LipSense - The Yellow-Based Colors
|Top Row: Peaches & Cream, Beige Champagne, Spice Ice, Cappuccino, Apple Cider, Light Bronze, Moca|
Middle Row: Coral Ice, Burnt Orange, Persimmon, Summer Sunset, Red Cherry, Brick, C. Coral
Bottom Row: Nutmeg, Cocoa, Nude
|Top Row: Peaches & Cream, Beige Champagne, Spice Ice, Cappuccino|
Middle Row: Coral Ice, Burnt Orange, Persimmon, Summer Sunset
Bottom Row: Nutmeg, Cocoa, Nude
|Top Row: Apple Cider, Light Bronze, Moca|
Bottom Row: Red Cherry, Brick, C. Coral
Out of these colors I think the ones that appeal to me the most are Spice Ice and Summer Sunset. I think the lighter colors could be very interesting for layering over some of the other colors, particularly Cappuccino. I think that would be a good one to have along with other colors.Nutmeg also appeals to me simply because of the duochrome nature it has.
LipSense - The Blue Based Colors
|Top Row: Cranberry, Blu-red, Crimson Red, Plumeria, Fire & Ice, Roseberry|
Bottom Row: Kiss me Katie, Rose Ice, Pink Ice, Pink Shimmer, Praline Rose
Bottom Row: Current, Sheer Berry, Dusty Rose
|Top Row: Roseberry, Sheer Pink, Pink Champagne|
Bottom Row: Praline Rose , Raisin, Plum
|The Christina Aguilera Colors: Cranberry, Blu-Red, Crimson Red|
Most of my favorite colors come from this bunch. Fire & Ice walked home with me. You've seen Sugar Plum in previous faces of the day from me before as well. My additional favorites are Plumeria, Roseberry, maybe Sheer Pink, and of course Blu-Red. I thought I'd like Cranberry over Blu-Red (like Emily) but it was too "berry" for me. If you want something that is straight up Pin-Up Red, Blu-Red is a MUST HAVE! No wonder Christina likes it.
Random LipSense Swatches - Discontinued or Limited or Left Out of Original Swatch Shots
|Bonita and Summer Love|
Both Bonita and Summer Love have been discontinued. I had high hopes for Bonita. It looked like it would be gorgeous in the sample that Emily sent me. But it is SERIOUS ORANGE!!! There's a sheen on it that I could not capture on camera which is stunning, however. I have no doubt some of you ladies out there would be brave enough to rock it!
|Top Row: Cotton Candy, Caramel Apple, Strawberry Shortcake|
Middle Row: Creme de la Creme, Mauve Ice, Salmon
Bottom Row: Pearl Gloss, Gold Gloss, Diamond Pearl Gloss
Cotton Candy, Caramel Apple and Strawberry Shortcake are in the Spring collection. At this time they are limited edition, but Emily said Caramel Apple sold out so fast (they restocked it, don't worry) that she'd be shocked if they didn't make it permanent. I was tempted to scoop it up, but Strawberry Shortcake was calling me and I had a limited budget.
The Middle Row are colors that Emily did not have when I first started swatching. So I just sort of added them in. Creme de La Creme and Salmon belong to the Yellow Based family, while Mauve Ice is one of the loveliest of the Blue Based family. Another on my list.
The Bottom Row are gloss finishes offered besides sheer. You are required to get one gloss with purchase of your first LipSense color so it's nice to know there are other options if totally clear Glossy doesn't cut it for you.
|Natural Rose, Natural Salmon|
LipSense Naturals come in four colors and I to try two of them. Unlike the other LipSense colors, these do not tingle on application and the come off in hot water. They are long lasting, however. If you're sensitive you may want to give these a try. But I thought it was funny that Natural Rose didn't look rosy at all.
I was shocked to discover that SeneGense also carries a line of cream to powder shadows:
|Moca Java, Silver Violet, Pink Frost, Copper|
A Word on Layering
For those of you thinking about stopping by The Melting Pot Dayton on June 30th, I encourage you to take the time to speak with Emily about color layering. Given the palette she has to work with she can try to match just about any lip shade you have. Take a look at Emily's current favorite combo:
|On Emily: One Layer of Sparkling Bordeaux topped with Kiss Me Katie|
There are quite a lot of colors here to choose from. While most of them are "safe" colors, many of the colors do have interesting shimmer and finishes. I absolutely encourage you to check out colors like Blu-Red, since you will get 4 to 14 hours of wear from these colors without reapplication.
LipSense products sell for $22 a color, or $45 for your initial set (includes 1 color, 1 gloss and 1 tube of Ooops! to clean up mistakes).
In case you aren't sure what I'm talking about when I mention "LipSense" please read my review.
Product pictured above was provided for swatching in the company of Emily Rooney. I was not compensated for this post. I do not sell SeneGence products nor am I affiliated with the company in any way.