Every now and then I do a post about fashion on the farm. Whether it be the latest blue jeans I have fallen in love with or a new coat sent to me by Carhartt to try out. Today I am feeling so girly because I was sent the new (and talked about all the time it seems) lipstick that everyone seems to be falling in love with.
I totally am the first to admit I don’t like “direct sales” type of things. Maybe because it’s out of my comfort zone or everyone I know seems to be selling the latest “hot item”. However, I am also the first to admit that my opinion lately has really been changed due to some really awesome products I have recently been trying. In the past I have always made an attempt to purchase from my friends , I figure I easily can find something I like. I think it’s important to support friends in their endeavors and if they are passionate about the product then I want to support them!
Before I married my farmer I used to get dressed nice nearly every day. And I am talking hair, make-up, clothes, everything. I won’t lie sometimes I really miss that extra time spent into pampering myself, but let’s get real- the cows don’t care. And honestly, whatever I do to myself is most likely going to get sweat off in at least 2.4 seconds of chasing around my toddler, or chasing around cattle. Plus, I like to be comfortable. I like being able to crawl around on the floor to play peek-a-boo. Or snuggle up for loves during nap time without having to worry about getting make-up on the pillows.
Other than pampering myself I can honestly say the one thing I miss, and I have said it often, is lipstick/lipgloss. Ever since my stepmom got me hooked onto Mac products I have loved their lipstick and glosses. I carried that love all through high school, college, and my adult life. But, sometimes their lip glosses can be “sticky” or have more of that wet feel. Which means when I throw square bales into a feed bunk the hay that is flying off of it gets stuck to my lips. Which then means I angrily wipe it off onto my coat. So, forget the lipstick and glosses.
A few of my friends started selling Lipsence. And I admit I was intrigued. I had been debating for a bit about trying it. But, I was pretty convinced it wasn’t going to make me stray from the Mac lipstick I still used on date nights.
Well, a reader reached out a few weeks ago and really wanted to send me some Lipsence. She was reaching out to women farmers to try the product. I couldn’t say no. I narrowed down some color options and then told her to surprise me.
I was pretty excited when I received the lipgloss and I was just headed out to supper with a group of my favorite girls, so I immediately put it on.
At first it has a bit of a “burn” to it? If that makes sense….I am guessing it has something to do with the cosmetic alcohol that is in the gloss- plus it only last about 3 seconds and then it’s done. Then I was starting to get concerned because it felt so sticky. Stickier than anything I have ever worn before. But, I gave it time and counted to like 15 between layers- which there were three of, then applied the gloss.
Once everything dried and I could rub my lips together I noticed a few things.
Even though I had layered on three times it didn’t feel “heavy”
And the stickiness was gone- just gone. And I didn’t feel at all like I couldn’t take a drink or even kiss my kids. Which is what I did a few days later, and our little Elliette was less than thrilled that it didn’t leave “kiss marks”
I also noticed that when I put it on first thing in the morning I could come home a after preschool pick up and immediately go outside to check cows without wiping it off, which is what I found myself doing in the past because I don’t need dust sticking to my lips!
It’s official, I LOVE this product. I feel like the burning/tingling thing is a bit weird, but I got over it real fast. I LOVE how I can wear it all day, every day. And I feel really confident just wearing it and no other make-up which is what I have been doing a lot lately. I also noticed that sometimes in the early afternoon it was obvious that I was losing the color. However, part of me wants to contribute that to me not following directions and being patient between coats. Plus, I am guessing you should probably reapply again at some point in the day to keep the color looking good.
When I asked her to choose my color between what I had narrowed down I got Cappucino. My other choice was Praline Rose Diamond (Isn’t it beautiful?). I was initially aiming for something more neutral but now that I have tried neutral I definitely wanted to try something else, so another friend of mine gave be a tube of Bella.
Both colors are amazing and very much me. I am actually debating about trying something a little more drastic and sometimes I pull up the email from Rachel that she sent me with all these photos and I try and convince myself I can pull off the Dark Pink.
Rachel was awesome enough to offer 15% off to my readers for a starter kit. And, if you are on the fence like I was I would really encourage you to try it. It’s worth the cost- trust me! And 15% off is a steal for this lip kit! First off, you need to like her Facebook page. Which you can find here– it’s called Kiss Proof💋Last Proof💋Life Proof💋 Second, reach out to her and mention you saw her Lipsence on Stories Of A First Generation Farm Wife. Third, if you do try this amazing stuff, please tell me! I want to know what color you chose! 🙂
The cows may not care about lipstick, but the cow farmer does!
**Rachel supplied me with this product (Thanks again Rachel!). However, all opinions expressed are my own. If you have more questions about the product Rachel is your gal!
You can pull off dark pink! 😉