Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb: Up to its reputation?

Yes you read well: While the beauty brand of Riri made its grand opening in September 2017, I only come now for my first review… Better late than nothing right?

I hesitated a lot between a highlighter and this gloss but considering the prices and all those that I already have in my drawers, I couldn’t. I just couldn’t. And for the foundation, aka the product which drew most of the attention, my sister bought it early and she is one of those you got phenomenal breakout after using it… So let’s not do this please?
In the end, with everything that I have and that I receive, I realize that I spend less time at Sephora- not that nothing hype me but I really have to calm down because everything won’t fit in my suitcases for the Canada (for those who don’t follow me on social networks: I took a one way ticket for Montreal in October.)

STILL, I got to stop at Sephora few days ago and considering that I love to do my eyes makeup with the Nabla Dreamy Eyeshadow Palette lately, I wanted something discreet yet present on my lips. I stopped going around matte liquid lipsticks (that I am still in love with) because sometimes, and mostly now that summer is coming, I want something more luminous, nude and natural.. In other words: a gloss!

I have never, ever like glosses. Either I was a dark androgynous teenager, or a very girly young woman… but with LONG hair so it didn’t work obviously. I don’t mind that glosses aren’t transfer proof, but hair sticked on my lips—is just a nightmare.

Today’s gloss doesn’t seem to be like the ones we used to know : Less thick and sticky for a much nicer finish – glosses are slowly but surely coming back in the very heart of beauty trends, right?

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb

Ladies and gentlemen: THE king of glosses since its release, the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb:

Defined as an «Universal Lip Luminizer», its unique shade called ‘Fenty Glow’ is supposed to suit all kind of lips and skin tones while illuminating, plumping and nourishing the lips thanks to its non-sticky formula including shea butter. Let’s check out the composition :

Ingredients list

It’s a lot of ingredients for a gloss! Anyway, these all seem safe to me if you remove the perfume that may not be suitable for some, which give the gloss a yummy vanilla-peach fragrance.

Let’s not forget that Fenty Beauty is a cruelty-free brand then, so far, zero mistakes! I didn’t think a lot and payed €17 for this potential must-have of the year to become… Now, what do I think of it?

I expected a lot from the «non-sticky» point. That’s what made me go for it, in addition to the super stylish packaging and the really nice shade – an iridescent peachy nude, enough to look good without doing too much.
Well, about this non-sticky finish… it’s not really accurate. I’m really surprised to read so many reviews that say it doesn’t stick because I think it’s still a bit thick, almost like a classic gloss. Almost.

I have lip oils and water that, for once, are REALLY non-sticky so I expected the same of this gloss… Anyway, just know that this Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb DOES stick a bit. Not as hard as making you eat your own hair when it’s windy, but as the kind of gloss that gives you firm and plumped lips.

When you pull the applicator out of the tube, it’s better to spin it a bit because there is a little too much gloss on it. The texture pleasantly and easily glides on the lips and the fragrance is quite strong : It may be on the lips, but you can still smell it for several minutes!
However, you can feel the thickness of the product when you pinch your lips. I’d have imagine something less «resistant», but that’s probably what makes it long lasting.

Because, yeah, it lasts quite well! You’ll obviously reapply some after eating (which takes overall 3 seconds lol) but beyond that, the textures doesn’t make me wanna bit my lips so they stay glossy and luminous for hours.

I must admit that I don’t particularly like to apply the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb on top of other lip products because I’m always afraid of getting the tip dirty. And then, I have enough lipsticks to put something else if I want something different than glossy nude lips! However, it’s PERFECT to unify a dry matte lipstick which would mark sharped lips, or a rest of lipstick after eating but you forgot it at home…

Overall, I don’t regret buying it but I can’t deny that I was a bit disappointed about the not so innovative texture. It remains a very good gloss by how it looks, smells and applies – a hot must-have, I tell you!

What do you think about the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb? Have you already bought other products from the brand?

trans help : Lauriane D.

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