Guest Post: By Maria Bailey
Have you ever asked-“Is there a lipstick that lasts all day, doesn’t smear and doesn’t leave lips dry and cracked?” After having modeled, albeit many, many years ago, and having managed a department store with a 5 million dollar make-up department, I have had some experience with this question! Like most women, I have a love hate relationship with lipstick. I love the feeling that having beautiful, polished lips gives me. I hate feathery lips, lipstick stains on my teeth and the dried out skin left from wearing it and reapplying it all day.
These experiences are not limited to one brand of lipstick. I have spent a fortune on expensive department store brands and wasted a lot of time trying multiple products, formulas, tricks and techniques to solve these problems. My friend Jeri Taylor-Swade is a successful distributor for LipSense by SeneGence. She recently convinced me to try her lip products made to last all day, not smear and not dry out my lips. I am here to report that LipSense works!
Our lips are among the most delicate parts of our body. Our lips are also prone to dryness and damage, especially when exposed to the elements. In fact, the lips are highly sensitive because they have no hydration abilities thus, they cannot regulate moisture. My biggest pet peeve is wearing lipstick and then - for the next two days - peeling and flaking skin prevents me from wearing anything but balm. I have been wanting to try “that lipstick that stays on,” but I have used products that are supposed to be smear-proof and last all day. I have found the dry cracked lips I am left with from “Stay-put” make-up to be unbearable. LipSense makeup keeps my lips soft, smooth and supple. The ingredients help retain my lips’ elasticity and moisture. Shea Butter and Vitamin E are the main stay of the moisturizing gloss that is the 2nd step in the process. 1st I put the patented LipSense liquid lip color on (3 coats) and then apply the gloss.
There are several factors that can lead to having dry, rough and chapped lips. Overexposure to the sun, wind, cold and hot air can result in such conditions. Frequently licking your lips can also lead to cracked, dry lips. There is no shortage of lip products in the market that claim to protect the lips, especially against sun damage. Beware, though. You should know what’s in your lip product and how it is made. It is very important to me that no animals are tested on with cruelty free LipSense.
Nothing else I have tried beats LipSense by SeneGence for added moisture and shine without the stickiness we usually experience with wearing normal lipstick. LipSense by SeneGence also keeps my lips soft with the moisturizing gloss made of Shea butter & Vitamin E.. And it protects the delicate skin on my lips from ultraviolet radiation. And, did I mention…it lasts all day?! I love it and by the way, the first day I wore it, I received a lovely compliment from another woman. That has not happened in a long time. I love my LIpSense....and you will too!