Best of 2016

Another year has come and gone. I’d only started this blog a few months before the New Year but already I’ve collected some amazing colours and amazing products. These are the ones that I’m happy to have in my collection and will be used over and over again.

Gone Swatching xo

Adorn Cosmetics

Natural Red

This was by far one of the best I tried from Adorn Cosmetics. The formula is creamy and the colour is beautiful and soft. I feel that it changes how it looks with different lighting.




Gorgeous and versatile colour that wears very glossy with more. It’s still comfortable and not as slick as a lipgloss. It’s a very unique colour.



The shimmer in this works very well to give your lips dimension and the colour is stunning.



This spark of orange is so wearable and perfect for the warmer seasons.


Ere Perez


Perfect as a balm, with a hint of pink but with the staying power of lipstick


Juice Beauty


A mix between a berry and a cabernet shade, the formula is also really nice and moisturizing. Even if applied lightly as a stain, it doesn’t leave your lips feeling tight.



A great, neutral every day colour of mauve pink. It feels quite mature and grown up.


Ilia – Lipstick Crayon

Come Undone

Nothing more I can say than it’s the perfect nude for me.


Iko Iko

Gorgeous bronze that can be added to other colours to give some interest




Lavish has shimmer and feels like a colour you’d wear when you’re dressed up. The formula wears very glossy when there’s more on but it doesn’t feel drying if you use it as a stain.



This one feels more natural but can be built up to very glossy and classy deep plum red.


*All the previously mentioned products are vegan. The following products are not vegan*


Madam Mina

Beautiful neutral light mauve nude that gives a hint of difference to the typical pink nude.


In Paradise

This is the type of pink coral I want for my lips. Not too orange, but bright enough to be a fresh pop of colour. Feels lighter than a matte lipstick.



African Nights

I will never stop raving about this true red. It’s so stunning. It’s not a true blue based red that is unflattering on warmer skin. It’s opaque, the formula is so nice and not heavy or matte.




I love the red from Noyah, and this is the perfect burnt orange red. It’s surprisingly the most flattering colour I tried from Nudus and is also softer than true red


RMS Beauty


Beautiful ‘My Lips But Better Colour’ and can be built up to a rich, burnt rose. More is better I think because it feels more comfortable


So many colours to try and a whole new year to try them! Good luck for the New Year everyone!

If you want more information regarding individual products, use the links:

Axiology Lipstick Review and Swatches – Devotion, Infinite, Virtue, Instinct and The Goodness

Ere Perez Rich Olive Oil Lipstick in Gala and Real Rosehip Lipbar in Nude – Review and Swatches

Ilia Beauty Tinted Lip Conditioners Review and Swatches – Bombora and In Paradise

Ilia Beauty Lipstick Review and Swatches – Limited Edition Shades: The Brides, Lucy’s Party and Madam Mina

Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Satin Lip Cream Review and Swatches – Syrah and Cabernet

Ilia Beauty Lipstick Crayon Review and Swatches – Dress You Up, Iko Iko and Come Undone

Nudus Lipstick Review and Swatches – 27 Dresses, Naked, Bittersweet and Fairy Tales

Adorn Cosmetics Mineral and Organic Lipstick Review – Dusty Pink, Berry Pink, Coral, Deep Red, Natural Red, Rustic Mocha, Natural Pink

Noyah Lipstick Review and Swatches- Hazelnut Cream, Deeply in Mauve and African Nights

Gressa Lip Boosts Review and Swatches – Regal, Lavish, Bare and Radiant

RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek Review and Swatches – Illusive and Modest

6 Comments Add yours

  1. GiltsandGlamz says:

    Your blog is beautiful 😍


    1. Gone Swatching xo says:

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you like it xx

      Liked by 1 person

  2. I thought I knew all the natural lipstick brands but that red from Noyah is new to me. I’ll have to go check them out!


    1. Gone Swatching xo says:

      It’s probably my pick for everything – opacity, true red, formula and price. The packaging is also beautiful! Tell me if you try it and like it too!


      1. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be stocked in the UK so it might be some time before I get to try!


      2. Gone Swatching xo says:

        That’s no good. I bought mine from US. Postage was reasonable and it didn’t take too long


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