Why, you ask? Well I am not a fan of or advocate of Multi-Level Marketing companies no matter how you spin it. Even if the product has its benefits, I just refuse to participate in direct sales on my blog or in my real life.
It's just not for me.
But, I am not living under a rock and I of course have heard, seen, and been
For those of you who like the idea of a longwear lipstick however, I have a great alternative for you to consider... and at $10 instead of $25 for each color, I think this one is a winner!
The Maybelline SuperStay 24 Hour Color line is pretty much a dead ringer for Lipsense. It comes in 30 shades, and is applied in the same way. In fact I like the topcoat much better! You apply a couple layers of the liquid lipstick and let it dry fully, then follow up with a hydrating clear balm (which is more like a chapstick and less like a gloss.) The formula is also nice because it is a happy medium between gloss and matte- meaning you don't have to buy two different sealers, at $20 each.
I don't claim that it is as smudge proof as Lipsense or that it lasts quite as long- but I do claim it lasts at least 8 hours and is much less sticky, doesn't sting sensitive lips, and is less splotchy as it starts to wear off.
And with any longwear lipstick, you'll want to make sure your lips a prepped and smooth for best application, I swear by the ELF Lip Exfoliator to exfoliate and hydrate prior to application.
It is eat and drink resistant and removes without a special (additional $10) product, like the 'Oops Remover' from Lipsense. If you need to get it off use a makeup remover wipe and a little coconut oil- quick and easy!
I hope you'll give it a try as an alternative- and let me know what you think in the comments below! xo
PS- If you LOVE Lipsense, then good for you- please keep loving it... to each their own!