The 1 makeup product I’ve been wearing during quarantine

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.

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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.



  1. April 24, 2020 / 10:03 pm

    I have not been wearing anything but a lipgloss. And that is only when I have a zoom call! I have been focusing more on my skincare and really getting into a routine for taking care of my skin before going to bed! Love this shade, I just might have to order the full size.

    • Dana
      April 27, 2020 / 4:52 pm

      Hey Karese! Those Zoom calls will do it to ya! I’ve also been hyper focused on my skincare routine, but I do hope you consider getting this lip gloss because it’s brown-girl friendly.

  2. Nathalie C.
    April 28, 2020 / 2:58 am

    I’ve been on that lip balm and eyebrow pencil flow. When I have a meeting that I have to turn the video on for I’ll dab on a light layer of tinted moisturizer and maaaybe my favorite shade of lipstick from Bite called Chai — that is it! Skin care routine has still been a must. I am inspired to put on some gloss mañana though! There was a gloss shade from Lancôme I used to love yearrrs ago that reminds me of this one. Might have to order this Fenty one online. I do have one in Fu$$y and I love it.

    • Dana
      April 28, 2020 / 3:07 pm

      Hey Nathalie! You can’t go wrong with that combo for every day, especially at this time. I just ordered a new tinted moisturizer that gives skin a dewy finish, so I’m excited to try that. If you do decide to try this lip gloss, let me know what you think! Or, if you find any other great options.

  3. November 24, 2020 / 4:05 pm

    I love to wear lip gloss. But due to covid, I took a break from wearing any makeup on my face. Just using organic products.

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