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Have you found “the one?”  If you have, then you know what I’m talking about.  The one you can’t possibly live without…the one that is always by your side, no matter the circumstance.  The one that makes you feel beautiful.  Yes…I am talking about the perfect lipstick.  😉

I recently found “the one.”  (I will pause here for the congratulatory applause, thank you.)  You guys…I am not kidding.  It is amazing.  I have heard quite a bit of “buzz” about this product for the last two months, but I just never got around to trying it…until now.  To be honest, I don’t think I will ever look back.  So, what am I babbling on about?  A little product called LipSense.  And trust me…it makes a whole lotta sense when it is on your lips.

Let me first tell you a little bit about my experience with lipstick.  I have a slight obsession with makeup (and by “slight,” I mean that I pretty much keep our local Sephora in business).  I have tried SO. MANY. LIPSTICKS.  High end, Walmart brand, straight outta the Ipsy bag…I have been through it all.  Yet, my lipstick never lasts more than two or three hours.  I drink a lot of coffee and I love to eat.  A lot.  So, by mid-morning, my lipstick is LONG gone.  I could reapply…but I usually don’t.  I typically get lazy busy and forget about it because by that time, I am deep into Instagram work and reapplying lipstick is pretty low on my priority list.  Plus, I know it is going to disappear again after lunch…so I figure “what’s the point?”

Enter: LIPSENSE.

I first heard about this little miracle in a tube when someone I knew started selling it.  Within a couple of weeks, it seemed like I was hearing about it every other day from different people.  When I complimented a friend on her lipstick and she replied with “Lipsense…best stuff ever,” I knew it was time to give it a try.  I contacted my local rep (@LorisLivelyLips) and she hooked me up with the cutest little bag of goodies that would soon change my life (okay, maybe not my “life,” but definitely my lips)…

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The Starter Kit

The bag contained the Lipsense color (I ordered Fire-N-Ice), LipSense gloss, and a tube of the Oops Remover.  It also contained my rep’s business card along with instructions (which actually proved to be really helpful.)  Altogether, the LipSense starter kit is a $55 value.  However, one of the good things about the product is that you only need to pay that price once (or at least once every few months).  You can use the gloss (and Oops Remover) with multiple colors.  You can also layer colors to create the perfect shade for your skin tone.  One tube of color is a $25 value.  However, it is important to keep in mind that the LipSense brand claims that one tube equals about four tubes of regular lipstick.  While I haven’t made it through my entire tube of LipSense yet, I definitely believe it.

It lasts and lasts….and lasts.

The first time I tried LipSense, I took photos of myself after first applying it (around 7:00 a.m.), then right after lunch (around 1:00 p.m.), and finally at the end of the day (at approximately 6:00 p.m.).  The only touch-up I made was to reapply the gloss after lunch.

(The color featured in the photo below is “Fire-N-Ice.”)

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As you can see, the color stayed on ALL. DAY. LONG.  In fact, it is slightly difficult to remove the product without the “Oops Remover.”  The best way I found to remove LipSense was to apply the “Oops Remover” to my lips (as if I were applying lipstick), and then gently rub my lips with a wet cotton pad.  The other product I felt worked in removing the lip color was Clinique’s “Take the Day Off.”  It wasn’t as effective as the “Oops Remover,” but it definitely helped.

Our Top 5 Color Choices

So now that you know that the product works (really, really, really well)…which color is right for you?  Well, my BFF and I met with our local LipSense rep to sample some colors and we have chosen our top five.  We also wanted to show you how these colors look different on us because we have very different skin tones.  Lesli has a much darker tone than I do and yes, it makes me jealous.  All the time.  😉

These are ranked in no particular order…

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The LipSense brand has many, many more examples of colors on various skin types.  Just ask a LipSense rep (contact info below) for specific colors!

Here is a summary of our review plus some interesting points regarding LipSense…

  • When they claim that the product lasts all day, they mean it.  🙂
  • It is probably a good idea to purchase the “Oops Remover” or at the very least, another makeup remover specifically for lips.
  • One tube of color will last 4+ months.
  • Great for coffee drinkers as it won’t come off on the mug.  Same with wine drinkers!  (Or, if you are like myself and Lesli…ahem….both.)  😉
  • Great product for working women like teachers and nurses that don’t have time to constantly reapply their lipstick all day.
  • Their products are lead-free, moisturizing, and all-natural.
  • You can actually become a distributor for the company and receive their products at a discount of 20-50%.

So, how you do get your hands on this tube of awesomeness?  Well….I am going to give you our LipSense rep’s contact info (because she’s pretty great).  She can answer any of your questions and help you find the perfect color.  She is on Instagram @lorislivelylips or you can find her on Facebook under the same name.

Now it’s time for you to pick up a tube of LipSense and let us know what you think!  Add a comment to this post or send me an e-mail at lyndsi@agirlofmanywords.com and give me your thoughts on the product.  I am truly interested to see if you love it as much as I do!

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