So if you are following me on instagram (if you’re not why not! haha kidding) you would know that this early afternoon Mister DHL has finally arrived with my parcel. It sparked lot of oohs and ahhs on my instagram! It came in the early afternoon, I tweet, I swatched, I edited and blogged! All in a day, phew!
You would already know from the title where this whole post is going! Sephora + Pantone Universe has termed the Colour of the year 2012, tangerine tango! Honestly I was really intending to get this, however I caved in and honestly I am glad I did because it is gorgeous! :’)
I’ve not used any products from Sephora, I usually do not like ‘home brand’ products, haha I am a little bit biased like that and they are usually not very well made. However I did my fair share of research and have heard how great the products are so I thought, why not give them a chance!
Okay enough of the ramblings, let’s get on to what you guys want to see, the swatches! Do be prepared for picture overload, I just had to it was so gorgeous
Honestly the box is soooo heavy, I paid quite a bit for shipping because of how big, bulky, heavy it is! A little unnecessary to me actually. Though I must admit it is really quite pretty and I was impressed.
Ummm, yeah just trying to show you how HUGE the box is. LOL! Very big right?
When opened *gasp* It has a SUPER DUPER thick plastic on covering it hence the glare you see.
After removing the plastic, everything in it’s own compartment.
I have a weakness for things that come in sets!
Each product has the colour of the year or in some cases inspired by colour of the year.
Okay! Let’s move on to each individual products shall we?
First up, the eyeshadow quad. It opens and closes the way the Inglot palette does, with the magnetic clasp which I really really love! Don’t try opening it the usual way because trust me it won’t, just slide it and it opens!
I love how Carnelian looks because it’s just so well done and appealing to look at!
Swatches without a base, they are nice creamy easy to apply colours. I have not tried them on my eyes so I am not sure on how they wear however the colours look well balanced though I wish there was a brown colour instead of Sparrow. Nevertheless Sparrow is a gorgeous colour which when applied lightly can work in the place of a brown, it might have more dimension too being a plum colour.
The blush duo made me really excited, since I don’t have many matte blushes and this is a matte blusher + colour of the year with shimmer!
Everything has the cute spirals which I really like. Sephora describes Coral as Colour of the year + gold shimmer & Desert flower as a light orange matte.
Prisma Chrome Blush in Apricot Brandy. This I was really not that excited for, it just looks a little blah however when swatched it actually looks really glowy and has a slight gold hint which I adore! It is not powdery at all, it glides on really nicely when swatched. I think this would make an awesome highlight though it was promoted as a blush.
Swatches without a base. I really love the cheek products and I am really excited to try them out!
After I swatched Coral from the duo there seems to be abit of fall out, so there might be a bit of fall out when applied, however I think it’s not excessive and can be worked around.
Colour of the year Creme Lipstick. I love the lipstick ALOT!!! I like the packaging, it has a magnetic snap (I know there is a high end brand that has it too, not sure which one though). The colour of the lipstick is not something which I would gravitate to, but honestly I am not scared to try! It has a sheer finish but it is very buildable!
Color of the Year Lip Gloss comes with a doe foot applicator. Needless to say, the colour is absolutely gorgeous and it is very pigmented too! It does have tiny shimmer bits so if you dislike shimmer you might not love this. However the shimmer make it look sooo gorgeous on the lips, it is slightly tacky but not sticky. The little gold shimmer will still stay on your lips even after the gloss fades away.
The flat doe foot applicator, which I prefer in comparison to the usual doe foot applicator. It has a scent but I really can’t put my finger to it. It is not an unpleasant scent by any means, it has a bit of a fruity scent and even after application I can still get a tiny whiff of the scent.
Color of the Year Eyeliner in Tangerine Tango Twist. I honestly find it a tad weird to get a tangerine colored eyeliner! I might try this on my lower lash line (I am not sure if you can use this in the waterline), when I can use eyeliner again. It is very creamy and soft when swatched it glides on easily, however with easy application comes how lasting will it be on my lids? That’s something we will discover in due time.
Swatches without a base. The lip colours are stunning aren’t they?
Tangerine tango 2012. I love you!!
Retails for USD$68 + the crazy shipping, it amounted to about S$120ish which I feel is really worth it. For 6 products, some products which have more than 1 colour (blush duo & shadow quad) it is really really worth every penny. I was soooo skeptical about ordering a Sephora brand product but I have no regrets. I love most of the products and would definitely be using them You can even order the set and share them with your sister/mother/girlfriends, especially if all of you like different stuff!
Being a BeautyJunkie, the word limited edition always gets me in a terrible way, this being limited edition meant I need it in my life & I am really glad I do Will I only use this in 2012, definitely not! I think I will be getting good use out of this set!
Colour of the year 2012 – Tangerine Tango, for you? Everyone should have some tango in their life!
P.S. After seeing my instagram picture, one of my readers asked me to open a sephora spree! If you are interested please email/tweet me okay!
You girls are so awesome Spree opened! Click here!