Makeup tattooing has a less than desirable past. Luckily, the raccoon eyes and harsh lip liner of yesterday have given way to major beauty game changers like microblading, Eyeliner, faux freckles, and now “Tinted Lip” — the latest tattoo technique that might actually be an alternative to lip injections. (We said might.)
Los Angeles based cosmetic permanent makeup artist Hanieh — known for masterminding the Tinted Lip technique — has come up with a whole new way to tattoo lips. “She wanted to create a softer-looking lip tattoo for my clients,”. “Something soft and natural that enhances the lips by giving them a more defined shape and youthful tint. Hanieh at Malibu Skin Care & Permanent Makeup combined our backgrounds in tattooing to create this technique.”
Dubbed “Tinted Lip,” the end result looks a lot like the work of a sheer lip stain — the kind of subtle kiss of color you might dream of naturally flaunting. After blending a custom hue (Hanieh works with 30 pigments that can be blended to match your favorite shade) the permanent makeup artist can create a subtle shade (or something bolder), that will last for anywhere from three to five years.