First Impressions of SeneGence: LipSense Bella

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Liquid lipstick is definitely one of my weaknesses, so you’d assume I had already tried out SeneGence’s LipSense liquid lipstick, which proves to be waterproof, kissproof, smearproof, and even smudgeproof. But, nope, I hadn’t tried it yet! Anne from Lazy Betty sent me Bella, the gloss, and the oops remover after she found out I had yet to experience LipSense. I have to say I was a little apprehensive about it because it seemed like a lot of steps to put on lipstick (and I heard it burned a bit). So, what was my experience? Read on to find out!

Anne sent me a list of shades she has (which definitely are piling up on my wishlist) and Bella just seemed to be the one. I have been wearing a lot of neutral shades since makeup has been finding itself lower on my priority list since having my baby girl. Bella is definitely a mid-tone neutral brown, which is right up my alley! Applying the lipstick is different than most, and it’s pretty simple, actually!

  • Step 1: Clean and dry your lips. 
  • Step 2: Apply one layer of the LipSense color. 
    • Note: I found that it was easier to go in one direction (as I usually do with ANY liquid lipstick).
  • Step 3: Let it dry for 5 – 10 seconds or until completely dry.
  • Step 4: Apply 3 more layers (waiting for it to dry 5 – 10 seconds EACH layer).
    • Note: This is really important or the color shifts and leaves patches. 
  • Step 5: Add gloss or not. I tried it both ways, but gloss does make it feel really comfortable, even though I prefer a matte finish. 

Now, one thing I really want to mention is that it DOES burn when you put the color on, and it doesn’t last too long and completely goes away after you apply the 2nd layer. There is an alcohol in the lipstick that is supposed to kill bacteria on the wand. The burn is bad if you have chapped or damaged lips, or so I’ve heard, and as I’ve said before makeup is low on my priority list at the moment, so I do apply chapstick less frequently. BUT after wearing LipSense for one day, my lips were smooth and exfoliated, so I can definitely appreciate the burn (which appears to lessen every application). I guess when they say beauty is pain – it is true in this case.

The gloss is thick, and as long as you apply once the color is completely dry, it will not transfer onto the wand (one of my biggest pet peeves). And, the Oops Remover (smells so good!) is a lifesaver with LipSense since this product WILL NOT BUDGE once you have allowed it to dry. And, when I mean WILL NOT BUDGE, I mean WILL NOT BUDGE. Not even with oil. Not even with a makeup wipe or whatever you use. I ended up wearing it until it came off on its own. 

Have you tried LipSense? If not, I strongly urge you to give it a try yourself because it was an experience I truly enjoyed, and it actually gave me a new love for glossy lip colors since I was able to wear it for SO long. 

Reach out to Anne from Lazy Betty for more information on purchasing LipSense!

Press sample. All opinions are honest and my own.

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