Lip Blush Color Guide

How to Select the Best Lip Blush Color for Your Lips

With the right color choice, lip blush allows women to restore lost attractiveness and sexuality to their lips. Using color theory, a qualified master is able to correct the lip color and shape of the lips.

The quality and aesthetic result of the procedure depends on the choice of pigment color. The color needs to be thoughtfully and carefully selected. 

The lip blush color depends on many factors, such as the client's appearance, the shape of the lips, the shape of the face, age and even occupation, and, of course, fashion trends. Correctly chosen pigment color when using various tattoo techniques will allow the artist to:

  • Increase the volume of the lips
  • Correct the shape of the lips
  • Hide the unevenness of the natural pigment of the lips and give them a uniform color filling
  • Covering scars on the lips
  • Neutralizing the melanin

Color Density Guide

Evenflo Lip Set


We numb the lips before and during the procedure. However, you would still feel a little sensation but tolerable.

Swelling right after the treatment is completely normal. It will go down within the next few hours. 

Bright colors like red lipstick within the first few days are completely normal.

After peeling is over, it is completely normal for the lips to look very pale and somewhat uneven. Don't be alarmed! The pigment will continue to show and even themselves out within the next 4 - 7 weeks.

If you have melanin lips, you may also experience hyperpigmentation (look even darker) or hypopigmentation (look light in certain parts). Don't be alarmed! The melanin and pigment will eventually blend into each other within the next 7-8 weeks. A third touch up may be needed depending on how dark the original lips are.

Read Our Lip Blush Pre & Post-Care Guide

Test Out Makeup

Using different pigment colors, the Artist is able to create the desired look. Nowadays, there are many lip shades and colors, which allow us to create beautiful images, giving you look the necessary visual effect - naturalness, romance, and sex appeal.

Artists can mix colors and do a color swatch and even apply on your lips mixing with clear lip gel. 

To avoid disappointment caused by the wrong color choice, reputable cosmetic tattoo masters recommend trusting the choice of the artist who will carry out the lip blush procedure. Why?

A permanent makeup specialist is trained in color theory. In the course of training, where the artist studies the methods of selection and action of pigments throughout the years, the nature of their interaction with one or another type of skin. This knowledge enables the specialist to accurately select the ideal pigment for a particular client.

Your Skin Undertones

Undertone is the subtle natural color below your skin’s surface. While skin tone refers to your skin color, undertone refers to the shade within that color. There are three types of undertones: warm, cold, and neutral. People with the same skin tone can have very different undertones. While your skin tone can change based on external factors, your undertone will always stay the same. Knowing your undertone allows you to select the most complimentary colors for your makeup and attire.

To be able to determine, look at the veins on your wrist. If they are blue, you have cooler, you can safely give preference to cool pink undertones.

If the veins are characterized by a light greenish color, then it is best to choose warmer yellowish shades of tattooing. If the veins are both blue and green at the same time, then any unit from the color palette will do.

The second way to find out is to check the client’s lip tone is to have them stretch their lower lip so you can closely inspect its color. 

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Your Skin Shade

There are a lot of factors on which the color choice depends, according to experts in the field of aesthetic tattooing. However, the main thing to rely on is the color type of a client.

Shade by Season

Traditional color types of appearance, that are accepted in aesthetic cosmetology, are correlated with the seasons.


Thin, translucent skin, blond hair, mostly warm shades of blond, light gray, or blue eyes, light (closer to light brown) eyebrow color, warm shades of orange, peach, beige, apricot, soft ocher, salmon;


Light skin of marble and light pink shades, blond hair, mostly warm shades of blond, light gray, gray-green or gray-blue eyes, blond hair color, light brown eyebrow color, cold shades of pink, peach;


Porcelain-white skin, dark brown hair, green or dark brown eyes, dark eyebrows, saturated shades of red, ocher, plum;


A rich creamy skin tone, hair shades are from copper to bright red, eyes are warm shades of green, amber, light brown, bronze, dark eyebrows, ocher, red pumpkin, brown, and plum shades.

Traditional Shades

Pale skin

Nude toned color: peachy, cool pink shades. Avoid dark shades of brown or burgundy, as they’ll contrast too much with your pale skin.

Pink undertones

If you’re between pale and olive but have pink undertones, stick to peach tones for a natural look. For a more eye-popping combination, try brick red or orange-based reds, darker warm reds. Try to avoid blue based reds as they will cool down even more, pink plus blue turning to purple. 

Yellow undertones

If your skin tone is between olive and pale the best lip colors for your skin are cold based reds. Bronzes also work well with yellow undertones.

Light Asian skin

Natural coral tones or bold reds can complement light Asian skin.

Dark Asian Skin

For those with much darker or Southern Asian skin, choosing a lip color can be a tough decision. You have natural blue sub tones to your lips which could result in a color not being quite the shade you had hoped for. So we will need to neutralize cool tones first.  

Dark skin

Dark complexions have a wide choice of lip colors. Try out coral shades or pigments with orange, red tones. Avoid nude tone colors which have plenty amount of white pigment and it will create a pasty, chalky look on your lips.

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Can Certain Colors Make My Lips Look Larger?

Warmer and more delicate color tones are recommended in case of lipstick effect. Cold shades will give women's lips more volume.

You need to pay attention to the fact that cold tone pigments are suitable only for those women who have a cool skin color type.

But sometimes lips might lose color due to age, smoking habits, or simply naturally your lips appear light, especially on the borders and corners of your lips. In that case the Artist can add color on pale lip tissue and it will definitely not only will shape the lips but it will add volume as well.

Do Certain Lip Blush Colors Last Longer Than Others?

When it comes to lip tattooing there are 2 types of pigment: mineral non organic (iron oxide) and synthetic organic based. Mineral non organic based color does not last long it fades faster. Synthetic organic pigment stays in the skin longer, it is water based so it is easier to implant and has vibrant colors. Generally, organic colors are brighter and bolder than inorganic colors. Os it makes sense that they are often used for lip pigments. Inorganic pigments are made up of iron and oxygen and do not contain any carbon. The iron component is very stable, inert, and non-toxic. That is why many artists prefer synthetic organic pigments for lip tattooing.  

Organic pigments are usually bright, pure, light in weight and rich in tinting strength. Inorganic pigments tend to be dry ground minerals. They contain metals and are often opaque, while most organic pigments are considered transparent.

Organic pigments came from natural sources and have been used for centuries. Nevertheless the most used pigments today are either inorganic or synthetic organic ones. Synthetic organic pigments are derived from coal tars and other petrochemicals. 

What Post Steps Can I Take to Ensure the Color Lasts?

Protect lips from the sun by applying lip moisturizers with SPF. Exfoliating too often and applying Retinol, Vitamin C, any Acid based creams on lips will fasten color fading process.

Read Our Lip Blush Pre & Post-Care Guide

There are many factors that affect the longevity of lip blush permanent makeup. Clients, who like tanning, sunbathing, going to the gym, swimming, who use different kinds of skincare products, and who have oily skin might fade faster and would require touchup sessions.