Sephora + Pantone Universe Color Cube Lid Stain Review & Swatches
Loving the new Splash eyeliner from Tarte’s Summer Collection? Check out the Sephora + Pantone Universe Color Cube Lid Stain…! I know you will LOVE it. This bright emerald beauty can be used as a cream eyeshadow or a liner.
You must get it!
Sephora + Pantone Universe Color Cube Lid Stain ($16) is a bright jewel shade of emerald (Pantone’s Color of the Year) that works as a powerful creamy eyeshadow or a striking eyeliner.
It is packaged full of pigment kids so a little goes a long way. The formula is creamy and very emollient with a super quick dry down formula so you have to work fast to get this into place. This is a challenging formula to use but might just be worth the effort because the color is stunning once applied correctly. I will warn you though it does have a staining effect on eyes that worried me but a little elbow grease and some good oil based eye makeup remover helps to whisk it away quick enough!
I ran into uses using it as both a shadow and a liner. As a shadow it sets very quickly which doesn’t leave room for a ton of blending or building. The color applies easy enough but likes to glide and slide around lids as you work at blending it which means you’ll want to add more color on to build the intensity. The faster set time doesn’t really have room for building so you have to work quickly to get it into place. As an eyeliner it has an easy to apply formula with a tug free application however, it’s SO very creamy that it tends to apply patchy and parts of my lash line show through thus I have to go back and re-apply another layer to get the smoothest finish.
With these hiccups some of the effort might not be worth your time especially if you’re rushing about in the AM to apply makeup however, the color is so strikingly beautiful, so intense, and so pigmented it MIGHT just be worth the issues.
I’m not going to lie, it’s gorgeous, problems and all!
It’s available now at Sephora and Sephora.com
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