Professional Beauty | Gloss & Go Lip Blush Training

Tried and tested... Tracie Giles London Gloss and Go Lip Blush

The lowdown:

Developed by semi-permanent make-up expert Tracie Giles, the Gloss and Go Lip Blush treatment is designed to restore shape and fullness. It enhances the colour of the lips with a tint shade of the clients' choice, as well as creating symmetry and an illusion of fullness in the lips.

The experience:

The Gloss and Go treatment is exclusively available at the Tracie Giles London clinic in Knightsbridge, London, where I visited SPMU trainer Bronwyn Miscue. She started with a consultation to decide on the shade of tint, using a bit on my lips to give and estimate of what the healed colour would look like. I have a cool undertone and wear muted pink or purple lipsticks, so we agreed on Evenflo shade Rock Rose. This appears as a berry shade when applies, and heals to a dusty rose-pink with a hint of mauve. Miscia then meticulously mapped out my lip shape with white pencil to ensure symmetry, checking I was happy before numbing my lips. She carefully tattooed the outline, using the smallest needle option for accuracy, then did a first pass over my whole lips. Miscue was incredibly observant and caring, frequently checking to see if I was in pain and applying more numbing solution if needed After the first pass, she went over my lips again to fill in any gaps. This was followed with aftercare advice and products, including Tracie Giles Post Traumatic Skin Cleanser and a tattoo ointment. The full treatment took about two hours. I returned a month later for a top-up. The original session had healed with subtle results, and I wanted a stronger look so Miscue didn't dilute the tint. She followed the same process was before then left a layer of tint on as a "bath" for maximum penetration - my skin absorbs SPMU tints well which helped with the results. I was encouraged to get in touch if I thought I needed more top-ups.

The verdict:

While lip blushing is admittedly a bit painful (definitely more so than brow Microblading), the results are worth it. It's been a month since my second treatment and my lips have healed to a lovely, rose-pink colour with a symmetrical outline. I can go without lipstick or gloss although I'm still partial to a bold red lip occasionally and my SPMU lip shade doesn't interfere with the lipstick colour.

Business benefits:

Lip blushing is a great earner, with experienced SPMU artists able to charge upwards of £500. Clients are encouraged to come in for annual top-ups, boosting long-term revenue and client retention.

How can I learn this technique?

Here at ID Liner, we offer an incredible course to master the Gloss & Go™ Lip Blush technique. This innovative technique infuses the lips with a blush of colour, correcting their shape while adding fullness, volume, and definition, making it a highly sought-after service in the beauty industry.

Our ID Liner Gloss & Go™ Lip Blush training course equips you with the essential skills and tools to provide this popular treatment to your clients. Additionally, upon successful completion of the course, you'll be permitted to advertise the Gloss & Go™ trademark, giving you a competitive edge in the market. This certification will not only enhance your portfolio but also ensure you can deliver this high-demand service with confidence and professional recognition.

For more information about our Gloss & Go™ Lip Blush training course and other award-winning Permanent Makeup & Microblading programs, contact our team.