"Lip Blushing" Is the Cosmetic Procedure Everyone Will Be Talking About

Due to the amazing advances made in the professional cosmetic industry, you can now wake up and walk out the door without applying a stitch of makeup yet still look like you've stood in front of a mirror, artfully touching up your face for the greater part of the morning. It's treatments like microblading, eyelash extensions, filler, and even tattooed eyeliner that semi-permanently alter your appearance just as a makeup pencil, concealer, and mascara wand would, but for an extended period of time and no removal and reapplication necessary. Each is expensive, to be sure, but imagine the time you'd have back every day that you normally spend getting ready. And what if you could extend that laissez-faire approach to your lips? Think a daily wash of lipstick that never wipes off, come coffee or high water. According to Christopher Drummond of PFrankMD Skin Salon in New York City, this is possible with a procedure called lip blushing. 

Permanent or semi-permanent makeup for your lips isn't a novel concept (and no, we're not talking about '90s-era tattooed lip liner). Enhancing the colour of your lips with a long-lasting pigment has been explored previously in the media like here, here, and here, but after we met with Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank (who owns PFrankMD Skin Salon, and, by the way, is Madonna's go-to derm) last week to learn about the future of cosmetic dermatology, it sounds as though lip blushing is going to make serious waves in the coming months.