Been using for many years. I can't find another product that stays put as long as Lipsense. I usually buy mine on ebay.
I chose "Plumeria," a beautiful slightly shimmery pinky-red, for my first Lip Sense purchase, and I'm very pleased with it.
The color is applied with a doe-foot applicator, and though you do have to be careful, it's really easier to apply than I'd feared. It's best to get it right the first time; the product dries almost instantly, and so is not very "forgiving." It's fairly sheer, though, and can be readily layered for more intense color. There is a faint, pleasant apple-like scent that dissipates almost immediately. The slight tingling you'll feel on your lips after you apply the color is very brief, and hardly unbearable.
The staying power is unsurpassed. Lipsense feels like nothing on the lips, and is ever-so-slightly drying, but you can slather balm, lipstick, lip gloss, etc. on top of it once it's dry, and it will not budge. Plumeria makes a phenomenal base for similar-colored lipstick, like Bobbi Brown "Rose Blossom," preventing that unsightly ring-around-the-mouth effect you get when conventional lipsticks begin to wear off.
The only reason I don't give this a five is price: It's about $20, which isn't terrible, but high enough to prevent me from splurging on lots of shades (and LipSense is offered in just about every color imaginable!).
According to my internet research, LipSense is cruelty-free, so I plan on buying more!
I love this product so much. Never go back to other "normal" brands
With the holidays upon us I had to take the time to review a product that I have been searching my whole life for....LipSense lipsticks. I am a lipstick enthusiast, and I love trying different colors and textures. The product promises to be kiss proof, drink proof, etc...and it certainly lives up to its promise. I am a stage actress (when time permits) and this Sweetheart Pink stayed on me from start to finish. I drank from water bottles, coffee cups, kissed, sang, and died at the end and the lip color did not budge. I swear by this product and have ordered several since. My other favorite color is Plumeria with Sand Gloss on top. I don't need any other lipsticks and coming from me- that says so much.
As a person who wears red lipstick nearly every day, I love the convenience and staying powder of indelible lipsticks! I was a huge fan of a similar product, Lip Ink, which I happily wore for many years. However, the formula (or perhaps my chemistry) changed, and this product stopped working for me a couple of years ago. After reading that Christina Aguilera was a fan of Blu Red Lipsense, I purchased a tube. Initially, I wasn't too impressed with this product, as I didn't like the feel of Lipsense (it seemed to remain slightly tacky, unlike Lip Ink, which I found to be a weightless stain.) However, after playing around with the product for a bit, I've decided that I actually like this as much as my beloved Lip Ink. In fact, I love it more!
Blu Red is a wonderful bright, true red, perfect for 1940s-50s looks. It is incredibly long-wearing, so long as I reapply the accompanying gloss (I actually use Lip Ink Shine, as I prefer the feel of this—Lipsense's gloss has a very sticky feel to it), and I never have to worry about smearing, bleeding, or fading. Application requires a steady hand but is fairly easy—you must apply this in thin layers (I usually apply two layers), letting each layer dry before applying the next (and you must also apply in one direction, as swiping the wand back and forth will remove the product.) Removal is a cinch—a couple of swipes with a tissue soaked in rubbing alcohol takes it right off. I also find that Lipsense is very conditioning; my lips tend to be quite dry, but Lipsense seems to solve this issue. Overall, I am extremely pleased with this product and will continue to repurchase!
I have been on a hunt for the perfect bright red stay-put lipstick. Among the 2-step products (color and gloss) I've tried everything from drugstore brands like Revlon and L'Oreal to Higher-end products from Estee Lauder and MAC. None of the reds seem to have the staying power to last all day, so I bought LipSense in Blu Red. After just one meal, the color was completely gone in the center of my lips. After another hour or so, it started flaking off the outside edges of my lips (something I've never seen before with a semi-permanent lip product). I watched the tutorial and did put the product on correctly, so it wasn't my error. MAC's Pro Longwear in Lasting Lust is almost the same shade as LipSense's Blu Red, but lasts much longer. With MAC, I get a bit off rub-off in the center, but it takes about 7-8 hours for that to happen. Also, the application is easier with MAC. I guess I'll never find the perfect 'all day' red, but for now, Mac is the best out there. Don't waste your money on LipSense if you're looking for a good red. For less than 1/2 the price, L'Oreal's Infallible will give you the same semi-permanent, flaky coverage.
While I do think Lipsense works a lot better and lasts much longer than any other long lasting lip colors, I personally find that some colors stay put longer than others. I've used a combo of sheer berry and pink champagne that truly did not budge at all for 18 hours, even after eating, kissing, etc. (had to finally scrub it off with a wet washcloth and jojoba oil). However, blu red, which is a gorgeous color, only stayed completely intact for me for about 5 hours. That's miles better than any other red in my collection, of course, and I'm happy with that. After the 5 hour mark, when it starts to crack and flake off, it still looks ok, unless you look closely. Overall, yes, it's a great product. I've only bought mine from ebay, though, as I just can't bring myself to pay $20 for lip color. Just be sure to keep glossing!
UPDATE: I've since found Maybelline 24-Hour and MUCH prefer it to Lipsense. It's cheaper, more comfortable, isn't alcohol-based and you can get it at any drugstore. Sadly, there is not a color equivalent in the Maybelline line to Lipsense's Blu Red, but Keep Up The Flame does very nicely for now. Many compliments, looks and feels great, lasts for hours and hours.
I don't sell this product,I have even bought it on EBay,I use several different online sellers. This product is a 5 for me. At night,if I do have any dryness,I use a good lip cream,no particular brand..But good. With other lipstcks or lipstains,from Channel to Lancome,Avon,Mary Kay,my lips flake.With Lipsense,they never do.Nor does it come off on my teeth.I mix the colors because they do seem to be very bright,I mix the Glosses also.The matte Gloss is great,so are the Sand,Pearl and Shell..I have never found a lipstick that I could wear,without flaking, The glosses keep lips soft & moist feeling,so I am extremely happy with LipSense.It does plump a bit (nice) I find it easy to apply,I use the liner, also for lip fullness. It is not as expensive as Lancome.More than drugstore brands though. Last purchase price was $20.00 plus S&H.
I have used Lipsense lip color for about 10 years now and continue to always go back to it for my lip color. All lip stains I have tried that are not Lipsense dry out my lips and surrounding skin and don't last. Lipsense has never dried out my lips, and is so easy to apply. If I want little color, I just put a little on. If I want more, it's buildable. If I want a hybrid color, I can mix coats of two different colors.
Lipsense tends to be highly pigmented, so be careful in choosing darker and more vibrant colors because they will easily be very dark and very vibrant. I have leaned more toward VERY light shades, and then I just build them if I want a darker or more vibrant effect.
I used to buy the gloss, which is really a great gloss. But, I started using The Balm's Plump My Pucker glosses and stuck with them instead because I could matte down vibrant color with the more nude-ish Balm glosses PLUS get a plumping at the same time.
I LOVE this product.
I ordered a bunch of different colors in the lighter more neutral tones like latte, nude creamy pink etc. I have been using these for over 2 weeks now so I could give a good review. The first thing I noticed when I used my LipSense was the smell. The smell was almost unbearable the first 2 times I use it, but by the third time I didn't even smell it anymore. It was so bad at first I didn't think I would be able to use it. I think part of the problem was I wasn't shaking before using. It is very important to shake the tube like you would with nail polish before using. This will give you better more even coverage. I personally like a very nude light tone lip and this product gives me that I truly love this product. It is very important to apply this correctly by only applying in one direction there are application tutorials on youtube . One really cool thing about this product is that it can be layered with different colors so you can get different effects and colors. I have used MANY semi permanent lip products ie Covergirl, MAC and Max Factor and more and the LipSense is my favorite. The reasons why are
1- it really does last.
2. It is very sheer
3. There is a better color selection for a light nude lip
4.different colors can be layered together to give you more color options
5. The topcoat is moisturizing and lasts.
The top coats are so much better then any other semi-perm lip product and they aren't sticky.