What to Expect After Permanent Lip Shading?

Lip shading has become one of the most popular forms of permanent makeup and we know why! Results with an experienced permanent makeup artist can be beautiful and leave people feeling more confident and in love with their lips. The process takes a couple of hours, but results can last 5 years or more! As with any permanent makeup procedures, there is a period of healing and change that will take place directly after the procedure, and here's what to expect!

  • Directly after the procedure, your lips will be swollen.
  • Avoid working out/sweating for the first 24 hours.
  • Try to avoid too much sun exposure for the first week.
  • It's important to not rub your lips or smudge them for the first 2 weeks! (Yes, this means no makeout sessions for 2 weeks, so plan accordingly. ;D )
  • You should be keeping your lips moisturized at all times, for the first 2 weeks. We give each of our patients a salve to place 2x a day.
  • After a few days, your lips will start to scab and peel. DO NOT PICK!
  • After a week the lips may begin a 2nd peeling process. Again, do not pick at the peeling!
  • After 2 weeks you will start to see the true color as it blooms!
  • 21 days after treatment the healing process will be complete!
  • We recommend our patients to come back in for a touch-up, if necessary, after 3 months.

Ta-Da!!!! Now just apply gloss and you're good to go! Beautifully tinted lips for 5 years!!

For more information, feel free to call us (954) 774-5087 or email alicia.newimagebeautybar@gmail.com. 📍 7401 Wiles Rd. Suite# 252 Coral Springs FL 33067 Follow our soicals at @newimagebeautybar    

Choosing the Best Lip Shade for your Skin Tone

Most of us have a bunch of lipsticks in our beauty bag, some that we wear all the time, some that never get touched. There's a reason for that. You may have fallen in love with a lipstick in the store or on J.LO’s face, but when you put it on yourself? It just doesn't work. That's likely because the lipstick color clashes with your skin tone. Especially seen in permanent lip shading and permanent lip liner practice, it is crucial to test and try on the shades ahead of time, to ensure complete satisfaction with the color. After all, it's a commitment! Alicia Shapira is an expert permanent makeup artist, and here are the top 3 things she considers important when choosing the right shade for your lips, for both a permanent procedure or simple daily buy and wear:
  1. Identifying Your Undertone
First, the basics. Everyone’s skin has undertones of either yellow or pink. Yellow is warmer, pink is cooler. Knowing your undertone is enormously helpful when you're trying to figure out which shades look best on you. A quick way to identify your skin's undertone is to look at the veins on your wrist. If they are blue, and you also tend to gravitate towards wearing blues, whites, and grays, you’ve got pink undertones. If your veins appear greener, you have a warmer yellow undertone. If they appear to be both blue and green, you are the lucky owner of a neutral skin tone (meaning equal pink and yellow tones), and you can wear any color. Still unsure? Hold a piece of gold jewelry and a piece of silver jewelry up to your face. Ignoring your personal preference, assess which looks better with your skin — cooler (pink) tones go better with silver jewelry, whereas warm (yellow) skin tones work better with gold.
  1. Try Matching your Undertone
You want to focus on shades similar to your undertone when choosing a shade, says Alicia. “For yellow undertones, stick to warmer colors and for pink undertones, look for shades with blue or purple tones in them.” And everyone should avoid lip colors with a gray, ashy or overly pale feel, Alicia says. These can often make the skin look sickly or unhealthy and are unflattering.
  1. Skin Tone can’t steer you wrong
To simplify the process, you can also stick to shades that typically suit olive, fair and darker skin tones. Olive skin tones are generally neutral, so it's hard for you to go wrong. “Most nude, pink, orange, and red shades are going to look good on you,” Alicia says. The great thing about really fair skin is that you can typically go for darker, bolder colors to really play up your look, explains Alicia. But be careful, avoiding anything too light or with too much of a yellow undertone so you don’t look washed out. Lastly for darker skin tones, Deep plums, berries and reds look fantastic! Alicia suggests also avoiding anything too light or pale on the lips — deeper shades look more naturally flattering for this kind of complexion. Regardless of your tone and undertone, it’s up to you to decide what looks best and most flattering on yourself, and during your permanent lip shading appointment with Alicia, she will also suggest which shade is most suitable for you and your daily wear!
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