4.13.2012

SEPHORA + PANTONE Color of the Year Lipgloss Set Review and Swatches

This is my last post about the SEPHORA + PANTONE Color of the Year madness, I swear!  For our big kiss-off, let's take a look at the SEPHORA + PANTONE Color of the Year Lipgloss Set ($26):

SEPHORA + PANTONE Color of the Year Lipgloss Set
Top to Bottom:
Tangerine Tango Luminous, Tangerine Tango Vivid,
Tangerine Tango Glaze, Tangerine Tango Opal

My feelings about these glosses are mixed.  On the one hand, the SEPHORA + PANTONE Color of the Year lipglosses are bright, punchy, and fun.  On the other, the shades might be a bit much - only about two of them are flattering enough for me to actually wear.

SEPHORA + PANTONE Color of the Year Lipgloss Set
SEPHORA + PANTONE Color of the Year Lipgloss Set




Tangerine Tango Luminous gloss is orange with shimmer. It is very bright & color-saturated, but I felt the color was too harsh to be that attractive on me. 

SEPHORA + PANTONE Color of the Year Lipgloss Set
SEPHORA + PANTONE Color of the Year Lipgloss Set -
Tangerine Tango Luminous

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Tangerine Tango Vivid was EVEN brighter and EVEN harsher. This shade is straight up orange and did not look good on me. Still, I was happy that Sephora included a shimmer-free shade among all of the sparkles.

SEPHORA + PANTONE Color of the Year Lipgloss Set
SEPHORA + PANTONE Color of the Year Lipgloss Set -
Tangerine Tango Vivid


Tangerine Tango Glaze was my favorite of the bunch. It has some pink to mellow out the orange and is very sheer and pretty. I think this would make a great layering gloss. I'm going to try it over the SEPHORA + PANTONE Color of the Year Lipstick in Tangerine Tango.

SEPHORA + PANTONE Color of the Year Lipgloss Set
SEPHORA + PANTONE Color of the Year Lipgloss Set -
Tangerine Tango Glaze


Tangerine Tango Opal is an interesting, multidimensional shade. It's almost like a pinker, sparklier, and more wearable version of the first gloss, Tangerine Tango Luminous. 

SEPHORA + PANTONE Color of the Year Lipgloss Set
SEPHORA + PANTONE Color of the Year Lipgloss Set -
Tangerine Tango Opal

Bottom Line:  I was not very impressed with the SEPHORA + PANTONE Color of the Year Lipgloss Set. I really like the Color of the Year Lipstick in Tangerine Tango, but I think that's because the shade includes some red to mellow out the orange. The first two glosses in this set were simply too orange for my skin tone. The last two looked better due to the inclusion of pink, but I don't want to pay $26 for two glosses that I don't love. Back to the store it goes!


2 comments:

  1. The Opal one is nice! But ya, I'd return them too if there were only 2 in the bunch that I liked...

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    1. Yeah, I think ladies with darker skin might be able to pull these off better. I like bright lip colors, but they need to be mixed with pink or red to work on me.

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