I have been a makeup girl since high school. But my makeup mainly covered my lids and cheeks. I never bothered with gloss because it didn’t stay put long. My hair would get stuck to it, or my lips would get super dry and I’d need chapstick anyways.
When I turned 33 and went through this whole makeup change, I bought a LOT of things for my lips. I had really good intentions of wearing them. But, I loved kissing my babies even more. I hated leaving marks on them.
Last fall, a friend introduced me to a long lasting lipstick. I wasn’t sure about it, but I went to learn more and left with a color and a gloss. After sharing with more friends, someone said I should try a drug store brand that was supposed to be just as good. So, since I love a good challenge, I did and put them to the test.
Drug store contestant: Covergirl outlast 24 hour lipstick (and balm)
Direct Sales contestant: Lipsense 18 hour lipstick (and gloss)
cost: $45 (25 for color, 20 for gloss. yes, you need both)
Covergirl Outlast All-Day Lipcolor
Covergirl is a one-swipe application and provides a clear balm to put on top to keep lips hydrated and help keep color put. I loved the light coral/gold color and noticed the consistency was thicker than the LipSense color.
After applying, I did the kiss test to see if anything transferred. Here’s the results:
Sorry for the awful yellow glow of my bathroom lights. You can see that it looks like I have a pinkish rash – but it’s really the transfer of color. I wasn’t too thrilled that it was showing signs of transfer since I really enjoyed the pricetag.
Next up for the test was my morning cup of joe. I love this white mug I received in a PopSugar box months ago. But, as you can see, had some transfer going on.
It wasn’t a tremendous loss of color, but it still was a loss.
At noon, I noticed most of the color was completely gone and the texture of it was very gritty.
LipSense Long Lasting Lip Color
So, what exactly is LipSense and how does it differ from the Covergirl Outlast lip color?
You apply 3 coats of the color and seal with their clear gloss. The color doesn’t transfer or budge. When I apply it in the morning (about 6:30), I start to notice about 2 or 2:30 that the color is starting to wear off around my water line (ps did you know you have that for your lips? Ya, I didn’t know that had a name!). In figuring out the cost comparison per ounce, the Covergirl and LipSense are pretty comparable. (each lipsense color & gloss is .25 oz – one total oz combined is $90, Covergirl color is .07 oz and balm is .06 oz – one total oz combined would be $107 – based on the purchase price I paid at Target).
Which would you rather spend?
So why am I telling you this? Because everyone wants to keep kissing their spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, kids, dog, blah blah blah. Everyone wants to save money when they can. And, because I know a good thing when I find it and after becoming extremely addicted to the color choices of LipSense and wanting to save a buck, I signed up to sell this miracle lipstick. (Come join my page and follow along. click here and hit like!)
Here’s a video I did to show how easy it is to apply:
If you had a lipstick that went NO WHERE – what bold color would you dive in to?
(and, if you’re wanting to find out how to save more money on LipSense – ask about the membership and how it can help you save or even grow a business!)