If you haven’t heard, there is a lip color craze that is an absolute “must try” - Lipsense. What makes it a standout product, is it's long-lasting capability. Lipsense is said to be "waterproof, does not kiss-off, smear-off, rub-off or budge-off." I've been intrigued by this product and skeptical about it's true longevity. So, recently I gave it a try. Here's a look at my pros and cons, or just skip to the bottom for my overview.
I'm on air for 4 ½ hours every morning and with breaking news or developing stories, there’s too much going on to stop and touch up my lipstick. My products need to go on once and last, not only through several hours of talking, but also through the quick breaks when I get a chance to grab a cup of coffee or a bite to eat. And, bonus, it doesn’t leave a lipstick mark on my coffee cup.
When I get ready in the very, very, very early morning, the last thing I do when applying my makeup, is use Lipsense. That one application will last ALL DAY. It's incredible!
Once I apply the color in the morning, the only thing I need throughout the day is the gloss. I use it every couple of hours and it keeps my lip color shimmering and looking fresh. The gloss also works as a moisturizer. It has shea butter and vitamin E to nourish, condition and soothe lips. Also, I typically opt to carry a small clutch so just having to have the gloss and no extra lipstick works perfect for me.
There are so many different colors to choose from, you’ll want to have more than one. For on air, I mix colors - a layer of Roseberry, basically a light red, and two layers of Pink Champagne (below). For everyday use, I like to just use the Pink Champagne. It's a great subtle and neutral color with a hint of pink. Right now, I only have those two colors and the gloss, but I'll definitely be trying out some different shades soon.
And, if worn every day, one tube last 4 - 6 months!
I am a Chapstick girl. I carry it around everywhere I go and use it constantly. However, when using Lipsense, Chapstick is a no-no.
Lipsense works to remove wax build up on your lips, meaning you will go through an exfoliation phase. Your lips will feel like they are dry at first, instead of using Chapstick or other lipsticks, you need to stick with the Lipsense gloss. Otherwise, you will continue to create build up, while the Lipsense is trying to remove it. This one was hard for me, but the exfoliation phase only last about two weeks. Once that's over, your lips will feel softer and the Lipsense will wear even better.
Also, because it doesn't rub off on anything, which is a pro, the con is removing it. You can purchase the Lipsense remover, which makes it easy to wipe off, or use a Neutrogena makeup remover wipe.
When applying Lipsense, you may feel a cool tingle. This is the cosmetic grade SD alcohol evaporating off the lip and depositing the color behind.
I'm hooked! I use it every single morning and I love it! And, no, I am not getting paid to say this. HA! I truly love this stuff. It is so easy, it lasts through the day, and I never have to reapply or worry if my lipstick is still on. Like I said, I was skeptical of this product, but after trying it for myself, I'm on board.
I bought my Lipsense from Tara's Style Lounge. She's running a special right now - free shipping if you order two colors and a gloss. Plus, she's treating our readers extra special, if you mention this post, you'll also receive $5 off of your order!
Looking for a unique gift for a hostess, a teacher, or your Secret Santa? Here’s your answer! Give it a try and let me know what color or color combinations you like the most.
Let me know what you think!
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