Not Being Dramatic, But This Might Be My Favourite Lipstick Launch in Years

The other day, I was tidying up my everyday makeup draw, which tends to throw up over my chest of drawers throughout the week, and I noticed something. Fenty Beauty has my makeup bag in a chokehold. And it’s not just my makeup. My skincare and bodycare have all had the Fenty treatment in my beauty routine.

From the Fenty Skin Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream that envelops winter-ravaged skin to the event-ready Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, I am a huge fan of Rihanna’s product ranges. If I’m ranking her three ranges, it’s got to be as follows: Fenty Beauty is number one (reasons coming below), Fenty Skin bodycare, and then the skincare. The makeup is so good I think I could easily replace all of my everyday products with Fenty and be happy. The only things I don’t particularly love are the Stunna Lip Paints and the MatteMoiselle Lipsticks. They are objectively great—long-lasting and highly pigmented—but the texture of both products is too drying for my lips. So when I learned about a new launch in the lip category, I was over the moon.



Wearing the Fenty Beauty Icon Lipstick in the shade Flaunty Auntie.

Fenty Icon Lipsticks are the perfect next launch from the brand. It’s what I’ve been waiting for, for sure. The texture is light, glides on easily and feels comfortable to wear thanks to the hyaluronic acid and conditioning vitamins C and E in the formula. It’s honestly one of the smoothest lipsticks I have ever applied, and the finish is a satin, erring on the matte side. I normally need to wear a lip liner to prep for lipstick and gloss to outline my lips, but the bullet shape (which looks like Rihanna’s iconic Cupid’s bow) makes precise application really easy.

There are 10 shades to pick from: seven neutrals and three reds. My favourites are Flaunty Auntie a brownish burgundy (above) that gives my makeup look a '90s vibe I live for. Major Magnate is a perfect nude for my skin tone. The cool-toned brown is a new go-to for my no-makeup makeup look. For now, Flaunty Auntie is the lipstick that is taking pride of place in the Icon case, which is refillable and bought separately to the lipstick bullets.




Wearing Fenty Beauty Icon Lipstick in Major Magnate.

The best bit is that the lipsticks layer faultlessly under the Fenty Gloss Bomb Lip Glosses for a truly showstopping pout. You do need to do a few touch-ups throughout the day, but I can cope with that in exchange for great pigment and comfortable wear.

Fenty Makeup and Skincare Favourites

Fenty Beauty Body Lava Body Luminizer

I use this when I have an event that means my legs are going to be out in the winter. I go an awful shade of dull November through February, so I need the extra glow, and this packs it on.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Glass Slipper

This specific clear shade is ideal for topping the Icon Lipsticks. It gives a 3D finish.

Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer

I love a shimmer-free bronzer for a more realistic look, and this cream one blends in easily worn alone or on top of a base.

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick

The Match Stixs are also available in a shimmery finish, but I prefer the mattes for fuss-free contouring.

Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Powder

As an oily girl, blotting powder is key for me, and this is the first one I hit pan on in ages.

Fenty Skin Total Cleans’r Remove-It-All Cleanser

A real crowd-pleasing cleanser, it's soothing and removes makeup without stripping skin.

Fenty Skin Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream

Slathering on oil can be risky if you're about to get dressed, but you can apply this post-shower, and it sinks in and nourishes with tropical butters and glycerin.

Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer SPF30

Definitely a firm beauty-editor favourite, this SPF is hydrating and applies smoothly over your a.m. skincare.

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