It is not a secret that Semi Permanent Embroidery is taking the world by storm. but when It comes to lip embroidery, I noticed that ladies are still skeptical about them. Everybody knows me personally knows how much I enjoy working on lips and in this post, I will try to clear the most common misconceptions and the faulty impressions about lip embroidery.
Let’s get started!
Lips hardly hold the color
This question kept me confused for longtime till I figured out the reason behind it!
Usually, ladies who plan to get Lip Embroidery ask for natural nude colors, they test the shades at the back of their hands forgetting that in embroidery we implant the pigment into the dermis of the lips so color will not look as vivid as its swatch.
This is why I recommend my clients not to be afraid choosing darker shades than the desired one. At the end, lips will only hold 50% of the color you see in the bottle.
Grabbing a photo of botox plumbed-up lips
Lip embroidery is implanting the pigment into the skin. It is not a filler nor botox! This treatment does not increase the size of the lips, It rather enhances lip border and gives an illusion of bigger and more defined lips.
So If you are looking to get Kylie Jenner full lips, A plastic sergeant is the right person for that mission!
Would I be able to wear lipstick over my lip embroidery?
Relax .. Who said you will not be able to enjoy your favorite lippies?! Lip Semi Permanent Makeup would never be as intense as lipstick, It will always give that natural lip color.
Here is a bonus tip for perfect lipstick application: buff some foundation and powder on your lips to neutralize the embroidery color, then apply the desired lipstick. This step also makes lipstick last for longtime 😉
Lips embroidery ages darker
The answer here is no. By working only on candidate lips and choosing the right color and undertone, it will age wonderfully and becoming only lighter by time. Therefore it is very important to look for a qualified artist with many healed work photos because ladies you are going to live with the healed results!
over line my lips please!
Hold on .. Again lip embroidery is not like makeup. Thinking of over lining your lips to make them look thicker is not a good idea. Working on the skin (out the vermilion border) will end up with inconsistent color because skin does not take the color as lips do. By time lips will look smudged and the lipliner as if it’s melting.
Lighten up my dark lips
Unfortunately, lip micro-pigmentation is not for everyone. It is not the cure for dark blue and purple lips. Artists should be very careful assessing lips before touching them. We all need to know that lips with freckles, ethnic dark lips, and multi-toned lips are NOT candidate to work on as they are prone to hyper-pigmentation.
It is awfully painful
We can not deny that lips are the most sensitive part of our bodies but topical anesthetics have developed a lot recently to work on lips with minimum pain. I had couple of clients slept while doing their lips 🙂
Here are the most common misunderstandings about the semi-permanent lip embroidery treatment, if you have any other idea or question please share in the comments below.
Rabab Kelani is a certified Permanent Makeup Artist commonly known as Brow Artist. Dr. Rabab is a specialist in micropigmentation and semipermanent techniques, and her art is widely known in Germany, Singapore, and Egypt.