*I received this product in exchange for my honest review.
It seems like every time I scroll through facebook or instagram I read someone raving about LipSense. I DO love lipstick and of course… I prefer one that I don’t have to reapply 8,000 times a day. I’ve definitely purchased lipsticks that have claimed to be long lasting and they were anything but, so I was eager to try this whole LipSense thing for myself.
The LipSense Formula is a lipstick/stain that lasts for 18 hours. I have the “Mauve Ice” stain and the clear “glossy” gloss but the glosses come in several finishes (glitter, matte, pearl, etc)
The instructions were pretty simple but naturally I was terrified of putting it on and not being able to get it off. Luckily there are TONS of videos on youtube so I was able to watch step by step.
First you need to line your lip with the slimmest edge of the lip color. Then, you need to fill in your waterline (never knew such a thing existed). After you’ve filled in your lips you have to let it dry for a few seconds. I read 5 but I actually ended up waiting about 10. You then repeat this process 2 more times and do the same for both the bottom and top lips.
I did feel a bit of a burning sensation when applying the stain but it subsided pretty quick and was completely gone by the time I applied the gloss.
After you’ve applied your stain and let it dry you then need to apply the moisturizing gloss. The moisturizing gloss will help moisturize your lips as well as keep the color in place. It’s a bit sticky at first but that goes away once it’s completely dry (a few minutes).
There are a TON of colors available in the stain. Everything from reds to purples, pinks, nudes and the list goes on. But most importantly the question is, DOES IT WORK?
My answer: YES!
I applied my lipstick right before we left to head to our local fair. While I didn’t follow the directions completely (it say’s not to “swipe” the lipstick back and forth) my lipstick still turned out pretty perfect. We were out in the heat, walking around for 3 hours, eating snacks, having drinks and chatting all night. Not to mention I kissed several family members hello and goodbye several times. I was shocked to see when I got home that night that my lipstick looked EXACTLY the same as when we had left the house.
Note: The shade of lipstick I have is a VERY pale pink.
As you can tell by the dark photo, this pic was taken late at night and my lipstick was still on 🙂 Oh and you can find those earrings here.
I will be honest and tell you that yes, I brushed my teeth before bed but I was entirely too lazy to take my makeup off (bad, I know). The next morning I woke up to find that my lipstick was STILL ON. Not only was it still on but it was still really freakin’ noticeable.
I also applied it before we hit the beach this past weekend. It was hot, we were sweating AND we ate lunch while we were there. The color that I have is a very light pink but you can still see in this photo that it was still on at the very end of our beach day. (Can you tell it was the end? Check out that mean mug!)
It’s recommended to use the “Oops Remover” to take your lipstick off and to “touch-up” any mistakes you make during application. I attempted to take mine off with some baby wipes in the morning because #lazy. It did work but took some scrubbing. The next time I applied the lipstick I used the Oops Remover and it came off quite a bit easier. Lesson learned.
While the lipstick isn’t crazy expensive, it’s also not super cheap. The stain itself is $25 but then you still need to buy the Moisturizing gloss ($20) and Oops Remover ($10). $55 may seem like a lot but really, it should last a lot longer since you only have to apply it once a day lol.
Overall I would say YES it does work and it is worth the money!
If you want to give it a try or have questions reach out to Shelbee at email@example.com or visit her facebook page.