Fenty Beauty Motha Luva & Pose Queen Icon Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

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Fenty Beauty Motha Luva Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Motha Luva Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Motha Luva Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Motha Luva Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Motha Luva Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Motha Luva Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Motha Luva Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Motha Luva Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Motha Luva Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Motha Luva Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Motha Luva Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Motha Luva Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Motha Luva Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Motha Luva Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Motha Luva Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Motha Luva Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Motha Luva Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Motha Luva Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick

Motha Luva

Fenty Beauty Motha Luva Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.134 oz.) is a soft, medium peach with moderate, warm undertones that leaned ever-so-slightly pink paired with a cream finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, but it seemed to have additional slip compared to other shades with better, more even coverage in the range.

The texture was creamy, smooth, and comfortable to apply and to wear but had a tendency to streak along the edges and pull into my lip lines (which did worsen over the four hours this lasted for, though it did feel a bit moisturizing).

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00 -

The formula is supposed to have a "plush texture" with "long lasting wear" that has a "semi-matte, creamy" finish and "high pigment." They had a lightweight, lightly creamy texture that was comfortable to apply and to wear, as they weren't prone to dragging, and they seemed to run between satin and semi-matte in finish. A few shades had a little more shine than others but none were truly matte, though they wore down to a more matte finish after two to three hours of wear (at most).

They were not as fully-filled with silicone as some of the other more modern, semi-matte/matte formulas have been in the last few years, but I could definitely feel that signature silicone glide when applying. There was enough slip, though, that they were fairly even and pigmented without catching on lip texture imperfections.

The formula had a sweet, fruity smell--same as the brand's lipglosses--but no discernible taste. Most shades wore for at least four hours with some of the richer/deeper hues lasting for six hours or longer. It was a lightly hydrating formula overall.

Keep in mind, the lipsticks are refillable but require you to purchase the refill ($20.00 each) and a case ($12.00) separately. The refills have a slim, translucent plastic cap that fits over the refill unit, which is secure enough for storing at home but likely not fit on snug enough to be kept in a makeup bag (perhaps in a small pocket in a backpack or purse where it won't roll around as much).

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

OCTYLDODECANOL, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, DIMETHICONE, POLYETHYLENE, PENTAERYTHRITYL HYDROGENATED ROSINATE, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, LAUROYL LYSINE, SILICA, NYLON-12, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, MICA, POLYPROPYLSILSESQUIOXANE, HYDRATED SILICA, SYNTHETIC WAX, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, AQUA/WATER/EAU, SORBITAN OLEATE, TRIBEHENIN, CANDELILLA CERA/EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX/CIRE DE CANDELILLA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, AROMA/FLAVOR, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, TOCOPHEROL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TIN OXIDE, BENZYL BENZOATE, LIMONENE. MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Motha Luva

PPermanent. $20.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Fenty Beauty Pose Queen Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Pose Queen Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Pose Queen Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Pose Queen Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Pose Queen Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Pose Queen Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Pose Queen Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Pose Queen Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Pose Queen Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Pose Queen Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Pose Queen Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Pose Queen Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Pose Queen Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Pose Queen Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Pose Queen Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Pose Queen Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Pose Queen Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Pose Queen Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick

Pose Queen

Fenty Beauty Pose Queen Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.134 oz.) is a darker peach with warmer, more orange-leaning undertones paired with a lightly glossy, cream-like finish. The lipstick had a lightweight consistency that was moderately creamy, dense but not too firm in the tube, and applied fluidly, though it was more prone to settling into my lip lines, especially as it wore on.

It had mostly opaque pigmentation that stayed on nicely for four hours and felt slightly hydrating.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00 -

The formula is supposed to have a "plush texture" with "long lasting wear" that has a "semi-matte, creamy" finish and "high pigment." They had a lightweight, lightly creamy texture that was comfortable to apply and to wear, as they weren't prone to dragging, and they seemed to run between satin and semi-matte in finish. A few shades had a little more shine than others but none were truly matte, though they wore down to a more matte finish after two to three hours of wear (at most).

They were not as fully-filled with silicone as some of the other more modern, semi-matte/matte formulas have been in the last few years, but I could definitely feel that signature silicone glide when applying. There was enough slip, though, that they were fairly even and pigmented without catching on lip texture imperfections.

The formula had a sweet, fruity smell--same as the brand's lipglosses--but no discernible taste. Most shades wore for at least four hours with some of the richer/deeper hues lasting for six hours or longer. It was a lightly hydrating formula overall.

Keep in mind, the lipsticks are refillable but require you to purchase the refill ($20.00 each) and a case ($12.00) separately. The refills have a slim, translucent plastic cap that fits over the refill unit, which is secure enough for storing at home but likely not fit on snug enough to be kept in a makeup bag (perhaps in a small pocket in a backpack or purse where it won't roll around as much).

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

OCTYLDODECANOL, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, DIMETHICONE, POLYETHYLENE, PENTAERYTHRITYL HYDROGENATED ROSINATE, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, LAUROYL LYSINE, SILICA, NYLON-12, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, MICA, POLYPROPYLSILSESQUIOXANE, HYDRATED SILICA, SYNTHETIC WAX, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, AQUA/WATER/EAU, SORBITAN OLEATE, TRIBEHENIN, CANDELILLA CERA/EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX/CIRE DE CANDELILLA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, AROMA/FLAVOR, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, TOCOPHEROL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TIN OXIDE, BENZYL BENZOATE, LIMONENE. MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Pose Queen

PPermanent. $20.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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I tried wearing Motha Luva and it made me look dead. It was a concealer-lips nude on me, and I have very light skin. I don’t know how it could work on anyone.

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