I must admit, I like all things beauty related but if I was stuck on a desert island and had to choose just one item, a good red liquid lipstick would win hands down. I’m guessing that is not much of a surprise to anyone, it’s well known that I am partial to red lips and liquid lipstick seeing as I am on a one woman mission to try as many of them as is humanly possible. I have written many a post about my latest obsession and today is Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip Paint In Uncensored’s turn.
Like with everything that Rihanna does, there was a huge hype around the Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored especially as the brand itself described the liquid lipstick as a universal red that will suit anyone. In a time where having diversity in shades is still unusual, I was intrigued. For years, beauty editors and bloggers have talked about cool-toned and warm-toned reds, so I was interested to see how one red could suit so many different skin tones. Plus it was designed by Rihanna. I had to try it.
Can we just take a moment to admire the packaging? The uniquely shaped container and the beautiful silver lid just look so beautiful on my dressing table. Plus it stands out from every other liquid lipstick in my collection. For a magpie like myself, the packaging alone is almost worth the £19 price tag, which although feels expensive, is only slightly higher than Mac’s Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks and the Urban Decay Vice liquid lipsticks.
I purchased this from Harvey Nichols which in the UK is the only store that stocks Fenty Beauty at the moment. It is also available on the Harvey Nichols website so it is easy enough to get your hands on.
Well, there’s no denying it, this is a bold red. There will be no standing in the corner hiding away when wearing this. It is bold. What I like about this, is that it is extremely pigmented and gives a full-coverage colour with only one swipe. No layering to get the shade from the bottle is needed.
I tend to wear cool- toned reds but I wouldn’t describe this as cool-toned. I also wouldn’t describe it as warm-toned either. It’s simply a true red. On me, I feel it looks like it’s leaning towards cool-toned but when I’ve seen it on darker skin tones it looks like it is more orange-toned. It’s really hard to tell! It is however, stunning.
Uncensored goes on wet, and dries quickly to give a soft matte finish. It isn’t glossy at all, but I wouldn’t say that it is completely matte as it has a slight and subtle sheen. Even though it is such an intense, bold shade, I could barely even tell that I was wearing it because it felt weightless and effortless. It was almost like I had got nothing on my lips, it was so comfortable and not at all drying.
I need to mention the longevity of this product. As most of you are probably aware, I am kinda lazy! I love makeup but hate reapplying several times throughout the day. This lasts. The only time that I had to reapply Uncensored was after eating, and even I can live with that. It wore quite well and thankfully didn’t leave an unsightly ring around the outside of my mouth which was lucky as I had totally forgotten I was wearing it! (It was Boxing Day evening, I was ever so slightly hungover!)
Well it’s a red liquid lipstick. I am bound to love this like no other item in my makeup collection. It is simply stunning and although I have a lot of red lip products, there is something quite unique about this product and this shade.
I also love the fact that as with all Fenty Beauty products, Rihanna is creating products for everybody. No ethnicity is left out. With the most recent controversy in the beauty world with certain brands not releasing a wide range of shades at the launch of their products, I strongly believe that now is time to show these brands that we mean business and spend our money on the brands that cater for diversity. Beauty is not only one shade.
Have you tried the Stunna Lip Paint? Are there any other Fenty Beauty products that I need to try? Let me know in the comments.