Surely you have heard of it…or at least seen glimpses in your Facebook feed. It’s the lipstick that stays on all day…doesn’t come off. You may have seen posts by some of your mom friends kissing their kids without leaving a mark? Or rubbing their finger around their lips after applying and it doesn’t come off? I have to admit…I was skeptical. After eating? Even when drinking my wine? Well I thought I would put it to the test.
So what is it?
LipSense is initially sold as a set, which includes LipSense Liquid Lip Color, a moisturizing Gloss, and an Ooops! Remover. You don’t have to buy the kit, but I would recommend it because it includes the remover…which is perfect for someone like me who may be a little bit of a perfectionist. At a minimum you will need the lip color and the gloss.
You want to make sure your lips are exfoliated, clean and dry before applying. First you apply 3 coats of the lip color, making sure to go in the same direction each time (race against time phrase) and allow about 20 seconds in between each coat. The next step is to apply the gloss to seal it all in and give your lips a glossy, shiny look. They do offer a variety of glosses, so if you prefer more of a matte look you have the option.
Being a bit of a perfectionist, I was worried about making a mistake when applying the color – especially darker colors. I tried Persimmon (pictured below). I did make a mistake and was very thankful I had the Ooops! Remover to quickly correct. What I learned is the more you wear it, the better you get at applying.
Putting it to the Test:
I was told the lip color would stay on through working out, swimming, kissing kids & hubbies, eating, and drinking wine. Ummm…ok let’s just (just in case meaning) say I was skeptical. So my first test was to wear it during a 60 minute sweat-fest during an Orange Theory class. If you haven’t tried Orange Theory…you should. I have have a love-hate relationship with it…but it’s a killer workout. I have to say I NEVER wear makeup to workout. In fact, I’m one of those people that makes fun of people who do. What’s the point you know? But guess what…the LipSense won. It stayed on the whole time through LOTS of sweat. And still looked exactly as it did before the class. Now I will say you do have to re-apply the gloss any time your lips feel dry…NOT the lip color, but the gloss. But that’s no different than me applying a chapstick throughout the day.
I also thought it would be important to test Lipsense while eating. We went out for pizza last week to celebrate a birthday and I sortof decided it was my time to go off. Who can pass up Mama’s Pizza? Stuffed my face with onion rings, 2 pieces of pizza and soda. Again…the lip color stayed on. I did reapply the gloss after dinner…but again NOT the lip color.
So Lipsense does live up to all of the claims. The lip color does stay on for a long time. All day may be a stretch…but definitely 6-7 hours. You do have to apply the gloss throughout the day so it’s not a one and done thing, but I don’t find that to be a big deal. Because my main issue with other glosses and lipsticks is the color wears off. And I just look blah with out some color.
One thing everyone needs to know is the first week of wearing Lipsense, your lips will go through an exfoliation period. So the lip color may make your lips feel a bit dry and have a cracked appearance. This only happened to me on one occasion. But most will tell you after that first week this shouldn’t happen. Overall I think this product is a win for a night out and its fun to try new colors. And…it does not leave a mark on your wine glass…BONUS!
Where to buy
Lipsense is sold through Independent Distributors…so chances are you have a Facebook friend that can tell you about it! But if not, you can order directly from Luxe by Lex.