When Rihanna launched Fenty Beauty, her mission was to ensure everyone was included, she got it to spot on. Her foundation had 40 shades – UPON LAUNCH! Some older brands currently do not offer this. I absolutely loved this approach to diversity and think it puts other brands to shame. There is no reason that beauty brands shouldn’t be catering to everyone. The Fenty Beauty brand is positioned as high-end beauty products – in the UK you can find it in Harvey Nichols. With such a large community for beauty, I was intrigued as to whether would this brand live up to expectation?
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Fenty Beauty Uncensored Stunna Lip Paint
When Fenty Beauty first launched, everyone was raving about the foundation and highlighter. At that time I didn’t need another foundation so I held off purchasing it. The Stunna Lip Paints were in the next launch that Rihanna released. I was expecting that I would buy the foundation first as I have never been a big lip product fan. I like being able to apply my makeup and not have to worry about it. For me, with lip products I get paranoid that I have smudged it, is it on my teeth? most probably!
What stood out to me most when I saw Uncensored by Fenty Beauty was that it is marketed as a Perfect Universal Red. Instantly, I knew I needed this in my life. I have been looking for a red colour that will suit me for so long. This is even more difficult for me as I rarely wear lip colour anyway, then when I apply a dark lipstick, I find I look really strange. So I put it down to just having not found the perfect colour.
I purchased this on my trip to Venice in June (read here), where there is a Sephora – I always find a reason to treat myself, it just has to be done as they aren’t in the UK. Before I left, I already knew that if the store had Fenty Beauty Uncensored lip paint, I was going to buy it and try it. I usually wouldn’t spend this much on a lip product, just because 9/10 I won’t end up wearing it.
Uncensored Stunna Lip Paint – Why is it different to any other lip product?
Fenty Beauty advertises this lip paint as a perfect universal red, meaning it will work for any skin tone. If this wasn’t enough to make you want to purchase it, this lip paint is supposed to be weightless and should stay put for 12hrs. It has a soft matte finish and one stroke intensity. Plus, due to the unique precision wand, this should be easier than ever to apply. So, how does it match up to these claims?
Fenty Beauty Uncensored Stunna Lip Paint – Does it meet expectation?
My first thoughts were how gorgeous this packaging is. It isn’t the most practical for travel as it is a bit bulky but will look great on a vanity. I love that it is different to standard tube lipsticks. The shape of the chrome wand handle really helps to hold the brush steady when applying and the tip of the applicator tapers in and glides along the edge of your lips. Really helping to apply the product precisely.
Next, I swatched the colour. This is a beautiful red shade lip paint (obviously) but it is a very vibrant shade. True to their claim this definitely has one stroke intensity. At this point, I was still weary that I would put it on and not actually want to wear it out. I tested applying this a couple of times before I wore it out. I’m not the best at applying lipstick so thought I should practice.
The best way I found to apply this is, to begin with a lip liner. I didn’t have a red one so used a deep pink colour. Once the lip paint is on top you can’t see it anyway, but I applied it as I found that the colour could bleed out slightly before it had dried. A little product goes a long way and when you rub your lips together this can move quite a lot. It’s best to apply slowly – maybe even blot rather than rub your lips together.
Fenty Beauty Uncensored Stunna Lip Paint – 12hr Liquid Lipstick?
I wore this on a night out and was on for about 8hrs roughly. THIS PRODUCT DOES NOT MOVE! Honestly, I was blown away by the staying power. I only dapped a tiny bit on once throughout the night. It doesn’t transfer to glasses or smudge when you are eating. This completely removed my fear of having to worry if the product had smudged. As for the colour, I am really happy with! I can’t comment if it is true to the claim of being universal, but I think it will work well if you, like me have light/medium skin.
This Lip Paint retails for £19 or $24 and you get 4ml. I definitely wouldn’t complain about the price, as Fenty is positioned as high end, it isn’t going to be cheap. I compared the product with Nars Don’t Stop which is supposedly a similar product. Theirs is £23 for 5.5ml. The Fenty Beauty Lip Paint isn’t a bad deal at all. You may only get 4ml but the intensity of the product means you shouldn’t use the tube as quickly as a less vibrant product. It will take me a long time to use this product as I won’t wear it all the time but I would definitely get this again as I love the colour. As Rihanna says herself –
“The perfect red is hard to get right, and it’s really hard to find YOUR red that works on your skin tone.”
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