This week I did something quite different… I wore RED lipstick. If you know me, you will know that I have never ever been seen with anything but a nude lip. With the exception of Halloween of course!
We had day at work around Christmas where we all decided to dress up a bit festive and wear a red lip, usually I avoid red at all cost as I just don’t think it suits me, but this time I thought id get out of my comfort zone and just do it!
Sorry for the rubbish quality photo, the only one I got in the Dior lipstick was one I sent to Jack while I was practicing with it the night before!
For the dressing up/red lip day I decided to use a little Dior (colour 999 sample lipstick I have – it is the cutest luxury sample ever! I’ll admit that it felt very strange to wear such a pigmented colour for the day, the Dior lipstick I chose was probably the best one I could have picked for my first timer day. It didn’t bleed at all and it also didn’t wear off, I only had to reapply once during my whole 8 hour shift! I didn’t find it too drying, and finally, there was no transfer to my teeth! Yippee!
So, that leads me to Fenty. As soon as I saw the video of Rhianna applying the Stunna lip paint on her Instagram I was very interested, however put off my the fact I didn’t suit red. But, you know when you want something even if you don’t think you will use/wear it… just because you want to own it? That’s how I felt about the lip paint, I just wanted it! After my day of red lipstick with lots of compliments from colleagues and being half convinced I could pull it off from time to time, I decided I needed to go and buy the Stunna!
The packaging is absolutely to die for. It reminds me of the Louboutin nail polish, but where I find the Louboutin polish hard to apply because of the super long applicator, the Fenty lip paint is easy peasy. The applicator clearly isn’t as long as the Louboutin one, but still a longer, different shape than I was used to holding to apply a lip product. I LOVE the shape of the ‘precision wand’, it applies the highly pigmented colour onto every part of your lips effortlessly, right to the corners. That angled glass paint pot tho…
Even though this is a ’12 hour’ matte finish, the formula isn’t drying and doesn’t look chalky or dull once it dries down. The matte finish is a ‘soft matte’, so it stays looking nice and fresh all day. The thing I was most impressed with was how well it stayed in place without any need for a lip liner, no bleeding or feathering here!
The colour of the ‘Uncensored’ lip paint is classed as a blue red, and is supposed to be completely universal like the Gloss Bomb – made to suit every skin tone. The only place to buy Fenty in the UK is Harvey Nichols. On the day I bought my Stunna lip paint all of the artists on the Fenty counter were wearing Uncensored and true to word, it looked stunning on ever since person no matter their age, skin tone, hair colour or any other factor you can think of. Did I mention it’s only £19?!
This is what they say about Stunna Uncensored lip paint:
ONE-STROKE INTENSITY, 12HR MATTE WEAR.
PERFECT UNIVERSAL RED: UNCENSORED.
UNRIVALED PRECISION WAND.
Give it to me quick:
A weightless, 12hr liquid lipstick with a soft matte finish – born in one head-turning red shade that looks incredible on all skin tones.
Stunna Lip Paint’s hyper-intense pigment performs best when activated, so shake before use!
What do I think? I love it. For me, someone who doesn’t wear a bright-colored lip…ever, I find this so easy to apply and I don’t have to worry about it smudging or bleeding thought out the day. I enjoyed my one-off red lip day with Dior, but I do think that for someone like me having a liquid lip formula is a lot easier for while I start to experiment more with bright lip colors and get used to avoiding rubbing my lips together/touching my face without giving it a second thought!
I know I didn’t apply it the best, but I did do it for the first time while poorly and filming myself so I’m not going to worry about that too much! Now I just need to practice eating with red lipstick on…
Fenty Stunna Lip Paint is available on Fenty website here, select Sephora stores and online here, and the Harvey Nichols website here. The Harvey Nichols website/stores are the only UK stockist’s, so if you’re in the UK it works out cheaper to just buy it from them rather than the Fenty website due to exchange rates and import tax.
Click below to watch a super cringe, badly edited video of me applying it for the first time! One day I will get better at this and get a proper camera, so annoying that my DSLR doesn’t film…