Is Lipsense Worth It?

LipSense is one of those beauty fads that exploded in the last year through Facebook groups. You probably have a cousin or an aunt or a friend who sells it, and if not, here's the scoop:

LipSense is a long-lasting lip color that you can layer to create a truly unique color. There are more than 50 shades to choose from, and if you have more than one, you can mix and match. 

The best part? It's completely waterproof, food-proof, and doesn't rub off (even after kissing!). That's right, LipSense means no more lipstick stains on every cup of coffee. 

My cousin is a LipSense distributor, and this summer I was lucky enough to win a starter kit giveaway and try out this miracle beauty product without shelling out the money for it.  Here's the breakdown:

A single color from LipSense is $25, which is more than I personally would like to pay. As a college student, there's a lot I'm spending my money on, and makeup isn't something I usually splurge on.

A starter kit, which includes a color, a gloss, and a remover (pictured below) is $55. (Like I said, I'm glad I got mine through a giveaway!) If you're thinking about trying LipSense, I would recommend the kit. I LOVE that it doesn't smear, but that also means it takes a little more effort to remove. It's nice to have the Oops! Remover when you're ready to take your makeup off.

I can't say LipSense is for everyone, but what I can say is that once you try LipSense, you never want to wear a regular lipstick or gloss again! My roommate also has a few colors and she agrees--if you're going out for a date or for drinks with your friend, LipSense seems like the best and only option. The long-lasting color and the fact that it doesn't smudge (even if you literally rub at it!) makes LipSense a real win.

So, is it worth it? That's up to you. If your makeup is a meaningful investment, go for it! But if you know you'll only wear lip color every so often, maybe it's not the purchase for you. At the least, it's something to consider.

And remember, makeup doesn't define your beauty, YOU do.