Today I’m talking all about LipSense. Have you heard of it? If you are on any form of social media, I’m sure you have at least heard the name or know someone who sells it. LipSense is the long-lasting lip color that will stay on your lips all day long.
I normally don’t wear a lot of lipstick. I like a little color once in a while, but I try to stick to very neutral colors. I love the idea of lipstick, but I’ve always had bad luck with it. Every time I wear lipstick, it always comes off my lips within an hour of applying it.
I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about LipSense, so I was very excited when I was asked to collaborate on a product review of LipSense. I’ve been working with Kristin, who is a distributor of LipSense. She’s extremely knowledgeable about the product. When I told her that I preferred neutral lip colors, she gave me a few options to choose from and helped me pick out the perfect color for me. I ended up going with the color Pink Champaign. Kristin sent me the complete starter kit that includes the long-lasting liquid lip color, moisturizing gloss, and the Oops remover. The complete starter kit is valued at $55.
Once I received my starter kit, I started wearing it every day to work. I really wanted to get a feel for the lipstick before I wrote about it. What I found out, was that these girls aren’t lying when they say it lasts all day. Being a preschool teacher, my makeup takes a beating throughout the day. With LipSense, my lip color never moved.
How does LipSense work?
My starter kit came with detailed instructions on how to apply it. You start off with clean dry lips, then you apply the lip color. You are supposed to start at the corners of your lips and run the wand across, then you wait for it to dry and apply 2 more coats. At first, I was a little worried that the lipstick was going to dry out my lips, but once you apply the lip gloss, it adds so much moisture to your lips that it was no longer a concern. You can leave your lipstick at home and just bring the lip gloss with you when you leave the house.
Is it worth the price?
As you know, I’m the thrifty wife and I’m not one to spend a lot of money on makeup. Most of my makeup products are from the drugstore, but I do have the occasional makeup splurge. LipSense is defiantly a splurge for me. As I mentioned before, the starter kit is $55, however, once you have the starter kit, you can purchase the lipstick Al La Cart for $25. One good thing about LipSense is that one tube equals 4 regular lipsticks, plus it lasts all day. If you add that all up, it makes it worth the purchase. You also have to remember that you are paying for a quality product. I have never had a lip color like this one.
How can you order LipSense?
If you’re ready to make the splurge, I would say go for it! You can go to Kristin’s facebook group Confessions of a Lipstick Addict or DM her on Instagram @confessions_of_lipstick_addict to place an order. She is also offering a special promo code for my readers. Use the code ThriftyWifeHappyLife10 and receive 10% off your purchase.
*A big thank to Kristin who gifted me this product!
I keep hearing about LipSense! I rarely wear makeup at all, but I love the idea of having a shade of lipstick that is "mine," something classic that I can wear a lot. Maybe I will check this out! Do you have to spend the $55 up front no matter what?
Such a cute color on you! I love LipSense too! It wears so well and looks great.
I keep thinking about trying this. It's definitely on my list! I want to find a great color that lasts and doesn't dry out my lips, so I was glad you addressed the moisture part in your review! It looks great!
That was one of the questions that I asked. You need to buy the starter kit. The lip stick color will not work with other glosses and you have wear the two together.
Thank you! I was really happy to try it out!
Thank you! I was really happy with it!
Justine Y @ Little Dove
I LOVE LipSense! I am also very frugal and was rarely a lip color wearer, but now you rarely find me without some on! I also love the quality of the ingredients in LipSense, I used to get cold sores every few months, and in the year and a half that I've been using LipSense I haven't had one! I think it's the alcohol in the formula. So glad you enjoyed it and the color looks great on you!
I have Pink Champagne and Aussie Rose and I love them both! The lip color definitely lasts, but I wish the gloss wasn't so expensive. I go through that a lot faster than the color.
Kristin Bufkin Ricci
Thanks for the review Katie! I'm happy to help any of you ladies out whether it be color choices, questions about application steps, or becoming a distributor. Message me at my Facebook or Instagram that Katie mentioned in her post. 10% off if you mention this post!!
I ended up liking the alcohol formula too! At first I thought it felt weird but after a week of wearing it my lips felt so soft. I'm such a fan now!
I have noticed that the gloss gets used up pretty fast. I love it though!
Your so welcome! It was so great working with you!