June 2, 2017

LipSense Liquid Lip Color + Gloss Review

I did it. I bought a LipSense starter kit. For those who have been living under a rock (or apparently not logging on to your Facebook- how do you miss all the posts and group adds from old high school buds and SAHM moms hocking their new lip color business??) LipSense is a long-lasting liquid lip color from Senegence. I had been seeing all the posts claiming it's amazingness and couldn't resist trying it out for myself after being invited to a LipSense party group.

Am I obsessed? Keep reading to find out>>

At first I was going to order a couple shades and two types of gloss to try out but had a near anxiety attack thinking about the almost $100 I was about to spend on lip gloss so I went with the starter kit instead. The kit includes (1) LipSense Liquid Lip Color (your choice!), (1) Glossy Gloss and (1) Ooops! Remover. I chose the color Bella, a very pretty dusty rose mauve shade and I have to say, I am in love with the color!

The application process is a bit different than other lip products- to get the most wear out of Lipsense, you should apply 3 coats of color (letting each coat quickly dry for about 5 seconds in between) and then top with the gloss to seal the color and hydrate lips. The lip color formula is largely alcohol-based, meaning it will have a slight burn if you have any cuts or bites (I'm a lip biter!) on your lips. It also means it has a very strong unpleasant scent, but the smell disappears once the color is dry.

The result though is an extremely long-wearing lip color that lasts for hours (literally, ALL day until I took it off at night) with no transfer. There was absolutely no transfer of color to my coffee mug and it stayed on while eating and drinking the entire day- wow! I would have to reapply the gloss a few times throughout the day- it's not a super gloopy gloss, it's lightweight and does help to moisturize lips. I find that many liquid lipsticks can be very drying on lips, so it's nice to have a gloss that gives some extra hydration. They also offer a matte gloss and a shimmer gloss as well.

The company recommends using their Ooops! Remover which is formulated to specifically remove LipSense color, however I have yet to use it. I find that a makeup wipe works find to remove the lip color easily. I would skip purchasing the remover.

So, is it worth trying? Let me break it down for you:

Long-wearing lip color
Pretty shades, decent selection of shades (pinks, nudes, browns, reds)
Moisturizing benefits

Strong alcohol-scent
If you have cut or bite on lip, it will burn
Have to purchase gloss separately (an extra $20, but can be used with all shades)
Accentuates lip wrinkles and dry lips
Reps try to get you to purchase remover even though it's not totally worth it (save the $10!)
Not many "edgy" shades
Poor quality packaging and logo/branding

Overall I think it's a decent product that delivers what it promises and I really do love the shade that I chose. Will I be dumping out my entire lip drawer and only using LipSense from now on? No way- I love trying different products too much but if you are someone looking for a long-lasting lip color and don't mind the scent, this product just might be for you.

Interested in trying it out for yourself? Visit Lipsense.com or find a distributor near you. I'm happy to suggest a distributor if you want to get your hands on LipSense!

Tell me, have you tried LipSense? What did you think??


  1. Thanks for an honest review of LipSense pros and cons. SERIOUSLY my Facebook is EXPLODING with girls I went to high school with selling LipSense. I definitely find lipstick dries out my lips (and quickly) so it's nice that the gloss is so moisturizing.

  2. I have been looking for one that last for hours. I have to try these ones out specially since they are moisturizing at the same time.

  3. Loved your honest review!! I've been meaning to try Lipsense for a while now!

  4. I have been wondering about Lipsense too so this is def the best blog I've read in weeks #helpful! I am also a lip bitter though...do you think it will help you stop bitting? Cause I need to do that ha

  5. It's so great to hear your take on it, both positive and negative! I have been wanting to try it but have been nervous. I think I may want to go for it!

  6. Love hearing your take! I've been hearing a lot about Lipsense lately.

    xo Laura Leigh

  7. Thanks so much for this honest review. I would love to have a lip that lasts all day, but the cons aren't doing it for me. I don't like when my lips feel dry or when cracks in my lips are accentuated.

  8. Love your take on LipSense! It's such a pretty color on you.

    Xo, Lauren from www.aloprofile.com

  9. I like a good clear gloss! I don't like how theres an alcohol scent though with this one!

  10. The smell thing is unfortunate! That would drive me bananas. I love when my lip makeup smells fruity xx

  11. I am so happy I read your post about the high alcohol content. It totally makes sense, I that was the one thing I couldn't put my finger on. I described it as putting nail polish remover on my lips lol. Alcohol makes much more sense. I love the idea and love Bombshell, but I am like you and can't ditch all my other lipsticks just yet! :)

  12. I have been seeing so much about Lipsense in the last few months. I love the color that you're wearing and appreciate your honest opinion!!

  13. I just started wearing lipgloss regularly so I'm looking for something that will stay on all day! Not sure if I could get over the alcohol smell though!

    Hannah | the swirl | http://theswirlblog.com/

  14. So many of the girls I work with are obsessed with Lipsense! I however am like you...I love trying out different products and have a drawer full of lip products I love! I still will probably cave and try at it at some point though!

    Brittany | thechicette.com

  15. Love the review! I don like glosses so I won't be trying these any time soon but loved the way you reviewed it :)

  16. Loved reading the review! I've definitely been curious to hear what all the fuss was about and I'm glad you liked it! But I, like you, am a lip biter and have perpetually dry lips regardless of how much balm I use, so I don't think this would be for me. But I love the color!

  17. I've been seeing this everywhere... still unsure. I love a true matte color, but this looks awesome!



  18. I've been pretty curious about this but the price and the fact that its a MLM company kinda deters me...their sales tactics tend to get on my nerves! If it stays all day though, I may be willing to try.
    - Jessica
    Miss Moore Style

  19. Such a pretty lip colour! I have heard so many good things from others about it, too.

  20. Haha while I read that first line I got an email about a friend of mine who has a new LipSense business.


  21. Thanks for the honest review! I keep seeing these LipSense businesses pop up and I was wondering how they ACTUALLY were.You answered all my questions!

  22. I love your honest review! I've seen this around at different places and have been wondering what the 'truth' is!

  23. Lipsense is awesome! I sell it :-) Bella is so dark on me though. It looks fab on you!


  24. I need to try Lipsense! I've hear such amazing things

  25. I have been meaning to try Lipsense and it's so good to read such an honest review! Not a fan of the smell though

    Oby Grace

  26. I've heard so much about Lipsense lately! After hearing all the buzz around it, I love hearing your review on it!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  27. I keep hearing such great things about lipsense! Do they make matte shades?

  28. Thank you for such an honest review! I've been messaged multiple times to buy Lipsense products but the high price tag was just too much of an investment for this broke college student! I think I'll stick to Colourpop for now haha

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

  29. Beautiful shade on you! Love the honest review!

  30. Thanks for sharing an honest review! I'm a lip biter with dry lips as well so this was very helpful.

  31. I love Lipsense for the length but you're right it definitely burns and has a strong scent! My favorite if I really want long wear though!

    The Classic Brunette


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