I’m not sure if you guys know but I update my makeup swatch gallery with at least 12 to 15 dark skin makeup swatches a week . . . minimum – so my archive is slowly growing as time goes by.

I would love to do more but I doubt my debit card would allow me LOL anyway here are this week’s products in a tidy, little, online package.

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Benares

The NARS Benares Sheer Glow Foundation has been my day-to-day foundation for a number of years as I like the sheer to medium coverage that it provides as well as the fact that it hides the minor imperfections on my skin. Read Product Review

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NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Benares
Epiphannie Says
The NARS Benares Sheer Glow Foundation has been my day-to-day foundation for a number of years as I'm a fan of it's medium coverage and longevity.
Pro's
Con's
No Pump
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Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Plath

On my lips, I think you can definitely see the warm, red tones for the Kat Von D Plath lipstick coming through but I’m a bit reluctant to relegate this lipstick into the burgundy family as I feel like the brown tones are quite prominent. Read The Full Review

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Kat Von D Plaith Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Epiphannie Says
I love the formulation for this “chocolate cherry-red” lipstick and think that it is one of the more comfortable matte lipsticks I have worn with a 6-7 hour wear time.
Pro's
Long-wearing
Full Opaque Coverage
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Marc Jacobs Enamored Lip Lacquer in Pink Steam (322)

The Marc Jacobs Pink Steam Enamored Lip Lacquer is a frosted, lavender lip gloss that leaves lips feeling a slightly sticky, hydrated feel with a medium coverage. Read Full Review

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Marc Jacobs Pink Steam Enamored Lip Lacquer
Epiphannie Says
Infused with a Grapefruit and Apricot formulation, theMarc Jacobs Enamored Lip Lacquer give lips a slightly sticky, hydrated feel but in terms of pigmentation, I don't think the pigment is not anything to write home about.
Pro's
Hydrating
Amazing Packaging
Con's
A Bit Sticky
Shade Doesn't Suit Dark Skintones
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Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Solstice

I think that it is quite difficult to pinpoint exactly what colour the Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Solstice is as it seems to change colours every time the light hits it. I think that Solstice flexes between pink, red, and orange with a green sparkle. Read Product Review.

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Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Solstice
Epiphannie Says
When swatched the Urban Decay Solstice Moondust Eyeshadow looks very different depending on your skin tone and your skin’s undertones and behaves very different when wet compared to dry.
Pro's
Holographic
Unique Colour
Con's
Difficult To Use Dry
Packaging Is A Little Flimsy
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L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Paint in Apocalypse Red (205)

When I applied the L’Oreal Paris Apocalypse Red Lip Paint, I was so surprised by its formula. This lipstick has a mousse-like formula that feels like a pigmented cushion on the lips that dries down into an opaque, smooth finish that does not tug or dry the lips. Read Full Review.

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L’Oreal Paris Apocalypse Red Infallible Matte Lip Paint
Epiphannie Says
The L'Oreal Paris Apocalypse Red Lip Paint is a ‘firebox red’ bold, matte, lip colour with a mousse-like formula that feels like a pigmented cushion on the lips
Pro's
Comfortable
Amazing Pigmentation
Con's
Fades Quite Patchy
Clings To Dry Skin
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MAC DazzleShadow in Let’s Roll

Described as a ‘red bronze with sparkles’, the MAC Let’s Roll  DazzleShadow is a powder eyeshadow that should only really be used wet as it stops the shadow from creasing when worn on the eye. Read Product Review

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MAC DazzleShadow in Let’s Roll
Epiphannie Says
I think the MAC Let's Roll  DazzleShadow is very disappointing when used dry especially when you compare it to MAC's standard eyeshadow's pigment levels.
Pro's
Vivid Pigmentation
Con's
Difficult to work with
Creases When Dry
Has To Be Used Wet

 

Gosh Nougat Fudge Liquid Matte Lips Lipstick

The Gosh Nougat Fudge Liquid Matte Lips Lipstick is a candy pink-coral liquid lipstick that has been formulated to deliver a long-lasting result with pure colour payoff. Read Product Review


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Gosh Nougat Fudge Liquid Matte Lips Lipstick
Epiphannie Says
I think I could layer the Gosh Nougat Fudge Liquid Matte Lips Lipstick lipstick on top of a much darker pink or brown for a lovely look but as I certainly wouldn't wear this shade on its own.
Pro's
Easy To Apply
Opaque Coverage
Con's
Shade Doesn't Compliment Skintone
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Fenty Beauty Sinamon Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

The Fenty Beauty Sinamon Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick is described as a cinnamon bronze . . . which means nothing to me, so let’s say that it is a pink toned, bronze highlighter with a matte, shimmer finish. Read Product Review

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Fenty Beauty Sinamon Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick
Epiphannie Says
The Fenty Beauty Cinnamon has a cream texture that dries down very quickly to a matte finish - which I LOVE but you might despise - and can be blended in very easily with your fingers to get a result that works for you
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MAC Pigment in Rose

The MAC Pigment in Rose is a concentrated ‘rose pink’ loose colour powder eyeshadow with a copper-brown sparkle undertone that is just too pretty for words and heavily pigmented. If you are looking for a sheer pink eyeshadow then this loose pigment is not the one for you as it gives pure pigmented goals regardless of whether you use it wet or dry. Read Product Review

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MAC Pigment in Rose
Epiphannie Says
The MAC Rose Pigment Eyeshadow is a very versatile it really flatters dark skin tones and it doesn't need 20 mins of prep before it finally shows up on the skin like some pink eyeshadows do.
Pro's
Can Be Used Wet Or Dry
Great Colour Pay Off
Lovely Texture
Con's
Tends To Clump When Wet
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Makeup Forever Star Lit Powder in 19 Ultramarine

Wow! If you are on the hunt for a royal blue eyeshadow then look no further than the Makeup Forever Star Lit Powder in 19 Ultramarine as this eyeshadow is so pigmented, extremely easy to apply (once out of it’s annoying packaging anyway) and long-lasting. Read Product Review

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Makeup Forever Star Lit Powder in 19 Ultramarine
Epiphannie Says
What I really like about this loose eyeshadow is that its formula allow you the option to build up its intensity depending on whether wet, dry or layered for a soft crease effect
Pro's
Amazing Colour Pay-Off
Can Be Used Wet & Dry
Finely Milled Loose Powder
Con's
Very Fiddly Packaging
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Barry M Cocoa Flawless Matte Foundation

The Barry Flawless Matte Foundation in Cocoa is the darkest shade in this Barry M foundation range at the moment. It’s a little too dark and red for me to wear but I wanted to chart the difference between all the dark skin shade on my face rather than on my arm. Read Full Review

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Barry M Cocoa Flawless Matte Foundation
Epiphannie Says
The Barry Flawless Matte Foundation in Cocoa is the darkest shade in this Barry M foundation range at the moment.
Pro's
Full Coverage
Comes With A Pump
Affordable
Con's
Takes A While To Dry
Not Matte
Where To Buy

 

Isadora Ultra Matt Liquid Lipstick in Red Romance

Just like the name suggests, the IsaDora Ultra Matt Liquid Lipstick in Red Romance is an extremely matte, crimson red, transfer-proof lipstick with a cream-like texture that glides onto the lips very easily. Read Product Review

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IsaDora Ultra Matt Liquid Lipstick in Red Romance
Epiphannie Says
The IsaDora Red Romance lipstick is an extremely matte, crimson red lipstick that is transfer-proof and extremely easy to wear on the lips
Pro's
Rich Pigmentation
Con's
Extremely Difficult To Remove
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Cake Cosmetics Daily Wear Foundation in N95

Although the Cake Cosmetics Daily Wear Foundation in N95 is too dark for me, I would have to put this foundation in the luminous or radiant foundation family. Read Product Review

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Cake Cosmetics Daily Wear Foundation in N95
Epiphannie Says
The Cake Cosmetics Daily Wear Foundation in N95 has a build-able medium coverage and gives the skin a lovely healthy glow.
Pro's
Buildable
Breathable Formula
Medium Coverage
Con's
Wrong Shade Match
Where To Buy

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