“The new Fenty Icon shades are the best-of-the-best neutrals and reds that look gorgeous on everyone and feel so creamy and comfortable,” says Rihanna. And we agree: “I’m not one to grab a red lipstick,” says Attract good looks assistant Talia Gutierrez of The MVP, a cherry pink. “But, dang! It’s Monday morning, and it’s already on.”
For me, a real blue-red has at all times been my MVP, and this one (aptly named The MVP that Gutierrez simply discussed) was once no exception — and, in fact, the primary colour I reached for. It is plush. It is colourful. And very luxe. Suffice it to mention, I used to be now not shocked through how a lot I liked The MVP (figuring out Rihanna’s monitor report), however nonetheless, it was once love in the beginning swipe.
Attract good looks and wellness editor Taylore Glynn took a a lot more methodical way: “Like wine, I find it best to test shades from lightest to darkest.” She began swatching with Pose Queen, a comfortable impartial blush, and swiped her solution to The MVP and Board Memb’r, a deep cabernet. “The MVP was the big, bad red I would expect from Rihanna, but Board Memb’r was far more up my alley in terms of colors I normally wear,” she says. “It avoids that muddy, caked-on look some wine and oxblood shades can have when you apply multiple coats.”
The entire sun shades — from the lightest purple (referred to as Motha Luva) to a wealthy chocolate brown (named She A CEO) — are infused with Rihanna’s favourite vanilla-peach odor. For Attract workforce editor Jihan Forbes, this sensory element was once nostalgic. “I did notice and kind of love that they have that old-school lipstick smell — but it’s much softer. You won’t smell it all day, but that scent takes me back to my childhood and at the same time makes me feel grown.”
And regardless that their signature odor fades as you put on them, the kiss of colour every swipe deposits is way longer-lasting. “My lip lines darken on the outer corners, so I almost always have to use a lip liner with my lipstick, but Flaunty Auntie [a dark mahogany] was deep enough to go without,” says Gutierrez.
Only one layer of the extremely pigmented colour has an impressive payoff, however to increase the colour even longer, I follow one coat, blot my lips with a tissue, then contact up with a 2d layer. “If you want to strengthen up the look [of lipstick], always line the lips after you apply the color,” says make-up artist Daniel Martin. “I actually use a nail art fine-tipped brush to create my liner rather than a separate lip liner pencil. If the pencil doesn’t match up to the vibrancy of your lipstick, it can look a bit flat so keeping everything the same tone helps — especially in photos.” If you are at the cross, the pointy level of the Fenty Icon Refillable Lipstick bullet is any other very good manner so as to add precision.