I got a mini of F-Bomb with some purchase at Sephora (or maybe with VIB points). Despite my objection to the name (I lament this “trend” toward making vulgar names “mainstream” as it is just so lacking in real class), I LOVE this lipstick. It lights up my whole face and while the colour is just a hair more orange-leaning than I’d like ideally, I cannot believe how long and how well this formula lasts! After putting this aside for a while, I’ve worn it for the last few days and even with no time to touch up through the day, I still have colour left on my lips by 4 pm (after applying at 6 am) and while it has faded, it has faded evenly and nicely. What’s equally amazing is that this lipstick doesn’t seem to dry out my lips at all. I will definitely be purchasing a few more of this formula in slightly cooler tones. I just can’t believe what a great lipstick formula this is (now, if they’d just do something about the childish “I know some dirty words and I’m determined to use them” names!)
F-Bomb Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “classic red.” It’s a neutral-warm, medium red with a glossy shine. It looks warm on me, but it looks somewhat cool or neutral in the tube, so this may turn warmer/cooler depending on your undertones. It had rich, full color coverage and wore for six hours well. NARS Mysterious Red is matte. Maybelline Infra-red is warmer. MAC Red Racer is similar. MAC Must Be Red is more muted. MAC Cockney is warmer. See comparison swatches.