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REVIEW—Is Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb REALLY That Good?


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Ever since Fenty Beauty hit the scene in the fall of 2017, more than several points have been made. One of these points being the infamous Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer (say that three times fast). I thought the hype around this “revolutionary” gloss was just that—hype. After all, I love $2 gloss from the dollar store, and $18 for one tube was not in my broke af budget back in 2017. Little did I know, that I’d be six Fenty Beauty Gloss Bombs in, longing for more shades. In conclusion, I didn’t choose this life; the life chose me.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Swatches

Shades from Left to Right: Sweet Mouth, Glass Slipper and Hot Chocolit

At the top of 2020, one of my beauty prayers came true. Fenty Beauty dropped more gloss bombs in three new shades. And yes, I purchased them all because I have issues, AND FentyBeauty.com takes AfterPay. RIP to my bank account and self-control.

Here are selfies of me with each of the glosses and all the deets you need to know about them.

Hot Chocolit, $19

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Hot Chocolit

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb in Hot Chocolit

We all gagged when we first saw this shade in the limited edition Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb Set. As I predicted, my girl Rih came through and made it into a full-size. Look at Fenty Beauty doing the Lord’s work!

While it’s not as chocolatey brown on my lips as I hoped for, it has mauve/violet glitter specs that make dark lips look like everything and more. This shade is a nude for melaninated mamis, for sure. The only thing that would have made this gloss any better is if it smelled like chocolate. Period pooh.

Glass Slipper, $19

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Glass Slipper

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb in Glass Slipper

Forget what you heard before reading this—clear glosses aren’t created equally! This one has somewhat of a gel texture (but not too thick), making it a bit more long-lasting than your average. I kind of wish it was in a squeeze tube; however, I realize that may be an unreasonable request.

ONE ISSUE.  I don’t know if I purchased a bad apple in the bunch, but every time I remove the wand from the tube gloss spills over the sides and drips from the wand. Has anyone else had this problem?

Sweet Mouth, $19

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Sweet Mouth

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb in Sweet Mouth

I was a little nervous that this shade would look too similar to the Fenty Gloss Bomb in  FU$$Y. Surprisingly, it doesn’t. Sweet Mouth is what I wish FU$$Y was—a bit less silvery and more flattering on my dark lips. This color looks good alone and with a liner (preferably a warm brown like Chestnut from MAC). It’s lowkey my favorite of these three Gloss Bomb shades.

What I love about Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb is that it is the perfect mix of hydration and wearability.

I’ve used the OG Gloss Bomb in the shade “Fenty Glow” as an everyday lip balm for nearly three years now, and I don’t regret any second of it. With the current $19 price tag, this may be somewhat of an expensive habit, but it’s one I’m willing to make sacrifices for. With these new shades of Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb, the brand stayed true to the universal claim. As you can tell, they are still nude lip glosses intended to look good on all skin tones.

The verdict

It’s worth the splurge! Depending on your natural lip color, buying EVERY shade may not be necessary because some shades look similar. Don’t let the packaging fool you—it does last quite some time, even if you’re obsessive like myself and find applying lip gloss before bed to be socially acceptable.

What color Gloss Bomb is your fav? Are you adding any of the new shades to your collection? Let’s chat about it here or over on Twitter.

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