should be used twice daily for the next 5-8 days depending on your personal window of healing (discontinue the medicated ointment when the chapping ceases) Do apply cold compress to the area liberally to reduce swelling.

If you are applying acidic or brightening skincare (AHA’s, retinol, peels, glycolics, salicylic acid, etc.) please first cover your lip tattoo with vaseline to avoid premature pigment fading.

DON'T: Pick your scabs. Never! Also, avoid sun exposure and, spas and workouts for around 2 weeks post-treatment. Do not eat spicy food in the 48 hours following the session. Avoid tanning beds for 30 days post- treatment. Smoking may potentially subject your Lip Blush to a color change. It is not wise to apply a fake tan serum to the area as it may warp the color.

You are not eligible for lip blush if you are

Under 18 years of age

We cannot Microblade or Lip Blush anyone under 18 years of age, even with parental consent.

Women who are pregnant or nursing 

As the body is going through hormonal changes, it is more prone to infections. Your skin may change and results can be unpredictable. 


It is unsafe to undergo treatment in case of a seizure. 

Individuals with Pacemaker or major heart problems

We use epinephrine, as a numbing agent, that can increase your heart rate possible causing dysrhythmias.

Individuals with viral infections and/or diseases 

The risk of developing an infection is higher in people with compromised immune system.

Individuals with Lupus

The risk of developing an infection is higher in people with compromised immune system. 

Individuals who have undergone Organ Transplant

The risk of developing an infection is higher in people with compromised immune system. 

Individuals with any kind of skin condition on or near the treatment area

Eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis or any one of these skin conditions may compromise the surface and texture of the skin. Procedure performed on skin with these type of condition may have sub par results.

Individuals who are allergic to metal and colour

We use small needles and pigments that can contain some metals and colorant, so allergy can be a show stopper. 

Individuals prone to keloids 

Since permanent makeup punctures the skin, there is always a risk for people that are prone to keloids to heal with keloids scaring

Individuals who used Accutane

Accutane alters the skin and makes it thin, dry, and sensitive. It also weakens your immune system. For those reasons you'll need to one year after your Accutane treatment is completed and your skin is back to its normal state. 

See Our Chart Below For our Lip Blush Colors

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