Though it was the inclusive shade range and blinding highlighters that put Rihanna‘s Fenty Beauty on the map back in 2017, there is one product that has become somewhat of a cult hit: Gloss Bomb. Loved by celebrities, makeup artists, and even us mere mortals, Gloss Bomb is a game-changing hydrating lip gloss that makes lips look slick, soft, but never sticky.
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In the years since, the Gloss Bomb formula has been expanded to seven shades and a new formulation: Gloss Bomb Cream. This summer, Rihanna has plans for total Gloss Bomb domination (and hopefully a new album too). Gloss Bomb Heat is a new take on everyone’s favorite lip gloss that includes the Plump Job Complex to make lips appear fuller.
Hydrated lips look fuller automatically, so the original formula’s blend of shea butter and vitamin E is still there. The plumping action comes into play from ginger root oil and pepper. The two combine to make the lips warm up and tingle, but the sensation subsides after a couple of minutes and you’re left with lips that look a little poutier than when you first swiped the gloss on. Not only that, but Gloss Bomb Heat is also cruelty free, gluten free, and formulated without parabens or phthalates. The signature peachy-vanilla scent caps off the sensorial experience.
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Gloss Bomb Heat is available in only one shade, Hot Cherry, for now. The shimmer-free hue is a “sheer red that looks like you were just eating a cherry Popsicle,” according to Priscilla Ono, Fenty Beauty’s global makeup artist. All you need is one quick swipe to deposit a ton of gloss and a hint of color, thanks to the XXL wand. We also love that it can be worn alone or layered on top of another lipstick, like Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored, for added moisture and mirror-like shine.
If you’re in the market for a new plumping gloss this summer, the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Heat is available now for US$22 online at fentybeauty.com.
This article first appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US