Tips and Tricks
Below are tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your LipSense purchase!
How to Apply LipSense
- Clean your lips. (Witch hazel is great for this!)
- Shake the LipSense tube.
- Twist open the tube and sponge off any excess liquid back into the tube.
- Apply one thin layer of color to your lips, starting at the corners and making one fluid sweeping motion across. Do not go back and forth with the applicator.
- Let dry for ~5 seconds.
- Apply two more thin layers to your lips in the same manner, allowing time to dry between applications.
- Apply gloss to seal in the color.
How to Remove LipSense
Just as you apply LipSense in layers, you also remove it in layers.
- Wipe off gloss.
- Apply OOOPS! Remover to your lips like you apply gloss.
- Let the remover sit for about 30 seconds to 2 minutes depending on the shade of LipSense color (brighter or darker colors need longer saturation time).
- Rub lips together for about 30 to 45 seconds.
- Wipe off the remover.
- Repeat steps 2 to 4 until all color is gone.
- Apply Glossy Gloss to moisturize your lips.
About Exfoliation + the Tingling sensation
Don't get discouraged if you have drier lips or some peeling when you first start to use LipSense. It is not the LipSense that is drying out your lips. The amount of exfoliation varies from person to person, but know LipSense does exfoliate dead skin and wax buildup from other brands of lipstick, balms, and glosses. This is normal and part of the amazing LipSense exfoliation process. Your lips will be softer and hold color longer the more you use LipSense.
The first time you try LipSense it can tingle your lips. This is because LipSense contains SD40 pharmaceutical-grade alcohol and because your lips are dry and not sufficiently moisturized. Those with hydrated lips will not experience this sensation. The tingling will stop once you have finished applying the LipSense gloss.
Because LipSense gloss contains vitamin e and Shea butter, it hydrates and moisturizes your lips extremely well. After you have used the gloss for a day or two, you will rarely experience the tingling again.
Dry lips are often caused by repeated use of wax- and paraffin-based chapsticks, lipsticks, glosses, and balms. These, by their nature, actually cause dry lips. Eliminate dryness by conditioning your lips with LipSense glosses and by not using any wax-based products. After using LipSense on a regular basis, your dry lips will be gone forever!
Dos and Don'ts of other products
DO NOT use other brands' chapsticks, colors, or glosses when wearing LipSense. These usually contain wax and paraffin that break down your LipSense color.
DO NOT use other brands' chapsticks, colors, or glosses when you're not wearing LipSense as well. The wax and paraffin interfere with the exfoliation process, making it take longer for your lips to fully exfoliate and harder for the color to stay put.
DO use a Neutrogena soap bar, or any other glycerin-based soap, to remove your LipSense quickly. But be careful because it can dry out your lips a lot.
DO use coconut oil to remove your LipSense quickly. It is hydrating and will easily remove LipSense and all other makeup. You can also use coconut oil as a nightly lip moisturizer
DO use your toothbrush to remove your LipSense. This will also help exfoliate and plump your lips.
Shake, shake shake! Be sure to thoroughly shake your LipSense before applying. LipSense gets its color from small particles that need to be evenly distributed during application.
Try out layering. Two different LipSense colors can get you eight different looks!
LipSense will save you money in the long run. One LipSense tube lasts as long as four other-brand lipsticks.
Sleep in your LipSense gloss, volumizer, or balm to get even more hydrated lips, especially during the exfoliation period.
Always avoid wax-based lip products