This Throw Back Thursday doesn’t go back too far, but it features the colour orange which is appropriate for Halloween coming up. Just 3 years ago, Sephora partnered with Pantone (the universal colour authority) to promote the colour of the year. In 2012, the colour was Tangerine Tango:
It’s a deep reddish orange that translates well into a variety of cosmetics products including blush, eye shadows, lipsticks and nail polish. Not being able to pass up anything limited edition, I bought this quad:
Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year – Eyeshadow Quad
Firstly, the packaging. This really drew me in – when I purchased this, I had not gotten my hands on the Inglot Freedom System palettes yet, but now that I have the Inglot, it’s quite apparent that the Sephora packaging is a complete replica of that.
The colours in the quad are all shimmery, clockwise from upper left corner:
Sparrow: sooty deep brown (satin)
Pavement: charcoal with silver shimmer (more like glitter)
Scallop Shell: light peach shimmer
Carnelian: burnt orange with warm shimmer
This quad cost CAD $34 and contains 2.2g of each shade for a total of 8.8g of product, and was made in USA. It’s a fantastic value and pretty good quality. The two darker shades on top were slightly drier compared the bottom two but not bad overall. The only issue preventing it from being a standalone palette is the absence of a matte transition type shade, but it’s not a huge deal. I like wearing Sparrow in the crease, Scallop Shell for inner highlight, and Carnelian in the center of the lid for a pop of colour.
The 2012 Sephora + Pantone colour of the year Tangerine Tango was followed up with:
2014: Radiant Orchid
I will say here that I’m quite gutted that I missed out on Marsala this year, I really really wanted that blush trio palette. But I made a promise to my No-Buy, so I didn’t get it! 😉
Have any of you bought any of the Sephora + Pantone items? Any predictions what Pantone’s 2016 colour could possibly be? I’m thinking something golden / mustard or blue! 🙂