Master Artist / Master Instructor
Alana has been practicing as a Master PMU Artist for Over 8 years and is 3 time certified and accredited by the International Beauty Guild Association. Alana is the founder of all of the Cosmopolitan Academy Courses and is sought out Nationally as a PMU Master Artist. Rest assured you are in good hands.
What is lip blushing?
Lip blushing is a form of semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo that enhances the lips' natural tint and shape, giving them a boost and a glossy touch. It's designed to define and outline your lips, not to actually make them fuller. It gives the illusion that they're fuller, but in a very natural way. It's more or less like microblading for your lips!
How long does lip blushing last?
Between 2 and 5 years, depending on how carefully you follow aftercare instructions and how many touch up sessions you have.
Do's and Don'ts before a lip blushing appointment
DO: Bring pictures/lipsticks in order to show to your cosmetic tattoo artist the color that you want. Take a preventive tablet on the day of the appointment if you are prone to coldsores.
DON'T: Consume alcohol, caffeine, fish oil, Vitamin E, aspirin and ibuprofen as they cause the blood to thin and will result of more bleeding during the procedure.
Do's and Don'ts after a lip blush tattoo session
DO: Use a lot of lip balm to keep your lips moisturized. Plan a follow up appointment with your permanent makeup artist.
DON'T: Pick your scabs. Never! Also, avoid sun exposure and workouts for around 2 weeks. Do not eat spicy food in the 48 hours following the session.
Before & After
IS PERFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES:
Those with hair loss or lack of definition, thin brows caused by years of over-tweezing, those who have undergone chemotherapy or have been affected by alopecia, scars, lengthen/shorten or correct asymmetry, those with active lifestyles or for those who simply do not want to apply conventional makeup.
IS PERFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES:
Furthermore to the traditional microblading technique the microshading is fantastic for clients who have sensitive or oily skin.
Clients undergo a full consultation where they are in full control of the colour being chosen as well as shape. The technician learns intense colour theory that they will apply to help the client understand skin tone along with proper hair colour for them. Every colour is custom blended by the technician and ok’d by the client for their individual's needs before the Nano Brow/Precision Eyebrow Tattoo procedure is started.
Technicians are fully trained in not just colour theory but also designing the shape of the eyebrows. They learn extensively face shapes, facial symmetry and mapping and measuring out the perfect brow using the Brow Quad Ratio. Only a technician with extensive knowledge of the face as a whole will get a perfect shape and keep facial harmony each and every time.
5 hours after the procedure rinse your brows with water.
Every 3 hours for 7-10 days apply coconut oil to the area.
Swelling, bruising and redness is normal. Use gel ice packs for 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off for 1 hour to reduce.
Never pick or scratch the area.
Refrain from putting ANYTHING but the coconut oil on the area for 7-10 days The brows will appear dark and sharp after the procedure and will get darker from days 2-5. This is normal and is part of the natural healing process.
Do not judge colour our shape until 10+ days and know you are not fully healed for 4-6 weeks.
Getting ready for your appointment
1. No alcohol for 24 hours.
2. Do not book within 4 days prior to 4 days after your menstrual cycle as you will be much more sensitive.
3. No caffeine 4 hours prior to the scheduled time.
4. Take a Tylenol (muscle relaxant) 1 hour prior to your scheduled appointment if a Doctor ok's you to take one.
3. No Botox for 2 weeks before and 4 weeks after.
4. Avoid laser and chemical peels 2 weeks prior to the appointment.
5. Do not take blood thinners for 72 hours prior to the appointment unless medically necessary .
6. No waxing tanning or tinting 3 days prior to the appointment.
7. Arrive with no makeup to the appointment.
8. Be prepared for your brows to look a little red and dark after the procedure.
Refrain from Microblading or Microshading if:
You are currently pregnant or nursing.
Have had Botox in the last 2 weeks and furthermore refrain from getting Botox 4 weeks after.
If you have consumed drugs or alcohol in the past 24 hours.
If you have had a chemical peel in the past 2 weeks.
Have ANY autoimmune disease.
How Can I Prepare for My Appointment?
1. No alcohol for 24 hours
2. Do not book within 4 days prior to 4 days after your menstrual cycle as you will be much more sensitive
3. No Botox for 2 weeks before and 4 weeks after
4. Avoid laser and chemical peels 2 weeks prior to the appointment
5. Do not take blood thinners for 72 hours prior to the appointment unless medically necessary
6. No waxing tanning or tinting 3 days prior to the appointment
7. Arrive with no makeup to the appointment
8. Be prepared for your brows to look a little red and dark after the procedure
What Type of Pigments Do You Use?
We use a non-toxic and metal additive free pigments that will fade over time into a lighter version of their true colour - they will not fade into greens, pinks, blues etc.
Will the Eyebrow Microblading Fade?
Yes, it is a semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo so on average you will get 18-24 months before needing to re-do the eyebrow microblading. Microshading will fade within 2-3 years. However, the initial appointment is not complete without a 4-6 week touch up as the brows will fade much faster without this appointment that promotes the longevity of the microbladed eyebrows.
Can I Have This Procedure if I Have an Auto-Immune Disease?
Unfortunately no as your immune system is prone to being lower and can sometimes interfere with the healing process.
Can I Get Microbladed if I am Pregnant?
No, unfortunately, we can not microblade anyone who is pregnant under any circumstance it is for your and babies safety but we'd be happy to help after!
Are There Any Side Effects?
Your brows may be slightly swollen, red and in rare cases bruised; however, rare it is considered a normal side effect. You can use a gel ice pack 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off for 1 hour to alleviate any discomfort. These side effects will subside within 24-48 hours.
Will the Nano Brow Fade?
Yes, it is considered a semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo so on average you will get 3-5 years before needing to re-do the eyebrow tattoo. However, the initial appointment is not complete without a 4-6 week touch up as the brows will fade much faster without this appointment that promotes the longevity as well as precision for symmetry.
Can I Have This Procedure Done if I Have an Autoimmune Disease?
Unfortunately no as your immune system is prone to being lower and can sometimes interfere with the healing process unless you can get a doctors note that you are in good enough health to undergo a Nano Brow tattoo.
Can I Get Tattooed if I Am Pregnant?
No, unfortunately, we can not tattoo anyone who is pregnant under any circumstance it is for you and your baby's safety but we'd be happy to help after!
Are There Any Side Effects?
Your brows may be swollen up to 30% larger during healing, red and in rare cases bruised; however, rare it is considered a normal side effect. You can use a gel ice pack 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off for 1 hour to alleviate any discomfort. These side effects generally subside within 24-48 hours.
48 Hour Cancellation/Reschedule Policy or Client will be charged 50% of the service cost. Credit Card is required to hold any booking. As much as we love children, the beauty lounge is not designed to keep them entertained. We want to ensure your child’s safety at all times. This is your time and we want to make the best of it! Please make arrangements for child-care.