Thursday, September 28, 2017

Lipsense: Review

Lipsense With Stephanie Newman of Lasting Lip Shop!

I already know what you’re thinking. This is another blog post about this crazy lipstick that never comes off. 


But also it isn’t. I’m a mom, I’m on the go all the time, and I LOVE lipstick. But I absolutely don’t have tine to be reapplying all day. I want something that not only says it lasts, but actually does. 

When Stephanie reached out to me about trying out this product, I wasn’t sure I’d be sold. I had seen mixed reviews about Lipsense, and I wasn’t sure it was worth the money. 

I. was. wrong.

I chose the shade “Roseberry” as a great transition shade between seasons, but also as a nice bold fall color when layered a bit more heavily. I also tend to have a hard time finding a good shade for my fair skin, and the undertones in this shade seemed like a great fit for me. 

After applying the first time, I realized why I had read so many mixed reviews. I had a hard time applying it, because layering on a lipstick is totally a new concept to me. I took it off, tried again, and the second time was better. As time went on throughout the week, I realized that this isn’t a product you can try one time. You really do need to work with it and find what application works best for you. For me, “Roseberry” is an easy quick 3 coat process, with very little patchiness and great pigmentation. 

Now that I’ve been trying it out for a few weeks, here’s a few tips I can give you for first time application! 

  1. Work in very thin layers. It’s really hard to work with if you try to rush and use thick layers.
  2. Apply the first 2 layers in one direction. Don’t move the wand back and forth like a regular lipstick.  
  3. Make sure you keep your lips apart while applying. Before you seal the LipSense in with he gloss, it’s incredibly sticky (and it tastes nasty) so you want to be sure to keep your mouth open until you’re totally done! 
  4. You DO need the gloss. I tried grabbing a drugstore gloss to see if it was just a marketing ploy, but there’s seriously something in that gloss that makes this stuff work. My knockoff gloss left me tasting chemicals all day and didn’t seal the product in properly, making it flake off and move around. 

I also thought it was important to note a few pros and cons!

Pro: It lasts all day, which is GREAT for anyone with busy schedules and minimal time for makeup touchups! 

Con: It is a little tricky to get off, even with the remover. I’ve found that after a long day, I can use the remover to get it partially off, then exfoliate my lips to take care of the rest! (This has only worked after wearing for a while, don’t try to do it right after applying!)

Pro: The Color selection is amazing! There’s a great shade out there for every skin tone and evert season! 

Con: The formula really varies. Some of these shades are incredibly difficult to apply. Make sure to ask about application when you order through a consultant! There are also lots of YouTube videos out there to help you apply your shade perfectly. 

Pro: The coverage is buildable, so you can opt for a more sheer finish, or a more opaque look! 

Con: It will look extremely patchy if your lips are dry or chapped. Make sure to stay on top of caring for your lips and exfoliating often!  

Overall, I think Lipsense is a great investment, and it’s definitely become a go-to! The colors are easily layered together, and it really does last all day. Click here if you’re interested in talking to Stephanie about starting your lip sense journey! She’s great and offers tons of great tips!   

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