LipSense - it's genius, really.
LipSense isn't exactly a stain or a gloss or a stick - it's a little bit of all 3. It's a stick in the sense that there is powerful color, a stain because the color doesn't move from your lips and a gloss because you can accompany the hue with a moisture gloss for a shimmery pop while keeping the color in place. The company calls LipSense "kiss-proof, smudge-proof, budge-proof" and that it is. Color lasts for up to 12 hours WITHOUT the need to reapply. I checked it out for myself and, while it didn't last the entire 12 hours, it lasted through coffee, meals and a little dirty dancing. :)
LipSense comes in a variety of colors - anything from apple red to a purple plum or nude mauve. Check out all of the hues here.
And if you mess up, no worries, they sell an OOPS stick ($10.00) too which literally erases your mistakes.
LipSense stings a bit and feels a tad sticky upon application but all that goes away leaving your lips glammed up with color. I'm a huge fan of so many of the shades but I really adore the ones that look a shade or two darker than my lips, something naturally fleshy and positively radiant.
A word (or several...) from the company:
"To apply, start in center of top lip (cupid's bow) apply to one side, then apply to the other side of top lip. Do this three more times (three coats). Then start at one corner of your bottom lip, apply Lipsense in one direction taking it to the other side of lip, apply three coats total. If your lips are partially dry or dehydrated you may feel them tingle upon initial application. Apply the LipSense Gloss over LipSense to relieve tingling, and moisturize (it has Shea Butter).
After a few days of continued use, your lips will no longer tingle upon application. If you make a mistake use the Ooops! Remover to erase errors. Once LipSense is on you should not have to re-apply for approximately 6-12 hours (depending on your body's PH balance). Eating greasy food may break down the formula sooner. Other than that, just apply LipSense once a day and re-apply the gloss when needed."
So go and kiss your main squeeze, have a late-night dessert splurge, drink a glass of vino with that someone special. No need to worry about your lips - they'll stay perfectly in place --- finally.
PRICE TAG: $22.00 (gloss sold separately)