LipSense Lipsense Color

LipSense  Lipsense Color

3.8

118 reviews

69% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Disclaimer, I am not a distributor of this product. This is my unbiased review, simply as a consumer and someone obsessed with finding the perfect lipstick.

One of my close friends started selling Lipsense and I decided to try it. I got three colors, Bombshell, Fly Girl, and Sheer Berry. I was very put off by the price but I figured if it does what it claims then maybe it isn't so bad.

I really like the colors I chose. Bombshell is a shimmery peach nude, Fly Girl is a classic red, and Sheer Berry is pretty self explanatory haha.

Ok, so let's talk about the pros first. For me, it DOES last all day until I forcibly remove it. I can eat, drink, talk, kiss, rub my mouth all over my hand or rub hard with a napkin and it does not budge. It stays put. My husband is impressed he can kiss me and my lipstick doesn't transfer all over him.

It feels relatively comfortable to wear as long as I have the lip gloss applied on top. I also really like that you can layer these to create your own custom color. My lips do look gorgeous all day when I wear this and I don't have to worry about touchups, just apply the gloss as needed. I love that.

I've eaten some messy meals while wearing it - pizza, fried chicken, sandwiches, things that normally destroy any lipstick. Lipsense stays on through any meal so far for me, it's very impressive. It lasts through showers, naps, kissing a squirmy toddler, nervously biting my lips, whatever. I have not had to deal with the "exfoliation process" I keep reading about so YMMV in that regard.

The cons though... Sigh.

The burn. Yes, it burns upon application for a few seconds. Distributors will tell you that it burns because your lips are in​ bad condition - let me just say, that is nonsense. My lips are in great condition and it burns me - why? Because of the alcohol in the product. Alcohol burns​. Period.

The smell/taste. Ugh. It smells VERY strongly of alcohol and flowers. I can almost deal with the burning because it only lasts a few seconds but the smell/taste lasts all day. It's overwhelming and sometimes makes me feel sick. When I eat my food I can taste the floral crap.

The price. The price is ridiculous, $25 per color and $20 for a gloss which is apparently necessary to purchase. I've noticed that some different glosses can be used with lipsense but can compromise the longevity so be aware of that. I get all day wear as long as I use the Lipsense gloss with it. If you want to use a different gloss I suggest picking a gloss that smells good so you can cover up the nasty Lipsense smell.

Removal. Removing the color is a bit of a hassle, due to the extreme long wearing aspect. They sell a "oops" remover but I didn't purchase it. Generally I've been using coconut oil or Vaseline to remove it. I let those sit on my lips for a few minutes and with a bit of scrubbing it comes off. But it takes effort.

So... I like Lipsense but there's a lot to consider. I'm not sure I can justify spending this kind of money on it. There are similar products available at the drugstore for MUCH cheaper and they don't burn or smell gross. I'll continue using the colors I have​ especially since I spent so much on it.

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on 5/19/2017 12:01:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I literally have tried every lipstick, gloss and stain at the drug store, high end department stores and direct sales. I recently purchased 3 lipsense colors -bombshell, praline rose and fire n ice. It is true they burn for a couple seconds upon application. The process is simple and quick to apply and I didn't find removal that difficult either. Seems any oil based remover takes it off. I exfoliate my lips daily with the younique lip exfoliator so I didn't notice any peeling or flaking. I drink a lot of water and eat more often than I should and the color looked perfect for about 8 hours. I applied gloss a couple of times (I used buxom gloss a couple of times over the lighter shades and it seemed to not mess up the color). The smell and taste aren't as pleasant as some other lip products ive tried but if it looks good that doesn't bother me. I've already ordered more colors.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I was excited about this product but it did NOT follow through. I want to write something positive but it's hard. It first off smells and HARD TO GET OFF. The girl gave me a tiny slice of some soap to get it off and I should have known there. Maybe if you love red lips you'd put up with the taste and the chore of removing not to have lipstick on your teeth.
I'm not one to lick my lips but when you eat you can't help it...YUCK! It tastes like paint (well it what I would imagine paint would taste like). I feel ripped off and now stuck with $45 worth of gross lipstick I'll never wear. Don't buy it...especially if you like more natural things 😬

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on 5/13/2017 8:23:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

A woman I work with sells this, so it was very easy for me to get my hands on. I am a night shift nurse, and am always on the hunt for long lasting makeup of any kind. My coworkers SWORE it lasted forever, that they were waking up the next morning with this still intact, etc. etc.. So I figured why not, and gave it a try.

The other reviews here have pretty much covered the basics in texture, use, etc., so I'll just quickly go over that and say that yes, I pretty much agree. It's dry feeling and it does sting a bit upon application, and it just plain feels weird. The "glossy gloss" is very very sticky and kinda makes my lips look way too shiny for my tastes, but whatever. It was what my coworker who sells this had on hand at the time I purchased. I didn't buy the remover because I use DHC cleansing oil and a Norwex face cloth (no I don't sell THAT either...just love it), and that combination will take off ANYTHING. I don't care how "long last" it is.

Now for what people REALLY want to know: does it last as long as they say it does? No. Not for me, anyway. I followed the instructions and exfoliated my lips with a scrub prior to applying (I do NOT believe the whole "waxy build up on your lips" claims...spare me), applied 2 coats (letting each coat dry thoroughly in between), and let it dry with my mouth hanging wide open (looked like a porn star...not cute) for at least 1 minute after application before applying the gloss. It lasted about 5-6 hours for me, and survived drinking coffee on the way to work as well as did not transfer onto my surgical mask (true test right there), but after eating and more drinking, it wore off completely. Now, 5-6 hours is pretty darned good. I will give it that. HOWEVER....after shelling out almost $50 for this stuff based on the claim that it would last all night, that's a fail in my opinion.

It comes down to this: cheapie drug store lipstick can make claims of being "long last" and last 5-6 hours and that's great. No harm no foul. Good job, drug store lipstick. This stuff, on the other hand, is as expensive as department store lipstick, PLUS it has to be applied in a particular way and used with a particular gloss. It's picky and high maintenance. If you're going to be expensive, picky, and high maintenance, you'd BETTER do what you claim you can do. Lipsense, unfortunately, doesn't do that. If the price point were much lower, I might be willing to repurchase. At $25 a tube, though, after the first tube is gone I can sadly say I will not be repurchasing. Not worth it, in my opinion.

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on 5/11/2017 2:39:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Love


Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

My step daughter sells this stuff, and I have resisted buying for months( not a fan of mlm products) Finally caved to help support her, and colour me impressed.

Yes the starter kit is expensive and unnecessary. I dont use the remover; ponds cold cream works just fine for me.

I did not have any tingling upon application and did not have any flaking. Colour lasted from 630am until I went to bed. I do not believe it exfoliated years od wax buildup from the lips. That a load of horse sh*t.


It does feel very drying as you are applying the layers but is mitigated when the gloss is applied. I do find the gloss somewhat sticky(which I loathe) but I deal with it.

I have never really worn lipstick. Its just one product Ive never cared for due to the constant checking of it to ensure its in place. Did it feather, fade, is it on my teeth...good lord I dont have time for all that. But this stays put and the colours are beautiful

This is a great product overall. I am actually impressed. I would recommend trying it.

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on 5/10/2017 11:56:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Tastes weird, burning sensation and too many "rules" about the application process. Expensive and just not for me.

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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

First off, I will say that I am a SeneGence/ LipSense Distirutor. I started just over 2 mos ago. I am gonna be honest here because...well that is just the way I am. The truth is LIpSense lasts 4 - 18 hours DEPENDING ON YOUR BODY CHEMISTRY. Now, I am on medication that affects the lasting ability. For me, the lip color lasts on average 6 hours and after that I need to touch it up. My meds mess with lots of things so I am not surprised it affecst LipSense.

Also, LipSense is temperamental. If you want all the benefits, then you must apply it as instructed when you purchase the product. You shake and shake before applying. You must apply thinly. You must let each layer dry between layers (mattes take a wee bit longer). You must use the gloss to seal in the color. Don't want to use the gloss? Forget about the purchase as it is a waste of money. Oh, and you must exfoliate with a non wax lip scrub before applying anything. I would use Witch Hazel to remove the lip scrub and then use water to remove the Witch Hazel. Yes, the application is a pain in the ass. However, it is worth the quality of the product.

If you get flakes off of your lips then your lips are in the exfoliating process. Most people experience it and it usually lasts between 2 weeks to an average of 2 mos. If the color on your lips feels grainy then you have not shook it long enough. If your lips are dried out then stop using ANY wax products and start using the lip balm or Glossy Gloss at night. Use only the Glossy Gloss with the color. DO NOT use the lip balm.

WARNING: Learning how to apply and making it work takes practice. Want something easy? Don't use LipSense. Want quality product with endurance and great color. Use LipSense.

Also, the waterline (lip inside the mouth) will always wear off first. In fact most people don't want other lip color on the waterline cause it gets on their teeth. LipSense will not get on your teeth. It will wear off not because of foods or water but, because it rubs on your teeth. Want it not to rub on your teeth? Get your front teeth pulled. LOL Or you could just re-apply. I find re-application easier then getting my teeth pulled.

Why do I use LipSense when it is a pain to apply? Because it lasts longer then other lip colors AND it does not transfer onto people or glasses.. I love cosmetics so I have tried many. I use it cause of the colors available...36 colors. They cut it down from 72. I use it because it really is kiss-proof, smudge proof, waterproof, budge proof.

So this is an hoenst appraisal of LipSense.


on 4/30/2017 3:29:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey

As a professional MU artist I usually turn my nose up at any makeup company using direct sales. A friend of mine was selling this and I thought I would be nice and at least try it. I expected it to go into my lipstick graveyard. I was absolutely floored at the way this color wears. It stayed on all day and my lips didn't look gross. I tried it for 3 days in a row as suggested... I am in LOVE!!!! I have lips that chap every winter. They get so bad that they bleed at least once a week. I haven't had chapped lips since using this product. I have replaced all of my lip colors from various brands so exclusively Lipsense. I was skeptical but now I'm sold.


on 4/16/2017 2:40:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

So this COULD be the ticket for long lasting lips. So why did I give it only 3 lippies, you ask? I've been playing with it for a few days now, and if I can figure out how to deal with the absolutely HORRID taste of this, I can see myself liking it alot. Application is easy enough, despite all the complaints about it, the biggest pain being keeping your lips stretched out and well apart while it dries. I did buy a muted color - Praline Rose - which is literally the exact same color as my lips, so I can imagine that the bright colors could present more problems. I gotta say, it looks beautiful on. I'm not crazy about the glossy gloss. It's thick, sticky and hyper shiny. I use just a little and I like the effect much more. Today after I applied everything, I ate a piece of toast, and voila! The nasty taste was gone! Hmmmm.... did the bread absorb it? I don't know, but it worked wonders. I'm gonna try it again for a few days and see if it was just a fluke, or what - but right now I don't taste anything. And thank God for that. If an initial taste like acetone nail polish remover sounds like a deterrent for you, then truly don't even bother. I reread that and I have to chuckle - what we'll put up with for beauty, huh?!?! But lipstick is the absolute worst category - for me - in beauty products. Even when I like the color or finish or whatever, I can't keep it intact for more than an hour, and it drives me up the wall. I paid 55 dollars for a color, the gloss, and the remover, which I don't think is exorbitant, given how much I've spent on lipsticks in the past. The products are kind of a pain to get your hands on, IF you're a pushover for the hard sell. Ladies, make yourselves crystal clear. If you're not interested in "getting in on someone's team" and selling this stuff, just say so, in no uncertain terms. As it stands, I may look at one or two other shades, and may also try the matte gloss. I prefer natural looking shades so YMMV if you like brights or darks. I'm not even close to giving up, that's for sure. Lipstick that actually lasts for hours? I'll figure out a way, or die trying! Ha!

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