[REVIEW] Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer was purchased by Cosmeperks.

I was too busy following Asian beauty trends by heading on official sites of many beauty brands and their social media. It doesn’t mean I don’t like western products (I use some of them too, the drugstore ones, haha) but I love Asian beauty products much more. That’s why, I usually didn’t put too much attention on western brands. Just by accidentally reading a beauty blog that talked about the newest and most wanted beauty brand launched on last September, for an unknown reason, I found myself sank in the hype of this brand. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna!

Like an exploding bomb, Fenty Beauty seems to be an overwhelming trend right now. Many people are as excited as I am trying BadGalRiri’s makeup line. I watched on Youtube and found a lot of great reviews of this brand. For me, not only I do enjoy listening Rihanna’s songs but also I was touched with “beauty for all” brand concept. Like Rihanna said, “So that women everywhere would be included.” And boom! 40 shades of foundation for every skin tone, 30 shades of match stix, 6 shades for highlighter, a blotting powder, primer and lip gloss. Who doesn’t want to get Fenty Face with those?

Now my wait is over. Finally I got the only one lip product from Fenty Beauty first collection. Here is Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer. The one and only, Fenty Beauty’s lip gloss which is only available in one shade but supposed to look beautiful on any skin tone. So, are you excited to try this baby? Cause I am!


♥ The ultimate, gotta-have-it lip gloss with explosive shine that feels as good as it looks—in one universal rose nude shade handpicked by Rihanna herself: Fenty Glow.

♥  The unicorn of nudes that looks good on everyone.

♥ One luscious swipe of Gloss Bomb gives lips more to love, while conditioning shea butter enriches from within. Lips look instantly fuller, with a non-sticky formula that’s super shiny and has an addictive peach-vanilla scent you just can’t get enough of.

♥ Drench lips in the Fenty Glow—it’s the ultimate finishing touch to every look.

Fenty Beauty is 100% cruelty free.

“I made it because I wanted the girls to get kissed more”  – Rihanna –


Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tricaprylin, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Polyethylene, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Mica, Sorbitan Oleate, Silica, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Unsaponifiables, Aroma/Flavor, Parfum/Fragrance, Tribehenin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Lactic Acid, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Acrylates Copolymer, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer Review

Volume: 9 ml

How to use:

– Take an appropriate amount of the product and apply evenly on lips.

– Wear it alone or layer over lipstick as the finishing touch to the Fenty Face.

My Lips Type: Normal with some fine lines, pigmented. My skin tone is fair-medium.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer Review:

Even from the packaging we can feel Riri-esque look, right? I think Fenty Beauty is the one with the most breathtaking design right now. Fenty Beauty put their products in very unique packaging concept. Most of their makeup is designed in octagonal and hexagonal shape. It brings different vibe than many other ordinary makeup packages.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer Review

Now, let’s start from the box. It comes in a white-ivory paper box with black scratches. It is quite simple but look very chic. The ingredients and a little of product descriptions are written on the box. The gloss bomb itself has unique packaging like its sisters.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer Review

It comes in a sturdy transparent tube with soft rose gold cap. The design is so simple (I mean transparent tube can be easily found in many other lip gloss) but like I told you that it is actually unique, the tube has pentagonal shape. On top of the cap is embossed with Fenty Beauty’s logo. The packaging is absolutely elegant and classy.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer Review

The tube of the gloss bomb is somewhat bigger than other lip gloss, and so does the applicator. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer has an XXL wand, the biggest wand I’ve ever seen, LOL. The applicator has standard doe-foot shape.

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The bristles are soft and tender. Though the size is big but I still feel comfortable to apply the lip gloss onto my lips. If you have se*y-thick lips, believe me, you will love this wand because you can apply the gloss bomb quicker with just one swipe.

The gloss bomb smells very yummy for me. The scent is sweet vanilla that makes me want to lick it everytime I sniff it. The vanilla scent is pretty strong and lasts long (yes, I still could sniff it for minutes after applied on my lips). I’m not sure for people with sensitive nose, but personally I am okay and like the scent.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer Review

Now, swatch time! In contrary with the foundation which has 40 shades from the lightest to the darkest, this gloss bomb has only one shade. But like the name – Universal Lip Luminizer – the shade is made to match on all skin tones. It is beautiful dusty rose color with hint of peach. This is a n*de, calm and delicate color that will look good for everyone. This gloss bomb also contains pearl and gold shimmer.

As this gloss bomb is not transparent, it gives a peach-brownish color on my lips. The color matches my skin tone (I have fair-medium complexion, cool undertone). The color payoff is less on my pigmented lips since, however, this is a lip gloss but at least its sheer color is enough to give a fresh-healthy look on my face.

The shiny effect of this gloss bomb is very beautiful. It won’t make your lips look oily, but watery. I really like its high shine result on my lips. Also, the shimmer is super pretty. The combination of watery-shiny look with the shimmer is totally perfect to create fuller, juicy lips effect that looks so lovely and fresh. As a glossy lips lover, I am very satisfied!

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer is formulated with shea butter, this is a good ingredient that will moisten and keep our lips healthy. Hence I don’t feel my lips drier at all. Meanwhile, the consistency of this product is quite thick and creamy. But surprisingly, when applied on lips it doesn’t feel too sticky nor heavy. Well, I can feel the gloss over my lips but the thickness doesn’t feel uncomfortable for me.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer Review

So, they said that the gloss bomb can be used alone and over lipstick as finishing touch. The result is shown on the pictures. On the “lipstick” photo, I used Laneige Silk Intense Lipstick #142 – Love Me New Me and mixed it with Peripera Peri’s Ink #1 – It Lips to make vivid gradient look.

The picture below “gloss bomb + lipstick” is when I added the gloss bomb over the gradient lipstick. As you see, the gloss bomb toned down the lipstick color, from bright pink turned into peachy-pink. The color still looks pretty, and even looks really juicy and sparkling. This gloss bomb is truly something!

When we are talking about lip gloss, it’s not a strange side for its not-transferproof formula, including this gloss bomb. It transfers anytime my lips kiss or touch something, but the leftover sheen will be still noticeable (and pretty), so it won’t be gone that easy.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer Review

I ate snacks twice when had used it about 4 hours and after eating I found that the high-watery effect was less on my lips but still hold a slight of glossy effect and the shimmer stayed prettily too. I guess the watery effect will stay forever as far as you don’t allow your lips to touch anything. Staying power is nice.

We have to thank Rihanna for the formula she made in this gloss. This lip gloss doesn’t smudge nor look flaky on my wrinkly lips after hours. It shows some of my fine lines after the watery effect lessened, but at least the gloss doesn’t sink into my fine lines. And since it is smudgeproof, I don’t find any shimmer fallout around my lips.

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Admitting the amazing sides of this gloss bomb, I have to tell you about the cons too. Since it has nude color with sheer to medium color payoff, the gloss can’t cover all dark spots or uneven lips color. Re-applying or retouch this gloss is okay in my opinion, but I suggest you to clean the residue beforehand, thus the gloss will not feel too thick on lips.

Personally, I love using this product over my lipstick or lip tint since I’m not a fan of n*de lips. Applying Gloss Bomb over my lipstick make it more durable and give an extra shimmery-glossy effect. I like this way rather than use it alone.

I think the word ‘universal’ means the color suits all skin tones in any undertones, but the choice is still yours. I mean, if you love and are confident with n*de lips, go applying it over your bare lips. Otherwise, swipe it to the top of your lipstick if you want to get more colorful glossy look.

The claims of the product sound very promising and it exactly does what it claimed. I am glad since the price is not affordable for me (but it is actually not that pricey compared with other high-end western brands and, come on, we get 9 ml of lip gloss which is quite a lot). Also, Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer is not only good for every skin tone but also every skin type. From dry, normal to the oily skin type, we all can use it without worry since it’s very moist on lips.

I’m not sure if this gloss bomb will be able to end up the hype of matte lip cream, but I recommend this product for you. I keep eyeing all of Fenty Beauty products, especially their foundie and Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter.

And if they release other lip products, it will be the end of my wallet (sorry not sorry, dear). Well, they had just done it since Fenty Beauty #GALAXYCOLLECTION was freshly launched on October 13, 2017 (screaming like crazy!).

Finally, a very short conclusion on this review of Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer. LOVE it!

Where to buy:

Amazon | Sephora

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4 thoughts on “[REVIEW] Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer”

    • It’s even on the top of my list! I guess the popularity of this gloss is not because it is Rihanna, but in fact, the quality is truly da bomb!

  1. OMG my wishlist is finally here! I love nude colors and this gloss is the prettiest nude color. I will use it alone. This is my most wanted product now!


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