Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb

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Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb ⋆ Beautymone
Published by Simone de Vlaming on November 16, 2019

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna was created with the modern girl in mind. The line includes makeup for all skin types and a wide range of colors. The Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer was part of their initial launch and is the perfect addition to any makeup bag.

However, in the meantime, Fenty Beauty has expanded their Gloss Bomb line with different options – now we can choose between the OG Gloss Bomb, Cream Gloss Bomb, Heat Gloss Bomb, and an Ice Gloss Bomb got dropped recently too. With so many Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb options, which one should you pick up?

Description
Specs
 
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
$20
Description
The OG Gloss Bomb with conditioning shea butter enriches from within and is super comfortable. Wearing Gloss Bomb makes lips look fuller with a non-sticky formula that’s super shiny.
Specs
Fenty Glow (shimmering rose nude)
Price: $20
Weight: 0.3 oz/ 9 mL
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Cream Color Drip Lip Cream
$21
Description
The original Gloss Bomb formula but now with pure, creamy color and incredible shine. Lips are instantly smoother and more voluminous-looking. Medium to full-coverage color—and zero shimmers.
Specs
Fenty Glow Cream (rose nude)
Price: $21
Weight: 0.3 oz/ 9 mL
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Heat Universal Lip Plumper
$24
Description
The Gloss Bomb Heat lip luminizer and plumper hybrid deliver a hint of tint and fuller-looking lips—thanks to an innovative Plump Job Complex. It’s the O.G. Gloss Bomb you love…but a few degrees hotter.
Specs
Fenty Glow Heat (sheer rose nude) Price: $24
Weight: 0.3 oz/ 9 mL

To help you pick the perfect Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb that fits your preferences, I decided to compare the three formulas I have in my collection. If you’re curious to see…

  • What the pros and cons of each of the glosses are
  • How the swatches look compared to each other
  • What my favorite formula out of the three is

Then please keep on reading to find out!

What Is The Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb

Fenty Beauty explains their lip gloss line: “Our best-selling Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer enriches lips from within so they look instantly fuller, with a non-sticky formula that’s super shiny and looks good on everyone. Ultra-comfortable with conditioning ingredients, Fenty Beauty lip gloss makes you want to put it on, on repeat. Rihanna was obsessed with creating the perfect gloss—and Fenty lip gloss is exactly that, with addictive shine, nourishing wear, and universal shades that can be worn alone or layered over lipstick.”

Things To Note

Fenty Beauty is a cruelty-free brand that also offers some vegan products. Universal Fenty Glow, Cream Fenty Glow, and Heat Fenty Glow are all three a part of their vegan products.

Where To Buy

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bombs are priced between $20-$24 and are available at the Fenty Beauty website fentybeauty.com, Sephora, and Ulta.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Review 

The Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb formula is a superb gloss formula; it doesn’t matter which one you choose. However, everyone has their preferences, so I’m sure you’ll like one more than the other, just like I do. I wanted to make this comparison because it’s not the question if the Gloss Bombs are good; the only question is which one you should get.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer Review

The Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer was one of the first few products Fenty Beauty ever launched, and it’s still a best seller. I get why! The formula is indeed non-sticky and very comfortable, leaving the lips super shiny due to the gorgeous shimmer finish. The shimmer is visible (not too much), but you won’t feel them.

The shade Fenty Glow is described as a shimmering rose nude. Even though I can see the rose nude vibes, I would say it has a slight peachy tint. However, that isn’t really visible on the lips – the gloss gives just a hint of color and a high-shine finish. Due to the added shimmers, you truly get a lot of shine and I personally love this effect.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Cream Color Drip Lip Cream Review

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Cream Color Drip Lip Cream in Fenty Glow is, right of the bat, more pink in my opinion. This is the rose nude shade I expected to see with the Universal gloss. Either way, both shades are in the same color range for sure. Due to the pigment of the Cream formula, the gloss has quite some more color pay-off compared to the other two Gloss Bombs. It doesn’t have any shimmers and has an opaque finish.

Even though I like how this is a more pigmented version and shade of this awesome gloss, I don’t think it made my liks look more voluminzed. I also don’t think it was that shiny when I had it on my lips. Probably because of the missing shimmers, or maybe it’s just a tad bit less glossy than the Universal Gloss Bomb.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Heat Universal Lip Plumper Review

The Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Heat Universal Lip Plumper in Fenty Glow looks very similar to the Universal Gloss Bomb, but without the shimmers. Instead of shimmers, this is a plumping gloss which means it has that tingly feel to it. The formula warms up, thus the name Heat, and it starts to feel like your lips are burning. I’m personally not a fan of this feeling, I prefer an icier feeling lip plumper.

Even though this isn’t my personal favorite formula, I can see how this gloss is plumping. Especially on my top lip, I can see a difference as it is definitely a bit more plump and bigger looking. Due to the warm, tingly plumping effect, my lips turn a bit more red which adds some extra color to the whole lip look. The gloss itself isn’t really pigmented, just a sheer glossy tint.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bombs On My Lips

My favorite Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb is the Universal Fenty Glow. In my opinion, I think this one gives me the most voluminzed looking lips and the prettiest high-shine finish. The Cream formula is more pigmented, but has less shine and doesn’t look really volumizing, whereas the Heat formula gives me plumped looking and shiny lips but is less comfortable due to the tingly warm effect. Based on the formula and it’s promises I would rate them like this:

  1. Fenty Gloss Bomb Universal
  2. Fenty Gloss Bomb Heat
  3. Fenty Gloss Bomb Cream

If you’re into a glossy plumping effect, I’m sure you’ll love Heat. If you just want high-shine, voluminezed but comfortable lips you want to opt for the Universal Gloss Bomb. If you’re more into pigment and don’t really care about voluminezed lips, go for Cream.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Comparison

Pros
Cons
Spec
 
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
$20
Pros
– Gives a gorgeous high-shine finish
– Makes the lips look volumized
– Is super comfortable and non-sticky
– Doesn’t feel thick or heavy
Cons
– Very sheer color
Spec
Fenty Glow (shimmering rose nude)
Price: $20
Weight: 0.3 oz/ 9 mL
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Cream Color Drip Lip Cream
$21
Pros
– Has a pretty opaque finish
– Is very comfortable and non-sticky
– Doesn’t feel thicker unless being more pigmented
Cons
– Doesn’t look super shiny on the lips
– Doesn’t have that volumizing effect
Spec
Fenty Glow Cream (rose nude)
Price: $21
Weight: 0.3 oz/ 9 mL
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Heat Universal Lip Plumper
$24
Pros
– Leaves the lips looking plumper
– Has a pretty high-shine finish
– Is non-sticky and gives a hint of extra color due to the warming effect
Cons
– Isn’t super comfortable because of the warm tingly effect
– The shade itself is very sheer
Spec
Fenty Glow Heat (sheer rose nude) Price: $24
Weight: 0.3 oz/ 9 mL

Alternatives 

  • Tower 28 ShineOn Lip Jelly Lipgloss: The Tower 28 Lipgloss doesn’t have any shimmers in them but provide a high-shine finish either way. They’re similar in color pay-off to Universal and Heat, quite sheer, but is exceptionally comfortable, lightweight, and non-sticky. They have less of a plumping/volumizing effect, though, which is slightly different compared to the Gloss Bombs.
  • Kylie Cosmetics High Gloss: The High Gloss formula is very similar to the Gloss Bombs, in my opinion. I also think they’re comfortable, non-sticky, and relatively lightweight. Maybe slightly thicker than the Gloss Bombs, but nothing too much. The High Glosses are available in versions with or without shimmers, and there are lip-plumping versions of them, too, so I’m sure you can find a great alternative!
  • Glossier Lip Gloss: Another option if you’re looking for a glassy, high-shine and nice lip gloss is the Glossier Lip Gloss. It’s more affordable and comes in a couple of different shades. A con is that Glossier isn’t easy to get for European beauty lovers.

Final Verdict

The Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb formula has been one of my favorite formulas since the moment I tried them. After testing out Heat and Cream, I realized how much I loved the Universal Gloss Bomb. It might be the first of the lip gloss line, but it’s still my favorite one.

It’s one of the most beautiful high-shine finish glosses that is also comfortable and non-sticky. If you’re in doubt or looking for a basic but bomb gloss, pick Universal. If you prefer more pigment, opt for Cream and if you love some tingling but plumped lips, go for Heat.

Ingredients

Gloss Bomb Universal FENTY GLOW: POLYBUTENE, OCTYLDODECANOL, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, TRICAPRYLIN, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRYSTALLINE, 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.

Gloss Bomb Cream FENTY GLOW: POLYBUTENE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, OCTYLDODECANOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, POLYETHYLENE, SILICA, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, TOCOPHEROL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, TRIBEHENIN, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRYSTALLINE, RETINYL PALMITATE, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, MICA, LACTIC ACID, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-1, CITRIC ACID. MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850).

Gloss Bomb Heat FENTY GLOW HEAT: POLYBUTENE, OCTYLDODECANOL, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, TRICAPRYLIN, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRYSTALLINE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, POLYETHYLENE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, SORBITAN OLEATE, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, SILICA, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, AROMA/FLAVOR, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER UNSAPONIFIABLES, TRIBEHENIN, MICA, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, METHYL NICOTINATE, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, TOCOPHEROL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, VANILLYL BUTYL ETHER, CAPSICUM FRUTESCENS FRUIT EXTRACT, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT OIL, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE, LACTIC ACID, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-1, TIN OXIDE, BENZYL BENZOATE, LIMONENE. MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

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FAQ

The Fenty Beauty Gloss Bombs have a peach-vanilla scent. They smell amazing!

The original Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb is the Universal Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow.

Yes! the Fenty Gloss Bomb formula is non-drying and does leave the lips feeling moisturized, soft, and smooth.

Yes, the Fenty Gloss Bomb Heat is supposed to tingle and burn. If your lips start to get very swollen, feel itchy, or are painful, you may have an allergic reaction, and it’s best to see a doctor.

Obviously, the Fenty Gloss Bombs are lipgloss which means that the formula isn’t going to last all day. However, it stayed on perfectly for ~2 hours without eating or drinking.

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8 Comments

  1. I looooove the Fenty glosses – I was WAITING to read your thoughts on how you liked these compared to Kylie. And I’m glad you really like these, too! ?

    I love how sheer the formula is …. also I like this new mini highlighter a lot too!!

  2. I love the products from Fenty Beauty! There are so many cute options – you can’t go wrong with gloss! Haha, I like the names of the colors. They’re great. Big plus that they’re high-quality too! Glad you enjoyed them overall, especially when it went beyond your initial expectations.

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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