Lip Corrections, Oh My!


Lips BEFORE Correction


Lips AFTER Correction


One of the things that troubles me most in my industry is when a technician does not take the time to learn their craft correctly. Just because a client ask for “wine colored” lip liner, does not mean they should get it. All lips are essentially “cool” colored in nature. Therefore, if you put into the lips a “cool” color like wine, it will heal lavender/purple. See in the “before” photo how the client has a lavender lip liner which makes the lips appear purple….. As if the client was cold or freezing!! This is NOT attractive. Lips should always appear warm and full, not pale purple and cold. I had to neutralize the purple with an orange based red and added a warm rose to tone it down. The “after” photo shows a more attractive warm lip…. One should always keep in mind the qualifications of a technician when choosing a permanent makeup artist. Remember, even though the color fades a bit with time, it’s still permanent…. Therefore, shop for qualifications and not price. I’m happy I was able to correct this and the client looks beautiful. A heartfelt thanks to my lovely model of the month, Robin from New Cary for the use of her photograph!! As always, thank you for your business and your trust…..Mara

3 Replies to “Lip Corrections, Oh My!”

  1. Dear Mara, Thank you for your call and for the appointment made for November 20. I can hardly wait for I have been wanting this done for several years.
    I have just finished looking at the before and after pictures and how wonderful all of the models look! After looking at them I would like for my lips to be done also. Would that be possible to be done at the same appointment?
    Again, thank you for your call and I am SO looking forward to meeting you and having all of these wonderful procedures done.

  2. Hi Angie… thanks for your questions. After the initial procedure, you might need a follow up appointment to “tweak” whatever is needed. This is usually booked 6-8 weeks out after the skin heals completely. Other than that, all cosmetic tattooing last about one year depending on your outdoor activity. Lips last longer then eyeliner (typically). Remember, for cosmetics we do not use pure tattoo ink so it does not last forever like body art would. Hope I’ve answered your questions…

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