The Fenty Icon Velvet Lipstick has just launched, and we’re reviewing every single shade

If it can withstand a Super Bowl halftime performance, you know you’re onto a bullet-proof lipstick. I love that Ri’s shades work beautifully across so many skin tones and there’s no arguing with the pigment which is intense from the get-go. Since I suffer with dry lips I normally stay away from long-wearing formulas and opt for balms and stains instead. 

After a little bit, this did start to set into the lines of my lips slightly, so next time I’d go in heavier with a layer of balm first. Or, I love dabbing a little bit of colour into the centre of my lips then diffusing it out with my fingers.

Rating: 7.5/10

Fenty Beauty Icon Velvet Lipstick

Emily, GLAMOUR’s Entertainment Director

Shade: C-Suite’ Heart

This is a real break from my standard issue red lippy comfort zone, but I need a lip colour for daytime when I’m feeling a little more chill, but still want to feel confident. Enter Fenty Beauty Icon Velvet Lipstick in C-Suite Heart. It’s a subtle dusky pink nude, but quite dark, not a colour I’ve tried before and I’ve never tried a Fenty lipstick before either. I am impressed, not only is it really, really velvety smooth (as it’s name would suggest) but it goes on in one swipe and is not too globby. 

Any residual globbiness is smoothed over by the brush, which I found artfully shaped to create definition and doesn’t smudge. It also has extreme lasting power, taking me well through the day without too much reapplication and is very moisturising. It did a get a little on my teeth, but not masses and that was probably my application fail. 10/10, but would expect nothing less from our icon, Badgalriri. 

Rating: 10/10

Fenty Beauty Icon Velvet Lipstick

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