Thanks to Lasting Lips with Ashley for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
I've been a fan of LipSense ever since late last summer, but I had never tried any of the brand's other makeup products. I'm hosting an online party this Thursday night with my friend Ashley, who is in Becky's downline (you can join the party here). FYI--there will be discounts + giveaways! Ashley loves ShadowSense and EyeSense, so she sent me some products to try. I used them to create a soft, smoky eye look, so I shot a tutorial to share with y'all.
ShadowSense is a long-lasting cream-to-powder eyeshadow that does not require a primer underneath. That's so weird to me because I've worn an eyeshadow primer for years. EyeSense is a long-lasting liquid eyeliner. So same concept as LipSense, but with your eyes.
Before starting, I applied my regular primer and foundation using a dampened makeup sponge. This brand of makeup sponges is my favorite because they work well and are super affordable
After applying my foundation, I do my brows next. Brows frame your face andt set the mood for your makeup. I used this brow brush (only $5.99) to pick some of the ShadowSense color in Garnet off the applicator. Be sure to wipe off any excess product, and then apply it to your brows using short, light strokes. I actually went over this with the Mocha Java ShadowSense since I needed an in-between color.
To apply eyeshadow, I like to use a fluffy blending brush (this one is only $3.99). Chauncey called these next steps the leopard look!haha
Starting with the lightest shade, here the ShadowSense in Candlelight, apply some color to the lid using the applicator. Blend it all over your eyelids with the fluffy brush.
Next, add the medium brown ShadowSense in Mocha Java. Using the applicator, do six dots on your eyelid--three in the crease and three below the crease. Blend, blend, blend with your fluffy brush!
Then, add the ShadowSense in Garnet to the outer corners of your eyes. Using the applicator, make three dots in a sideways "V" shape. Again, blend with your fluffy brush. You be blending in the same "V" shape you made the dots in, and blend towards the middle of your eyelid.
ShadowSense is also multi-purpose. You can use the lightest shade under your eyes as a brightener/concealer, and you can use Mocha Java as a contour shade. Dot the Candlelight shade under your eyes, and then dot Mocha Java (1) around the outer edges of your forehead, (2) down the sides of your nose, (3) under your cheekbones, and (4) under the sides of your face. Blend well using the damp blending sponge.
Finish your eye look with EyeSense eyeliner and your favorite mascara. There's a LashSense mascara, but I haven't tried it out yet.
Finally, add some blush and your LipSense lip color of choice to complete the look. Here, I'm wearing just LipSense Pearl Gloss, but if I could've found it, I would've worn LipSense in Bravo along with the Pearl Gloss.
ShadowSense in Candlelight (beige), Mocha Java (medium brown), and Garnet (dark reddish-brown)
EyeSense in Black
LipSense Pearl Gloss
Both ShadowSense and EyeSense went the distance with me. I easily get 10-12 hours of wear out of these products! Plus they didn't start to look cakey or anything like that.
DEALS FOR LIPSENSE PARTY:
1. Purchase a LipSense starter kit for $50 (reg. $55)
2. Purchase 2 ShadowSense at regular price and receive the third for $15 ($7 savings)
If you'd like to recreate this look, be sure to join my online LipSense party that's happening this Thursday. Ashley and I are more than happy to help you pick out shades to create a customized look! There will also be a nice discount on the LipSense Starter Kit, and some prizes given away:) And I'll be joining the party and chatting away on Thursday night. Everything kicks off at 7:30 p.m. eastern time, but you can go ahead and ask questions, etc., right now. Plus, Ashley has a bunch of products in stock and ready to ship!