Do You Tip For Lip Blushing?

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Lip blushing is a great way to enhance your lips without awkward fillers. Blushing is a semi-permanent procedure that can help you achieve full-looking, sexy lips. This is done by depositing pigment in your lips. It is a procedure similar in scale to microblading, and in many states requires certification.

Do you tip for lip blushing?

The answer here is that it is really up to you. 

It would be greatly appreciated by the permanent makeup artists if you give them a tip when you get this kind of procedure, but it is not a requirement nor is it expected of the clients. 

We’ll go over tipping for permanent makeup like lip blushing below.


Do You Tip For Lip Blushing?

Giving a tip to your permanent makeup artist will surely bring joy to them. It’s extra money that you give for a job well done. 

But we all know that tipping for everything has become more common over the last few years. With delivery, tips at the counters at coffee shops, etc. becoming mainstream, it can be hard to figure out where it’s necessary to tip.

Tips for lip blushing aren’t required and permanent makeup artists don’t expect to get tips for this service. However, there are still many who give a tip as a sign of their gratitude to the makeup artist. 

Tips for lip blushing aren’t required and permanent makeup artists don’t expect to get tips for this service. 

There are mixed views on tips.

Some people might not want to give tips because the price of the procedure is already quite high compared to buying lipstick or lip products.

However, the results you get are also different, and the service you get through the process and recovery period is important to consider. 

Some people feel that the price is already enough to cover all the necessary expenses of the permanent makeup artist for the procedure that was done. Plus, part of the price of the procedure already includes the fee of the permanent makeup artist for the service done. 

The main reason why clients give a tip to their makeup artist for the lip blushing procedure is that they are very satisfied with the process, support, and care they received.

We have written extensively on how it’s a good idea to stay in contact by sending photos to your lip blushing artist daily during the healing stages. This way, if anything goes wrong, you’ll get instant feedback.

If your experience was a really positive one, you could give an extra tip to your artist, or recommend them to friends.

Permanent makeup artists don’t expect every client to give them a tip, just as tattoo artists don’t automatically assume they’ll get tipped. However, anyone who gives them a tip, no matter how big or small it is, is appreciated. 

How Much To Tip For Lip Blushing?

If you decide to give your permanent makeup artist a tip, they will appreciate it. If you feel they deserve the tip then you could give them. 

The question now is how much do you tip for a lip-blushing procedure? Typically, people would tip about 5%-20% of the price of the procedure. That’s a big range!

Although some quantity of tip is quite common, it isn’t required for you to tip that much or that little. Any amount that you feel comfortable giving will be appreciated by your artist. 

In case you are not happy with the procedure, your expectations weren’t met, or you were not impressed with the procedure, you might not want to give your tech a tip. That is absolutely fine as well. 

There are those who don’t give a tip even if they loved the results of the procedure. Again, in this case, it’s not an obligation.

Some people may increase the tip that they give depending on the situation. If the procedure took longer than expected, or if there are issues or problems but the makeup artist was still able to do the job properly, or the tech went beyond what was required, then perhaps you should lean toward giving a tip.  

Alternatives To Giving A Tip

Giving a tip is a great way to show appreciation and to help out your permanent makeup artist. However, it is not the only thing you can do. Aside from giving cash tips, you could:

  • Give the establishment a great review
  • Post on their social
  • Encourage your friends to try the service

These things may be even more valuable to a lip blushing artist than a cash tip.


Lip blushing is a professional service, and tips are not an obligation. But it’s also an art, and if your artist goes beyond what was required, a tip will certainly be appreciated. But remember, alternatives like giving a glowing review may be an even better option!

Written by Kayla Young

Kayla is the founder of LuxeLuminous. She has worked professionally in the tanning industry for years. She has been interested in esthetics since childhood, and has tried every hair, skin, and makeup product ever produced (more or less).