I dearly love makeup, as many of you do too and trying to stay current with fashion and makeup trends is right up there with what catches my eye. I started hearing about Lipsense, a new product sold by MLM company, Senegence, that sells this long wearing lipstick and gloss (and other beauty products like skincare and more) that is touted to last all day long. I’ve used a few products like that and while they might last all day or close to it, do I really want it to last all day? Some days yes and some days no. Long lasting all day lipstick isn’t something I’m going to wear every day but for an all day outing when I’m on the go for long periods of time, I’ll definitely use it.
One of my readers, Shana, emailed me about trying out some of the products, so I figured why not? I would at least try it out and see how it worked for me, so I’m sharing that with you today and you can decide for yourself if you’d like to try it or not.
There are a lot of colors to choose from and picking from a color chart online or seeing someone with a color on is not the easiest way to decide what will work for you, but after I sent a pic of one of my favorite colors swathed on my hand, she came up with some colors she thought would work for me. The first one I tried was Honey Rose, the one in the middle up there. It’s a really pretty soft and slightly shimmering coral rose color and I think it works well on me.
You can see there are lots of colors to choose from and layering the colors makes them all look different too. I layered the 2 I have and I’ll show you the results. There’s also an Oops remover to get the color off if you make a mistake, as well as different types of glosses to go on top.
First, you have to make sure your lips are clean. She gives instructions on that, but wiping off with a cleanser works well and they mention that our lips get a wax build up from any products we use on them. So it’s important to get that off. There are also lip scrubs to help with that too, to exfoliate and get the lips ready for color.
You start with one layer and build up to 3 layers, then add the gloss. This is one layer of Honey Rose. Now as far as how to apply, the applicator is a sponge applicator just like you’d expect with lip gloss tube. You shake it really well to make sure the color is all mixed up. When you take out the wand and start applying, it’s sort of cold and slightly tingly. You just outline your lips with the color and fill in, not adding more and more, but just add the color all over the lips and let it dry for 10 seconds in between. It feels sort of sticky.
Layer #2 of Honey Rose. The second layer goes right on top and you don’t need to add a ton, just layer more on top. The color by itself is slightly sticky at first and then dries. It’s thin and not like the lip color you are used to but that’s where the layering comes in. You build it up and that is probably what makes it stay on all day.
And 3 layers and the gloss on top. The gloss feels like regular gloss and isn’t uncomfortably sticky. The key to is to refresh the gloss during the day. The colors do not wear off, but the gloss top coat does wear off during the day, so if you keep that with you and refresh after lunch and during the day, you will have color on your lips all day long. You do have to use a cleansing product to get the color off. I used my Almay eye pads and got it off.
And here’s how it looks layered for a little brighter look, which I do love for summer. This is Samon on the 1st layer and then 2 layers of Honey Rose with the gloss on top.
I wore it Easter Sunday with a coral top (from Glamour Farms last year) and white jeans with my leopard print flats.
I do have to say that I really love the Honey Rose color and I know I’ll wear it when I’m going out all day long. As I mentioned, with my lifestyle I don’t wear color every single day, but on the days that I’m out and about all day, I’ll definitely wear it. Shana wanted me to try it out and share it with all of you, so I’m putting it out there and if you want to purchase, you can buy from her.
She’s offering my readers a 15% discount and free shipping with the code “southernhospitality” so head over to her Montana Lips and More Facebook page for all the details on ordering. You can see all the colors she stocks on this Facebook page. There are some really pretty colors, from nudes to brighter shades.
Just for transparency, if anyone orders, I get a small commission, but I figured it was something you all might be interested in too. If you’ve seen it around and are curious about it, this might be a good time to try it out and see what it’s all about and if it’s something you’d like to wear! I know I’ll enjoy my 2 colors and wear them from time to time. Shana encouraged me to sell it, but I’m not sure I want to jump into that. We’ll see how this goes and if there is enough interest in me doing anything with the company. It seems to be a booming company, that is for sure!
Have you tried Lipsense and if you have, what do you think?