Before the coronavirus crisis, I wasn’t an everyday makeup wearer. Sure, I love filled-in brows, a bold lipstick and swipe of mascara on my top lashes, but I could really do without applying foundation or anything that requires more than 5 minutes of my time.
To protect myself and my loved ones from contracting COVID-19, I made the decision in mid-March to stay at home. So I’ve pretty much stopped wearing makeup altogether with the exception of one product: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Hot Chocolit.
The Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow (a shimmering rose nude) was already a mainstay in my makeup bag. However, the new Hot Chocolit lip gloss possesses a rich brown hue that is a “true nude” for my complexion — making it the ideal beauty product to wear when I prefer to not look like I’m wearing much at all.
Like the other Gloss Bombs, Hot Chocolit doesn’t skimp on high shine and it’s formulated with shea butter to keep your lips soft and moisturized. It’s not sticky at all, which is a bonus when my 1-year-old wants to be smothered in his mama’s kisses, and it has an intoxicating sweet vanilla scent.
Rihanna is known for having the most perfectly shaped celebrity lips — get into that Cupid’s bow! So I appreciate her attention to detail when it comes to designing a makeup applicator that not only makes applying lip gloss fool-proof, but super sexy. In fact, when explaining the inspiration behind Gloss Bomb, the Fenty Beauty queen said: “I made it because I wanted the girls to get kissed more.” And we thank you, Rihanna.
Hey Beauties: Have you been wearing makeup while staying at home? What are your thoughts on makeup during self-quarantine? Let’s talk about it! Leave a comment.