Who would have ever thought that something as mundane as Kylie Jenner’s lips would rock a nation? Alas, her lips have been—and still are—one of the biggest topics of conversation for fans and foes alike. Now, soon after internet-goers bruised themselves in the name of the #KylieJennerLipChallenge, people are going through more extreme, permanent lengths to replicate her mouth. Instead of opting for fillers, as Jenner admitted to doing herself, a lot of people are getting overdrawn lip liner tattooed on themselves.
An editor at Cosmopolitan Australia underwent the treatment, which lasts anywhere from 8-10 years and requires touch-ups every 3-5 years. According to her experience, an anesthetic is applied to numb the lips, which are lined to the desired shape before tattooing. Then, after making sure everything looks perfect, you discuss color options and the tattooer blends colors together to create natural looking shades that are applied to replicate typical lip colors (usually, the color is lighter around the mouth and darker around the outline). The treatment utilizes “a less invasive gun that has very light vibrations that penetrate the skin,” says Amy Jean, an administrator at Amy Jean Eye Couture. “It is not painful and doesn’t sound like a buzzing/oscillating machine.”
Over time, as is the case with tattooed makeup, everything begins to look more natural. The treatment costs upwards of $1000, which is typically more than fillers, but lasts longer. So, if you’re thinking about it, and think you’ll be forever Kylie obsessed, go for it. Or, you could just get yourself a MAC lip liner and a Cartier love bracelet and call it a day. It’s your prerogative.
(via Cosmopolitan Australia)