So many people enhance their lips using traditional or regular lip makeup even though it is notorious for being very short-lived, no matter the promises. Enhanced lips look better with full-on lipstick or a sheer lip gloss – until they do not. That is why so many people are going for permanent or semi-permanent lip tattoos as a form of cosmetic tattooing.
A semi-permanent lip color will give you a lip enhancement that does not come off quickly for up to 2 years.
What is a Lip Tattoo?
A semi-permanent lip tattoo is a treatment that involves putting colored organic pigments beneath the skin's surface layer of your lips. PMU pigments for the lip tattoo do not last forever since they gradually fade and require occasional touch-ups to stay fresh.
Lip treatments also lighten dark lips, give them a warmer color, and even disguise scars.
Lip Treatment Techniques
There are various lip treatments like shape-perfecting semi-permanent lip liner, opaque semi-permanent lipstick, and sheer pop of color by lip blushing or aquarelle lips. The most common and versatile is the lip blush.
Full Lips Color or Semi-permanent Lipstick
This treatment recreates the look of wearing matte lipstick with the most opaque and dramatic style of lip tattoo. In some cases, it might take more than one session to achieve the effect and calls for more frequent touch-ups to stay fresh.
This treatment involves giving your lips a sheer pop of color more subtly since they maintain their natural outline. This procedure is similar to lip blush.
Semi-Permanent Lip Liner
The semi-permanent lip liner is only an outline that gives a frame to the lips in a color slightly darker than the natural lip color or a darker shade of lipstick customarily worn. It defines the lips and helps make them look more symmetrical.
Semi-Permanent Shaded Lip Liner
The shaded bit of the semi-permanent lip liner bestows shade from the outline to about two-thirds of the lips. The effects are subtle and voluminous.
Lighten Dark Lips
Dark lips neutralization is designed to give melanin-rich lips a warmer shade that cancels out the purple. This technique makes the lips look like they are naturally fuchsia and rosy. The desired shade is added on top once the warm pigment neutralizes the purple hue.
This procedure gives your lips a transparent dose of color that looks more like a sheer lip stain with a subtle yet distinct contour. The results are an ombre gradient for a voluminous effect.
Choosing a Semi-Permanent Lip Color
The semi-permanent lip-colored pigment is in shades of pink, orange, and red, so be sure to wear the color you prefer. As a result, most clients go for subtle, flesh-toned shades that suit any occasion and match any makeup look effortlessly.
It is part of your artist's job to help you with the color choice, and we suggest taking their recommendations seriously. As semi-permanent makeup experts, they possess a good eye and broad knowledge of SPMU color theory to match pigments that best complement your skin tone and undertone.
NOTE: It is okay to combine semi-permanent lip colors with lip fillers. This combination will last longer if you get the lip treatment first, followed by the stuffing. If you already got fillers, wait for about 6 weeks for the fillers to settle in before booking your SP lips appointment.