Beauty Hold the lipstick: pay lip service to gloss instead.
It’s time to put matte lipstick on hold – with another beauty staple making a comeback
When it comes to trends, where Rihanna goes, the rest of the world follows. So it’s worth noting that when the first Fenty Beauty by Rihanna collection launched recently, it consisted of skin perfectors (including primers, foundations and highlighters) and just one colour cosmetic: lip gloss.
Is this the end of matte lipstick’s reign? It could be. “Lip gloss is something you can throw on no matter what outfit you’re wearing or how much time you have – it will always look good,” says Fenty Beauty by Rihanna global make-up artist Priscilla Ono. Easy application is also key – practically anyone can readily apply gloss without a mirror.
The singer’s Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer itself is a sheer peach nude that she hand-picked for its ability to work on every skin tone. “It’s not too dark, so it looks great on the lightest skin, but not so light that it looks pasty on dark skin,” Ono confirms. The formula is long-wearing, packed with hydrating shea butter and boasts a hint of micro shimmer that Ono says “gives the perfect reflection for the illusion of beautiful, full lips”.
(clockwise from top left) VICTORIA BECKHAM ESTÉE LAUDER Lip Gloss in Fired Crystal, $55, estee lauder.com.au; FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, $30, sephora.com. au; ELIZABETH ARDEN Crystal Clear Lip Gloss, $36,...