Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sephora Pantone Universe Lipstick and Modern Watercolors Palette - Review and Swatches

Good Afternoon Beauties,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday.

I just finished filming two Youtube videos that will be posted next week on the Sephora + Pantone Universe Collection for 2016.

In case you haven't heard, I have started a Youtube Channel. You can find me under Tiffany In Makeupland.

I am so excited to announce that I have two videos up already and have filmed another 4 for next week.

Now on to the subject at hand...

Here is the first out of the 2 from the 4 items from the collection that I picked up, it is the Rose Quartz Color of the Year Layer Lipstick ($18).

Rose Quartz is the Pantone Color 13-1520.

And the Modern Watercolors Palette ($39).

The back of the box has all of the Pantone Color classification names (codes) for all of the shades in the palette.

A closer look

The products out of their packaging.

A closer look at the Rose Quartz Lipstick.

A look at the inside of the Modern Watercolors Palette.

A closer look at the shadows.

Swatches of the Rose Quartz Lipstick.

Swatches of the Modern Watercolors Palette

Row 1 from left to right - The second shade is Rose Quartz.

A closer look at row 1.

An even closer look at row 1.

Row 2

A closer look at row 2.

An even closer look at row 2.

Row 3 - The last shade is Serenity.

A closer look at row 3.

An even closer look at row 3.

The final row

A closer look at row 4.

An even closer look at row 4.

All swatches were done on my bare arm.

Each swatch was done about 2-3 times to build up the color.

In some cases the swatches may have been done on my slightly damp arm as I was removing the previous swatches with a baby wipe before swatching the next row.

My review of these products:

I will start with the good part first, The Modern Watercolors Palette.

I like it ( I gave it a medium or middle thumbs up in my Youtube video).

The shades are light and pastel and do need to be built up for the greatest color payoff.

They would work better with a primer and a base underneath them. A same colored base would give you the greatest color payoff.

The mattes are more pigmented than the shimmers. The shimmers are gorgeous and I have no complaints about them.

For the mattes, I did notice some fading after 4 or 5 hours as you will notice in a couple of my Youtube videos.

The shades are hit and miss, but definitely can be worked with.

Do I think these are the best eyeshadows out there? No, I don't.

I think they live up to most of what they set out to do. The do have decent pigmentation for the most part when you put in some work with them.

They give you a more natural, soft, pastel look that is perfect for Spring and definitely for some Easter inspired looks.

The packaging though is gorgeous! I love the watercolor oil painting effect.

Now on to the not so good, The Rose Quartz Lipstick.

I don't like the lipstick at all, once I have posted my other two Youtube videos next week you will be able to see it as well as in another soon to come blog post of the look I created today.

The lipstick makes your lips look like they are covered in powdered sugar after eating powdered sugared donuts. Really not very attractive at all.

Also, it settles into the lines of my lips and is dry.

It makes your lips look vey dry. You would probably need to apply a gloss over it.

I just don't think it is worth $18.

The packaging is cute with its ombre effect, Serenity into Pink Quartz.

I can tell you right now that I am not going to get much use out of it and that most likely it will collect dust, lots of dust.

I even tried to apply lots of lip liner and then layer the lipstick over it and that barely helped.

It looks almost white once applied with a slight pink tone, whereas the swatch above does look like a baby pink.

That's just my opinion.

If you plan on purchasing them online, don't forget to go through Ebates first prior to purchasing.

Below is my referral link to Ebates (currently 4% cash back for Sephora for any of you who are interested in signing up.

First time Ebates users will earn a $10 cash back bonus when they make purchases totaling at least $25 within 90 days of signing up.

Who doesn't love to earn free money that can then be used for buying more makeup?

It's genius really.

Below is the link to the set if you already have an Ebates account.

What do you think of the items in the collection? Did you pick up the lipgloss set? Thoughts?

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