This week will forever be known going forth as the lipstick and nailpolish week as I didn’t get round to swatching anything else. I have given myself a self-imposed deadline to get through my entire backlog of lipsticks before the year is over so I can move on to doing other products swatches like blushes and eyeshadows but unfortunately it seems like every time I think I am where I need to be, I find a random box under my bed filled with unopened cosmetics.

I will try to include a few more highlighters and foundations in next week’s swatch round up but I can already tell you know that it will be VERY nailpolish heavy.

Fenty Beauty Uncensored Stunna Lip Paint

Personally I would have like the Fenty Beauty Uncensored lipstick to be a bit darker or more blue toned as I feel that it leans a little orange on my skintone – not a lot mind you but it’s not the pure, undiluted crimson red I was expecting. Read Full Post.

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Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored
Epiphannie Says
The Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored has been designed to be a weightless, 12hr red liquid lipstick with a soft matte finish that looks incredible on all skin tones.
Pro's
Thin, Opaque Formula
Easy To Apply
Unique Applicator Design
Con's
Doesn't Last 12 Hours
Slightly Drying
Where To Buy

 

NYX Galactic Love Cosmic Metals Lip Cream

While I do think that the finish of the NYX Cosmic Metals Lip Cream in Galactic Love  magnifies the lines on my lips – though I do think that’s just be me being a bit “sensitive” – I do think that this is a very good lipstick under the £10 bracket. Read Full Review

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NYX Galactic Love Cosmic Metals Lip Cream
Epiphannie Says
The NYX Galactic Love Cosmic Metals Lip Cream is a warm-toned bronze lipstick with an intense, multidimensional colour that has been designed to feel and look like a gloss.
Where To Buy

 

Bobbi Brown Bare Crushed Lip Color Lipstick

As the Bobbi Brown Bare Crushed Lip Color acts more like a buildable “pink taupe-brown” stain, it doesn’t feather or flake on the lips but it does give the lips a barely there, satin, matte finish on the lips for an easy, understated look.Read Full Review

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Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color Lipstick in Bare
Epiphannie Says
The Bobbi Brown Bare Crushed Lip Color Lipstick is a described as a soft pink taupe-brown lip colour that looks like a lipstick but feels and acts like a lip balm
Pro's
Hydrating
Very Creamy
Comfortable On The Lips
Con's
Colour Has To Be Built Up
Weak weartime
Where To Buy

 

Sleek Russian Roulette True Colour Matte Lipstick

I haven’t worn a Sleek lipstick in years but wearing the Sleek Russian Roulette lipstick reminded me why I absolutely HATED wearing matte lipsticks when they were first introduced to the market. This lipstick feels extremely dry and chalky on the lips and you have to tug on it to apply it. Read Product Review

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Sleek Matte True Colour Lipstick in Russian Roulette
Epiphannie Says
The Sleek Russian Roulette True Colour Matte Lipstick is a matte red lipstick with a vitamin E formulation to help keep lips feeling hydrated. 
Pro's
Great Pigmentation
Con's
Very Dry Texture
Stains Lips
Where To Buy

 

Sleek OMG True Colour Sheen Lipstick

Unfortunately I’m not a fan of orange-toned reds but I do quite look how comfortable this lipstick feels on my lips and the pigmentation is quite gorgeous. On my lips the Sleek OMG True Colour Sheen Lipstick lasts about 5 hours. Read Product Review

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Sleek True Colour Sheen Lipstick in OMG
Epiphannie Says
The Sleek True Colour Lipstick in OMG which is an orange-red lipstick with a cremesheen finish.
Pro's
Pigmented
Very Comfortable
Con's
Colour Transfers
Oily Texture
Where To Buy

 

Sleek Smother True Colour Sheen Lipstick

The Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Smother is a berry lipstick with a cremesheen finish but is so disappointing when compared to the other shades in the Sleek True Colour Lipstick range as I felt it  highlighted every dry patch of skin on my lips. Read Product Review

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Sleek True Colour Sheen Lipstick in Smother
Epiphannie Says
The Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Smother is a berry lipstick with a cremesheen finish
Con's
Not Opaque
Highlight Dry Areas On Lips
Where To Buy

 

Sleek Cherry True Colour Sheen Lipstick

On my lips the Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Cherry feels very creamy and soft on the lips although I do think that the colour sinks into the lines of my lips and accentuates them. Read Product Review

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Sleek True Colour Sheen Lipstick in Cherry
Epiphannie Says
The Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Cherry feels very creamy and soft on the lips although I do think that the colour sinks into the lines of my lips and accentuates them
Pro's
Feels Very Hydrating
Vibrant Colour
Con's
Prone To Transferring
Stains The Lips
Where To Buy

 

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lacquer Lip Paint in Black Widow (113)

If you are looking for a lipstick that resembles the look of black tar then the L’Oreal Paris Black Widow Lip Paint would probably be a winner in your eyes. This lip paint is very opaque and quite pigmented so you don’t have that awkward experience of seeing your natural lip colour peeping through your lipstick. Read Product Review

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Sleek Matte True Colour Lipstick in Russian Roulette
Epiphannie Says
The Sleek Russian Roulette True Colour Matte Lipstick is a matte red lipstick with a vitamin E formulation to help keep lips feeling hydrated. 
Pro's
Great Pigmentation
Con's
Very Dry Texture
Stains Lips
Where To Buy

 

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Paint in Stripped Brown (213)

What I adore about the L’Oreal Paris Stripped Brown Matte Lip Paint is that it does not feel like a true matte liquid lipstick. This liquid lipstick is more of a lipstick mousse that comes with a comfortable, hydrating matte finish that is very opaque and very pigmented. Read Product Review

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L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Paint in Stripped Brown (213)
Epiphannie Says
The L’Oreal Paris Stripped Brown Matte Lip Paint is a liquid lipstick mousse with a comfortable, hydrating matte finish, that is very opaque and very pigmented.
Pro's
Very Comfortable
Opaque Coverage
Cushion Effect On Lips
Con's
Scented
Where To Buy

Essie Nailpolish in Ring In The Bling (523)

The Essie Ring In The Bling polish is very winter appropriate. It has the exact finish that it not uncommon with crimson, red tinsel although I do think it looks more like a molten, blue-toned, ruby red as it catches the light in a very enticing way.

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Essie Nailpolish in Ring In The Bling
Epiphannie Says
The Essie Ring In The Bling Nailpolish is a molten, blue-toned, ruby red that catches the light in a very enticing way.
Pro's
Opaque Formula
Molten Glow
Where To Buy
 

Essie Nailpolish in Be Cherry (524)

I’m not exactly blown away by the Essie Be Cherry Nailpolish as I think I can dupe this shade in my personal nailpolish collection very easily. I could even go as far as saying that you could even find a shade very similar to Be Cherry within the Essie range.
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Essie Nailpolish in Be Cherry
Epiphannie Says
The Essie Suit & Tied Nailpolish is a bright crimson red with a creamy finish.
Pro's
Opaque Formula
Nice Shine
Con's
Colour Has Been Done . . . repeatedly
Where To Buy

 

Essie Nailpolish in Suit & Tied (525)

I can’t decide if I love the Essie Suit & Tied Nailpolish  or not, as I’m become so used to wearing bright colours over the last few weeks so wearing a nude nailpolish makes me feel a little muted but that doesn’t stop this shade from being gorgeous.

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Essie Nailpolish in Suit & Tied
Epiphannie Says
The Essie Suit & Tied Nailpolish is a sand beige nailpolish with a creamy finish.
Pro's
Opaque Formula
Nice Shine
Where To Buy

 

Essie Nailpolish in Social-lights (526)

When Essie designed this metallic slate, grey nailpolish, they really tried to ramp up the Essie Social-lights Nail polish’s prettiness by embedding orange, green flecks to give it an amber glow but unfortunately it just looks a little like dirty snow.

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Essie Nailpolish in Social-Lights
Epiphannie Says
The Essie Social-Lights Nailpolish is a a slate grey nailpolish glistening with amber warmth
Pro's
Looks Great In Reality
Con's
Thin Coverage
Need 3 Layers
Where To Buy

 

Essie Nailpolish in On Your Mistletoes (527)

I don’t know if I’ve been watching too much American Christmas movies but isn’t mistletoe meant to be green? I feel like the Essie On Your Mistletoes Nailpolish might have missed the mark a little bit and joined the wrong family for Christmas dinner!

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Essie Nailpolish in On Your Mistletoes
Epiphannie Says
The Essie On Your Mistletoes Nailpolish is a dense, Oxford blue nailpolish with a metallic finish.
Pro's
Easy To Apply
Opaque
Con's
Easily Duped
Where To Buy

 

Essie Nailpolish in New Year New Hue (528)

I’m not the kind of person to go for violet nails but if I was ever going to cross over to the Ribena side of life this winter, then the Essie New Year New Hue Nailpolish would be my first choice as it looks so gorgeous and vibrant against my skintone

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Essie Nailpolish in New Year, New Hue
Epiphannie Says
The Essie Suit & Tied Nailpolish is a rich magenta purple with a creamy finish.
Pro's
Opaque Formula
Nice Shine
Where To Buy