The long wearing lipstick that claims to withstand it all. Is it really kiss proof, smear proof and water proof like they say?
I was recently contacted by Alyssa who is a LipSense distributor. She reached out to see if I would be interested in giving the product a try. I have admit that as a makeup artist this is a product that I have been EXTREMELY curious about trying. I mean who wouldn't want a lip product that literally lasts all day? I'm sure we've all seen the countless videos of women swimming, eating, drinking wine, and heck even kissing their partner without even so much as a smidgen of the product transferring. I thought if this is real sign me up for more!
Allyssa was kind enough to send me 4 tubes which included a light shade called "Mauve Ice", a dark shade called "Mulled Wine", and of course the moisturizing gloss and remover. In case anyone is new to LipSense here is how it works. You thoroughly cleanse your lips, apply the shade you want to wear in stages coats, then lock it in with the moisturizing gloss. I took a few images to show both shades that I received. They can be found down below.
I wanted to ensure I put these bad boys to the test before sharing my final thoughts, so I tested them numerous times. Unfortunately they did not work for me. I could not get them to last all day let along even more than 6 hours. The first time I tested them I went out for dinner and had an oily past the coating right off before I finished my meal. I re-applied and went to the movies after. The buttery popcorn at the movies had the exact same affect. I know that the two food items I tested the product out on were extreme and would affect a normal lipstick, but I was under the impression that LipSense could withstand what normal lipstick could not. Rest assured the product was applied properly because my lips were dry and kiss proof. I was able to kiss my hand without any transfer, but when the product interacted with anything greasy it broke down.
To be fair I even tried wearing the shades to school to see if they could outlast a normal 8 hour day with minimal wear (lunch, snacks, and water), and while they lasted most of the day they started to break apart around the 6 hour mark. I personally will not be using them again, and I would not purchase them myself. However I know some people swear by them and makeup reacts differently on everyone, so I still encourage any makeup enthusiasts who have been curious about this product to give it a try and to let me know if you have a different experience.
I just want to share a few other beneficial facts taken right from their website for those of you with sensitivities, or who may only be into products that are cruelty free. Although the product may not last all day the ingredients may still make the products a good option for you:
SeneGence® Product Formulations:
Disclaimer: While I am reviewing this product I will always be 100% honest in my reviews. All thoughts are my own!
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