Since its launch, Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty range has had the whole beauty industry shook. She initially released a 40-shade foundation range, then she gave us the ‘Galaxy’ Holiday Collection. And because Rihanna is the gift that keeps on giving, she released the Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored.
The lipstick promises to be long wearing and it apparently looks different on different skin tones, according to the natural colour of your lips.To see if this is true we decided to try it out.
My immediate impression was just how liquid the initial texture of the lipstick is – it feels like an oil. Which meant it was easy to apply and layer, but it also immediately went all over my teeth.
It looks quite nice, but not my usual vibe – it’s very dark and glam. It’s pretty neutral in terms of undertones, though I personally don’t think it’s the most flattering colour ever on me either. At the same time, I can’t imagine it looking awful on anyone either. One thing that was disappointing was the staying power – though the texture is great and there is little bleeding, it smudges easily and was all around my mouth a couple hours later. That said, it wasn’t drying at all, like most matte lipsticks. It wasn’t moisturising, but I didn’t feel like I had anything on my lips.Overall I think it’s a good lipstick if matte true reds are your thing.
I had really high hopes for this lipstick – I’m a huge fan of Fenty Beauty and honestly, Rihanna is queen of the red lip.
When it comes to red lipstick, I want something with serious coverage, staying power and nothing too drying. In terms of colour, I like all kids of red, but I think ones with a blue base tend to look best on my skin tone. I was so impressed by this lipstick – with one application I had 100% coverage, and it was a dream to put on. Initially the colour looked quite bright, but as it settled on my skin it became deeper. I got so many compliments that I’m actually going to buy it.
It looked different on different skin tones – on Gena it came up quite bright – and the colour definitely depends on the lighting. In the studio shot, it looks very bright, but in the photo I took on my phone, it’s deeper – kind of femme fatale.
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