I have used this product and have mixed emotions about this product. First off, make sure you are starting with clean lips. After I brush my teeth then I wipe my lips with a face wipe.
After they are clean and dry then you apply the lip sense color three times in the same direction with time between each application for it to dry. Then, once the final application has dried then you apply the gloss over it.
I do like the color and coverage it initially gives. They note that it will last anywhere from 4 hours to 18 hours. I would say that it lasts about 4 hours for me with some of the application lasting longer.
This photo was after lunch which was about 5 1/2 hrs. after application. If you look closely where my lips come together on the top lip you can see where some of the Lip Sense has worn off.
This image was taken after dinner approximately 11 hours after initial application. I even tried another partial application mid-afternoon but it did not stay on. If I could figure out how to keep it on the portion of my lips that come in contact with each as well as it stays on the other parts of my lips then I would love this stuff. But, otherwise I will probably stick with my lip pencils and lip gloss.
I have not had any problems with my lips drying out as some people have said about this product. But, then again I believe you have to take care of your lips just like you do your skin. I clean mine every night and moisturize them as well.
I have learned some new tricks and found that with these tricks it is looking nicer / lasting longer if you will. First, lips should be really clean. Apply layer (all in one direction) and allow it to dry completely (I say at least 30 seconds to a minute). You repeat until you have three layers on and completely dry then you apply the lip gloss (going all in the same direction as the lip color). You will need to re-apply lip gloss throughout day as this protects the lip color that you put on (so if my lips are starting to feel dry then I reapply lip gloss). Also, you need to apply lip gloss before you eat and after you eat (wipe off your lips to remove any crumbs, grease, etc.) re-apply.
I do really like this product as it does not leave your lip prints on your glassware, etc. and now that I have found some additional secrets to it lasting even longer - let's just say I am starting to enjoy wearing this product.
This picture is of me today - I put LipSense on after breakfast this morning so around 8am and now it is almost 2:30 in the afternoon and still looking good.
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