Predraw and Color Swatch
PreDraw and Color Swatch
Using inked string, I like to map my Client’s natural lip shape. First by marking the center of the Cupid’s bow, then each philtrum column. Then mark the apex of the bow and the lowermost horizontal point on the bottom middle lip line. Using these anchor points, I map from the center to the mouth corners.
After I’ve string mapped, I sometimes use concealer to mark my “no fly zone” where I will not be depositing pigment. This concealer helps me see where the skin of the lip changes to the skin of the face. A good rule of thumb is that lip tissue does not contain hair follicles, therefore, if your pre drawn design includes peach fuzz, you are out of the vermilion border and need to adjust your design.
Allow client to view and approve design and color, explaining how the color changes over the course of healing and that it will fade substantially. Advise the client that subsequent visits may be necessary for desired saturation of color.