sorry not sorry, but it’s right there, so I gotta do it: Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer ($18) is BOMB. Yet another pleasant surprise from Rihanna’s new makeup line. There’s only one lip product in it — this gloss. One. Seriously, who does that? Riri does, folks.
It’s a medium pigment rosy nude with fine golden sparkle, and gah! — so pretty. It’s first thing I put in my basket when I rolled up to the Fenty Beauty display at Sephora. No hesitation.
Apparently, the scars of college chem will never leave me because I shouted “THAT TUBE IS SHAPED LIKE AN AZOLE” in my head when I saw the packaging.
Shh, inside voice, Karen…
When you open it up, BAM! There’s a massive doe-foot applicator. Seriously, half the wand is the doe foot. It’s big and it’s useful. I do one swipe across my lower lip (no mirror needed), and I’m freaking done, which is kind of awesome.
The color is described as a universally flattering rose, juuust deep enough to show up on pigmented lips, but not so deep that it dramatically contrasts with lighter skin.
I’m a golden tan gal right around the middle of the skin-tone spectrum, and I feel like it’s a there-but-not-too-far-over-there color. It’s just right.
Disclaimer: I’m a little hungry right now…but I think it tastes and smells like vanilla ice cream topped with grilled peaches and drizzled with honey. 🙂 Almost like pie, but the flavor and fragrance are faint and won’t be all up in your nose and taste buds all day long.
The moisturizing formula feels comfy and isn’t sticky at all. I get about two hours of wear time.
Comparing it to MAC, just because MAC is one of the first brands that comes to my mind, it feels like a MAC Plushglass (without the tingle), so it’s thicker than a MAC Cremesheen Glass but thinner than a Lipglass.
Even though I’ve seen similar colors before in other lines (Guerlain Browny Clap and MAC Big Baby Plushglass), Gloss Bomb’s fine pearl kicks it up a notch. This bad boy completely stands on its own. All around, I’d call it perfect.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,