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We Tried LipSense Long-Lasting Lipstick While Eating, Kissing, And Showering, And Here's What It Actually Withstood

We challenged this lipstick to a mouth Olympics.

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Most lipstick is basically just makeup food that you end up eventually eating. But LipSense lipstick apparently has the power to last through the rigors of kissing, eating, a whole work day, and then some. The women of Ladylike are pretty much skeptical about everything, so we decided to give four different LipSense shades a bunch of serious tests.

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First of all, the application process for this lipstick is no joke.

You have to apply three layers of the color in one direction, waiting for a few seconds between layers. Then you wait for it to dry, and THEN you apply the lipgloss.

And OH MANNNNN, it can burn, it's like you lips are getting drunk. Especially if your lips are dry, you are in for a tingly few seconds until it calms the f down.

And you DEFINITELY shouldn't purse your lips together before the lip color is done drying, or, uh, this will happen:

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Anyway, here's how it looked when the four of us finally finished applying it:

We all thought the pigment was pretty good, which made sense – the process of applying the LipSense felt a bit like we were dyeing our lips.
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We all thought the pigment was pretty good, which made sense – the process of applying the LipSense felt a bit like we were dyeing our lips.

SO, ONTO THE TESTING! First, we tried "making out" with our hands to see how well the LipSense would hold up to kissing.

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Out significant others had better things to do than kiss us on camera, so we had to settle for making out with our hands.

Chantel insisted on looking away for reasons I do not entirely understand.

After the "makeout" test, most of us just had some rubbed-off gloss issues... except for me (Kristin): my lip gloss seemed to get frothy.

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I am an aggressive maker-outer?

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I am an aggressive maker-outer?

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I am an aggressive maker-outer?

After that, we tried to see how well the LipSense would hold up to the horrors of a full-fledged trip to BURGERTOWN.

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We were not screwing around, they're good burgers, Brent.

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The LipSense really held up against our eating burgers -- only Chantel had (minimal, upper lip) problems:

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The only major change between the makeout test and the burger test was that the sheer gloss started to really rub off – but the pigment beneath really did stay put for the most part. Freddie did notice some lipstick particles on Nyla's burger, but Nyla couldn't locate any herself, so go figure.

Also, I (Kristin) did a reapplication after the makeout test but BEFORE the burger, since I wanted to give the lip color a fair chance at holding up against the burger, and it did.

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The only major change between the makeout test and the burger test was that the sheer gloss started to really rub off – but the pigment beneath really did stay put for the most part. Freddie did notice some lipstick particles on Nyla's burger, but Nyla couldn't locate any herself, so go figure.

Also, I (Kristin) did a reapplication after the makeout test but BEFORE the burger, since I wanted to give the lip color a fair chance at holding up against the burger, and it did.

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The only major change between the makeout test and the burger test was that the sheer gloss started to really rub off – but the pigment beneath really did stay put for the most part. Freddie did notice some lipstick particles on Nyla's burger, but Nyla couldn't locate any herself, so go figure.

Also, I (Kristin) did a reapplication after the makeout test but BEFORE the burger, since I wanted to give the lip color a fair chance at holding up against the burger, and it did.

Then, we finished the workday, had some dinnerrrrr, and things started to fall apart:

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Overall, we started to see some real deterioration after our SECOND meal.

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So, from what we can tell, LipSense can basically handle one serious meal – but maaaybe not two?

Also, we noticed that when it finally degrades, the LipSense lipsticks don't so much fade as they do just flake off at the inner and outer edges of the lips – like paint chipping.

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So, from what we can tell, LipSense can basically handle one serious meal – but maaaybe not two?

Also, we noticed that when it finally degrades, the LipSense lipsticks don't so much fade as they do just flake off at the inner and outer edges of the lips – like paint chipping.

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So, from what we can tell, LipSense can basically handle one serious meal – but maaaybe not two?

Also, we noticed that when it finally degrades, the LipSense lipsticks don't so much fade as they do just flake off at the inner and outer edges of the lips – like paint chipping.

And just to see how long we could stretch this lipstick: Here's how it looked after a makeout, a burger lunch, dinner, a shower, and a night's sleep.

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Freddie and Nyla felt that their lipstick lasted the longest, while Chantel and I had the greatest degradation. Overall, we saw that the greater the contrast between the skin tone and the lip color, the more noticeable the flaking seems to be.

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Freddie and Nyla felt that their lipstick lasted the longest, while Chantel and I had the greatest degradation. Overall, we saw that the greater the contrast between the skin tone and the lip color, the more noticeable the flaking seems to be.

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Freddie and Nyla felt that their lipstick lasted the longest, while Chantel and I had the greatest degradation. Overall, we saw that the greater the contrast between the skin tone and the lip color, the more noticeable the flaking seems to be.

But hey, LipSense can eating one meal and a makeout, which is pretty darn good.

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