I’m Completely Hooked on Lip Blushing
Here’s what you need to know about the semi permanent lip tattooing technique.
My lips have always been my favorite physical feature. I’ve gone through phases of feeling self-conscious about other parts of myself, but I love my lips. They’re thick, pillowy, and the perfect canvas for color. They’ve even been featured modeling lip art at my previous magazine gig.
Ironically, they’re also one of very few things I’ve chosen to have “enhanced.” While I have access to all kinds of treatments, I felt uncomfortable doing something drastic to alter my weight or my nose before attempting to deal with my insecurities about them first. I’m glad I made that decision because neither of those things bother me anymore. My lips are another story—I love them, so why not try something to play them up even more?
Enter lip blushing, a semipermanent tattooing method designed to enhance the natural color and shape of your mouth for one to two years. Using a method called pixelating, the aesthetician deposits small, undetectable dots of pigment to line and shade. The result is a color that looks as if it could be your own—but with a boost (and a more pronounced shape). Now performed by aestheticians rather than traditional tattoo artists (as it was in decades past), it uses organic pigments and modern, digital tools that feature several needle configurations instead of one harsh setting.
Read the full article on glamour.com