Perfecting that Pout - The Art of Lip Blushing

What is Lip Blushing?!

Lips by Hannah Simpson at Crown Beauty Bar

Lips by Hannah Simpson at Crown Beauty Bar

Lip Blush tattoos enhance the natural shape of your lips, giving them that boost of vitality and even coloring. This is an extremely popular semi-permanent makeup treatment providing a flush of color as well as defining the contours of the lip. The final result will resemble a very subtle, matte, natural toned lipstick look.

How do I select the appropriate shade?

There are tons of pigment options that can be customized to find the perfect color for your lips! We naturally have a cool undertone to our lips, which is why an orange base should be added to ensure our lips won’t turn odd colors. It is also important to know that the lips will fade quite a bit, so the initial color will seem dark, but will heal beautiful and soft! Trust your service provider, together you will find the perfect tone.

Does it hurt?

Pain is very minimal. A topical anesthetic is applied prior for 25 minutes, and during as often as needed.

Can I over-line the lips to create fullness?

Unfortunately, no. Lip Blushing should only be done in the natural line of the lips. The skin contains pores and hair, and a completely different texture which would end is uneven healing of the pigment. Not cute. There are however, special circumstances where corrective work can be done!

Am I a Candidate for Lip Blushing?


It is required that the client consult with their Physician prior to taking, altering or stopping any form of medication and/or supplements, or making changes to their dosing cycles etc.

Unfortunately, not everyone is a good fit for the lip blush procedure. They may have something (such as symptom or condition) that makes this procedure inadvisable. The following is a list of contraindications for the lip blush treatment:

  • Under 18 years of age

  • Diabetes

  • Pregnant or lactating women

  • Glaucoma

  • Skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the site that is to be treated

  • History of cold sores (if so, consult with your physician. Many clients avoid coldsore breakouts by taking a Valtrex cycle prior to their appointment.

  • Allergies to makeup or colors

  • Easily triggered post inflammatory hyper pigmentation

  • Transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis

  • Active skin cancer in the area to be tattooed

  • Hemophiliac

  • Healing disorders

  • Blood thinners (consult with your physician)

  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure or mitral valve disorder

  • Accutane or steroids (consult with your physician)

What is the healing process and aftercare consist of?

Day 1 (Day of the Procedure)

It is very important to remove the lymph fluid from the surface of the skin in order to avoid heavy scabbing. Before bed, if the lips still have some dry lymph, rinse with lukewarm water, gently removing the dry lymph, pat dry and apply Aquaphor Healing Ointment. Sometimes the lips can bruise even after the procedure. Bruising will subside within 24 hours post procedure.

Day 2 - 7

The lips may be swollen the second day as well. Please do not ice the lips. Keep the skin moist at all times, do not let the lips dry out. Continue to apply ointment every 30 minutes throughout the day. Again, do NOT let the lips dry out.

During Day 1 to Day 7 (or until the scabs are gone)

Please Avoid:

  • Water (on the PMU area) aside from cleaning them

  • Makeup

  • Excessive sweating

  • Sauna

  • Pools

  • Sunbathing

  • Spicy food

  • Kissing

DO NOT pick the dry lips.

Do not apply anything besides Aquaphor ointment (no Vaseline, antibiotic creams, Polysporin etc). Following the procedure, do not use creams that contain acids or ingredients that will lighten or exfoliate the skin. Touchups (if needed) can be done no sooner than 8 weeks after the original appointment.

How can I book an appointment?

Lips by Hannah Simpson at Crown Beauty Bar

Lips by Hannah Simpson at Crown Beauty Bar

A consultation is required before booking the actual service! You can do so through the Crown Beauty Bar website, or by phone 479-935-4070.

So there you have it, the art of Lip Blushing. Trust me, this service is sweeping the cosmetic world by storm! It is soft, natural, and effortlessly pretty. As always, feel free to DM me on Instagram @hannahsimpsonbeauty with any questions about beauty. I look forward to perfecting your pout!