How much does it cost?
Lip blushing isn’t cheap, though the price can vary widely depending on where you live and how much experience your artist has. To give you a ballpark range, we’ve been quoted anywhere between $450 all the way up to $1,500 for a single session, with touch-ups (which aren’t uncommon) either being comped or costing a few hundred dollars.
The results typically last between one to two years, at which point your lips will begin to fade back to their original hue. (Smoking, sun exposure and excessive exfoliation can speed up this process, FYI.)
Is there any downtime involved?
No, though there could be some initial swelling in the first 24 to 48 hours (after all, this is your lips we’re talking about here), so plan accordingly. Icing can help bring down the swelling.
You will also likely experience some scabbing while your skin heals. Give it at least five to seven days, then begin to slather on an occlusive ointment like Aquaphor liberally and often, before assessing the final results. If you notice any irregularities in lining or want to change the color, you can request a touchup after a few weeks.
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