Beauty&Skincare| LipSense Dawn Rising Review

If someone were to ask me to choose between makeup and skincare, I would quickly say skincare with no problem. That’s just the way I am. But this doesn’t mean that I don’t use makeup at all. My favorite makeup products are brow products, eyeliner, and lipstick. And that’s why I am very excited about today’s post. Today I will be sharing my review of LipSense’s Dawn Rising.

Beauty&Skincare| LipSense Dawn Rising Review

(Disclaimer: I was sent this product for free by Eleven Monroe Cosmetics. All thoughts and views expressed in this review are my own.)

Plums to Nudes

I received this product a month ago, and I was really excited and a bit hesitant to try it. When I started wearing lipstick, I gravitated towards a bold dark lip almost immediately. For me, a dark lip was my plain business suit. As a woman of color, I have big lips. At the time, I felt every other color just accentuated this fact.

I’ve wanted to try nude colors for awhile but I felt that would be a bigger hassle compared to others. Brands have gotten better with their shade ranges. But in my mind, I feared I would either look like I came from the 90’s or had finished eating a powdered donut. This opportunity came, and I thought, “Why not?” Amanda did a great job matching me up with a shade. She asked me if I wanted to go bold or neutral and what undertones I liked best. After that, she sent me a few pictures to choose from.

Instructions & Info

LipSense is waterproof and longlasting. I was sent the lip color, gloss, and remover. The instructions say to apply three layers, allowing each coat to dry in between layers before applying the lip gloss.

How It Wears

I wore it for the first time about three weeks ago when my sister and I went to go see Black Panther. Before the movie, we went to a local restaurant called, Black Sheep Burrito & Brews. While we were there, we shared an appetizer of different dips and I got a burrito for dinner. I was pleasantly surprised that I only had to reapply my gloss after we finished our food.


What I Think

The lipstick wears very nicely, I find myself grabbing this color more than others. I will say that there is a tingling sensation when you first apply it to the lips. But I’ve read that it has something to do with the alcohol in the product. The sensation doesn’t last, it goes away immediately.

I haven’t had any issues with the product. The lip color can be stubborn to remove sometimes. So I apply the remover and let it sit for awhile before wiping away. I’ve found that this way works the best.

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  • Reply simplyshaiz

    I think it looks great! A very natural finish! I really like the way it turned out. I would choose skincare over makeuo as well😊

    March 13, 2018 at 10:16 PM
    • Reply PAE

      I’m glad I’m not the only one 😊 I have a just a few makeup products. And I don’t even use them every day but I don’t know what I would do without my skincare products

      March 14, 2018 at 3:45 PM
  • Reply Courtney Stewart

    Love the shade in the center. Looks gorgeous! I’ll have to keep my eye out for these!

    March 16, 2018 at 4:20 PM
    • Reply PAE

      It’s so pretty, isn’t it? I’m really happy that I went with that color.

      March 16, 2018 at 9:57 PM
  • Reply Disaster Davis (@Disaster_Davis)

    Love that colour on you, it really is such a good colour match! This lipstick really interests me as it’s so different to anything else around at the minute, I’m drawn towards the unique and this certainly sounds to fit under that category well. I may have to look into this a little more.

    March 16, 2018 at 7:45 PM
    • Reply PAE

      Definitely, let me know what you think! It’s staying power is what really amazed me. I’m a bit of a messy eater and this was the first that didn’t move after eating lol.

      March 16, 2018 at 10:03 PM
  • Reply nudepinkorblack

    This looks great on you! I love a long lasting lipstick so long as they aren’t drying! Great review babe xxxx

    March 22, 2018 at 5:07 AM
    • Reply PAE

      Thank you so much, Becca ❤️

      March 22, 2018 at 7:41 PM

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