Simply Lippy Challenge Day 300 | Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Illuminizer in Shade Fenty Glow

If you’re a makeup lover then I’ve no doubt you’ve been hearing lots of hype around Rihanna’s new makeup collection, Fenty Beauty. There was so much hype in the beginning, I was skeptical as to whether it really would be any good, but after hearing good review after good review, I decided to make a few purchases and see for myself.

The first thing I got was this gorgeous lip gloss, the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb. It comes in one universal nude rose shade which is complimentary to all skin tones, and as I’m not usually a huge lover of lip gloss, I was surprised by how much I like it.

The texture is very thick; it reminds me of MAC’s high shine lip glass in that sense, and it has a lovely luxurious feel to the finish. It is a super high shine formula, and there is some stickiness to it because of that, but thankfully only very slightly.

The shade as I mentioned is a very neutral shade with a rose gold shimmer that brings a nice texture to the finish. It adds an extra dimension to the gloss that otherwise might seem a bit flat, and has just the perfect amount of shimmer without looking glittery.

The lasting power isn’t much to write home about but that’s exactly what I would expect from a gloss so it wasn’t surprising. Nor did it really bother me.

As the shade is so neutral, I personally would prefer a bit more pigment, but I do think the gloss would look gorgeous layered over a darker lipstick to add another dimension. I could definitely see it working well layered over some of my favourite nude and caramel shades like MAC Velvet Teddy or NYX Charmed, for example. 

Another thing I really like about it, is the very thick applicator brush. Usually, I tend to prefer thinner brushes that are angled for a more precise application, however, with this, the thick brush actually applies so well and feels very nice on the lips too.

It retails in Ireland for €17 which is a little on the pricey side for a lip gloss, but if you’re a lip gloss lover then it’s definitely one of the nicer ones I’ve tried in recent years.

Sorcha 💋

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