First off, let me start by saying, I am not getting paid for this review. This is a 100% honest review of the product LipSense by SeneGence.
I have a very impetuous relationship with my make-up bag. Often, I go through phases where I enjoy doing an entire routine, from brows to lips and everything in between. Lately, however, I’ve kept a very minimal look or worn no make-up at all. Between my daily workouts, puppy kisses, and running around town, my make-up just wasn’t having the staying power I desired and I always wound up frustrated.
While scrolling, something quickly caught my eye. The promise of a lipstick with real staying power. Lipstick is something I have always loved from afar. The pop of color it can add to an otherwise boring look. That it gives an air of maturity to my sometimes childish face has always been enticing. But I typically abstain because of the mess and stress that goes hand-in-hand with lipstick.
With my regular lip look, I apply my product and within the hour all signs of it have vanished and I have to reapply. There are a lot of other concerns with lipstick. Feel like a smooch? Well, be prepared for a waxy mess. A sip of something nice? Watch as that ring of color appears on the brim of your mug or glass.
Crossing my fingers, I made my first LipSense purchase from Chelsea Sawick at CmplXn Cosmetics in the hopes of finally finding a product that wouldn’t budge and was worry free. I picked the natural deep pink, Praline Rose and the Glossy Gloss to start.
So how did it go? My first application of Lipsense was a little rocky. Quickly I realized that with this product you really have to read up on the application process and try it a few times to nail it. It is like nothing you’ve worn before.
To get the best coverage you should shake your tub of color and remove the excess from the applicator. Then apply the lipstick in one swipe. This is the hard part but the most important. We’re used to running our lipstick on our lips over and over. With LipSense, it is one clean swipe of color to get a nice, thin, and even coat. Allow the first coat to dry for a few seconds, then apply a second. A third coat is recommended followed by gloss. The gloss is also important for keeping your color fresh and vibrant so apply it throughout the day.
I was doubtful of this product when I first heard the claims of 18 hours of staying power but I was wrong. From a girl who only buys make-up from the drugstore, this stuff works like it says it does. When I get up early in the morning and apply it and workout, it’s still there. Also, after my (many) cup(s) of coffee, it’s still there. Even after brushing my teeth with this product on my lips, it didn’t wear off. Then, at the end of the day, I just grab a make-up removing wipe and wipe it off.
LipSense took me by surprise! Starting off as a real doubter, this stuff came through. Most of all, I’m in love with the fact that I can look like I’m wearing a finished look when all I have on is my lipstick. No longer do I have to worry about where my lip color has run off to on my face! I can’t wait to try other products in the SeneGence line.
Chelsea was kind enough to offer us a coupon code: PUMPKINSPICE10 for 10% off. Be sure to head over to her page and get your shop on!