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Does Lipsense live up to the hype?

First things first, and that's a little honesty: I'd been avoiding lipsense a little.

It was mostly because everyone I barely talked to in high school had been messaging me on facebook asking if they could sell me some, but it was also a little bit because it seemed like it had too much hype. 

Everyone was raving about it just a little too much, to the point where it seemed too good to be true. Let me just tell you something, it's not. 

I'm a lipstick girl. Classic red was my daily thing for years through college, and I'm currently loving super bright shades like hot pink and bright purple. I've tried every "longwear, all-day, apocolypse-proof" lipstick out there. And nothing stays all day. In fact, I usually have to apply at least 3-4 times.

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 When Kayla from Running with Colors reached out and asked if I wanted to give it a try, it was hard to say no. I tucked my skepticism away and decided to give it a whorl. At the very least, I would be able to crack the case on whether it was too good to be true.

Kayla asked me what shades I'm normally drawn to, then decided I should try out the blu-red - which is a super bright matte red that has cool tones. (P.S. She nailed it. This bright red is my favorite signature shade.)

Ugh. I hate it when you wear lip stuff because I can't kiss you" - Rich, my husband (over and over every time I wear lipstick)

Kayla sent me the color, gloss, and remover plus a little video she made about how to apply it. I followed her steps carefully, and then proceeded to put my lips to the test and see if I could get it to come off. I couldn't. I tried the kiss-my-hand test, drinking coffee, eating a popsicle (ok, actually 3), and it stuck around for all of it. 

It's also made the hubs just a little happier since he isn't getting lipstick stains all over his face when he kisses me. Win-win.

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Overall, I've honestly got nothing bad to say about Lipsense. It definitely lived up to the hype and surprised me. I'm currently eyeing up the 'purple reign' shade to continue my super bright kick I've been on for summer, and I've got a feeling this is just the start and I am on my way to a full-blown collection.

All of you Lipsense fans out there are probably giggling at me because I'm late to the party. I'll admit, I'm just kind of stubborn, but so glad I'm finally on board. 

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If you want to give Lipsense a try, just pop by Kayla's website and she will hook you up!

 

Have you tried lipsense? What do you think? Leave a comment below, or use #NSBstyle

P.S. Lipsense was gifted from Running with Colors

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NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

I'm Cara, the designer & Chief Creative Enthusiast behind Never Skip Brunch. I'm a color & prints obsessed DIY queen who's here to help you create a beautifully lived-in life through home design advice and chic DIY tutorials

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