Rated 4.22 out of 5 stars
This is a richly pigmented formula with a beautiful matte velvet finish that doesn't dry out the lips. I got the color MVP, and it is an absolutely stunning true blood red. It's an absolutely iconic color in my opinion. And it's one swipe opacity.
I love that even though it's a matte formula, it's still hydrating on my dry lips. However, this leads to its one drawback. It's not transfer proof. It looks matte, but it never dries down, so it will always stay slightly damp. It also tends to collect in the corners if you talk or chew gum a lot.
If you have dry lips, or are just working in an office and have the time to touch it up throughout the day it's not a huge problem. If you need a budge proof lipstick, have very oily skin, or touch your mouth to various things like cups or a mask throughout the day, you will have some problems. It's also going to have issues if you eat. I've found that I prefer to wear this when I know I'm going somewhere, and will have the opportunity to either touch it up, or completely reapply it without problem.
I've gotten so many compliments when im wearing it. I hope that Fenty doesn't retire this formula or shade any time soon. I also hope that they extend their shade range for this formula. I would totally buy more colors.
The packaging of this Velvet lipstick is stylish, looks luxurious, the color of the lipstick was nice too - cool dark brown, without an orange undertone (Bread Winn'r shade). The velvety formula is very light, I didn't feel it on the lips, didn't seem to be drying.
BUT there are 2 major issues for me - the applicator is a mess! You won't be able to apply color evenly with the applicator it comes with. And what's even more disappointing - that's not a long-lasting formula, so the lipstick will be transferred to anything very easily.
And if you could use a lip brush instead of the applicator it comes with, you can't fix the formula, unfortunately.
It may still work for nude colors, you may not need to be as precise as with dark colors and wouldn't mind the lipstick transferring, but with dark colors like Bread Winn'r it's a total mess. While I like that it's very lightweight, I wouldn't buy it and wouldn't recommend it to anyone, I have a lot of other dark shade lipsticks that have way better-staying power.
It also gave me a bit of a tingling sensation, not sure why, it's not supposed to do that. That may also be a point for consideration if you have sensitive skin.
Jbix from Eugene, OR
This is a good product. The color was great, loved that. The application left a little to be desired, as it was drier and a little more cakey than I wii or idk have expected. Would love to see a similar product that felt better when applied.
Cozy from Tulsa, OK
I really wanted to love this product. It's pretty, it's super pigmented, and it has a silicone-y feel like Nyx's Soft Matte lipstick. The applicator is perfect because it holds enough product that you dont have to keep re-dipping and you can get a nice, clean shape. Unfortunately, this feels like it never sets and it moves around SO much. It gets absolutely everywhere and once you try to wipe it off your skin, it stains until washed off. You absolutely HAVE to bring this with you during the day because the color definitely won't last.
from Highland Village, TX
Such a beautiful bod red ! The only sucky thing about it is that it does smear , one small touch it smears off your lip which is annoying if anything the lip paint is a little better but I would say once you apply it, apply some translucent powder over it then retouch some of the red again to make sure it stays put. ✨
Jen from New York
Beautiful color but it smudged and that's a big no for me. I'm a Ruby Woo girl for life because it is a rich color and lasts for hours…I really wanted to love Fenty because it was my first time trying it, but it just did not live up to the hype
Jazz from Chicago IL
Very messy! Don't suggest wearing it to party or anywhere you plan on eating or drinking. Stains easily as well. The color is beautiful of course but not what I expected.
Such a beautiful red! Does get every where when I wear but I love it
Sam from Green brook, NJ
I absolutely love the formula for this. it is such a strong color and will stay on through anything. it feels like butter going onto the lips 💋
Marie from Chambersburg pa
Love this. Doesn't transfer. the color is amazing will buy more of these!
Jess from TX
It was nice to go out but stained my lips when I wiped off
Angela from Florida
The only thing that I didn't like is this lipstick smears easily.
Kris from Hampton,VA
It bleeds badly i had a re mess on my face.
from Dallas Tx
First off, color is GORGEOUS!!! Formula is decent but it spreads pretty bad and doesn't last long.
Bri from PA
Such a cute color and the staying power lasts all day! I love the velvety consistency too. Very moisturizing and not dry at all even after it dries down
Jessyca from Los Angeles
Bought it with high hopes within a couple of hours of wear it was already smeared. With it being a red color it was difficult to correct being out and about. Disappointed.
Tiffany from LA
This lipstick is a big mess it smears on everything! All those youtube gurus get this mess for free then regulars like me go spend my money and most often than not I'm disappointed! I'm tells y'all keep your money I know it a better lipstick out there!
RJ from Chicago
I am returning this . I thought it would be a stay in place lip color
and it is not .
Ji from Carrollton, Ga
The color is really pretty but I dont like that it doesn't stay in place
Emz from Los Angeles, CA
It is not smudge proof. It transfers easily and you cannot eat or drink with it on.
This does not stay in place it gets everywhere pretty color but not my favorite
Christina from New Jersey
Perfect shade of Red
Kathy from Bakersfield, CA
Jay from North Carolina
I bought this product not thinking I would like it, but I fell in love! I would really recommend this lipstick.
Lakeisa from Mobile Alabama
Its a beautiful color and it's really soft and long lasting I love it
Ronda from Florida
love it ❤