Let me talk to y’all about my newest obsession. LIPSENSE. Okay, so obviously I gave away how I feel about it early on but really, I couldn’t help myself. I’m going to start off with some fun info about LipSense before I tell you about my actual experience with it.
The hype about LipSense by Senegence is that it is smudge-proof, kiss-proof, and waterproof. This intrigued me right away, but there are some other awesome benefits too! LipSense has 30+ colors available. The product is lead-free, wax-free, and GMO-free. The product works as a two-part system with gloss to exfoliate and hydrate. And if you are new to LipSense, you would need a Starter Kit as your first order. The Starter Kit contains one lip color of your choice, the Glossy Gloss (to go on top and seal the color in), and the Oops Remover! The total for it all is $55 plus tax (and shipping, if applicable).
After you receive your Starter Kit, you can start purchasing different colors on your own terms for just $25 each. It seems like a lot at first, but it’s really not. Let me break it down for you.
Since LipSense is supposedly smudge-proof, kiss-proof, waterproof and BASICALLY life-proof (it’s supposed to last up to 18 hours…like, what?!), I just had to test it out for myself. I chose Blu-Red as my first color because…. well, duh LOL. That’s just so me.
I am adding my first impression of it (literally first time putting it on ever) down below! I also did check-ins throughout the day. Super honest review and before I decided I my opinion on it!!
The Starter Kit contains one lip color of your choice, the Glossy Gloss (to go on top and seal the color in), and the Oops Remover! The total for it all is $55 plus tax (and shipping, if applicable). After you receive your Starter Kit, you can start purchasing different colors on your own terms for just $25 each. It seems like a lot at first, but it’s really not. Let me break it down for you.
A LipSense color contains 7.4 mL of product at the price of $25. That comes to $3.38/mL. Let’s compare this to a Kylie Lip Kit and Revlon Color Stay.
A Kylie Lip Kit liquid lip is $29 for 3.25 mL. In total, that’s $8.90/mL. A Revlon Color Stay lippie is $8 for 2 mL of product. That comes to $4/mL.
Another pro to LipSense is that if you wore one lipstick every single day, it would equal to the amount of FOUR LIPSTICKS. 1 LipSense = 4 regular lipsticks. WHAT?!
To those who don’t know, this does appear to be a pricier item, but in comparison, it is not and it will last you much longer! Yes!! SCORE!
There are two other things I want to talk about when it comes to LipSense. These two things make people a little resistant to the product. The first thing is the initial stinging effect! And the second is the exfoliation process.
I know the first time I tried LipSense, my lips STUNG. Now it wasn’t overkill, but I definitely felt a stinging or “tingling” sensation. It went away after about 10-20 seconds of having the product on my lips. Every time I applied LipSense after that, the sensation became less and less noticeable. Now I don’t feel anything at all!! The science behind this is that this tingling feeling is coming from the medical grade ethyl alcohol evaporating from your lips. As your lips heal from any previous cracking and chapping, this feeling will go away! Like it did for me! Now my lips are softer and smoother than ever!
Now the exfoliation process almost goes hand in hand with the tingling sensation. For the first couple of weeks (more or less, depending on the person), your color may flake, peel, or not reach its full staying potential until your lips are healed! This is because LipSense is WAX-FREE and almost all of your favorite chap sticks, lip balms, and lipsticks contain wax! When you stop using products with wax, your lips naturally exfoliate as they shed all that build-up. Luckily, LipSense has created a wax-free lip balm as well! Also, GLOSS GLOSS GLOSS!! I actually used the Glossy Gloss every night to bed before I had the lip balm! I LOVE IT! So obsessed.
Now to go into the exfoliation process a little deeper, I want to reiterate that this YouTube video above was actually my first impression of LipSense. Meaning I had not gone through the exfoliation process yet. That is why the product did not last as long on my lips as it does now. I do plan on doing an updated video with check-ins throughout the day so you can see the difference that I do!
To explain why wax in lip products isn’t necessarily a good thing, I’m going to use a metaphor!
What do surfers use to keep moisture from penetrating into their surfboards? WAX. What keeps moisture from penetrating into your lips? WAX.
Honestly, I did not realize this caused my chapped lips until LipSense!! Like I said before, my lips are smoother and softer than ever and I’ve only been wearing LipSense for 1.5 weeks!! WHAT?! It can only get better from here!!
After I realized I was obsessed with LipSense and I needed the entire collection (because duh), I decided it was only appropriate to sign up for a wholesale account and receive a discount of 20%-50% off all orders! Yes, please!! I mean, it just made sense. So with that being said, if you are interested in purchasing your starter kit, a new color or gloss, OR signing up for a wholesale account, please feel free to get in touch me with! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or join my LipSense Facebook group to see all the colors, current stock, any sales or giveaways, and more!! You can join my group here. Trust me, you’re going to become just as obsessed as I am!
Also, I’m wearing Blu-Red LipSense in this photo… doesn’t it just look so smooth?! Honestly, I can’t even get over it.
Have you ever tried LipSense?! What are your thoughts? I have to know!