It is no doubt that Fenty Beauty- Rihanna’s makeup line has taken the beauty world by a storm. By coming out with a total of 40 shades of foundations on her very first launch, Rihanna has proved to us that her beauty line is all about celebrating diversity. The same was kept in mind when coming out with her new ‘Stunna’ Lip Paint ($24) that is supposed to be the ‘perfect universal red’ that ‘looks incredible on all skin tones’. Being a brown skinned girl, i have always had a hard time finding my perfect shade of red so obviously this product really intrigued me and i had to put it to the test. Is this a universal red shade? Is it long lasting? Since it is matte, will it be comfortable to wear for long hours? If you want to know the answer to these questions and how well this product performed for me, the keep on reading!
First of all, let’s talk about the gorgeous and sleek packaging. The lip paint comes in a small glass jar which i found so cool because this is quite different from the typical liquid lipstick packaging. The beautiful silver mirrored wand has the ‘FENTY BEAUTY’ logo inscribed on it in grey. I love how long the wand is as it really makes it easy to hold and be more precise with while applying the lipstick. The actual applicator is quite unique as well as you can see in the picture below and i honestly don’t even know how to describe this particular shape! Overall, I really appreciate how aesthetically pleasing this packaging is and it would look so pretty just sitting their on your vanity.
Consistency & Shade
The consistency of this lip paint was more on the liquid-y side so you do have to be careful while applying it. It is VERY pigmented so i always make sure to use a light hand because a little product goes a long way which is obviously a plus point as this will definitely last me for awhile.
Now, is this a shade that would look good on all skin tones? Well i cant speak for everybody but for someone who has a hard time with reds, i thought this went beautifully with my skin tone. This is something i could easily wear out without feeling conscious. I even saw photos of ladies with many different skin tones rocking this lip on Fenty Beauty’s website and i could not get over how amazing it looked on each and every one of them so yes i think Rihanna did an amazing job at coming up with a shade that looks good on so many different skin tones and it can totally be classified as a ‘universal red’.
This is claimed to be a ‘weightless, 12 hr liquid lipstick with a soft matte finish’ and i have to say it stood up to all those claims. The lipstick felt so light and comfortable on my lips that as soon as i put it on i actually forgot it was even there which is NOT the case with most liquid lipsticks. Even though I hadn’t exfoliated my lips beforehand, it did not exaggerate the dryness or fine line of my lips and did not feel sticky at all when i put my lips together. Keep in mind i did not wear this with a lip liner which i normally would just to see how good it lasted on its own. I had it on for around 5-6 hours during which i did activities such as eating and sleeping to really test its staying power (well the nap i took was definitely not planned but oh well).
On the website, they mentioned that this lipstick will “not feather and stay kiss ably smooth.” and that is one claim i would disagree with because it is transferable as i did a test on the back of my hand, after it had completely dried off and it did transfer so i don’t think kissing with this would be a good idea haha! Having said that, while eating it did not smudge or transfer to my chin or anything- the only thing i noticed was that it kind of came off from the inner part of the lip but nothing major which is amazing considering i had a burger. I was very surprised to see that it did not come off after my nap either, it was still pretty much there and did not smudge!
Overall, i am SO happy with this product and honestly feel like i have found my all time favorite red lipstick. I do wish it wasn’t transferable but you know what taking in to consideration everything else such as the shade, pigmentation, consistency and lasting power, this lipstick has definitely surpassed my expectations in a good way. I highly recommend this to anyone on a lookout for a good red lipstick because trust me, you will NOT be disappointed!
Have you tried this lip product? If so, what are thoughts? If not, would you consider buying it? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you for reading xx