One question I get asked often is about my lipcolor! I've shared some Instagram posts about this before and I've talked about it on my Instastories, but I thought a blog post would help answer any questions. Lately, I've been using Lipsense which I love. It's very different from other lipsticks/glosses I've used in the past. My friend, Mandy, sells it and offered to give me one color to try. She explained to me that it lasts all day, doesn't transfer, doesn't smudge, doesn't flake, and the tube itself lasts 4x longer than another lipcolor of the same size. So basically, I was like, this is too good to be true!! This was back in November so I decided to give it a try on Thanksgiving. I applied it in the morning (the color she gave me was Hazelnut, perfect for Thanksgiving), and it did not budge ALL day. I was in shock! Since then, I've bought Plum, Bella, First Love, and Sheer Berry from her because I loved it that much.
Okay guys, so this stuff is insane. You apply three coats to clean lips (letting each coat dry in between), then apply the gloss and it locks it in all day! All you have to do is just reapply the gloss throughout the day, but the color does not wear at all. You can literally take your finger and swipe it acoss your lips and NO color will come off on your finger. It's insane.
I will say that there are a couple things I wanted to tell you because they kind of suprised me at first. 1) There is a little bit of a learning curve to it all. The first couple times I tried it, I accidently rubbed my lips together in between coats (because that's what I usually do) which smudged the color. You have to keep your lips separated until you apply the gloss (and then you can rub your lips together). Also, you can't swipe the wand back and forth over your lips. You have to just apply one coat (from one side to the next) and let it dry. 2) It does take a little longer to apply than normal lipcolor. I'm used to swiping some lipstick on my lips as I run out the door or as I'm in the car and then I'm good to go. Lipsense takes a little longer to apply BUT you apply it once, it lasts all day! I'd rather take a little more time in the morning to apply it then taking the time to reapply after every time I drink water, eat food, etc. throughout the day.
Here is an awesome blog post that I found when I Googled "how to apply lipsense". This really helped me understand how it works and I've been totally sold ever since. So you should definitely read it if you're thinking about buying it.
The color I'm wearing in this post is Bella. It's definitely one of my favorites. My other favorite is First Love- which is the perfect everyday color that looks good on so many skin types. I recommend Googling the colors before you buy so you can see what they really look like.
Photos by Lisa Ann Photography