If you read my post from yesterday you know that I’m in love with a recent discovery, Lipsense! I have been somewhat of a neutral lip girl for awhile but once in awhile I’ll get “crazy” and add a pop of color. I love the idea of it but it is a little shocking to see myself that way since it is not my usual look. I would love to add color in more regularly but part of my hesitation has been that it gets all over everything and doesn’t stay put.
Enter Lipsense! I knew I had to have one of their neutral colors but I also knew that if I really wanted to put it’s long wearing claims to the test that I would need something more bold. So, I went to the opposite extreme and chose Blue-Red. It’s a cool tone with a matte finish. If you wanted to keep the matte finish you would need the Lipsense Matte Gloss but since I already had the Lipsense Glossy Gloss I amped up the look with that. (You do need a Lipsense Gloss to wear with the color to seal it and moisturize).
I’ll always be honest with you when I give reviews. Applying the red color took a little more time that a natural color, like Bombshell, to assure that I colored the proper shape of my lips. I think I did pretty good my first time but each time I’ve applied since I’ve gotten better. Practice makes perfect right? (Review the Lipsense application steps HERE).
I actually found some helpful tips on youtube.com by typing in “Lipsense Application Red”. One is to lightly line the outer edge of your lips before you fill with the color. As with all colors you also water to make sure that each layer you apply is thin.
Another tip I found by searching “lipsense waterline” on youtube.com was to make sure your lips and your waterline are completely dry before applying color.
In addition to the color and gloss, it’s recommended that you purchase the Oops Remover. Is this necessary? I would say you could get away with soap and water or coconut oil to remove neutral or softer colors but for a bold color, like this red, the Oops Remover is nice to have. Not only can you touch up mistakes but it just makes removal a cinch. Just be sure to pay attention to which tube you are grabbing. The first time I wore the red I accidentally grabbed the remover instead of the gloss! Do over!
Now to put it’s staying power to the test! Once all three layers of the color have dried and you’ve glossed, it is immediately smudge proof! I put mine on this morning around 8:00 am and the first thing I grabbed was some coffee and made breakfast.
Lipsense Blu-Red // Onzie Tank, similar HERE // F21 Duster, similar HERE // Stella & Dot Necklace // Betsey Johnson Earrings, similar HERE, Fitbit Blaze // Fitbit Blaze Rose Gold Band // Lululemon Bra, similar HERE
Girls! Nothing. There is no trace of color on the mug! The only thing that transferred is a bit of the clear gloss. Amazing! No color transferred to my avocado toast or hard boiled egg. Everything looks exactly as it did when I applied the color. To keep this trend rocking throughout the day it’s important to reapply the gloss, especially before and after meals.
This is at 11:30 am after an hour long Pilates workout. Still looking good but you know I had to reapply my clear gloss after drinking a bottle of water!
This is me after a full day (12 hours) of working out, eating 3 meals including a smoothie, making a run to Ulta and Costco (and yes I ate some samples….don’t judge haha!), hanging outdoor curtains, and cleaning the pool. My hair might be messy but my lips still look good!
I’m totally sold on this long wearing lip color (not a stain) that molecularly bonds to your lips. Everyone’s body chemistry is different so you may get a little more or a little less than the “up to 18 hours” many women experience. For me it has definitely lasted longer. I have woken up the next day with a perfect red lip still in place. I’d take a pic for you but you do not want to see me first thing in the morning! Well maybe I’ll crop out the rest of my head and share it with you on Insta Stories haha!
Not only is this lip color kiss proof, smudge proof, and water proof, it’s lead free, wax free, gluten free, GMO free, cruelty free, and made in the U.S. Oh and if you’re concerned about protecting your lips from the sun like I am, worry no more! Lipsense creates a mechanical shield that protects your lips from UV rays better than SPF. Perfect!
For more information and to order please visit HERE to see what colors my friend, Abby, has available. (Lipsense must be ordered through a Distributor.) Simply comment on the “available colors” and “available glosses” posts to reserve your color(s) and she’ll follow up with ordering information.
Oh and there’s a 100% money back guarantee! If you don’t like the product or the color, just send it back for a refund or another color. Risk free!
*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions stated in this post are completely my own.