LipSense Lexie Berry Beauty Review
What qualities do you look for when you go shopping for the perfect lipstick? If you’re like me, there are several factors that you consider essential before you place a new product in your beauty bag:
- You want a product that lasts! There is nothing more annoying that purchasing a product that disappears as soon as you put it on your lips – or worse yet, smears all over your teeth, your clothes, your dish wear, and your partner!
- You want a product that’s moisturizing. There is nothing worse than a product that dries out our already delicate, sensitive lips. You want a product that leaves your lips feeling softer and healthier than they did before you put it on!
- You want a product that comes in lots of beautiful, luscious colors, so that you can find the shade that’s perfect for you!
I’m super-picky about what I put on my lips – I’ve super-sensitive and have been known to have allergic reactions to products in the past – but I’m always interested in trying new products, and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try LipSense – a popular product that’s available through independent consultants that describes itself as follows:
LipSense is the premier product of SeneGence and is unlike any conventional lipstick, stain or color. As the original long-lasting lip color, it is waterproof, does not kiss-off, smear-off, rub-off or budge-off! Create your own color palette by combining colors from over 50 shades.
What I learned, when I visited Red Gate Beauty (the distributors who provided me with the product of my choice for this review) is that LipSense offers a lot of colors, but the demand for these colors is so high that they go out of stock quickly – so that if you see one you want, you should order it so that you don’t miss out on the color of your choice!
LipSense is designed as a two-product system consisting of a Lip Color (divided into Cool, Warm, and Neutral Colors) and a Lip Gloss (several choices are available!) In order for the products to work properly, you must use them together – but you can blend different Lip Colors to customize your colors, and you can use the same Lip Gloss with any of your Lip Colors.
There are so many beautiful Lip Colors available, I found it hard to choose the one I liked the most, but I ultimately went with Lexie Berry and I’m so glad that I did! If you are looking for a beautiful cool shade that will flatter any skin tone that falls within the cool skin tone family, I believe that Lexie Berry is it!
I combined my Lexie Berry with Glossy Gloss – a tube of pure shine, without added glimmer or frost.
Instructions – which are provided with your purchase – indicate that after you clean and dry your lips, you should shake the bottle, apply the color in 3 thin layers (waiting 10 seconds between layers for the color to dry), and then apply the gloss at least 5 seconds after color (and re-apply the gloss between meals for long-lasting colors.
Here are the results of my real-world test:
First, LipSense requires you to apply the color on clean dry lips – not over chapstick or any other product as I am accustomed to doing. This is a really hard habit for me to break as I am a moisturizer junkie who likes to apply my cocoa butter chapstick all day – but LipSense contains a cosmetic-grade, denatured alcohol that prevents a bacteria free environment in the tube. It also causes the lips to tingle when first applied (not a particularly pleasant sensation at all – the tingling felt more like burning to me) – but one that LipSense says is normal and will go away within a few weeks of use.
When I applied the Lip Gloss, however, the tingling stopped and the product came to life. My lips shone – they looked so beautiful and alive!
My first surprise of the day came when I discovered that the advertising is true – LipSense really does stay in place! It did not smear one bit or leave any stains behind when I accidentally brushed my hand against it shortly after applying it (am I the only one who does this?) – when I kissed my husband good-bye – when I wiped my mouth after eating – my mouth still had beautiful Lexie Berry Color on it!
The instructions say to re-apply Lip Gloss after eating (and probably assume that if you do all of the above, you’ll have the sense to re-apply your Lip Gloss as well) – but for my tests, I decided not to do that to see how long the color would wear if you just applied it in the morning when you left your house and did not lock the color in with reapplications throughout the day.
The RedGate Beauty website says that LipSense lasts anywhere between 4 to 18 hours. For me, when I wear it described as above, I find that the color does last throughout the day (although obviously, my lips don’t look as glossy or as saturated in color in the evening as they did in the morning when I first applied the product) – but in terms of looking more put together as opposed to not, if I don’t rub it off by eating, it probably looks really good for 4 to 8 hours – so if you follow the instructions and touch-up, LipSense is a great product to get you through long-lasting days!
Would I buy this product again? I am on the fence about it. I really love the beautiful selection of colors, the long-lasting and non-smearing properties of this lipstick – but even though the Lip Gloss is moisturizing, it doesn’t feel as moisturizing as the products I normally wear (no long-lasting lipstick does) – so it’s a trade-off.
I think I would buy and use LipSense for days when I really need my lipstick to last (I’m not the kind of gal who wants to run to the restroom every hour to re-apply my make-up) – but for most days, I think I’m hanging on to my tried and true cocoa butter stick just awhile longer!
LipSense Discount Code At Red Gate Beauty
Would you like to try LipSense and see now their long-lasting lip products work for you? Sonya at Red Gate Beauty provided great customer service to me, so I’d like to offer you a 15% discount on your future Red Gate Beauty purchases from her – just use coupon code bloggymoms15 and let her know that Create With Joy referred you!
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Disclosure: I received a sample of this product from Red Gate Beauty. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.
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