Permanent Lip Makeup

Urbane Beauty Co. provides permanent lip makeup services from beauty experts in Latham, NY so you can always look your best without the hassle of putting on lipstick or dealing with the mess it leaves.

Permanent Lip Makeup

Urbane Beauty Co. provides permanent lip makeup services from beauty experts in Latham, NY so you can always look your best without the hassle of putting on lipstick or dealing with the mess it leaves.

What is Permanent Lip Makeup?

Permanent lip makeup is a mild form of tattoo that’s placed on the lips. Lip color is applied to the entire lip surface through the process of micro-pigmentation by Urbane Beauty Co’s certified experts. We then redefine the shape of the lips, if desired, correcting imperfections in symmetry or shape. We can even redesign the outline of the lips, in order to create a more desirable look. A few weeks after the procedure, touch-ups are performed, leaving you with full, gorgeous lips. 


Why Permanent Lip Makeup?

Acquire the perfect lip size, shape, and color all without having to deal with the annoying issues that come with real makeup. With Permanent Lip Makeup, the experts at Urbane Beauty Co. can provide you with a soft, natural, or more defined lip line. With a variety of colors to choose from, and our expert’s knowledge, finding the perfect shade for you is easy!


Frequently Asked Questions About Permanent Lip Makeup

Permanent lip makeup will last anywhere from 1 to 5 years depending on your lifestyle. At which point you’ll either need to go back to traditional lipstick or get a touch up.

A numbing anesthetic is applied before and during your procedure to keep pain and discomfort to a minimum. Each patient has a unique pain tolerance, but most find it just slightly uncomfortable.

It is a form of tattoo, although different techniques and pigments are used. Anytime color is implanted into the dermis of the skin, it is technically a tattoo, regardless of the manner in which it is performed. 

Although the process is similar to getting a regular tattoo, there are some key differences:

  • Lip tattoo is only applied to the first layers of skin, so the color fades over time. Traditional skin tattoo ink goes much deeper into the skin.
  • It is only semi-permanent
  • It is less painful than a regular skin art tattoo
  • Cosmetic tattoo inks contain less of a metal base, which is the component that allows ink to permanently adhere.

Most patients experience minor swelling after the procedure that can last up to three days. 

 The lip tissue does not have a dermal layer like any other skin on the body. Because of this, immediately after the procedure, the lip color may look darker and/or brighter than the desired color, even if a natural color was chosen. This will fade in about 3-4 days after the procedure after a surface layer “peels” and the true tone is revealed underneath. We recommend you get your permanent makeup at least a week before any important event to be safe!

Yes! You can wear any other makeup you want over the permanent lip makeup and give your looks variety!

Yes! Just make sure you share this info with your technician, as they may need to slightly adjust their color selection and technique.

Yes! Some people may have heard that you can’t get an MRI if you have lip makeup, butt that isn’t true, although it is recommended to wait 3 months after new permanent makeup to get one. In extremely rare casses of facial MRI scans, a warm sensation can occur in the makeup areas. Data indicates that this is rare, and is usually related to extremely heavy and dark eyeliners.  Just make sure to tell the MRI technician that you have had permanent makeup so they know to watch for any unusual reactions.

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Pre-Appointment Care

  • Due to the delicate nature of lips it is advised to avoid all alcohol consumption for 48 hours prior to your appointment to reduce swelling. You can also prepare for the appointment by taking Arnica tablets starting 24 hours before your appointment time.
  • If you are prone to oral cold sores it is advised to start oral anti-virals three days before the appointment and continue them for three days after to prevent an outbreak.


  • If you plan on getting fillers it MUST be done at least 2 weeks before because of swelling and bruising or at least 4 weeks after lip fillers for lip blush
  • At least 4 weeks to discontinue use of retinol
  • At least one year for accutane


  • HYDRATE! drink lots of water as this will help reduce dryness on your lips. Fun Fact: First sign of dehydration will be seen on the lips
  • If you are prone to cold sores it is highly recommended to take an antiviral medication such as Zovirax 5 days before, then the day of. Then 5 days after or as advised by your doctor or pharmacist.
  • If you have severe dry, flaky lips gently exfoliate nightly for at least 2 weeks with a gentle lip scrub 1-2 times a week followed by a lip treatment.


The following will make your lips more tender and likely to bleed more so it’ll thin your blood, so they need to be avoided till after procedure

The following will make your lips more tender and likely to bleed more so it’ll thin your blood, so they need to be avoided until after the procedure.

  • No Alcohol
  • No Caffeine
  • No Aspirin, ibuprofen
  • No Caffeine (coffee and tea)
  • No Fish oil
  • No Niacin
  • No Vitamin E


  • Exfoliate and add lip treatment to hydrate lips
  • Avoid oils on lips as it will clog pores reducing pigment retention

Post-Appointment Care

Careful after-care is very important for producing a beautiful and lasting result.

  • Do not pick, rub or peel off your scabs, to avoid bald spots, scars, or infection (itching is normal as skin is repairing itself)
  • Keep the treated area clean and dry (use a clean towel or tissue to dry it), avoid environments that would cause dirt or germs to contact the area while healing
  • Wash daily with a light touch to remove bacteria, build-up of product and oils, and dead skin, use gentle soap (Dial, Cetaphil, Neutrogena), dry with a clean tissue
  • Do not expose the treated area to sun or tanning bed (3-4 weeks after procedure)
  • Moisturise with a thin layer of ointment, cream recommended by technician apply with a cotton swab, dry area (never apply on wet or damp area)
  • Keep your hair away from your face
  • No makeup on the treated area for 7-14 days
  • Avoid sleeping on your face, use a fresh pillowcase
  • Avoid face-down swimming in pool, sea, lakes, and hot tubs for the first 7-10 days
  • Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area
  • It is recommended to not sweat and exercise after the procedure for a week
  • Avoid spicy food and heat
  • Keep taking antiviral medicine if recommended by a doctor
  • Picking or pulling off skin that is not ready to come off will cause pigment loss and can pull out deeper tissue

    Do not use decorative cosmetics on the treated area for 10-14 days, moisturize only with cream recommended by the technician

Questions? Contact us!