Recently Rihanna debuted her own cosmetics line called Fenty Beauty, complete with foundations in all shade ranges, highlighters you can see from outer space and some lip products. She even has a holiday collection out now that you can check out if you like some edgier makeup. I’ve been checking out reviews for her products and they are very up and down. It makes me wonder if people really don’t like them but are afraid to be brutally honest because they are a Rihanna fan? Not sure. But I did go ahead and purchase this universal lip gloss (Fenty Glow Gloss Bomb – Universal Lip Luminizer, $18) that had a great neutral color and seemed, unlike a lot of the other products, to have consistently positive reviews.
First off, let’s talk about the packaging. I absolutely LOVE it! I prefer a shorter, fatter size versus a long skinny gloss. For me, it fits better into a lot of different size purses so it’s great for travel or just daily on-the-go! The color is great – it’s a warm neutral that can be worn alone, with some lip liner, or as a topper for a lipstick. Let me tell you, this gloss is SHINY! I love it, because I have thin lips, so shiny glosses and lipsticks help them to look plumper. The gloss is not glittery, but does have some flecks in it. This has a smell to it – to me it smells just like the pink Starburst candies. It is not unpleasant but I’d prefer no smell or more of a vanilla scent. It does not linger so it’s not a deal breaker for me.
So I found a really good dupe for this gloss, really by accident. Loreal has their Infallible Pro Gloss and the shade 825 or Dulce De Leche is almost identical to the Fenty Gloss. This drugstore gloss is pricey for drugstore at $11.79. The small differences I’ve observed are that the Loreal is a tad bit more sparkly and the formula is slightly stickier than the Fenty. Size-wise, the Loreal tube has .21 fl. oz. and the Fenty is .30 fl. oz. so you are paying more, but you are also getting a bit more product.
So, which do I like better? I think I prefer the Fenty gloss but both are really nice. I just like the formula and packaging of the Fenty a little more. Hopefully this review will help you if you are in the market for a new gloss. I am not disappointed with my Fenty Beauty purchase. Have you tried any Fenty Beauty products yet? If so, I’d love to know your honest thoughts!