When it comes to achieving more luscious lips without makeup, there is no better option than lip blushing. Dominique Bossavy is a pioneer in and expert in the no makeup look creation. Following is her comprehensive guide to the semi-permanent cosmetic procedure that can help you achieve beautiful, full lips without applying any makeup!
Lip blushing not only helps bring a luscious look to your lips, it can also help you achieve a fresher look and youthful appearance. As we age, our lips fade in color and can begin to appear dull, lacking volume and color. Restoring the color to your lips with the lip blushing procedure will brighten your smile and make you look more radiant.
In order to achieve the most youthful appearance , it’s important to make sure you are properly prepared with a clean “canvas”. Dominique Bossavy recommends to take a hot shower two days before the procedure. Use a compress on your lips and gently exfoliate to get your lips feeling soft while removing any dead skin cells. After you are finished exfoliating, be sure to moisturize, especially that evening with an emollient balm or oil based moisture treatment.
According to Dominique, it is best to shower, exfoliate and moisturize your lips two days prior to your lip blushing procedure in order to prevent your lips from becoming oversaturated with moisture. When this occurs, oil and emollients from moisturizers create a barrier which prevents pigments from settling into the skin during the lip blushing procedure.
After Lip Blushing
Once your lip blushing procedure is complete, there are a few things to keep in mind so you can ensure you're getting the most out of your investment. Dominique Bossavy advises to avoid getting water on that area of your face for seven to ten days. It’s also very important to use a lip balm for added protection, especially before showering. Once the healing process is complete, it’s important to keep your lips well hydrated and protected from the sun at all times. This is key to maintaining your results for anextended period of time.
What are the Benefits of Lip Blushing
In addition to the wonderful way lip blushing can improve on your overall look. Listed below are the amazing ways a lip blushing procedure can benefit you!
With lip blushing, you can create balance in the shape , with perfect proportions.
While there is no actual volumizing happening with your lips when you get a lip blushing procedure, the process does make the lips fuller and more vibrant.This is achieved by restoring the natural contour of the vermilion border. For those wanting more definition, Dominique Bossavy suggests trying the French Lip Highlighter procedure. This 3D highlight effect just above the lip line creates even more depth for your lips and improves the appearance of the cupid bow and philtrum.
Lip Blushing does a lot to help slow the appearance of wrinkles around the lips. During the process, nano-punctures in the skin used to infuse pigment will actually help build collagen , and smooth out wrinkles.
Ethnic Skin Tones
Although the effectiveness of the lip blushing procedure varies based on skin tones, Dominique's skill and vast experience with Nanocolor Infusions has led her to develop this process for melanin-rich skin tones. She can select the ideal pigments to create a beautifully applied lip blushing to minimize grey or dark lips,by warming the dark tones with a carefully compounded blend of warm pigment color.
Finally, Dominique Bossavy's final advice is a mild word of caution: She maintains that when it comes to lip blushing, “ less is more”. The focus should be on creating your natural lip, just better. This is not a lipstick look, rather a natural, defined and vibrant lip color. Lip blushing is ideal for when you don’t want to wear makeup but still want to look fresh and radiant.