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Spring Makeup Inspiration

Spring Makeup Inspiration

It’s a Makeup Wars Monday! Today I’m sharing some Spring Makeup Inspiration with you. I’ve got mostly new products mixed with some of my tried and true favorites. I’ve swatched it all for you, too! All products are cruelty free and many are vegan.

Spring Makeup Inspiration

This post contains a mix of press samples and products purchased by me.

Honest Beauty Eyeshadows

Honest Beauty Everything Makeup Palette, Forest Green, Soft Sand Swatches
Honest Beauty Everything Makeup Palette, Forest Green, and Soft Sand Swatches

 Honest Beauty Heather Mauve, Ocean Blue, Sable Brown, Smoky Greys

 Honest Beauty Heather Mauve, Ocean Blue, Sable Brown, Smoky Greys swatches
Honest Beauty Heather Mauve, Ocean Blue, Sable Brown, and Smoky Greys swatches

Honest Beauty Eyeshadow Trios and LE Palette – $25 & $35
While I don’t have my review finished on the Honest Beauty eyeshadows, I just HAD to share swatches with you. Honest Beauty launched in February of this year at Ulta, and I bought every single one of their eyeshadow palettes to review. Most of the shades are good, a few have to be built up. The Ocean Blue palette is my favorite. All swatches are on primer. Honest Beauty products are made without parabens, paraffins, silicones, sodium lauryl sulfates, petrolatum, mineral oil, talc, or synthetic fragrances.

  • Heather Mauve – dusty mauve, deep plum, shimmer shell pink
  • Ocean Blue – iridescent teal, navy blue, silver shimmer
  • Sable Brown – soft stone, light bronze, vanilla cream
  • Smoky Greys – slate grey, soft black, taupe shimmer
  • Soft Sand – neutral brown, rich espresso, and champagne shimmer
  • Forest Green – iridescent blue-green, moss green, khaki shimmer
  • Everything Makeup – Charcoal Shimmer, Pewter Shimmer, Everyday Canvas, Champagne Shimmer, Bronze Shimmer, Truly Thrilling creme blush, Mulberry Kiss, Honey Kiss lip colors

The Forest Green trio was the worst performing of all the eyeshadows, which surprised me. Ocean Blue and Soft Sand are the best, in my opinion.

Urban Decay Afterglow Blushes and Highlighters

Urban Decay Aura highlighter with Fireball blush
Urban Decay Aura highlighter with Fireball blush
Urban Decay Sin highlighter with Fireball blush
Urban Decay Sin highlighter with Fireball blush

Urban Decay Afterglow Blushes and HighlightersUrban Decay Afterglow Blush and Highlighter swatches

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighters and Blushes – $26
I wanted to share some favorite new blush and highlighter combos with Urban Decay. The ONLY highlighters that I’ve been wearing since they came out have been the UD Afterglow highlighters. Aura is the one I reach for the most but Sin is also lovely. (See UD Summer 2016 or check out my visit to UD’s Headquarters)

  • Aura (highlighter) – iridescent light pink
  • X-Rated – medium pink
  • Obsessed – light pink
  • Quickie – bright blue pink
  • Sin (highlighter) – champagne
  • Score – pinky peach with gold shimmer
  • Fireball (highlighter that I wear as blush) – peach with pink shift
  • Kinky – light peach with gold shimmer
When it Comes to Makeup do You Like Pastels?
Wearing Colour Pop Marshmallow

Spring Lipsticks

Spring Lipstick Swatches with Too Faced Unicorn Tears Layered on Top
Too Faced Unicorn Tears layered on top of the shades with stars

Spring Lipstick Swatches

Spring Lipsticks
I’ve got several shades from mild to wild to share with you, mostly from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. So you should see a shade or two to fall in love with! As always I highly recommend using a lip pencil under your lipstick. I primarily use OCC Colour Pencils, Urban Decay 24/7 Lip Pencils or Colour Pop Lippie Pencils.

  • Notoriously Morbid Oleander ($12) – a vivid, warm pink with gold shimmer. (try UD Native or Obsessed)
  • Life’s Entropy Orbital ($8) – a dark metallic navy blue. (v) (try Colour Pop Petit Four)
  • Urban Decay Menace ($22) – fuchsia pink matte (try UD Firebird or Bittersweet)
  • Too Faced Pitch Perfect ($22) – fuchsia berry matte (try OCC Hoochie or UD Bittersweet)
  • Too Faced Unicorn ($21) – rich red-toned purple matte (try OCC Hoochie or UD Bittersweet)
  • Too Faced Unicorn Tears ($22) – sheer purple base with blue iridescence (try Colour Pop Brills)
  • Nudestix Belle ($24) – pink nude matte
  • Tarte Yaassss ($20) – lavender purple matte (v) (try Colour Pop Brills or UD Bittersweet)
  • Tarte Adorbs ($20) – hot pink matte (v) (try OCC Anime or UD Firebird)
  • OCC Rime ($16) – pale turquoise with gold shimmer (v) (try Colour Pop Petit Four or OCC Pool Boy)
  • OCC Indrid ($16) – opalescent grey with pink duochrome (v) (try OCC Lydia)
  • OCC Magnolia ($16) – warm blush pink matte (v) (try UD Native)
  • OCC Wasabi ($16) – opaque bright chartreuse matte (v) (try OCC Feathered)
  • OCC Lily ($16) – true lavender matte (v) (try Colour Pop Brills)
  • OCC Artifact ($16) – bronze with metallic copper pearl (v) (try OCC Pennyroyal)
  • Colour Pop Marshmallow ($6) – greyed out lavender (v) (try Colour Pop Marshmallow or Petit Four)
Hot Pink Hair for Spring
Wearing Urban Decay Aura + X-Rated, Honest Beauty Smoky Greys, OCC Hoochie pencil + Too Faced Pitch Perfect

Too Faced Unicorn Tears is fun. It’s a color that’s really meant for layering. I will be experimenting with it but I had to share a few examples of it layered on top of swatches.

I updated my hair to hot pink for spring (you can see the details here). I’m embracing full on brights between my lips and my hair. The smoky grey eyeshadow works perfectly with just about any of the lipstick colors shown here, and I think they set off my eyes nicely.

What do you think about this Spring makeup inspration? What are your favorites? Let me know below!

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  • Just adore that Ocean blue trio – exactly my colours. Now if I didn’t have the Spectrum palette, I would go crazy for this. Thank you for the review, it is great.

  • Two of the UD blushes are really nice (X Rated, Aura) and I’m drawn to UD Menace. That bright pink hair color is great. I like the prior shade but the pink looks amazing with your complexion.

  • I’m normally a natural look girl but I’m loving the mauve and blue shadows you got going here. Of curse I’m also loving all of the lip colors. So many pretty things to try.

  • So many goodies! Can’t wait for your thoughts on Honest Beauty–your swatches are beautiful. Too bad the quality is so hit or miss. Think I need OCC Magnolia!

  • I’m super curious to see your Honest Beauty review. I picked up a few items (luminizer, creme blush, concealer) and so far I’m not feeling it. I think I built it up in my head too much so I blame myself and will press on! Lately you are making me want to stock up on some UD and OCC. And I absolutely love the looks you are doing lately. Your skin, makeup, hair….you are rocking it all!

  • Every single item and color is a knockout. The Honest Beauty shadows look great. Honest Beauty’s makeup reviews seem much better than the skin care reviews I’ve seen. I’m lusting over that Forest Green trio.

  • U look so pretty. Love the pink. I love that ur such a cool mom. I am not that brave trying to to keep the grey at bay. U have the Best taste in colors. I love Blushes. Don’t have UD yet! But have drooled over the Geen Stepani Blush palette so bad. But can’t afford it. My hubby has been out of work for months because of oil issues r country is having right now. I am Cancer Survivor/ Fighter for 13 yrs. I am Cancer Free at this time. But I’m disabled from yrs of fighting and side effects that cause a whole new issues. But makeup and this Beauty keep my mind on Better things. I love watching ur videos also. I have hooded eyes. Thanks for all u do.

  • So pretty! Thanks for doing the blush Highlighter combos-I like to layer, like use different blushes together, a light highlighter over blush/blush over cream blush. Aura is definitely my favorite!!! And the lip swatches are stunning! Magnolia I really love, it was out of stock temp. at Beautylish I need to go back and check-The TF Melted Matte shades are lovely esp Pitch Perfect in general perfect is really pretty, and the Nudestix, is that their Matte Lip and Cheek or a different lip product-? I just tried a Matte Revolution Lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury(it was that previous ltd shade I was telling you about, Miss Kensington, it’s a lighter pink, but the texture for a matte is really amazing, you may like another shade. And I totally agree the Honest Ocean Blues are so pretty!

    • YEs the Nudestix is the lip and cheek. I haven’t tried any of the Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks but I do hear they are amazing.

      • Cool thanks, I saw some of the shades at Beautylish they looked nice , I really like Nudestix, the shade you swatched is pretty! They are, I was fortunate to have Beautylish contact me to say that they had a small batch in of that shade Miss Kensington, that pink nude that I wanted so purchased it-it was from that “Retro” kind of collection they had a while back- they wear beautifully, you don’t need to really prime your lips like with some mattes. Very soft and supple and they smell great and they do last. BL has some other shades in stock(really nice shade range!), and the CT site of course and Nordstrom I believe. I’m planning on trying the foundation and one of her Rock N Kohl liners which I’ve heard are really nice-I’ll let you know how they work out/link you to the Instagram post once I have them!

      • I have a look I’m going to post later on Instagram that includes the CT matte revolution in Miss Kensington it , it’s a lighter pink nude(but you can amp it up with a liner) I’ll link you to it, @phyrra:disqus ! But I think the current shades you would love even more.

  • I love this post. So many swatches to ogle. I’m seriously wanting UD Aura but am having trouble justifying it. I’m glad to see your Honest swatches since I’ve been so curious about the items. UD Unicorn Tears would make me very happy.

  • OMG, I haven’t been to the Ulta store in a couple of months. I must go and see if the Honest Beauty products are in my store. So beautiful! And so is your new hair – love the color and the waves!

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