January 3, 2013

Sephora + Pantone Universe 2013 Color of the Year Pantone Emerald Capsule Collection

I don’t have images yet but I did get a press release for the next Sephora + Pantone Collection featuring Pantone 17-5641 Emerald, the color of the Year for Spring 2013.

I promise to follow up with images as soon as I can but here are some details!

Sephoraa and Pantone proudly announce the 2013 Color of the Year beauty collection featuring Pantone 17-5641 Emerald, available exclusively at Sephora. Sharing a strong passion for how color can transform a face, mood or even an attitude, Sephora and Pantone continue to change how you wear, feel and think about color through the second annual installment of this radiant and modern Color of the Year beauty collection. The launch of 2012 Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango, created record breaking results for the retailer, with fans purchasing a Tangerine Tango item every six seconds during the month of launch. In 2013, Sephora invites you to discover the color of positive energy and possibility, and open your eyes to the power of Emerald.

“Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum. Emerald, a perfectly balanced green, is a mix of warm and cool, which makes it so versatile and flattering to many skin tones,” noted Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world.“

Inspired by the many facets of a gemstone, this collection features Sephora Collection’s high performance formulas in modern packaging, designed by SEPHORA and inspired by the iconic Pantone Chip. Each eye shadow, blush, eye liner, lip gloss, mascara and nail polish offers unique finishes like matte, metallic and lacquer to capture the sparkle and play off light unique to an Emerald, the perfect green – blue hue.

“What I love about this year’s Color of the Year collection is it’s electrifying and modern. Emerald evokes power and possibility, which are two things women should feel when they wear makeup,” said Sephora Pro Lead Artist Gilbert Soliz. “Sephora  once again challenges women to envelope themselves in the trend color, from subtle effects to bold saturated statements, Emerald will energize the way you think and feel about color.”

The 2013 Color of the Year Emerald Collection $68
A comprehensive collection of Emerald beauty.

  • Color Grid Eye Shadow Block in Bionic
  • Color Code Prismatic Shadow
  • Color Cube Lid Liner Stain
  • Lightspeed Glitter Dust
  • Graphic Sculpt Waterproof Jumbo Eyeliner
  • Color Watt Highlighting Mascara

Sephora Colorbyte Lip Wands $24
This lip gloss set offers four unique shades, textures and finishes, leaving lips with a smooth and comfortable shine.


  • Touch of Emerald (clear with Emerald sparkle)
  • Crocus (lacquer lilac)
  • Georgia Peach (lacquer peach)
  • Cameo Brown (lacquer nude)

Sephora Color Grid Shadow Block $26
Features three color-coordinating eye shadows – this trio allows you to create a variety of on-trend beauty looks


  • Bionic-Emerald, White Alyssum and Crown
  • Eclipsed-Emerald Glitter, Amberlight and Olivine
  • Elemental-Emerald Shimmer, Appleblossom and Camel

Sephora Color Code Prismatic Shadow $22
A revolutionary, water resistant high pigment cream formula for the eyes that goes on easily and lasts all day.

Sephora Color Cube Lid Liner Stain $16
A 3-in-1 mousse cream that can be used as a shadow, cream liner or lid stain.

Sephora Lightspeed Glitter Dust $14
A pot of pure Emerald loose glitter, give your look a subtle shimmer or layer for a powerful pop.

Sephora Graphic Sculpt Waterproof Jumbo Liner $17
Features a proprietary long wearing easy glide formula, with a luminous shimmer finish.

Sephora Graphic Lift Liquid Liner $17
Features a flocked tip applicator and long-lasting formula in metallic shimmer finish.

Sephora Graphic Etch Waterproof Eyeliner $17
This retractable pencil features a waterproof easy glide formula in a soft Emerald pigment finish

Sephora Glitter Strobe Eyeliner Set $18
This four piece Emerald eyeliner set features finishes in glitter, iridescent, metallic and matte.

Sephora Color Watt Highlighting Mascara $18
A richly pigmented mascara in Emerald in a matte finish, wear alone for full color expression or add to tips for a flash of color.

Sephora Color Theory Sculpting Blush $24
The perfect blush duo to compliment any Emerald color accents featuring Dusty Pink and Pink Mist.

Sephora Color Charged Graphic Lacquer $10
The richest pigment of Emerald in a high gloss lacquer finish.

Sephora Mini Graphic Effect Lacquers $18
A collection of three mini polishes featuring finishes in Emerald (clear with Emerald glitter), shimmer (Emerald and silver) and matte metallic.

Sephora Emerald Tip Nail Ring $22
The perfect accessory to embrace the 2013 Color of the Year – make a nail jewel statement with this ring, featuring an Emerald and crystal tip.

Sephora Color Contour Face Brush Set $68
This 8 piece brush set with stand provides you with all you need to create any Emerald look: Highlighting Fan Brush, Face Contour Brush, Angled Liner Brush, Short Smudge Brush, Cream Shadow Brush, All Over Shadow Brush, Crease Shadow Brush and Smudge Brush (all synthetic).

Sephora Spectra Blend Eye Brush Roll $20
A 3 piece mini travel brush in a magnetic pouch features an Angled Blush Brush, Eyeshadow Brush and Shadow Blending Brush (all synthetic)

Sephora Color Block Beauty Box $38
A hard cosmetic case featuring a removable travel box and organizing compartments.

Sephora Prismatic Glitter False Lashes $10
Luxurious black false lashes featuring a strip of emerald glitter.

Sephora Color Sculpting Kabuki Brush $22
The perfect travel size kabuki brush (synthetic).

Sephora Emerald Compact Mirror $18
A must have travel mirror for touchups, two sided featuring 3x magnification.

Unfortunately I have absolutely no images to share as of yet but promise to update very, very shortly.

The Sephora + Pantone Universe 2013 Color of the Year Pantone 17-5641 Emerald Collection will be available at Sephora stores and Sephora.com beginning March, for a limited time.

Anything you must have?

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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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  • Cindy Ramirez

    Sounds very very interesting. I’m a little bummed there isn’t a LimeCrime-esque emerald lipstick (A girl can dream right?) and what the heck is a lid stain? That just sounds scary!

  • Amy

    I wish they would make an emerald blush and opaque lipstick/lipgloss. I’d be sooooo happy!

  • Debster

    Typing in all caps doesn’t come close to how excited I am about this collection!

  • Kelsey

    “Color Cube Lid Liner Stain”? Oh gosh… I just made a Scooby Doo face. Not sure how I feel about staining my eyelids but this just sounds SO COOL!!! Super excited now, thanks for the heads up!

  • K.B.

    Let’s just say that my makeup no buy isn’t going to last as long as I was hoping it would. There are so many products that I’m interested in, but I’m too lazy to scroll up and down to type everything out. lol I’m very excited for the product images, though (that usually helps me decide against a lot of products I’m initially interested in). Thanks for the info!

    • the Muse

      my pleasure kb!!!!! I dunno how anyone goes on a no buy girl! that would prove impossible for me ;D

      • K.B.

        It was more of a panicked declaration I made to my mom when she went through all my makeup and said (out of intense jealousy, I’m sure) if I bought any more makeup she was going to go through my stash and take some off my hands.

        I really am trying to not buy any makeup until April/May when I buy makeup for the summer. I’m pretty excited about Sephora’s birthday gift this year, so really I’d only make it to next month without buying something (if I can make it that long – I REALLY want the Too Faced Boudoir Eyes palette).

  • Tennyoceres

    Yes, yes, Yes YES YES *YES* **YES**! Oh holy hell I’m sounding like those old Herbal Essences commercials.

    Sephora has really stepped up with their in-store brand makeup. Packaging, formula, everything. I’m going to renew my VIB status in no-time at this rate.

  • 00trayn

    I have emerald green eyes and dark red hair, so needless to say Emerald is my absolute favorite color! I CAN’T WAIT! I already have like 10 green eyeliners and several green eyeshadow palettes (plus lots of green eye shadows in other palettes). But what’s a few more?!

  • Megan

    Emerald green has been one of my favorite colors for as long as I can remember! I’m so excited for this collection! I’ve been more of an Ulta girl lately but I think this collection might turn me back to a Sephora girl:)

  • Kay

    Oooh, thanks for the info. I bought a green bag on sale and was wondering if I should keep it. Wondering no more!