How to Apply LipSense

If you’ve just gotten your first tube of LipSense, congratulations! You’re going to love it. LipSense is different from any other lip color on the market, and it requires a different method of application. Watch the video below to learn how to apply LipSense.

There are also helpful tips below.

How to Apply LipSense

  • Start with clean, dry lips. No lip balm! You may want to blot with tissue.
  • Shake, shake, shake your LipSense color. Let it sit upright for a second before opening, otherwise the color may bubble up at the top and you’ll waste a bit.
  • With lips parted, place applicator on your bottom lip at one corner. Apply a VERY thin layer in a fluid, sweeping motion to the opposite corner. For the top lip, start in the center and move to the corners.
  • Keep your mouth open!
  • Apply 3 thin, even layers and allow to dry 5 seconds between coats, longer for the final coat.
  • Apply Glossy Gloss! You’ll notice your applicator stays clean! (If it doesn’t, allow color to dry a few seconds longer next time.)

Here’s a nice graphic on how to apply LipSense if you’re a visual learner.

How to Apply LipSense


A few more tips on applying LipSense:

  • Don’t move applicator back and forth. Put on another layer only once the last one is dry.
  • Don’t allow lips to touch during application, until after you Gloss. No smacking, rubbing lips or talking when applying your layers!
  • If your lips are dry, you may feel The Tingle at first. This is caused by the cosmetic grade alcohol in LipSense color. It will go away as soon as you apply Gloss. As the shea butter and Vitamin E in Gloss restores moisture to your lips, it will stop happening altogether.


Any questions? Leave them in comments below!