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So, I’m going to be completely honest. When I first heard about LipSense, I didn’t believe the hype. I thought, how could it be possible for a lip color to actually stay on for hours at end? I’ll admit I judged the cover of this book pretty hard but then I actually got the chance to try it.
If you’ve never heard about LipSense, let me give you a little bit of information about it. LipSense is a non-wax lip color that’s proprietary formulations and color pigments allow for the product to be completely waterproof and last for 4-18 hours straight! Yes, I know it sounds farfetched but it’s true. LipSense is completely kiss proof, smear proof, rub proof, and waterproof. And even better, it doesn’t dry out your lips!
LipSense works by pairing a color with a gloss. The color pigments have tiny particles that help molecularly bind to the surface of the skin. And the length of time that it lasts depends on each persons pH-balance and the color chosen. Each tube of color has a varied formula and mixture of color pigments to achieve a certain color. Some colors will last longer than others. Which is why you apply the color tube in layers.
The 1st layer touches the skin’s pH and will break down the fastest. The 2nd layer is protected from the skin’s pH due to the 1st layer. The 3rd layer protects the second layer from the top down and prevents sheering of the second layer by keeping it away friction, saliva, and the natural environment. And while this layer will break down the same as the first layer, it will break down from the top down. Which means the color will essentially last longer than using one layer alone. The Gloss is what I’ve found to be the magic behind the whole process. The gloss sort of seals in the color and keeps the lips moist. It definitely enhances the long-lasting properties.
The best part is LipSense is available in a wide array of colors and glosses. And they bring back different shades during certain seasons. I was given the opportunity to test out a color and a gloss. Like I said, I went into this as a complete skeptic but almost immediately I was truly amazed! The color I picked is called Blu-Red and I paired it with the gloss, Orchid Gloss. That’s another fun feature of LipSense. You can create a different look by pairing the same color with different glosses and there’s plenty to choose from.
I went with Blu-Red because I really wanted to test out the color. I think anyone who’s worn a red shade of lipstick or gloss knows how frustrating it can be to keep the color vibrant. When I would use my traditional lipsticks, I would have to reply apply every few hours depending on what I was doing. It became really tedious. So to test LipSense, I went with a shade that I knew would be worth it if it truly worked.
As you can see from the photo the color is definitely vibrant. Paired with the Orchid Gloss gloss, the color really shines and stays moisturized. Another thing I should note is how easy it is to apply. I did apply three coats like the recommendation says and then the gloss. There is another product that LipSense recommends called the Ooops!™ Remover. This product helps to fix any mistakes you make and to take off the LipSense color/gloss at the end of the day. I didn’t receive this product so I can’t give my two cents on it but if you take the color slowly you shouldn’t need to fix any mistakes.
This second photo is more of a true testament to the product. I applied my LipSense before heading out on a very windy day to visit a pumpkin patch with my family. Normally, I would never attempt to apply a red shade on a windy day with my hair down. Mostly because the constant whipping of my hair across my face would cause my lipstick to smear all over the place. It would have been a disaster. Plus the constant wind would have dried my lips out. As you can see here, my color stayed flawless and my lip looked flawless. All in all, this application lasted near 6 hours before I finally took it off myself. I even amazed a few people at the resilience of the product.
Hopefully, you can tell by the video that I’m not fooling you! I rub my lips with enough pressure that if LipSense was a joke, you’d be able to tell. You can actually get all day color that won’t rub off! I mean I was flabbergasted when I realized that LipSense was the real deal. And now I’m a definite fan!
If you’re wondering where to start off finding LipSense, may I recommend RedGateBeauty.com?
It’s a fast and easy way to browse the amazing colors and glosses. And there’s a form right on the page where you can enter your email or phone number get your order placed. It’s very easy and convenient.
I highly recommend giving LipSense a try. I went from a skeptic to a full-on believer! I can’t wait to get more colors!