“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.” -Gwyneth Paltrow

Sephora + Pantone Color of the Year Collection: Tangerine Tango

One of the benefits of having pasty white skin with neutral undertones is the fact that I can wear almost any color. My skin is, literally, a blank canvas for makeup. I can do warm or cool, bold or subdued. Which is good for me since I'm incredibly fickle and easily bored and I like to mix it up a bit. So this year when Sephora announced it's Color of the Year collaboration with Pantone, I was pretty stoked to see it was...orange. Why, you ask? Because there really isn't much orange out there in the world of makeup. Coral, yes. Salmon, you bet. Peach, of course. But flat-out orange? Finally, a color I don't have in 200 incarnations already!

I chose the Collector's Edition set because it included pretty much everything I wanted, with the possible exception of nail polish. Sadly, I work in a kitchen during the school year, so for 9 months out of the year I'm not allowed to wear polish, so missing out on the four amazing lacquers didn't hurt as much as it otherwise might have.

The Collector's Edition has all the color you need to create a lovely tangerine look.

Left to right: Eyeliner in Tangerine Twist; Eyeshadow Quad in Scallop Shell, Carnelian, Sparrow, and Pavement; Prisma Chrome Blush in Apricot Brandy, Blush Duo in Coral and Desert Flower; Creme Lipstick  in Tangerine Tango Creme; and Lip Gloss in Tangerine Tango Luminous. 

Clockwise from top left: Sparrow, Pavement, Carnelian, Scallop Shell

Apricot Brandy

Coral and Desert Flower

Tangerine Tango Creme

Tangerine Tango Luminous

The collection is bright, happy, and totally hot. I love to mix and match the textures for different looks. The products are high-quality and apply and wear well. I'll be reviewing the items separately over the next week or so, but for now...enjoy the sneak peek!


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