I’ve been having so much fun lately making makeup swatches. It’s always good to keep a catalogue of styles, products, and brands that you’re dedicated to and use often. Especially when people ask you for advice or need the know-how of applying their own products it’s always very useful to whip out your little pocket book of swatches to give them the 411.
The lips swatches pictured above are some of my favorite spring shades all containing red or pink tones. I was inspired by a lot of the floral things I’ve been visualizing lately so I decided to stick strictly to colors found during spring within nature.
// From Top To Bottom - Left to Right //
Revlon- 405 Silver City Pink
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics- Matte lip tar in Digitalis
MAC- A47 Pink Nouveau
Covergirl- 400 Temptress Charmeuse
Kat Von D- Matte lipstick in A Go Go
Revlon-720 Fire and Ice
MAC-AB0 Lustre in Lady Bug
Sephora- Rouge Cream Lipstick in Crush 23
Sephora + Pantone- Tangerine Tango Cream
Sidenote: The Kat Von D and Sephora + Pantone shades are a lot more orange in real life. For some reason it’s hard to capture the color via camera. The red shades are also much more true to the primary red than the slightly pinkish one you see here. So although not entirely accurate it’s pretty darn close and you get the general idea.
Another fun thing you can do with your newly made swatches (especially lip swatches) is frame them. They make great decorations for your creative space or vanity area and you can change them depending on season or color scheme. I’ll present a small example later of a neutral based swatch compilation I hung up in my studio.