My sister finally sent me one of my cosmetic packages two weeks ago, and inside was the Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Collector's Edition set (including some of my purchases over the last few months).
Color description from left to right: Scallop Shell, Carnelian, Sparrow, Pavement.
Scallop Shell: A pale pink satin.
Carnelian: A soft orange-coral with tiny gold shimmers.
Sparrow: A dirty browned purple matte.
Pavement: A black satin with silver sparkles.
From left to right: Desert Flower, Coral, Apricot Brandy.
Desert Rose: Is the soft matte mamey pink.
Coral: A shimmery, deeper mamey with gold flecks.
Apricot Brandy: A coral/apricot with chucks of gold glitter.
I'm a huge lover of blush, so I was really looking forward to trying these blushers out. Out of the two, the blush duo was my favorite. The two blushes are creamy in texture, pigmented and luminous. The Prisma Chrome Blush, on the other hand, lacks pigmentation and is pure sparkles...not a fan of this product!
From left to right: Tangerine Tango Twist, Tangerine Tango Cream.
Tangerine Tango Twist: A beautiful shimmery blood orange with pink and gold flecks.
Tangerine Tango Cream: A glossy semi-translucent bright tangerine orange.
Tangerine Tango Twist was a happy surprise. This eyeliner is very soft, creamy, glides on smoothly, smudge-proof, and last all day! Tangerine Tango Cream is an intense creamy, rich, moisturizing lipstick. Regrettably, this lipstick was a miss for me. I found that it slipped all over my lips throughout the day, sliding off my lipline, and leaving me with glossy bald spots.
From left to right: Tangerine Tango Vivid, Tangerine Tango Glaze, Tangerine Tango Opal, Tangerine Tango Luminous.
Tangerine Tango Vivid: A opaque creamy neon safety vest orange.
Tangerine Tango Glaze: A translucent tangerine with shimmers.
Tangerine Tango Opal: A semi-sheer tangerine with pink and gold shimmers.
Tangerine Tango Luminous: A deeper tone semi-sheer tangerine with gold shimmers.
I really enjoyed these lip glosses! All four colors are vivid and pigmented (even the sheerest formula). Also, they are non-sticky, and comfortable on the lips. I love the color variation of these lip glosses.
Dior Diorskin Nude Glow Healthy Glow Complexion Enhancer in 001.
Dior Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup in 31.
Shu Uemura Hard Formula brow Pencil in Seal Brown.
Color of the Year Blush Duo ( Desert Flower on the cheeks with Coral on top).
Mac Mineralize Concealer in NW20.
Nars Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base.
Color of the Year Eyeshadow Quad:
Scallop Shell (highlight the inner corner and brow bone).
Carnelian (in an angle, on the inner 1/2 of the the lid and crease).
Color of the Year Prisma Chrome Blush in Apricot Brandy (placed over carnelian to intensify the color).
Sparrow (in an angle, on the outer 1/2 of the lid, crease and lower lash line).
Pavement (applied lightly in the outer corner).
Color of the Year Eyeliner in Tangerine Tango Twist (on the waterline).
Sephora Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara.
Color of the Year Lipstick in Tangerine Tango Cream.
Color of the Year Lip Gloss in Tangerine Tango Vivid.
I paid $68.00 for this set, and I have to say that the products did not live up to their price point nor my expectations. For me the star pieces in this set would have to be the blush duo, the eyeliner, and the lip glosses.
The Sephora + Pantone Color of the Year Collector's Edition set originally retailed for $68.00, but is now available for $48.00 on sephora.com
Have you tired anything from the Sephora + Pantone Universe Collection?
Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.