Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Pretty Looks: Lip Tint (Update)

*This is an update to my 2nd round of Lip Tint procedures at Pretty Looks (see my 1st Lip Tint review last year at Pretty Looks Ortigas).
Pretty Looks
now have a branch at The Fort BGC. Very convenient for us near Makati and the south. The new clinic has a high ceiling, prepped in white walls and a lovely pink accent color. The branch just opened this year and they're still polishing the whole clinic. There was a comfort room for staff only, but clients can use it if they want. It's not designed at all but it's clean, functional and quite roomy.
There's a bright lounge area where guests can wait. Magazines are available to keep you occupied. One wall is all glass, while the other features some cosmetic/beauty products they sell. Pretty Looks BGC is located along the same building as The Early Bird Breakfast Club, facing the parking lot at The Fort Strip, which is always full. We usually park at Bonifacio High Street Central and just walk the block across.
This is where you'll most probably be seated when the topical anesthesia is applied on your lips. Since they have limited space, just read some mags and bear the 40-minute wait by the corner. It's not that embarrassing at all, with other guests in the same place. You're all there for some procedures anyway.
Product display on the way. The small hallway leads to the beds where you'll have your lip tint or eyebrow procedure, or whatever else. The toilet and staff room is to the right.
They've ditched using injections for anesthesia. A topical cream is used instead, but you have to let your lips absorb it for 40-minutes, hence the waiting. Make sure to have the staff put a LOT of cream all over your lips - inner and outer part. This is crucial when you're having your lip tinted. It could sting so bad (and painful) if the anesthetic cream missed a spot. The lip tattoo pen will run over and over same spots to get it right. If you're not numb in some areas, the pain multiplies there.
Although only separated by sheer curtains, the facilities are clean, light, and relaxing. Towels are provided on the bed, and another one is offered for you, for cover, in case you get cold.
They promised sterile equipment and materials.
Right after the tint procedure, there were black, bruise-looking spots on my lips. This all went away after the peeling.
My 2nd procedure in BGC was so much better. This photo was taken hours after the procedure. Less pain, as I've requested loads of anesthetic topical cream. No bruises, less swelling, very impressive job. I wish I caught the name of the lady who performed the tinting.
I had a voucher for these 2 sessions from Ensogo for a whopping Php1199 per Lip Tint, for a Php10,000 value. Such a steal! Thanks Pretty Looks!
I bought Zylovir Aciclovir from Pretty Looks for about Php200-300, I forgot exactly how much. It's not compulsory as you can use any Antiviral/Antibacterial cream.
Lip Tattoo Care Instructions

  • I still trust Pretty Looks for these kind of procedures. They've seem to have pioneered it and continues to improve their services. 
  • I love that they offer discounted vouchers every now and then.
The Fort Strip, Ground Floor, 7th Avenue Corner 28th, Global City Tel: 834-5523 | 886-9667 | 0917 689 5144


  1. Hi sis I want to try, kasi d po b tlga masakit. Ngdadlaawang isip kasi Ako :(

    1. Hi sis, wlang pain as long as covered ng topical anesthesia full area of lips :)

  2. Hi sis..may contact # po ba kayo ng Davao branch nila? Thanks for the info sis!


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