Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Cream Lipstick in Tangerine Tango Cream (available here) - $18 An extra-smooth, creamy lipstick that glides on with a bright, tangerine-inspired hue, Tangerine Tango Cream is inspired by the Pantone Color of the Year for 2012.
|Wearing Sephora + Pantone Colour of the Year Lipstick in Tangerine Tango Cream|
The packaging is amazing - feels heavy, is a white casing with a magnetic snap close mechanism that feels really classy. The lipstick itself has parallel ridges running along the side, and the design adds to the overall appeal.
|Sephora + Pantone Universe Tangerine Tango Cream Lipstick - Swatch|
So, what's my verdict on the Sephora + Pantone Tangerine Tango Cream lipstick? "It's complicated!" The lipstick is creamy and goes on sheer but can be easily built up for more vibrant colour. What I have an issue with is that it tends to go on slightly streaky, especially if my lips aren't in their best condition (which they usually aren't!). I use a lip brush to apply most of my lipsticks, so it's not that much of a problem, but it's still quite obvious up close. There's also a slightly strong smell to it which could bother people who prefer less fragranced cosmetics. It's a fun colour to try out (mostly at home if you are anything like me :P :P), but at $18, I would rather buy something more affordably priced.