Lipstick hasn’t always been a huge part of my everyday makeup routine until recently. I found some great nude colors that I have fallen in love with. The only problem is how it just doesn’t last very long. I put it on at 7 in the morning and by my first appointment at 9 I’m already having to reapply. It’s kind of a hassle.
I even tried a few extra steps to help make it last longer, but to no avail. You know the extra steps – liner, concealer around the lips, powder over the lips, and gloss. It just didn’t help. It just added more time to my morning, time that I didn’t really need to be spending in the bathroom. But I love the look of lipstick.
Have you tried LipSense before? It’s a two-step long lasting lip color. It’s supposedly waterproof, kiss-proof and smudge proof.
I have wanted to try it SOOOOO bad! My friend Heather of Mermaid Kisses is an avid fan of LipSense and asked if I would be willing to give it a try. Of course I said yes. I have been eyeing this supposedly smudge-proof, long lasting lipstick for awhile. I’m going to be honest though the price tag kind of threw me off a bit. But I kept thinking about it, wondering how well it worked and if it was actually worth the price.
So when Heather asked me if I would be willing to give it a try – I jumped! You can watch the video of my first attempt at LipSense and my review of what I think of it.
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If you would like to give LipSense a try – feel free to check out Heather’s Facebook page. She runs some great deals.
What is LipSense?
It’s a liquid lipstick from SeneGence, which is a multi-level marketing company. It boasts long wear capability – 18 hours through drinking, eating, kissing, etc.
The cost is $25 for color, $20 for a gloss (which you need to make it long lasting), and $10 remover. Most of the consultants run specials and deals on a regular basis, so you can probably shop around for a pretty good price.
The company also sells a line of other makeup products – like eyeshadows, blushes and more. They also have skincare items, too.
Does it last all day?
Not really. It did last close to 10 hours with eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner, kissing our little boy (a lot), talking to clients, and running errands. I wasn’t even disappointed that it didn’t last 18 hours like they said it would. If I think about my average day, I don’t need my makeup to last 18 hours. My typical day is about 10 hours from the time I’m out the door until I get back home, so by the end of the day my lips have lost some of the color. If I would have religiously applied the gloss then I might have gotten longer wear out of it, but after dinner out I was ready to go home and put on sweats.
How did it make my lips feel?
It actually made my lips feel amazing. This time of year is the worst for dry, cracked lips that seem to last until Spring. After wearing LipSense, my lips started feeling smoother.
Is LipSense worth the price tag?
… This one I’m torn on. I am someone who doesn’t shy away from makeup and love a simple routine that lasts all day. I would love to have maybe 2 or 3 more colors for those long days of meetings and needing to look more put together. Since they seem to last for quite awhile, I don’t think I would need more than that to switch up my look from day-to-day. I’m pretty sure one of these tubes will last me a long time.
Sure there are other long lasting lipsticks out there and I’ve tried a lot of them. Some are great and some … not so much. Maybe I’ll work on a post reviewing my favorite ones and the ones that didn’t make the cut. So if the price tag scares you, wait around for some good deals from a local distributor like Heather.
I took pictures from the day to show you how it lasted:
7am – put it on about 30 minutes earlier.
9am – getting ready to go into my first meeting and I have not re-applied the gloss.
11am – Finishing up some reports and I re-applied the gloss about 30 minutes earlier.
1pm – Just finished lunch and re-applied after eating. The color is still staying strong!
5pm – Re-applied the gloss again before meeting people for dinner. After dinner I headed home so I no longer cared what it looked like.
I was also able to try out their ShadowSense and MakeSense foundation, too. Read my review on those two products to see if I think they are worth the investment.
I received a LipSense color and gloss free to try, but did not keep the testers. This post is 100% my own opinion.