September 20, 2017

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer Review & Swatches

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Fenty Beauty Universal Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer ($18) is a new shiny lipgloss in a universal rose shade that launched with Rhianna’s new Fenty Beauty Makeup Collection at Sephora. I was a little underwhelmed with the Fenty Beauty Collection as I was hoping for more color and less contouring but this gloss quickly caught my eye as a must have as I was hoping for the perfect nude, shiny lip look from it and it didn’t fail at delivering just that.

Let’s take a look at my review and swatches below!

If Rhianna should decide to release a few more shades in this formula I’ll be first in line to grab them up. This is a delightful lipgloss with a comfortable wear and a high-shine finish. $18 bucks gets you 0.30 oz of gloss that comes housed in an elegant octagon shaped barrel with a metallic light pink topper and an extra larger lip applicator that we’ve seen the likes of from MAC Wonder Woman Lipglasses, Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment, NYC New York Color Cosmetics Big Bold Gloss, and Hard Candy Glossaholic Lip Gloss. This applicator is three times the size of a normal lipgloss one and saturates well with color allowing easy application on lips.

The formula is loaded up with shea butter which is fairly obviously considering it’s quite moisturizing. The texture is thicker but loose and easy to spread across lips without being sticky or tacky. It feels very plush on lips with a hydrating consistency that wore comfortable on my drier lips for three hours without migrating. Application was even and the color didn’t fall into my natural lip line. It’s suppose to have a peach vanilla scent but it tasted like an upscale bubblegum to me which was quite pleasant with a sweet, fruity, vibe.

The color is gorgeous but I wish it was a touch more pigmented. It’s a rosy coppery brownish peach with fine gold shimmer that wasn’t gritty nor did it leave behind shimmer flecks once it wore away. It has a very high, shine finish and color will show more on someone with less pigmented lips than my own but builds easily for more color pay off. Another words, it isn’t completely invisible, there’s pigment here, but it is less noticeable on pigmented lips and will enhance your natural lip color versus add color to it.

It was created to use alone or with your favorite lipstick. I purchased two solely for this reason as I wanted one that I could use on my bare lips and one I could use with my favorite nude lipsticks. It really adds pop to my nude lipsticks which makes me glad I purchased a back up.

Overall, the quality is super on this gloss! It’s shiny, comfortable to wear, and looks gorgeous on my lips. As I said, I’d buy more if she released other shades.

Well worth a pick up!

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer is available now at
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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Kish

    I bought this on a whim at the rouge event the other weekend. I love it so much. Not sticky, perfect color for me. Like you said, it really just enhances the natural lip color. So refreshing after the overload of matte lip colors.

  • Jay

    I must figure out a way to work “upscale bubblegum” into my vocabulary lol! The gloss looks very promising! I don’t need any more foundations right now, so it’s the only thing that interested me as well.

  • Char Cropper

    Looks great on you! It became a staple for me the moment I tried it…both alone and over some ultra matte faves that I have…I bought a second one for my cosmetic bag!
    Anyhooo…I see that the Fenty Beauty Holiday Collection will launch on October 13th….looking like mega-color explosion! Get ready dahling!

    • Isabella Muse

      haha I got a second one too! I def love this! I hope she does more shades! YES! I AM so excited to see it!

      • Cassie

        The only thing stopping me from buying another gloss (And LOVING “Trophy Wife” high-lighter–!) is seeing what she puts out next week!