I’ve decided to do several reviews on the new Sephora + Pantone Collection but prior to that I wanted to do a mini review of sorts spotlighting the Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Collector’s Set.
This review will point out some key features to the set but won’t really concentrate on the quality, performance, and wear time of the products since I have a review planned for each of the items included in the set. I’ll be doing those reviews over the next week. So if I don’t discuss the main specs of the product you’ll know why.
Let’s take a look at the set.
Many of you have either purchased or are deciding on whether or not to indulge in the Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Collector’s Set. I think some of you have reservations about the set because you want the blush perhaps and the eyeshadow palette but aren’t keen on perhaps the lipstick and liner or gloss.
I will say, this is a huge value. Every single piece (The gloss is small but generously sized), right down to the eyeliner, is a full size product. $68 is an incredible savings versus purchasing each item separately for much more. So it may feel like a waste to indulge, but you are saving money if you do so and getting some extras that you may or might not use in the lot.
For example, say you want the blush and eyeshadow palette only, that will set you back $54. Why not just put in the extra $14 and indulge in the set which includes gloss, lipstick, eyeliner, and another blush? All for $14 more.
Purchased separately the entire kit would set you back $118. Why not get it all for $68? The only thing Sephora failed to include in the set was a nail polish so this is truly a complete set.
Now that I discussed the value I’ll move on to the packaging. Sephora spent a good deal of time with the packaging here. Everything has a very luxury feel. The lipstick has a weighty metal casing, the palettes feature an artist palette style packaging which allows for the entire lid to be removed during application, and the stark white simplicity of the compacts are flawless. One thing you do have to be aware of is the palettes on the blush duo and the eyeshadow palette aren’t travel friendly. They have a completely removable magnetic cover which will come off easily should you toss it into a makeup bag.
Now the colors are incredible. I think the intimidating, difficult to wear shades would be the lipstick, liner, and gloss. However, the peachy coral goodness of both the shadow palette, blush duo, and single blush are gorgeous and quite remind me of a NARS Orgasm-like shade. I love shades like this on my cheeks!
The set is truly a masterpiece. I hate to say go out and buy it just because it’s beautiful but indeed that’s one good reason to indulge. If you favor shades like NARS Orgasm or glistening shades of peach like Tarte Glisten, you’ll be delighted with the options in this set. And hey, even if you don’t use the lipstick or gloss, these are nice extras in an overall, great value!
I’ll be discussing the formula, pigment, quality, etc…of each product shortly but I hope you enjoyed some of my thoughts on the Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Collector’s Set. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it.
Available now at Sephora and Sephora.com
Muse Approved for purchase, that one goes without saying eh?