Product Review: Lipsense by SeneGence

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I love lipstick. There is something about lipstick that finishes off a look and makes you look put together – even when you might not be. As much as I love lipstick, I am not a huge fan of wearing products that require a lot of maintenance. I hate having to worry about if my lipstick is wearing off, or smeared all over my face.

I have started to wear lipstick more frequently due to the new liquid lip products that are long wearing and low maintenance. Recently Emily, a SeneGence Consultant, reached out to me offering a Lipsense product of choice for me to try. This was the first time I had ever heard of SeneGence and their Lipsense products. Lipsense makes lip kits that are unlike your traditional lipstick, stain or colour. They are waterproof, kiss-proof, budge-proof, smudge-proof and are long-wearing (anywhere from 4-18 hours).

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What is Lipsense?

Thanks to the whole Kylie Lip Kit trend, we have all become very familiar with the variety of long wearing lip kits available on the market. Lipsense offers a lip kit that includes a lip colour (your base), a top coat in a number of finishes and an easy to use lip colour remover product. Lipsense offers 70 different shades of lip colours and a variety of finishes in their top coats – pearl, shimmer, matte or glossy.

You can also purchase the products separately (outside of purchasing a kit), but for first time users I definitely recommend purchasing a kit. I found it extremely helpful to have all the necessary steps to start. My kit included the glossy top coat, the Ooops! Remover and a base lip colour in the shade Plum.

SeneGence Lipsense Review

Application Tips and Tricks

When I first got my Lipsense I was like a kid at Christmas. I tore through the package and began swatching, playing and applying the product. Through all this excitement, like any kid at Christmas, I neglected to read the instructions or the lovely information book Emily shared with me. This was a huge mistake because there is a very specific process you have to follow when applying your Lipsense. Following the process, which is not difficult, ensures that you get the best possible application of the product and that it will be long-wearing.

How to Apply Your Lipsense

  1. Apply the product to clean dry lips. This will ensure the longevity of the product.
  2. Shake the tube horizontally for a few seconds prior to application.
  3. Lipsense is applied using a layering technique. The number of layers you add will enhance the pigmentation of the product. For best results, it is recommended to apply 2-3 layers. When applying the layers you want to do it in one quick sweep across the lips from one side to the other. You do not want go back and forth. Then, wait a few seconds for the product to dry before applying the second layer. Be sure to keep your lips separated while the product is drying between layers.
  4. Add your top coat!

For a visual demonstration, check out SeneGence’s application video here.

Some great tips are that the Ooops! Remover can also be used as a corrector. You can use it to clean up any mistakes, or smooth along the edges of your lip line. Also, since you layer the products to get the desired colour pay off you want Lipsense is very customizable. You can layer different shades together to get any colour of your choice. I think this is amazing because sometimes it is hard to find that perfect shade for your skin tone and the ability to layer different colours together makes the possibilities endless.

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My Experience

I am extremely impressed with Lipsense. At first, I was a little overwhelmed with the application process, but once I tried it I was hooked. The applicator is small enough that it allows you to be precise in your application and get a smooth clean line along the edges, but still large enough to be able to cover your lips in one quick sweep. I also did go back over spots I needed (even though you aren’t supposed to) and I didn’t have any issues.

I also found the product extremely comfortable to wear – thanks to the top coat. Applying the top coat added an extra boost of moisture to my lips leaving them so comfortable. Even after the top coat wore off it left a demi-matte finish on my lips. The finish was absolutely beautiful. It is important to make sure you really apply the top coat to your entire lips. If you don’t I do find the lip colour itself can feel a bit sticky, but the top coat  makes that completely disappear.

The first time I wore the colour I was out for a day of shopping with a friend. I was so surprised when the colour didn’t wear off on the lid of my coffee cup. It felt like I wasn’t even wearing anything on my lips and I kept having to ask my friend if my lip colour was still there. Eventually there was some wear towards the inside of my lips, but not until after I wore the product for approximately 8 hours and had eaten, drank and chatted a lot.

Here are some time lapse photos Emily has provided of the wear time for her Lipsense products:

Want to learn more about Lipsense? Check out Emily’s Facebook Page here. You can order directly through Emily here by entering her Distributor ID, which is 178282. Emily has also very graciously offered to provide you, my subscribers, with a 10% discount on your orders! To receive your discount please email Emily at demoss.emily@gmail.com with the coupon code: “buttonedbeauty”.

If you purchase a Lipsense product from Emily please be sure to tag me in your post on Instagram (@buttonedbeauty)! I can’t wait to see the colours you choose.

Kaitlyn xo

 

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me in return for a collaborative post with a SeneGence consultant. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are 100% honest and my own.

 

Liquid Lipsticks That Stay All Day

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks

There is nothing I love more than a bold lip to complete any makeup look. However, there is nothing I hate more then wearing a lipstick and having to worry about it getting all over my face when I eat a meal, or all over my teeth during a conversation. One of my most embarrassing moments as a Cosmetician has to be the time when I was raving about one of our latest skincare products to a customer. After they left, I turned to one of my coworkers only for them to tell me there was lipstick all over my teeth. It is no wonder the customer left in a hurry without making a purchase. I am sure my lipstick coated pearly whites really convinced them that I am an expert in my field.

For someone who my Mom would classify as high maintenance, I am all about low maintenance beauty products. When I discovered Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks (it is a mouth full, I know) my relationship with lipsticks went from a love hate relationship to one with a whole lot of love. I am all for any product I can swipe on in the morning that requires few, if any, touch ups. I now have six shades, one of which I own two tubes of, and I am obsessed with them. Plus, they are transfer-proof saving me from any future embarrassing run ins with customers and lipstick on my teeth.

Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks come in twenty shades, there is a shade for basically everyone! They are a creamy-matte, full-coverage lip colour which guarantees six hours of continuous wear that will not bleed or transfer. I can personally say, I have gotten more than six hours out of this product before. They are also infused with avocado oil and vitamin E, which helps to keep the lips soft and moisturized.

What do I love most about them? Well, to start with, they literally last all day! (I guess they don’t call them Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks for nothing.) I have been wearing Carmello for about six hours now. During this time, I have gone to lunch with a friend and made a trip to the mall. So I have ate, drank and talked A LOT without having to touch it up at all. In addition to the product still looking great on my lips, it also feels great. The product still feels extremely comfortable and not drying. Sometimes, with liquid lipsticks, they can crack and the colour of your natural lip will start to show through. Or they will be so drying it looks like your lips are suffocating. This product however, is weightless, non-drying and the colour lasts. When applying it is so airy in texture you can barely feel it. It sits comfortably throughout the day without cracking, feeling heavy, tacky or sticky.

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Swatches

The six shades I have, shown above, are Carmello (a neutral nude), Chianti (a deep plum), Baci (a nude pink), Bacca (a raspberry), Ricco (a deep red) and Patina (a dusty rose). They do dry down to a matte finish, but when I was photographing them they were still a bit wet leaving a shine.

Are you a liquid lipstick lover? Have you tried Stila’s? What is your favourite shade?

I hope your lipstick stays all day!

Kaitlyn xo