When Rihanna launched Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip Paint last year—a bold blue-red shade based off her signature look—she didn’t just drop a red lipstick. Rih went all out with a weightless formula that glides on smooth and dries into a velvety matte finish. The brand flooded Instagram with photos of everyone from Slick Woods to Duckie Thot wearing the color to show how versatile it was. And Rihanna even made her own Insta tutorial for it. Honestly, would you expect anything less?
Which is why it should come as no surprise that now, almost a year later, she’s coming in even hotter with four new additions to the Stunna family. This time, they’re nudes for every skin tone. And black—because in Rihanna’s world, you better believe that’s a neutral. As Fenty revealed the colors one by one last week, the fan responses came pouring in. Women of color praised Fenty for finally creating a nude in mind for dark skin (a “universal chocolate brown” called Unveil), which the brand says went through rigorous testing to confirm the claim. The black (surprise, surprise) was also met with similar enthusiasm, if not some slight hesitation.
The question, of course, you probably want to know though is if they’re worth the hype. We had four staffers put them to the test. Read on for their honest thoughts.