Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Collection (Tangerine Tango) Swatches

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Collector's Edition Set (available here) - $68

A six-piece set of exhilarating products for eyes, lips, and face, all inspired by the exuberant Color of the Year - Tangerine Tango. Each product is housed in an ultra-sleek architectural design as a nod to the iconic Pantone chip, making this collection both a stylish and exotic addition to your makeup bag.

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Sephora sure knows a thing or two about building up the anticipation - their website has been showing the Sephora + Pantone Collection for about a month now, but it was available for sale only recently.  I did a lot of fill-the-basket before finally settling on the collector's edition which had most of the products released with this collection (no nail colours or false lashes) at a price that was definitely lower than buying each product separately.  The UPS guy delivered the set in a HUGE box today, and I just couldn't wait to start clicking photos.

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Color of the Year Eyeliner in Tangerine Tango Twist
Color of the Year Eyeshadow Quad
Color of the Year Prisma Chrome Blush
Color of the Year Blush Duo
Color of the Year Créme Lipstick
Color of the Year Lip Gloss
The packaging of this is a classy white with a Pantone chip pattern on one side.  It's a heavy, sturdy box with the six included products nestled carefully inside.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Colour of the Year Photos/Swatches

Color of the Year Eyeliner in Tangerine Tango Twist

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Color of the Year Eyeshadow Quad

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Color of the Year Prisma Chrome Blush

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Color of the Year Blush Duo

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Color of the Year Créme Lipstick

Sephora Pantone Universe Colour of the Year Collection - Tangerine Tango Cream Lipstick

Color of the Year Lip Gloss

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With a name like Tangerine Tango, there was no way this set was going to turn out tame!  I just got it today, and I haven't used any of the pieces beyond the swatching.  The packaging of the products is fabulous - the eyeshadow and the blush duo are packed similar to the Inglot palettes with tiny magnets at the corners.  So far, my favorite has been the Colour Prisma Blush - it's what I wanted to pick initially and just goes to show how sometimes the first instinct is the right one :P  Detailed reviews/FOTDs in a bit after I figure out how to use some of these products :D