Sorry - LONG POST. I tried #LipSense and I have a lot of feelings. You can watch the full video in my story, but a few things I want to cover, as I'm getting a several of the same comments from distributors:
1. Unfortunately, I didn't buy directly from someone I know who distributes. Many of you have said having the distributor properly educate me on how the product works might change my opinion. Which leads me to...
2. I used this product as instructed. I bought from the Lipsence site, which makes you put in your zip code and buy from an actual distributor. The nearest one is in Compton.
They sent me the product via mail, and I received a sample of the Glossy Gloss, my lipsticks and instructions/precautions. The gloss was never mentioned as a necessary step.
3. 3 lipsticks were purchased. On the site, it never specifies that the gloss is mandatory or even necessary for the product to work.
LipSense is not a product I thought would make my lips better. It's a product known for being long-lasting, and my review reflects that. I know there are several types of alcohols that are normally found in skincare, but for me, the pungent smell, the way it tastes, the way it feels/burns and how it made my lips peel is not enough to warrant me to spend $25 on a lipstick -- $45 if you purchase with the lip gloss. The primary ingredient is denatured alcohol, a solvent, which immediately reduces moisture and is what keeps it from moving /bleeding/smearing. It dries out the lips and erodes the skin. It's long-lasting for events, but it's not something I'd wear regularly, and if the lip gloss/lipstick combo *really* transforms your lips, I doubt I'd experience the benefits using it as sporadically as I do. Also, because not everyone can speak directly with a distributor and might not buy the lip gloss, which, allegedly, is what hydrates the lips from the denatured alcohol (frankly, it sounds like jargon to get people to buy more), I can't recommend this with a clear conscience. #KirbieTries #thekirbiegrip