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)
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??