LipSense! It's a product that I've been quite curious about! I was super excited to review this product when my friend contacted me about them. I've seen them all over Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, you name it. A few flight attendants that I know are also SeneGence reps, and they've been raving about this product! I'll tell you exactly how I feel about this " long wear " lip product.
On the Lipsense website it states that " LipSense is the premier product of SeneGence and is unlike any conventional lipstick, stain or color. As the original long-lasting lip color, it is waterproof, does not kiss-off, smear-off, rub-off or budge-off! Create your own color palette by combining colors from over 50 shades." (Source - www. lipsense.com) .
According to www.lipsense.com , their products:
- Use naturally reoccurring ingredients
- Are made in the United States for stringent quality control
- Are made in ‘Pharmaceutical Grade’ rated manufacturing facility
- Have NO animal testing and no animal by- products (We use alternative sources)
- Are formulated without drying waxes and harmful lead
- Are All products formulated with FDA approved ingredients
So there you have it's a kiss proof, water proof, won't smear or rub off lipstick...but did it live up to it's marketing and hype?
I received 3 gorgeous colors :
Fire 'N Ice: a cool toned red lipstick with a hint of pink.
Bombshell: a sheer frosty pink champagne like color.
Bella: a universally flattering matte color that falls under the neutral category. It may appear brown or a pink mauve on others. It was definitely more of a pinky mauve on myself.
In the package I also received 2 additional products which helps seal and remove the lip product on your lips. Above shows the gloss that seals the color on your lips, adds a nice gloss and allows your lips to feel moisturized after the 3 applications. The "glossy gloss" is a topcoat which is the most moisturizing out of the 12 gloss options. It contains shea butter which softens and protects the skin. It also has Vitamin E which helps repair dry lips. The "Ooops! Remover" is a corrector in case you make a mistake when applying the the color on your lips (eg. over lining) . It's basically what you suet remove LipSense off of your lips at the end of the day.
The above photos from right to left shows the stages of each application.
Photo #1 : At 10:00am I decided to apply LipSense on my lips since I knew I'd be out all day and I wanted it to be a true review for you all. In this first photo, I unfortunately forgot to keep my mouth open while applying it which is quite crucial when applying the thin layers on your lips. It helps prevent it from looking patchy. You're actually supposed to keep your mouth open and one swipe applications throughout the the application process. I applied Fire 'N Ice in photo.
Photo #2: Another application of Fire'N Ice
Photo #3 & #4 : I decided to add a layer of Bella to give it a deeper mauve color.
Photo #5: I sealed it with the gloss .
Photo #6: I took this photo at 12:30pm after having my tea!
Photo #7: Three hours later, right after eating my greasy, but yummy cheeseburger you can notice that the gloss isn't on anymore? I'm ain't mad at cha' LipSense. My lips stayed moisturized even with the gloss application. I'm not a huge gloss girl anyway so I didn't mind that it looked matte throughout the day. You can totally keep applying gloss throughout the day if you're into shine- it doesn't affect the wear of your lipstick.
Photo #8: 7:00pm ! It's still on ya'll. I'm impressed. With the amount of eating and drinking that I did throughout the entire course of the day, I was certain that LipSense product would have rubbed off by then.
---> FINAL THOUGHTS......
Two words to describe this product- Long lasting. This product is great for anyone who is on the go and have absolutely no time to touch up their lipstick after every meal or beverage. I found that the product stayed on with extremely minimal "wear and tear" after hours of use. I do highly, highly recommend that you use a lip scrub before using this product as it will settle in the dry skin. I would compare this product with lip stains because of the feel it gives on my lips. To my surprise, my lips did not feel dry and did not flake while having this product on for many hours, even after eating ( I was skeptical when I first heard that this kept your lips moisturized throughout the day). Granted that the product works wonderfully - it's durability is it's distinguishing trait. But a word of caution? It can be a bit challenging removing the product at the end of the night with the Ooops Remover. Maybe I'm doing the process all wrong? I would swipe the remover all over my lips, wait a few seconds and remove with a paper towel. I had to repeat this procedure about 3 to 4 times before all the product was off my lips. However, this would not deter me from purchasing this product in the future!
I also love the fact that they have 50 colors that can be mixed one color on top of another? The colors you can create with this product are endless!
If you're in the Winnipeg, Manitoba CANADA area and would like to purchase LipSense products, Please check out Lux AesthetiKa located at 1275 Jefferson Avenue , or visit their website luxaesthetika.com for more information!