Is everyone as obsessed with Rihanna as I am? Good lord, is there anything this woman can’t do?! So when she started her own line – Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, I immediately started stalking her IG and website for swatches and product information – zeroing in on the Fenty Beauty Lip Glosses.
And since I’m obsessed with lip products (it’s a serious addiction), I decided to try the Fenty Gloss Bomb 1st. I’m not a huge lip gloss gal, I’d rather have color payoff than a goopy sticky mess all over my lips. But I just can’t deny my love for all things sparkle, and boy oh boy do these sparkle.
So I quickly purchased the Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb Set because frankly, 4 of anything is better than 1.
After refreshing FedEx tracking 100 times the day of my delivery, my lip glosses finally arrived! After hiding the box from my husband because I didn’t want to hear “do you really need more makeup”, I stealthily ran upstairs to rip open my newly self-gifted, and gloriously deserved present.
The tin container the glosses come in is beautiful and thoughtfully designed. The glosses themselves come in pretty standard branded plastic containers.
All in all, the packaging passes Jessica Desai’s quality standards (unfortunately unlike some of the other Fenty Beauty products).
The Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb Set includes 5 mini glosses that are .18 oz each. In comparison, the full- sized gloss which is .3 oz. So smmaalllll. I will say that the product name should give away the size, but in real life it is a bit of a shocker.
3 of the colors in this set (Pretty Please, Confetti, & Cheeky) are not available for full-size purchase. So these exclusive colors make this set so worth it.
Shea Butter: the hero ingredient in this product is Shea Butter, which comes in 2 different forms. Shea Butter is an emollient that conditions, calms, protects and softens skin.
Aroma/Flavor & Parfum/Fragrance. Both ingredients are rated average to poor for ingredient safety and can cause sensitivity. Also, if not specified, both come from synthetic sources, and are not naturally derived.
These little babies have a lot more color payoff than most glosses. Of course it is nowhere near a lipstick, but it’s much more than the typical gloss that looks little more than a chapstick.
But what really makes these lip glosses really shine (literally and figuratively) is the sparkle factor. Wow. When that light catches your lips it’s pretty fantastic. I’ve received so many compliments while wearing these glosses, even in bad lighting.
I’ve found that the texture of the sparkle in some lip glosses can feel chunky and off-putting. However you won’t feel a thing with the sparkle in the Fenty Beauty lip glosses.
My Favorite shade:
The lip gloss in this set that I reach for the most is Hot Chocolit. I guess I’m just a total sucker for all things chocolatey (see pic below). 😉
But in all seriousness, it gives the best color payoff of the bunch. It’s such a rich and decadent shade perfect for running errands or a night out.
The Dud shade:
I hate to say it, because it’s a cornerstone color for Fenty Beauty, but I’m not a fan of Fu$$y. Obviously I’m obsessed with the name, so I desperately wanted to be a fan.
But I’m really not.
Fu$$y is such a drab and boring pink to me that doesn’t do my complexion any favors.
I was pleasantly surprised by the texture and feel of these lip glosses. As I mentioned above, I’m not a huge gloss person and most of them end up living out the end of their lives at the back of my makeup shelf.
But not these lip glosses. Oh no – these are different. My lips feel moisturized and not grossly sticky. And there’s no weird taste. 3 big things for me. Oftentimes lip products can actually make your lips feel even drier, which completely defeats the point.
I’ve also noticed that I won’t continue to use lip glosses, even if I like the color, when there’s a weird stick factor or if there’s a gross after taste.
Lastly, please note that these are not matte or long-wear lip products. They are glosses, thus prone to wear, and I’ve found that they will only leave their lustrous shine for 2 hours max.
A+ for Feel.
Did I keep or return?
I purchased the Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb Set because I’m a huge commitment phobe and anytime I can sample a product 1st, I always do. I’ve been a chronic returner if I don’t love a product, but I’m trying to stop this habit and do my part to save the world, so sampling a product is the way to go for me.
Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb Set made the cut in a big way. These gorgeous glosses will keep their rightful place at the front of my makeup shelf. I reach for them often for a little hydration and pizzaz.
I’m a big sparkle girl, even though I’m probably far past the “appropriate” age for come hither lips. But I don’t care. Throw away articles imploring “makeup for your age” and wear whatever YOU love.
I absolutely kept my Fenty Beauty mini glosses and can’t wait to purchase more colors. Plus who doesn’t want more compliments from random people – Me Me Me!
Where to Buy?
Sephora is the exclusive seller of Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb Set, so click the picture below and you will be on your way to your most sparkly and fabulous self.