March 7, 2012

Sephora + Pantone Universe Collection You NEED this!

Christ on a pogo stick…is Sephora reading my beauty mind? I absolutely love peach, orange, coral…LOVE…so it’s exciting that an orange-y tangerine shade was selected as Pantone’s Shade of the Year and it’s even MORE exciting to lay eyes on the new Sephora + Pantone Universe Collection.

United by a passion for color, Sephora and Pantone combine their expertise to become beauty’s leading authority on color. Sharing an affection for how color can transform a face, mood, or even an attitude, this breakthrough beauty partnership will change how you wear, feel and think about color. You’ll be introduced to playful shades that will inspire experimentation and exhilarating new products you’ll impulsively want to sweep on. It will reawaken and reinvigorate your own passion for color—or ignite a newfound love. Join us in celebrating Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango!

My God!

Every single piece of this collection will be mine.

Take a look and try to disagree with me about NEEDING it all!

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Blush Duo $26
This micro-fine pressed-powder duo delivers unprecedented wear in combination with extreme comfort and color purity. The spirited color combination was inspired by the Color of the Year and each shade can be worn alone or layered for a contoured look. Light, yet creamy to the touch, this translucent powder is packed with brown seaweed extract to keep your skin soft and supple. Smooth away fine lines and blemishes with a veil of natural coverage and give cheeks a warm, energized flush.


  • Coral, Pantone #16-1539 (pinkish orange with gold shimmer)
  • Desert Flower, Pantone #15-1435 (light orange matte)

Sephora + Pantone Universe Tangerine Tango Faux Lash Set $28
Dramatic, bold, and beautiful—make a statement with this collection of three feather-lash sets. The splashes of orange and red weave into the elegant, black lashes for a spark of color every time you bat your eyes. Each set comes with clear adhesive for easy application.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Cream Lipstick $18
Get a seductive, stylish smile with the vibrant color packed into this lip formula. Proven to smooth, protect, and hydrate, this créme leaves lips luscious to the touch without compromising brilliance. Glistening pearls beautify lips with a lightweight texture you’ll love to wear day into night. Inspired by the Color of the Year, the exclusive shade Tangerine Tango Cream (PANTONE #17-1463), comes in a sleek, white component with unique, 3D embossing.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Nail Enamel Set $24
Flaunt a variety of gorgeous nail looks in the 2012 Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango, with this set of bold polishes. Adorn your fingers and toes with the vivacious reddish-orange in four different finishes, from creamy and matte, to glitter and shimmer. The rich color provides beautiful payoff with just one coat and the formula is formaldehyde-free. Combine polishes to create your own unique design and dance your way into the New Year with this spirited shade.


  • Tangerine Tango Cream, Pantone #17-1463
  • Tangerine Tango Shimmer, Pantone #17-1463
  • Tangerine Tango Glitter, Pantone #17-1463
  • Tangerine Tango Matte, Pantone #17-1463

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Lipgloss Set $24
Get a new dimension of gloss with this lacquered lip color that promises infinite depths of crystal reflections. The moisturizing formula will leave lips looking and feeling perfect, while the hypnotic shine creates a constant play on light. The set includes four spirited hues inspired by the Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango, in four must-have finishes. Hydrating and long-wearing, these energized glosses sculpt the lips so they appear perfectly shaped, plumped, and pretty.


  • Tangerine Tango Vivid, Pantone #17-1463 (tangerine)
  • Tangerine Tango Luminous, Pantone #17-1463 (tangerine with shimmer)
  • Tangerine Tango Glaze, Pantone #17-1463 (tangerine with gold shimmer)
  • Tangerine Tango Opal, Pantone #17-1463 (tangerine pink with gold shimmer)

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Prisma Chrome Blush in Apricot Brandy (warm pinky orange) $16
This revolutionary blush combines all the best features of baked, powder, and cream formulas, releasing perfect color and a texture that lays on cheeks like a second skin. Easily blendable and buildable without being powdery, this unique blush leaves an unbelievably polished finish. The warm shade, Apricot Brandy (PANTONE #17-1540), was inspired by the Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango, and will light up the apples of your cheeks with a spirited glow.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Tangerine Tango Brush Set $68
A stunning set of brushes with vibrant, tangerine-colored bristles.

This set contains:

  • Powder Brush
  • Blush Brush
  • Foundation Brush
  • Shadow Brush
  • Crease Brush

Sephora + Pantone Universe Tangerine Tango Eyelash Curler $18
A beautiful eyelash curler dipped in vibrant, tangerine-inspired color.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Eyeshadow Quad $28
Transform your eyelids into pure silk with these creamy, lightweight shadows. Micronized pigments deliver rich color and unprecedented blendability to ensure comfort and a flawless, luminous finish. The brilliant shades were inspired by Pantone’s Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango—a juicy, vivacious orange sure to brighten your day. Shadows range from creamy matte to a frosted shimmer, each promising bold color that lasts. The palette’s ultra sleek design is a nod to the iconic Pantone chip and the unique embossing is an architectural interpretation of a tangerine’s voluptuous, layered shape.


  • Scallop Shell, Pantone #12-1010 (nude)
  • Carnelian, Pantone #16-1435 (orange)
  • Sparrow, Pantone #18-1404 (plum)
  • Pavement, Pantone #19-3900 (black glitter)

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Collector’s Edition Set $68
Vivacious, radiant, and enticing—experience this luxurious collection of gorgeous formulas that are sure to brighten your look and your mood. This expansive set of six is ideal for creating a full face that beams with a spirited, enlightened glow. Flush the apples of your cheeks with the warm hue, give your smile a juicy shimmer, and your eyes an energetic pop of color with this set, all inspired by the exuberant Color of the Year—Tangerine Tango. Each product is housed in an ultra-sleek architectural design as a nod to the iconic Pantone chip, making this collection both a stylish and exotic addition to your makeup bag.

Set Includes:

  • Color of the Year Eyeliner in Tangerine Tango Twist
  • Color of the Year Eyeshadow Quad
  • Color of the Year Prisma Chrome Blush
  • Color of the Year Blush Duo
  • Color of the Year Créme Lipstick
  • Color of the Year Lip Gloss

Sephora + Pantone Universe Tangerine Tango Makeup Bag $28
Store all of your beauty favorites in this sleek and stylish bag that glows with Pantone’s Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango. The roomy compartment fits all your necessary makeup and accessories and the double zipper feature allows for easy access. The bag is made of high-quality faux leather, soft and luxurious to the touch, and the front is adorned with an intricately woven pattern for an extra splash of charm.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Eyeliner Set $22
Easily define the eyes with this collection of eyeliners that boast rich color and extra-smooth application. The non-tacky formula glides on with a melting sensation and contains silicone resins and volatiles to make sure the bold pigments stay budge-proof from morning to night.


  • Tangerine Tango Twist, Pantone #17-1463 (orange)
  • Chestnut, Pantone #19-1118 (brown)
  • Meteorite, Pantone #19-4008 (black)


What a dreamy collection!

There isn’t a single item I don’t want from this collection. The blush, the shadow palette, yes, yes, yes!

I think I’m on the verge of a makeup orgasm.

What do you think?

Me thinks you NEED it.

Available shortly at Sephora and

Can’t come soon enough for me.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  • Angela

    I’m really loving all the tangerine this year too! This looks like a gorgeous collection. I’m definitely going to keep my eye out for those blushes.

  • Tracy

    I know! What a fabulous idea from Sephora finally!! I can hardly wait to get this!

  • Phyrra

    I felt the same way when I saw it earlier today! I totally agree with you!

  • Trillium

    These are terrible colors for me, but the brushes and the lash curler? THOSE rock. 😀

  • Soo

    wow, those lashes and lipstick look amazing. I’m so ready for warm weather to finally arrive, getting really tired of the fluctuating cold!

  • Agata

    It does look amazing! I am into tangerine/orange/peachy shades this spring too. I cannot wait for this collection.

  • Noelle

    Sephora has really “stepped up” their game with all these new items!

  • Chels

    So excited when I got this email from Sephora. I am so so so on this!!

  • Daniela

    oh my god…crap. I’ve been making MAJOR Hautelook,, UD, ulta, Beauty Army, Beauty Fix, etc hauls and I had managed to avoid Sephora so far (even though I WANT that Unzipped palette). Looks like I’m just going to go broke and live in my bathroom petting all my pretty products(is that a creepy image?)
    I really want the collectors edition set..I think a tangerine blush sounds so exciting..and most new maeup shades fail to excite me what I mean?

    • the Muse

      totalllllllllly a little burned out makeup wise Daniela but THIS got me hyped!

  • Littlecreek

    These colors look beautiful, I just wish I could wear them. 🙁

  • Maggie


  • Lemony Licks

    I want that lipstick! Orange eyeliner sounds so good too.

  • Julia

    I cannot disagree……………….:0
    The Graphic Designer in me just went orange beserk!

  • Tracy

    When is this coming out ?!?! The blushes are mine !! I hope they will get it in Canada…

    • the Muse

      I THINK tentatively March 22nd but you can purchase the lipstick already if you’re a VIB insider.

  • JenJ

    I WONTS THIS!!! Got the vib email about the lipstick being available. I was that set though!!!! Gorgis! I think I want the nail polishes too. I’m supposed to be on a beauty no buy BUT I’m jumping all over this when it’s available!

  • crissylex

    Is it just me or is the Sephora packaging for the blush duo and e/s quad
    resembling Inglot’s packaging? Could it be magnets that hold
    the lids as well? Regardless, I’m so going to order the collection.

  • Jes

    When I got the email from Sephora, I gasped. The gift set and the gloss set are on my shopping list. This may be their most exciting launch yet. So freaking excited!!!

  • Majick

    I got the email for the lippie and LOVED it – I didn’t order yet and I”m glad I didn’t because the set for $68 looks awesome. I wish they would have included a mini nail color with it. LOL

  • ManicuredSlayer

    I just ordered the lipstick today and can’t wait for the nailpolish and lipglosses!! The only thing, IMO that would make this better is if everything was scented/flavored tangerine!! lol

  • Andrea

    Oh, I’m so excited about this one! I’ve definitely fallen in love with orange over the past year. The Pantone site has a bunch of other Tangerine Tango-colored goodies too. I’ve been lemming the mug, and now I’m lemming all this too!

  • LeAnn

    The packaging is all AMAZING, so much chic-er in real life than I expected! And the textures are beautiful too (:

  • Adrienne

    Hi! Frequent peruser of your site, first time poster 🙂

    Im actually really disappointed with this collection. As a graphic designer I have been DYING, DYYYYING for this to release, and was looking forward to crazy bright Tangerine Tango blush and eyeshadows, true to the pantone shade and artistic, and I expected creative or at least inspired packaging. The boxes are cool, the packaging of the actual product is insanely blah and doesnt really reference or speak to Pantone as a brand at all.
    I’m also super annoyed because I called my sephora and they said they heard it was coming in April, and sephora was supposed to send me email updates about the release, i signed up for them, never got a one. 🙁

    That being said, I will still most likely get the lipstick and the glosses, lol

    • the Muse

      hi adrienne thanks so much for the post. So sorry to hear you’re disappointed! I’m loving this one, def need it all 🙂

  • Lola

    Hiiii Muse, do you know if everything on the set is full size? I got the VIB email as well, but accidentally deleted it so I can’t get back to the site ( I browse the internet via phone only so can’t access trash bin-_-‘). If it is, I might as well fork over the $68 and get a few extra products right? Usually my way on saving money even though I’m spending more…o.o sorry for rambling.

    • the Muse

      hi loli the gloss is mini, all else full size. there’s a link right in the post that points to the entire collection, all you have to do is click it. Hope this helps.

  • Kim

    I ordered the lipstick when I got the email from Sephora. Not the best color for me but so pretty. I hope the blushes come to my store, not everything comes to the smaller Sephoras, so I can try them out (either that or a review from the Muse). 🙂

  • yelena

    Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Eyeliner Set $22

    ^^^ my favorite eyeliners, but can’t find them anywhere! Sephora discontinued them I guess. Chestnut is my absolute favorite brown eyeliner. Can’t get anything like it, not even from MAC. grrr