The Perfect Pink POUT
(Photo: Joseph Wellington)

Lip blushing and lip neutralising are the new semipermanent make-up procedures on everyone's, well, lips. Lip blushing is a type of cosmetic tattooing that semi-permanently enhances lip colour by depositing coloured ink into the lips with a mechanical needle. It is best suited for lips that have no discolouration. Lip neutralising, on the other hand, is a technique that aims to conceal discolouration and create an even tone between the top and bottom lips.

Similar to other semipermanent make-up services, like brow microblading and tattooed eyeliner, lip blushing allows you to wake up with picture-perfect, beautifully flushed lips without applying a stitch of lipstick, balm, or gloss.

The procedure is ideal for people with lips that are uneven in colour due to smoking, aging, hyperpigmentation, or excessive sun exposure. It can be pricey, but fans of the procedure say it's worth it and continue to rave about the natural-looking

Melissa Vernon uses a tiny mechanised needle to deposit pigment into the lips. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)
Client results six weeks post-lip blushing using a customised lip shade (Photo: Courtesy of Melissa Vernon)
International permanent make-up artist Melissa Vernon specialises in lips and brows. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)
A client before lip blushing procedure (Photo: Joseph Wellington)
Client results 12 weeks after lip neutralising (Photo: Courtesy of Melissa Vernon)
Lip neutralising (end result) (Photo: Courtesy of Melissa Vernon)
Vernon adds pigment to the pigment holder. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)
Vernon mixes different pigments together to create a custom shade. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)

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