It's been a while since I have done a swatch/review post so today I am going to change that. I'm sure most of you have heard the buzz surrounding the collaboration between Sephora and Pantone Universe to create a makeup collection in the color of the year. For some reason I loved this idea, and had to get a few items from the collection (posts on the rest of my purchase to come).
As with most luxury cosmetics, the packaging is usually decadent and this polish set is no different. It comes in a gorgeous box with the polish set in foam. I usually purchase drugstore priced makeup, but it's definitely fun to splurge on something like this every so often.
So if you haven't guessed by now, the Pantone Universe color of the year is a bright, saturated orange shade called Tangerine Tango. I hardly go for orange nails because it's not always flattering, but this shade is VERY wearable because of it's reddish undertone.
This set includes a glitter, matte, creme, and shimmer version of Tangerine Tango. As a note, the square tops pull of to reveal a smaller, easier to use brush handle.
First up is Tangerine Tango Creme. This is actually more of a creme/jelly hybrid. This baby has amazing shine without topcoat! This is about 3 coats here. I love the juicy, summery look this gives.
Next is Tangerine Tango Shimmer. YES PLEASE! Seriously, how gorgeous is this? This is 3 coats here. I am so in love with the shimmer flecks. I think it's one of my favorite finishes in a polish.
This is Tangerine Tango Glitter. This was the main reason I wanted this set. I had never really seen a glitter this color before. This has orange and coppery glitters that give it amazing dimension. This polish just glows! I can't wait to wear it as a pedi once I have a tan. haha This polish started out thin, but the longer it was open the thicker it became. But that 's pretty normal for a glitter. Below is 3 coats.
And finally here is Tangerine Tango Matte. This had a fabulous formula for having a notoriously difficult to work with finish. This didn't dry too fast before finishing a smooth coat. Below is 2 coats.
So even though this set has basically all the same color in it, there is a great variety with the finishes that make it appealing. Since this is such a great color for summer, I can see myself using these polishes often. I really hope to see more collections like this each year because the idea is so fun!
You can purchase this set as well as other makeup items from the Sephora + Pantone collaboration in Sephora stores and at Sephora.com for $24.
So what do you think of this set? Do you like the color of the year?