I debated myself for a moment about the lack of Marsala-like shades in the Sephora + Pantone Marsala Layering Lip Collection but finally just admitted that I actually liked it was a selection of nude colors, most of which, worked for me.
Let’s take a look!
Sure, the Sephora + Pantone Marsala Layering Lip Collection will prove disappointing if you’re looking for Marsala shades of color in this set because, sadly, they is only one:( On the upside it is a nice selection of nude wearable shades that very in color intensity and finish. All of which happen to contrast very nicely with Marsala!
Sephora packages this up in a translucent ombre marsala shaded slide out box with the pencils all have metallic rose gold barrels. Visibly the packaging is simply stunning to say the least. The set includes five, 0.06 oz twist up chubby lip pencils.
Sephora + Pantone Marsala Layering Lip Collection
Sephora + Pantone Marsala Layering Lip Collection Swatches (Marsala, Dusty Cedar, Canyon Clay, Rose Dawn, Muted Clay)
Apparently these are formulated with hyaluronic filling spheres for plumping, as well as resveratrol, an antioxidant derived from red wine grapes. The finishes vary from shade to shade so you get some glossy colors, some mattes, and some creams. I found out of all the shades the most pleasant formula the shade Marsala which had a nice balminess and a high sheen shine much like the formula and texture of Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm. Some of the other shades weren’t as pleasant such as the mattes which weren’t really terribly drying but weren’t hydrating or balm-y either. I find the shades are sheerer but the build decently enough. I find the mattes and creams aren’t terribly flattering on my drier lips as they accentuate dryness but with gloss on top they look incredible. They wear for around three hours, sometimes four depending on the shades and they do not have a fragrance or flavor!
You can easily mix and match shades to create ombre looks or new colors. I like how natural and pretty the shades are! Some of the shades aren’t fab without gloss on top (like Rose Dawn) but become completely wearable and very natural with a little clear gloss on top!
Sephora + Pantone Marsala Layering Lip Collection (Canyon Clay)
Sephora + Pantone Marsala Layering Lip Collection (Dusty Cedar)
Sephora + Pantone Marsala Layering Lip Collection (Marsala)
Sephora + Pantone Marsala Layering Lip Collection (Muted Clay)
Sephora + Pantone Marsala Layering Lip Collection (Rose Dawn)
I admit the Sephora + Pantone Marsala Layering Lip Collection doesn’t have the greatest chubby lip pencil formula out there but I find myself not minding much. I just really like this set for some reason and with little tweaks I find the formula very flattering and wearable! I love all the shades in the set as well. Yes, there are better chubby pencils formulas out there but I still really enjoyed the Sephora + Pantone Marsala Layering Lip Collection and I’m happy I purchased.
Would I recommend it?
Probably not as the formula might prove disappointing for many. I do suggest swatching and playing a little in store though as you might just like these as much as I do.
The Sephora + Pantone Marsala Layering Lip Collection is available now at Sephora and Sephora.com.