Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Sephora + Pantone Universe

Sharing a strong passion for how color can transform a face, mood or even an attitude, Sephora, the leading beauty specialty retailer, and Pantone LLC, the global color authority, have created an extraordinary partnership to change how you wear, feel and think about color. Launching in spring 2012, Sephora + Pantone Universe delivers insightful color forecasting, timely trends and powerful seasonal product collections – available exclusively at Sephora. 

“Our beauty expertise has united with Pantone’s unparalleled color knowledge to become one authoritative voice at the forefront of color trend products,” said Margarita Arriagada, Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Sephora.  “Through our partnership, you’ll be introduced to products that inspire experimentation and reawaken your own passion for color.”

“As the world’s color authority for nearly 50 years, partnering with a world-renowned beauty retailer like Sephora just made sense,” said Lisa Herbert, Vice President of the Fashion, Home and Consumer Division at Pantone. “Together we bring fashion-forward color trends, innovative marketing and technology know-how to beauty customers, instilling the confidence and creativity to choose cosmetic colors that suit their every mood.”

To celebrate the launch, Sephora + Pantone Universe proudly present the first-ever Color of the Year (COY) beauty collection featuring the 2012 Color of the Year, PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango, a vibrant orange reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset. “Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenalin rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy,” noted Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. 

“This collection allows for on- trend, uninhibited expression, while being exceptionally wearable,” says Gilbert Soliz, Lead Artist for Sephora PRO. “Whether she is looking to create a bold look featuring Tangerine Tango, or if demure trend expression is more her style, the collection allows for customized wearability.”

The collection is featured in sleek, minimalist packaging inspired by the iconic PANTONE® Chip, combined with Sephora Collection’s high performance product formulations. The lipsticks, eye shadows and blushes are embossed as a nod to the voluptuous, rounded shape of a tangerine and its layers. Discover the evolution of color with theSephora + Pantone Universe 2012 Color of the Year Capsule Collection and see how vibrant Tangerine Tango transforms your look with playful textures and finishes that effortlessly compliment eyes, cheeks, lips and nails.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Capsule Collection

The most covetable cosmetics from the collection are featured in the Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Collector’s Edition, $82. Included are the Color of the Year Eyeliner, Eye Shadow Quad, Prisma Chrome Blush, Blush Duo, Crème Lipstick and Lip Gloss.

Color of the Year Crème Lipstick, $22 - This creamy, silky finish lipstick is the ultimate luxury. The chic componentry is sleek and stunning with a satisfying heft, while the gel-based formula adheres to lips instantly to offer long lasting color and all-day wear. 

Color of the Year Lip Gloss Set, $24 - This fluid lip gloss leaves lips with a smooth and comfortable shine, with four different finishes to customize your look.

Color of the Year Eye Shadow Quad, $34 – Four rich powder shadows compliment any look and are expertly harmonized to complement each other. Apply wet or dry, depending on the color intensity you desire.

Color of the Year Eyeliner, $26 – This set of three coordinating eyeliners in Tangerine Tango, Brown and Black, offer highly pigmented, long wear formulations that apply evenly and adhere instantly. The automatic pencil design allows for precise lining.

Color of the Year Prisma Chrome Blush, $19 – With a revolutionary formula, this high definition blush glides onto cheeks easily, delivering a soft, luminous sheen.

Color of the Year Blush Duo, $31 - Light, yet creamy to the touch, this transparent powder offers optimal adherence and a natural wash of color as a result to the micronized pigment formulation.

Color of the Year Nail Color Set, $29 – A collection of four polishes with different finishes (crème, shimmer, glitter, matte) for a customized nail statement.
SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Tangerine Tango 17-1463 Brush Set, $82 - This prestige makeup brush set includes five high-quality brushes with synthetic bristles that are saturated in COY. Complete in a custom, white acrylic stand, this brush set provides you with the brushes you need to create any look: Round Powder Brush, Foundation Brush, Concealer Brush, Crease Brush and Shadow Brush.

SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Tangerine Tango 17-1463 Makeup Bag, $34 - A woven, luxury cosmetic bag that conveniently fits all your beauty needs whether you are at home or on-the-go.

SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Tangerine Tango 17-1463 Faux Lash Set, $34 - A collection of four luxurious, COY-inspired fashion lashes presented in a beautiful white display gift box.

SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Tangerine Tango 17-1463 Eyelash Curler, $22 - This pinch-proof eyelash curler is designed for precision and comfort, and engineered exclusively for Sephora. This COY color-matched lash curler also comes in its own luxe box that doubles as a stand, perfect for traveling.

The Sephora + Pantone Universe 2012 Color of the Year Capsule Collection is available now at Sephora stores and for a limited time only. 

The stand-outs from this collection for me would be the lipgloss set, eyeliner set, and those eyelashes! I don't think I could ever pull them off, but they would be so fun to try out! I also really love that makeup bag! Have you picked anything up from this collection yet? :) 


  1. oh em gee these lashes are sooo soo cool! really amazing
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  2. I saw some of this at Sephora the other day and it looks so fun!

    Jayme @ HLNC

    1. I agree! I think this collection would make great gifts since it is so fun (for yourself or for a friend!)

  3. Great post, love the colours used in this collection :) I hope you will follow my blog :)


    1. Thanks, I think it's a really fun collection!
      I actually already follow your blog xo

  4. Woah! Those eyelashes are insane! Definitely a statement piece :)

    1. Totally agree! I would need somewhere very fun to go if I were to wear these :)


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