I don't wear a lot of make-up. Hubby definitely doesn't prefer me to. I am very, very fair skinned though which usually leaves me looking pale, washed out, and sickly. When I do wear makeup I try to make it look very natural with thin foundation and neutral blush. The area I accent the most are mascara on my blonde eyelashes so you can see my eyes and bold lipstick on my big, naturally dark lips. Since my lips tend to be dry and chapped and I look sick if they don't have color, I'll seldom skip the lipstick. Lipstick is also a product I'll spend a few extra dollars on for quality. It's a worthy investment for me.
It took me a while to get used to liquid lip stain. I've never used a product like this before. At first it stung my poor chapped lips but after a week or so of use my lips are plumper and well hydrated. I didn't realize products containing paraffin wax will suppress the natural exfoliation process of your lips.
- Peony Root Extract - natural calming flower herb
- St. John's Wort Extract - antibacterial and skin healing properties
- Linden Flower Extract - powerful anti-oxidant
The color I originally picked for the review is a beautiful cool, matte color called Mulled Wine. It is one of the darkest colors available which is always how I choose lipstick. Unfortunately I found out later that matte colors are harder to work with and streak easily. Also since this is a stain, the color doesn't blend out at all. I looked like my lips were bleeding. I finally did learn to get it on more evenly but my husband thought it made my lips look too small or incomplete.
I still loved it enough to want to purchase more. (Thank you Hubby for your patience & generosity!) I selected a frost and a shimmer next in lighter colors. Caramel Apple is a cool, frost that is simply lovely. It looks really nice layered with the Mulled Wine too. I put a quick thin layer of Mulled Wine on first, then layer over the top. It looks so much more natural and doesn't show any streaks. These lip stains take time to work with and get the hang of but they are very worth the effort!
Aussie Rose is the other color I picked to purchase. It's a cool, shimmer. This is a BEAUTIFUL color. I've layered it with each of the other colors. It's simply LOVELY!
LipSense is the premier product of SeneGence and is unlike any conventional lipstick, stain or color. As the original, patented, long-lasting lip color, it is waterproof, does not kiss-off, smear-off or budge-off.