5. Your lips will be puffy for about 24 hours, and we will give you an ointment to keep the lips moist. For the first 3-4 days, the color will appear more vivid, as if you are wearing lipstick. This occurs because the outer layer of skin is saturated with color. On the third or fourth day, that outer layer will exfoliate and lighten. We are able to see the end result of our color choice within six weeks.