The autumn season gives us the perfect excuse to go makeup shopping, after all it is referred to as the season of renewal and transformation. When Rihanna recently dropped her new collection of STUNNA Lip Paints via her Fenty Beauty brand, beauty enthusiasts across the world rejoiced and dug out their credit cards in anticipation of making those all-important purchases.
STUNNA’s latest incarnations are entitled Uncuffed and Unveil. Uncuffed is a warm rosy mauve that is perfect for the balmy autumn days we’ve been experiencing in the UK over recent days. Like its original Uncensored, the lip paint applies as a weightless gloss, before drying and transforming into a solid matte. Its sister product Unveil is a deep, rich chocately shade that provides a colour intensity that exudes sophistication. Both colours complement my medium/dark skin tone perfectly. Having scanned images of others wearing the shade across Instagram, it’s amazing to see how drastically different it looks on women with contrasting skin tones, and how it beautifully suited it is to women of colour across the shade gamut.
I often have trouble finding the right nude shade, and most times I have to rely on a lip pencil to get the colour just right. This wasn’t necessary with these little beauties. The thin felt-tip like applicator ensures you achieve perfect precision when applying. And the colours are so deeply intense that there was none of that ‘washed out’ look that can sometimes be a by-product of wearing nude colours as a black woman.
The colour pay off is insane; I had no need to reapply after consuming 2 slices of pizza, a banana and cup of tea. The only downside of that is my lips were feeling a bit pinched, and had to be salvaged with a slick of lip balm.
Overall, Stunna’s new lip paints are the matte nude lipsticks that you can ‘borrow’ from your friend (wink, wink), without even wondering whether it will suit you. Hint: it will.
Stunna Lip Paints in Uncuffed and Unveil are priced at £19 each and available exclusively at Harvey Nichols, which you can purchase here