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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How Much is too Much?

Sometimes people wonder how much concealer they should be using, or how much foundation is too much foundation. Well, this all varies person to person depending on skin type. But regardless, you never want to use too much concealer because it can crease throughout the day, and you don’t want to pack on the foundation and have it look like you have no pores.

Below is a snapshot of how much face product I typically use. My moisturizer is Belif Aqua Bomb and requires a very little amount to hydrate. My face primer is Smashbox’s Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer which also requires a very small amount – you don’t want your face too feel wet! For my Foundation and Concealer I use Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation and the HD Concealer by Make Up Forever.

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Primer and Foundation usually require the most product because they cover the entire face with equal coverage everywhere. Unlike concealer which is only for small areas and primer which does not require full coverage!

 

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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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