LipSense: Is it Worth It? A Review of LipSense Lipstick

LipSense lipstick is a recent makeup line that has come on the scene.  I have an honest review of it for you today.  I just recently have been introduced to this Lipstick line by a friend, where else than on Facebook?   So, when I heard her testimony (she is diabetic) and the fact that in all of her pictures I have always noticed how good her lipstick looks…I had to give it a try.  

(This is not a sponsored post. This is an honest review.)

What is LipSense?

LipSense is a lipstick brand under SeneGence International. A cosmetic company founded by Joni-Rogers Kante. 

The SeneGence line stays on the cutting edge of technology with original, patented and proprietary formulations of cosmetics that stay on until you take them off blended with the same anti- aging properties of the skin care that make skin more beautiful. It’s about healthy and natural products that combine beauty and technology and cosmetics that are actually good for your skin!

SeneGence company actually has an entire cosmetic line that ranges from anti-aging, to eyes, to lips.  LipSense is their most popular brand.  

LipSense is the premier product of SeneGence and is unlike any conventional lipstick, stain or color. As the original long-lasting lip color, it is waterproof, does not kiss-off, smear-off, rub-off or budge-off! Create your own color palette by combining shades. Your customized look will last even longer and your lips will stay moist and plump with LipSense Moisturizing Gloss.

It is a liquid that you literally paint on.  

What Colors are offered?

This is what makes it the hardest for me, you can’t try it on your wrist or the back of your hand.  You just have to go with the color.  However, they are really good at doing this:

They have a picture of what it looks like on different complexions.  Pretty awesome idea.  I have to say though, I wasn’t the best at this, choosing mine. However, I absolutely love the color anyway. (I chose Apple Cider). 

LipSense: Is It Worth It? My Review of LipSense Lipstick

I honestly love it.  When I first applied it I had a very tingling sensation. I had no idea what that was, and I was pretty scared I was allergic.

That’s not an allergic reaction! It’s supposed to do that!  

The liquid has alcohol in it to clean the lips and then bind the color.  That means it’s doing it’s job.  

The color at first seemed too nude for me.  After I applied it 3 times (that’s the recommended number) then finished with the gloss, it’s my favorite.  I look forward to getting to wear my lipstick (Yes, sad but true. I want to put it on right now even though I am wearing jogging pants and not leaving my abode today.)

The cost was $55 for 3 items that you make with your first purchase: color, gloss, and correcting pen.  $55, that’s steep for me to spend on lipstick.  Well, that’s expensive for me on just about anything.  You get what you pay for definitely holds true in this instance. I don’t have to re-apply after, like forever (well they say 18 hours and that  seems like forever for me.) I did find that I have to re-apply the gloss to my lips to give it the luster finish instead of the matte finish after a few hours. Yes, I said hours.   I will only need to purchase the color tubes now for a very long while.  

I did have a little bit of a learning curve.  My lips are really dry and I’m a habitual lip chewer (apparently that’s inherited from my grandmother). When I applied the lipstick I wasn’t pleased that I could see all of those imperfections.  Well, a quick search on YouTube and that problem was solved. I just need to wipe my lips off with a soapy washcloth to get the dry skin off.

 Voila, problem solved. 

I already have my next color picked out: Strawberry Shortcake, Pomegranate, or Cranberry.  Well, I said one, I am still debating 😛 

All in all, LipSense may cost more than what I would normally pay for in the makeup area but it is well worth it.  The quality, the long-lasting wear, and the fact that it’s healthy for your skin makes me give it an