April 6, 2012

Sephora Crystal Gloss Flushed, Golden Embrace, Forbidden Move, Passionate Dance Swatches

A little Sephora Crystal Gloss today in tangerine inspires shades, yes?

I know, I know, I’ve forced fed you plenty of Pantone madness over the last two weeks.

Do you love it?

Or is the Color of the Year simply not your shade?

I’m trying to pull it off but honestly peach and coral works better for my skin tone than tangerine orange but hey, who’s to say I can’t wear it? It’s the fun you have attempting to pull it off that makes things exciting.

I was goofing around with Sephora Crystal Gloss last night in the newly released selection of tangerine inspired shades that they released celebrating the Sephora + Pantone Universe collaboration.

These seem to be turning into very wearable shades but I’m still in my testing phase so I’ll reserve judgement until I finish up.

Here’s a few swatches to whet your appetite.

(Forbidden Move, Golden Embrace, Passionate Dance, Flushed)

At $14 each in four wearable shades of peachy tangerine goodness, these are so far proving a nice little selection of yay shades for the Summer ahead.

Review on the way!

Available now at Sephora and Sephora.com

Did you haul any of them?

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‘.

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  • Sarah S.

    These look great, esp. Forbidden! I wonder if it’s a dupe of Nymphette?

  • Kim

    I have flushed. It is a pretty shade that was recommended to me as a way to tone down the Pantone creme lipstick. However, it does not smell very nice,

  • Savannah

    Oh my gosh, Forbidden reminds me of Orgasm in gloss form (even though they have one in gloss form, this just screams dupe to me)!

  • Naomi

    I really do love you Muse :D. I’ve been looking for swatches of Golden Embrace, since the collection launched! But now I am also liking Passionate Dance :(. Do you own the blush/bronzer duos too? And lastly to answer your question “The Color of the Year” is my color (its my favorite color… orange) and I have dark skin too lol.

    • the Muse

      yay glad you’re loving the color too naomi, the color of the year is absolutely gorg ;-D you mean the new ones let’s dance? if that’s the one you mean the review is upcoming tonight, I schedule it last week for posting today ;-D Love ya back hun!

  • Midwest Maven

    “It’s the fun you have attempting to pull it off that makes things exciting.”

    This is so true Muse – you hit the nail on the head!

  • Majick

    My fav is Golden Embrace! Yes, yes I am embracing Tangerine! πŸ™‚

  • Shamim

    forbidden looks like a great duochrome but I haven’t seen any of these in the european sephoras!
    been dying to swatch the chrome eyeshadows too….=(

  • Emily

    i hate the color orange, muse! HATE HATE HATE it. lol i know its trending for this season, but i cant stand it! haha however, these dont look too bad πŸ˜›

    • the Muse

      awwwww! ;-D it’s not the most easiest shade to pull off eh Em?

  • Ryou

    Would you say Golden Embrace is similar to Dior Orange Pareo, Musey?

  • Michelle

    Even I succumbed to the orange trend and bought an orange toned Jordana lipgloss this weekend. I told myself–hey, it’s $1.99, it can’t be too bad. It’s more of a deep orange color rather than a “hunter safety orange” so I think it’s it’ll be pretty wearable, plus the gloss will be sheer anyway. And if it looks ghastly on me $1.99 is not going to break the bank.

    Forbidden Move is actually a color I’d consider wearing–it’s got a lot of nice shimmer.

    • the Muse

      high five Michelle ;-D good on you. hey for 2 bucks you can totally work it ;-D