Fenty's Cooling Gloss Bomb Ice Is the Chillest Lip Gloss I've Ever Tried

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Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Ice

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Ice

Olivia Hancock

What We Like
  • Delivers a high-shine finish

  • Made with shea butter and vitamin E

  • Non-sticky feel

What We Don't Like
  • The cooling sensation may be too intense for some

Fenty Beauty's Gloss Bomb Ice is a unique lip gloss. It provides an immediate cooling effect, while leaving your lips extra shiny and hydrated.


Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Ice

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Ice

Olivia Hancock

I'm a gloss girl. You'll find at least two or three in my bag at all times. So, whenever I get to test glosses for work, I leap at the opportunity—and Fenty Beauty's Gloss Bomb Ice is the latest lip product to land on my desk. I've tried the brand's original and plumping Gloss Bomb, so I was eager to see how this one performs. Ahead, read my full review of Fenty Beauty's Gloss Bomb Ice. 

About My Lips: Prone to dryness

I keep my bag stocked with lip glosses, oils, and balms because my lips tend to be dry. When it comes to formulas, I look for glosses made with moisturizing ingredients (think: butters or hyaluronic acid). Beyond applying gloss throughout the day, I've developed a thorough nighttime lip care routine. I'll exfoliate my lips with a gentle scrub, use a lip sheet mask, and swipe on an overnight lip mask.

How to Apply: Use the doe-foot applicator

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Ice

Olivia Hancock

Every Gloss Bomb features a thick doe-foot applicator, which makes it easy to apply a generous amount with just one swipe. You can use this on bare lips or layer it on liner or lipstick. I typically opt for the former.

Ingredient Quality and Concentration: Moisture-locking blend

This gloss is made with a few standout ingredients—like shea butter and vitamin E. Shea butter helps hydrate, plump the skin, and fade scars. Vitamin E, a barrier booster, seals in moisture and help smooth skin. Peppermint oil and menthol are also used in this formula, giving the gloss its cooling effect.

The Results:  Glossy, moisturized lips

Byrdie editor Olivia Hancock

Olivia Hancock

I've never tried a cooling gloss before, so I wasn't sure what to expect when I applied Gloss Bomb Ice. Moments after I swiped it on, I began to feel a cold, tingling sensation on my lips. The sensation feels more intense than Gloss Bomb Heat, but I didn't find it uncomfortable, and the cooling effect wanes over time. This gloss also has a distinct scent and flavor that reminds me of mint gum or toothpaste. Regarding performance, it's on par with the other Gloss Bomb launches. It leaves my lips with a glossy finish, doesn't feel sticky, and keeps my lips from becoming dry. 

The Value: Worth it

Gloss Bomb Ice retails for $26 (the same price as Gloss Bomb Heat). For that price, you get 0.3 ounces of product. While a $26 lip gloss isn't necessarily budget-friendly, it's worthwhile because it'll last a while. It takes me forever to finish one Gloss Bomb. Furthermore, there aren't many cooling lip glosses on the market, so that's another justification factor.

Similar Products: You have options

E.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Plumping Gloss: If you're looking for an affordable plumping (and cooling) gloss, the e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Plumping Gloss ($7) is perfect for you. It delivers a high-shine finish, soothes lips with its cooling effect, and hydrates (thanks to vitamin E and coconut oil). Plus, it comes in 10 shades, ranging from red-orange to mauve.  

Jones Road Cool Gloss: With this launch, Jones Road aimed to create a "better lip gloss." Available in 10 vibrant shades, Cool Gloss ($22) is lightweight, moisturizing, and plumps the lips with natural peppermint. Pro tip: You can also use it on your cheeks to give them a wash of color and shine.

Final Verdict

Fenty Beauty's Gloss Bomb launches never disappoint, and Gloss Bomb Ice delivers on its claims. This lip luminizer provides a unique cooling effect, has a glossy finish, and moisturizes my lips. As a lip gloss lover, this one definitely earns my stamp of approval.


  • Product Name Gloss Bomb Ice
  • Product Brand Fenty Beauty by Rihanna
  • Price $26.00
  • Weight 0.3 oz.
  • Ingredients Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Menthol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Saccharin, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Unsaponifiables, BHT, Aqua/Water/Eau, Lysine, Magnesium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, Zinc Chloride, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Limonene, Linalool.

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