Long Live Long Lasting LipSense! (My Story)

After seeing post after post about LipSense Lipstick and how it can last anywhere from 4 to 18 hours, I decided to give it a whirl.  The slogan for it states it is ‘waterproof, kiss proof, and smudge proof’.  It is also vegan, GMO free, wax free, gluten free, led free and made in the USA!  Can’t go wrong with trying that, right?  Nope, LETS DO IT!

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I picked two colors – ‘Luv it’ and ‘She’s Apples’.  The cost was pretty reasonable, similar to the lipsticks you find stepping into a Sephora…The price breakdown is $25 for the color, $20 for the gloss, and $10 for the remover (yes, you need remover as this stuff doesn’t budge).

The first time I tried it I was a little overwhelmed with the application instructions.  I mean, it’s lipstick – it shouldn’t be that complicated, right?  WRONG! Well, apparently there’s a method to the madness…the colors are a patented molecular bond, meaning it actually sticks to your skin!  That’s the reason the first instruction is to clean and dry your lips before applying the color, this is so it really sticks on to your lips.  Step 2 was to shake the bottle well then apply 3 thin layers, in a one-swipe motion, starting at your cupids bow and working your way down each side – then moving onto your bottom lip with one swipe all the way across. Let the color dry 5 seconds and then repeat 3 times.  There was a bit of a tingly feeling that I noticed upon application…once I did some research, I found out that tingle was the SD40 alcohol that keeps the product bacteria-free (pretty cool!).  The tingly feeling immediately went away once I applied the glossy gloss.  Glossy gloss is step 3 to the process.  No special instructions other than to apply once the color is dry.  Once you apply your gloss you are LipSense ready for the day!

(FYI – the process becomes quick and easy once you get used to applying it regularly)

I took a photo of me throughout the day to show you how my ‘She’s Apples’ LipSense held up.  I actually left the color tube at home for the day and only brought the gloss with me because I like moisture on my lips.

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The photo of me on the left was before I went to work at 8am, the second (middle) photo is of me at 5pm after leaving work, and not to mention eating all day – pretty nice, right?  The third photo on the left is AFTER sweating my bum off at a cardio kickboxing class around 730pm.  Still on there looking bright and in place!  Now, I did notice that towards the end of the day, after my kickboxing class my waterline was where the color started breaking down. All in all though, the product did what it told me it was going to do – it lasted a solid 9 hours and then started breaking down…it didn’t come completely off by any means.  I actually had to use the Oops Remover to get it off before going to bed.

All in all – I was so impressed with my trial that I purchased a bunch more colors!  My obsession continued so I became a distributor and threw out all my old lipsticks. No more reapplying after every meal.  Bye bye old lipstick…HELLOOO LIPSENSE!

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Cream Eye Shadow

I love finding new brands to test and try out – it’s usually when I find a new favorite product! A friend of mine suggested Younique Splurge Cream Shadow and I figured why not try it out. I got the black and gold glitter shadows and they are amazing! They are so vibrant and pigmented, especially the gold one called Bronze.

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You only need a to put a small amount on your brush and it goes a long way! I use a flat brush so it’s easy to control and spread the creamy shadow. It’s so easy to move and blend, I love the way it comes out!

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Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

 

screen-shot-2017-01-24-at-1-26-22-pmIf you haven’t tried the True Cream Aqua Bomb by belif, I highly suggest you do so ASAP! This gel/cream is by far my favorite skin product. It’s super light weight and doesn’t have a thick or creamy texture like most face moisturizers. It’s more of a gel-based cream that refreshes and hydrates your skin while providing a cooling sensation. It’s the perfect morning face moisturizer to use after you wash your face, because that cooling sensation helps wake you up and feel rejuvenated for the day!

It also works great for minimizing pores and improving skin elasticity. And don’t worry, the True Cream Aqua Bomb works for any type of skin whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin. Don’t take our word for it, try it out!

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Going Nude

The great thing about a nude lip is that it works for every occasion and every outfit. It adds the final touch of completion by defining the lips in an effortless way. And let’s be honest, the best makeup is the kind that enhances your existing features by just making them a bit more pronounced and eye-catching.

Below are some of our favorite Nude Lipsticks on some of our favorite clients!

 

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Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil – Honey Berry

This product is my all time favorite nude lipstick. It’s a long-lasting matte lipstick, but it doesn’t feel like every other matte lipstick out there. It still has moisture to it so you don’t feel like your lips are drying up and cracking. This is because Bite Beauty uses a hydrating formula that is infused with all natural food-grade ingredients, which means you can literally eat this stuff it’s so good!


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MAC Viva Glam Lipstick

MAC’s Viva Glam is an oldie but goodie. It has a lustre finish giving you that simple sheen of lipstick while maintaining a natural look. Who doesn’t love a staple MAC product to carry in their purse at all times?

 



Kylie screen-shot-2017-01-24-at-12-23-50-pmCosmetics Dolce K Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetic Lip Kits can be a hit or miss for some people as the formula used can dry out the lips. A tip for this issue it putting on a light layer of chapstick about 5 minutes prior to putting on the liquid lipstick. This maintains the moisture in your lips while capitalizing on the high-pigmented lipstick. Not to mention that these liquid lipsticks stay on your lips forever! You’ll rarely even need to touch up.

My favorite color is Dolce K, especially for those with a darker complexion!

 


 

Let us know what your favorite nude lipstick is!

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Make Up For Ever HD Concealer

The HD Concealer by Make Up For Ever is by far my favorite concealer to use! Whether you have heavy bags under your eyes from lack of sleep or an abundance of stress, or just need a light coverup to make your eyes stand out a bit more, this product does the trick.

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The best thing about the HD Concealer is that a tiny amount goes a long way. You only need about a teardrops worth of concealer for both under-eyes, and the it is so lightweight that once it’s all rubbed in there are no crease lines! This product also refreshes the under-eye area as the formula specifically supports collagen renewal. So, by using HD Concealer not only are you covering up some unwanted circles under your eyes, but you also preventing new ones for the next day!

 

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