LipSense Liquid Lip Color + Gloss Review

I did it. I bought a LipSense starter kit. For those who have been living under a rock (or apparently not logging on to your Facebook- how do you miss all the posts and group adds from old high school buds and SAHM moms hocking their new lip color business??) LipSense is a long-lasting liquid lip color from Senegence. I had been seeing all the posts claiming it’s amazingness and couldn’t resist trying it out for myself after being invited to a LipSense party group.

Am I obsessed? Keep reading to find out>>

At first I was going to order a couple shades and two types of gloss to try out but had a near anxiety attack thinking about the almost $100 I was about to spend on lip gloss so I went with the starter kit instead. The kit includes (1) LipSense Liquid Lip Color (your choice!), (1) Glossy Gloss and (1) Ooops! Remover. I chose the color Bella, a very pretty dusty rose mauve shade and I have to say, I am in love with the color!

The application process is a bit different than other lip products- to get the most wear out of Lipsense, you should apply 3 coats of color (letting each coat quickly dry for about 5 seconds in between) and then top with the gloss to seal the color and hydrate lips. The lip color formula is largely alcohol-based, meaning it will have a slight burn if you have any cuts or bites (I’m a lip biter!) on your lips. It also means it has a very strong unpleasant scent, but the smell disappears once the color is dry.
The result though is an extremely long-wearing lip color that lasts for hours (literally, ALL day until I took it off at night) with no transfer. There was absolutely no transfer of color to my coffee mug and it stayed on while eating and drinking the entire day- wow! I would have to reapply the gloss a few times throughout the day- it’s not a super gloopy gloss, it’s lightweight and does help to moisturize lips. I find that many liquid lipsticks can be very drying on lips, so it’s nice to have a gloss that gives some extra hydration. They also offer a matte gloss and a shimmer gloss as well.

The company recommends using their Ooops! Remover which is formulated to specifically remove LipSense color, however I have yet to use it. I find that a makeup wipe works find to remove the lip color easily. I would skip purchasing the remover.

So, is it worth trying? Let me break it down for you:

Long-wearing lip color
Pretty shades, decent selection of shades (pinks, nudes, browns, reds)
Moisturizing benefits

Strong alcohol-scent
If you have cut or bite on lip, it will burn
Have to purchase gloss separately (an extra $20, but can be used with all shades)
Accentuates lip wrinkles and dry lips
Reps try to get you to purchase remover even though it’s not totally worth it (save the $10!)
Not many “edgy” shades
Poor quality packaging and logo/branding

Overall I think it’s a decent product that delivers what it promises and I really do love the shade that I chose. Will I be dumping out my entire lip drawer and only using LipSense from now on? No way- I love trying different products too much but if you are someone looking for a long-lasting lip color and don’t mind the scent, this product just might be for you.

Interested in trying it out for yourself? Visit or find a distributor near you. I’m happy to suggest a distributor if you want to get your hands on LipSense!

Tell me, have you tried LipSense? What did you think??


33 thoughts on “LipSense Liquid Lip Color + Gloss Review

  1. Fairy Princess Jord

    Thanks for an honest review of LipSense pros and cons. SERIOUSLY my Facebook is EXPLODING with girls I went to high school with selling LipSense. I definitely find lipstick dries out my lips (and quickly) so it's nice that the gloss is so moisturizing.

  2. Tilley's Threads

    I have been wondering about Lipsense too so this is def the best blog I've read in weeks #helpful! I am also a lip bitter though…do you think it will help you stop bitting? Cause I need to do that ha

  3. Whitney H

    It's so great to hear your take on it, both positive and negative! I have been wanting to try it but have been nervous. I think I may want to go for it!

  4. Tiffany Khyla

    Thanks so much for this honest review. I would love to have a lip that lasts all day, but the cons aren't doing it for me. I don't like when my lips feel dry or when cracks in my lips are accentuated.

  5. McKenna Trahan

    I am so happy I read your post about the high alcohol content. It totally makes sense, I that was the one thing I couldn't put my finger on. I described it as putting nail polish remover on my lips lol. Alcohol makes much more sense. I love the idea and love Bombshell, but I am like you and can't ditch all my other lipsticks just yet! 🙂

  6. Kristine

    I have been seeing so much about Lipsense in the last few months. I love the color that you're wearing and appreciate your honest opinion!!

  7. Brittany Reece

    So many of the girls I work with are obsessed with Lipsense! I however am like you…I love trying out different products and have a drawer full of lip products I love! I still will probably cave and try at it at some point though!

    Brittany |

  8. Cameron Dufore

    Loved reading the review! I've definitely been curious to hear what all the fuss was about and I'm glad you liked it! But I, like you, am a lip biter and have perpetually dry lips regardless of how much balm I use, so I don't think this would be for me. But I love the color!

  9. Jessica

    I've been pretty curious about this but the price and the fact that its a MLM company kinda deters me…their sales tactics tend to get on my nerves! If it stays all day though, I may be willing to try.
    – Jessica
    Miss Moore Style

  10. Kayla Rivoli

    Thank you for such an honest review! I've been messaged multiple times to buy Lipsense products but the high price tag was just too much of an investment for this broke college student! I think I'll stick to Colourpop for now haha

    Kayla |

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