March 3, 2015

Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Cooling Multi-Stick Review & Swatches

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Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Cooling Multi-Stick ($25) is new, limited edition highlighter that launched with the Sephora + Pantone Spring 2015 Collection. I actually hauled this when it originally launched but it arrived broken, I returned it, but was unable to get another one because it sold out! When I originally posted about the the Pantone Color of the Year for 2015 there was a lot of dislike expressed for the shade so it surprised me that this year’s Sephora + Pantone Makeup Collection sold in such record time!

Sephora has teamed up with Pantone since 2013 and it all that time I can’t say any of the collection sold as quickly as the Marsala one did.

Anyway, needless to say I was on the hunt for the Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Cooling Multi-Stick to add my collection and find it recently in store (actually I find a few so maybe Sephora is restocking finally?!).

Let’s take a look!

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The Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Cooling Multi-Stick comes housed in a chunky rose gold swivel up stick that houses 0.63 oz of product. I said it in a few of my past reviews but I really like this packaging. Even the outer packaging and box is cool! The stick comes in a ombre box with a clear window that gives the illusion of the stick being suspended in mid air. It’s a really nice presentation.

Although I imagine Sephora envisioned the Marsala Cooling Multi-Stick as more of a highlighter I’ve been using it as a blush. Sephora calls it a hint of Marsala for cheeks but for me it’s more of a coppery shimmery red and not so much the wine color that is marsala. If you can get past the fact there isn’t anything wine or berry about the color you’ll likely love this color!

Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Cooling Multi-Stick

The product applies sheer but it’s actually really easy to build on. It felt a little gritty when I applied it but maybe I was imagining things. None the less it applied easily enough, blended out smoothly, and left behind a rather cool luminosity with a hint of a coppery flush. It actually seems to set to a sort of satin and wears quite strongly for around five hours on my drier skin. I like but tend to avoid blush sticks or cream blushes because they wear a shorter time on me but this wore quite well for me! Granted it wasn’t all day wear but it was decent wear.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Stick

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Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Cooling Multi-Stick swatches

Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Cooling Multi-Stick Swatches

As far as cooling I didn’t really experience it myself but I read a few reviews that mentioned the stick feeling very refreshing when applied!

All in all the Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Cooling Multi-Stick is the perfect way to get a hint of a sunny glow on cheeks. Come Summer this is going to look fabulous paired up with your favorite bronzer!

I suspect we haven’t seen the last of these sticks as I imagine the Sephora + Pantone Universe Summer 2015 Collection will include something similar to this!

It’s not available online but the Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Cooling Multi-Stick seems obtainable as I was lucky enough to find it! Perhaps call around to your local stores or even out of state (they might consider shipping from another locations) if you really want it!

Keep your eyes peeled on Sephora.com for more marsala goodness come Summer.

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Do you own the Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Cooling Multi-Stick?

What did you think of it?

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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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  • Naomi

    I have this and I love it! I wasn’t sure I would because I am very fair and I thought it would either be too dark or too brown, but on me it shows up as a luminous, natural flush that is perfect for waking up my complexion on a rushed makeup day. It lasts well on me, too, feels cooling (but not menthol-y), and blends easily over my foundation.

  • Carol G

    I bought this the day the collection launched because I figured it would go quick. I really like it. The color is beautiful, imo, and I do think it feels cool when applied. You are right, it will be gorgeous in the summer!

  • Gillie

    I picked this up back in January, and I adore it! I had to ask for this at my Sephora, because they had packed up the display. So, even if the website says there aren’t any in stock, it might be worth a call to the store to see if they have anything on hand.

  • Fancie

    I’ve been wanting this for a while now! I wish I would have just ordered blind because the time swatches and reviews rolled out it was sold out online. I haven’t really spotted it in stores either. Hopefully Sephora restocks because it’s so beautiful!

  • Majick

    This is a very pretty color. I agree I think it will be dynamic in the summer.

  • TwirlyGirly

    Okay, Muse…DISH! What do you know you’re not telling us???

    • TwirlyGirly

      Darn….that was SUPPOSED to include a quote from your post:

      “Keep your eyes peeled on Sephora.com for more marsala goodness come Summer.”

      THAT is what I was referring to!

    • Isabella Muse

      haha not at liberty to say but it should be awesome promise 😀

  • Kristen

    Please tell me that the marsala eyeshadow palette is coming back since it sold out so soon…

  • Bea

    We don’t have this collection in Spain 🙁 It looks really good!

  • Katherine T.

    I like the Marsala color, but so bummed Sephora’s Marsala line runs so warm, and a lot of the products sold out quickly too

  • Monica

    Have the Marsala lipstick & it’s my go to (I wore it yesterday). Marsala seems to go a little pink on my which I’m fine with. I might have to hunt for this on Ebay or check Sephora again. I’m loving the idea of more Marsala goodness!!

  • TwirlyGirly

    Hey Muse….Any word on whether the Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Summer 2015 Collection you mention in this post will be released? Seems kind of strange there hasn’t been a word about this collection anywhere – and it’s already June!

    • Isabella Muse

      there won’t be one sadly from my understanding! Looks like it’ll be a new Fall release though but I can’t confirm 🙁