What Is Permanent Lip Liner?
Permanent lip liner is simply a mild form of tattoo that’s placed on the lips. It’s the implementation of color around the vermilion border of the lips, where often, as we age, the contrast and definition or a youthful, 3D effect has flattened. This makes the lips seem as if they’ve faded or disappeared. Usually, a permanent lip liner application is combined with other techniques – including highlighting lip definer and lip blushing – for a more natural effect.
Who’s the Best Candidate for Permanent Lip Liner?
This treatment is for a client who’s used to wearing makeup and likes to use pencil, lipstick, and gloss, but wants to keep the time and effort to a minimum, It is also for someone who has had their lip color and definition fade out, or their border flatten over time. I also recommend it for those with significant asymmetries since the technique can add balance.
What’s the Lip Liner Application Process Like?
First, your permanent makeup artist will apply a numbing cream to the area in order to prevent pain. This ensures that the level of discomfort is little to none. After numbing the area, artist draws a line around the lips with a pencil, correcting any asymmetries if necessary. The line must be consistent in thickness throughout and placed on the outer and inner border, otherwise it will look uneven or crooked. Artist will also match the client’s complexion and natural lip color with two colors that are in harmony with each other. The color for the liner should be maximum four shades darker than the lip’s gradient color. After applying the darker of the two colors, she’ll go back with the lighter color, slightly overlapping them. This technique creates a gradient blend toward the inside of the lips. This is what defines the lips but keeps a soft, natural effect. For liner treatments, this is the key.