Eyes and lips give the face distinct expression, they unmistakably convey to those around us about our inner mood and feelings. We hear time and again that the eyes are the mirror to our soul. But it is fair to say lips are the most sensual element of a woman face. They speak, smile, kiss and caress. Lips are often far more meaningful than words.
The way women apply makeup to enhance their lip changes with fashion. In 2003, we were seeing the end of the obvious lip liner, adorned and made famous by the beautiful Pamela Anderson.
Whilst fashion changes, there are certain parameters which remain characteristic of classic lips: a clearly defined outline, not highlighted with colour; lower lip slightly wider than the upper lip; the width of the lips is equal to or shorter than the distance between the pupils.
Lips are three dimensional, and as such we adorn them so look beautiful in profile, fullness, symmetry, creating as much fullness as our contour allows. The aim is to create sensual lips that look as attractive at rest as they do in motion, when we are talking, smiling, laughing….
And as every woman knows, whether she has the most beautiful lips that god ever created, or needs an artistic flair and amazing kit of lip products to create the magic, the staying power of lip makeup is, well, zero. Unless you use indelible and drying formulas.
One lucky lady to have naturally beautiful, well balanced lips with a strong vermillion boarder typically seen in pale skinned women is less distinguished boarders giving the illusion of much thinner lips due to the loss of colour as well as volume. Working on the board of the lip and vermillion boarder created more volume, and the introduction of a natural pigment “lip blush” rejuvenated the entire lip profile.
A younger client with excellent a defined vermillion boarder required the a lip blush enhance the colour and therefore emphasise the natural fullness of her lips, which otherwise ceased to be visible.
A New Chapter in Permanent Makeup
So from the fine outline we were offering in 2003 evolved the ever popular lip blush. I was taught that full lip colour a. looked flat, b. didn’t hold well during the healing process and c. was only suitable for very pale (probably very mature) lips.
I watched Elena Nikora from Russia at a seminar in Berlin and she created Volumes 3D lip effect using various techniques and at least 3 colours. Whilst it was painstakingly slow to perform (and watch) it was truly a work of art and unlike anything I had seen before. The result was remarkable.
One thing you will notice about all the pictures from Sviatoslav (above) is the “no liner look” whist still achieving the perfect outline, creating volume and an even saturation of colour. The delivery of pigment into the skin is very different too, so if you’ve had lip procedure years ago you will know that there tell tale signs, circle loops, fine gaps, and pigment which rarely fadded out evenly.
A new day is dawning for you if you seek out the technicians who have looked outside the UK for superior training. The results above just speak for themselves. Improving the look of our lips has never been easily attainable whilst remaining beautiful and conservative.
It’s still ideal to have your permanent makeup performed first, creating as much long term symmetry and volume as is possible. Some clients may still desire more volume, and combined filler treatments can work wonderfully together without having to look false or “inflated”.
We understand that lip treatments maybe an attractive ideal but remain an alarming prospects with all that can, and has so publicly gone wrong in the past.
In the hands of well trained artists, using excellent equipment, who understand their colours and pigment choices and most importantly, listen to and understand your needs and concerns, you can achieve seriously sensuous, beautiful lips. Micro pigmentation of the lips is not for everyone, but if you want flawless lips to compliment your features day and night, its worth having a consultation to see what the possibilities are…..