Ah the Fenty Beauty range. In all honesty, not something that particularly interested me to begin with. Do I like Rihanna? Yes. Am I a die hard fan? To be fair, not really. I saw all the launch day hype, and if I’m honest I wasn’t too fussed on the packaging either… until I saw it in person.
Incase you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past week, Fenty Beauty is Rihanna’s new long awaited beauty line. What’s pretty special, and got everyone talking is the fact that it caters to everyone, and I mean everyone. Just as an example, the foundation line offers a huge fourty different skin tone shades; so what was particularly interesting is that the only lip product in the entire range was available in one shade, and one shade only.
The Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb*; a lip gloss in effect, is described as a “Universal” Lip Luminizer, so it’s a one shade suits all skin tones. Now I can’t speak for anyone else, but it makes my lips look pretty damn good – if I do say so myself… It’s very glossy, which I love – bringing the glossy lip back, and contains an explosion of beautiful and quite cleverly subtle shimmer particles, to really emphasise your pout. It’s a rose nude shade, which actually looks quite dark in the tube, so I wasn’t sure it was going to work with my pale skin tone, but it does; and it works really well. I’m rather surprised to say, I love it!
That packaging I also wasn’t keen on (until I saw it close up), I bloody love that too! Seriously, it’s way bigger than it looks on the Harvey Nichols website (the Fenty Beauty range* is available exclusively at Harvey Nichols for us UK babes), it’s a generously chunky tube and very expensive looking. The doe foot applicator is also quite big, which is brilliant as it makes application effortless. It’s not too sticky and smells like sweets; well, if I’m being completely honest, it smells like the lip smacker gloss tubes I used to throw on all over my face when I was thirteen; but actually guys, I don’t mean that in a bad way, it’s a lovely, young, nostalgic scent, and it isn’t too much.
Is the shade completely unique? I wouldn’t say so, no. There are quite a few other glosses that would offer up a similar shade and look. But this is a very good offering and one I will definitely purchase again; for me Gloss Bomb sits up there with my Tom Ford lipgloss and is less than half price. She hasn’t scrimped on the quality, at all; and I’m now rather interested in checking out other products from the range. Well done Rihanna, you have my attention.