Lip Liner technique allows correcting the ‘’blurriness’’ of the lips’ contour by outlining it as if using a lip pencil. To ensure this kind of lip makeup looks as natural as possible the procedure is done using pigments that correspond to the natural lip colour or are a little warmer. Lip Liner technique is usually used when nothing else needs to be corrected but insufficient lips contour’ clarity. More often it is advisable to complement the lip liner procedure with shading.
Shading of the lip contour that gradually blends with the natural lip colour makes it possible to define the outline using brighter pigments while preserving the ‘’naturalness’’ of the makeup. Shading can be partial (one-third or half of the surface of the lip) and full lip. This technique allows to adjust the shape as well as give saturation to the lip colour. Unfortunately, it is not suitable for thin lips as it can hide lip volume, therefore it is advisable to turn to 3D-effect technique instead.
In professional makeup, the 3D effect is achieved by simultaneously applying several colours creating a play of light and shadow. Likewise, in Permanent Makeup, creating complex transitions, playing with colours and shades to give lips a relief and volume: ‘’glare’’ - lightening the middle part of the lips and shading the lip corners. Sometimes a slight lightening of the surrounding skin is performed – this effect is called ‘’Lip Light’’. The 3D effect technique is very diverse: from natural gentle tones, providing ‘’translucency’’ of the lips, to bright, saturated – giving the bright lipstick look. In addition, there are even pigments that create the effect of lip gloss being applied.
Classic colours that are 1-2 shades darker than natural lip colour are usually chosen for the procedure. Some people prefer brighter ‘'berry’' colours, others, on the contrary, prefer pastel tones. Even though the choice is always yours the technician may insist on choosing a more natural shade based on certain facts.