After gracing us with the release of her holiday collection, Rihanna decided her makeup line, Fenty Beauty, needed an extra festive oomph - a sassy red lipstick. And after weeks of hype, Riri has debuted her Stunna Lip Paint with an universal shade of red called 'Uncensored.'
While the campaign and the gorgeous packaging made us love it instantly - how could you resist a product that which got Rihanna making a makeup tutorial? - we had to put the formula to the test. Does it live up to all the hype? Four GLAMOUR staffers give their honest verdict...
Do I love it? I'm not a big lipstick fan, and honestly think anything bright on me makes me look like a clown - but Riri's shade seems to really compliment olive skin tones. With coral-like hues the lip paint needs lot of precision when applying - it's really liquid and if you're not a makeup pro like myself, it does get everywhere. The finish is seamless and bright, but feels a little dry.
Would I buy it? I would definitely buy it for spring/ summer. But personally, I'd need to do too much lip-prepping before applying it in the cold winter months while my skin is dry - and ain't nobody got time for that.
Do I love it? It didn’t quite translate as deep and rich a red as I expected (or would have liked) on me - it looked quite orange on my skintone! I found it got on my teeth as well and was very drying on the lips. I’d probably wear it but with a darker lip liner to tone down the orange tones a bit.
Would I buy it? Hmm... it hurts me to say that probably not.
Do I love it? Rihanna is not messing around, this stuff does not budge. Be super careful when applying and definitely have some make-up remover and q-tips on hand. The colour is gorgeous, so it’s worth the extra caution. It’s a cool-toned red, which is ideal for my fair complexion and SO pigmented. Because it’s long-wear it can feel a little drying, so prep your lips with a good scrub to remove dead skin and allow a little lip balm to soak in before swiping this bad boy on.
Would I buy it? Yes, but purely for Saturday nights when I need something to withstand eating, drinking and sweaty dancefloors. It wouldn’t be my daily go-to.
Do I love it? I liked the shade although I did think it was a bit on the orange side as opposed to the deep red I was expecting. It was also a lot more drying than I wanted it to be and found that it often (very easily) smudged on my teeth. However, I did like the bright pop of colour against by skintone.
Would I buy it? Probably not. I love Fenty but I don’t think this is the best shade of red for me.