From microblading your eyebrows all the way to tattooing a smattering of freckles across your cheeks (real thing), lots of beauty connoisseurs are turning to cosmetic tattooing for hassle-free makeup looks. Some are more practical than others, of course (microblading, for example, all but eliminates the need for brow gels and pencils), but lip blushing is one that may be flying under the radar.
Pretty much what it sounds like, lip blushing gives you semi-permanent lip color without having to deal with the drying issues of a matte lipstick or the fleetingness of a gloss. Using organic pigments, you can custom-choose a shade that experts will adjust according to your natural skin tone to deepen the coloring of your lips. Rather than just filling, though (goodbye, lip liner), blushing uses shades and lines with a pixelating process to apply pigment, giving your pout a more defined look and providing the illusion that your lips have been plumped. Take that, Kylie Jenner.
Lip blushing stays fresh for about two years with no retouching, and clients can even adjust the coloring they’re left with if they’re unhappy. It’s a painless process and shouldn’t cause any side effects, but it costs a pretty penny: prices range from $500 to $1,500.
That being said, lip blushing isn’t for everyone! If you’re someone that applies lipstick like it’s going out of style (which it’s not, making blushing a viable option), then maybe a subtle, semi-permanent sheen is right up your alley! Conversely, if you’ve never ventured farther than a good balm and don’t really care to, perhaps you’re better off sticking with your natural lip color. Check off the summer 2019 lip products you’re likely to buy and we’ll let you know which way you swing.
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It's vegan, it's shiny, it smells like caramel and it can be used alone or layered over another of your favorite colors for the vitamin E and hydration benefits. Buy here!
This two-birds-one-stone product is made with unique ingredients like sea buckthorn berry for every vitamin you can think of, blueberry extract for antioxidants and jojoba oil for moisture -- it's an all-in-one game-changer. Buy here!
Charlotte, you've done it again. From the sleek packaging to the perfect peach hue, this stick's no doubt on your list. Buy here!
Maybelline's top-rated liquid lipstick now comes in a more manageable crayon form for those mornings that you slept in a little too late. Buy here!
L'Oreal gives us a stain we can always count on, in enough colors that you can collect them all. Buy here!
This roller-style application will give you fierce nostalgia, and every color (natural, lavender or peach) will suit just about anyone. Buy here!
The unique applicator on this lip color adds a little dimension once it's on, and it's long-lasting yet still subtle. Buy here!
Matcha is the hottest drink trend lately, but this version goes on your lips, not in them. Made with green tea powder along with coconut and avocado oil, this Winky Lux addition comes in five colors, each with a satin finish. Buy here!