12.06.2012

Sephora + Pantone Universe Opulent Lacquer Trio in Gold Review and Swatches

Sephora + Pantone Universe Opulent Lacquer Trio in Gold Review and Swatches
Sephora + Pantone Universe Opulent Lacquer Trio in Gold
L-to-R:  Olive Gray, Starfish, Latte

Love the shades, hate the wear time.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Opulent Lacquer Trio in Gold ($18) is a beautiful set of three mini nail polishes that create a lovely array of shimmering, festive shades. The colors include Latte, a gold shimmer, Olive Gray, a molten metallic green/grey, and Starfish, a gold glitter.

As is the case with all Sephora + Pantone products, the Opulent Lacquer Trio arrived in a sturdy, high quality case. The packaging has a modern look that could serve as a nice addition to someone's vanity. 

Sephora + Pantone Universe Opulent Lacquer Trio in Gold Review and Swatches Latte Olive Gray Starfish
Sephora + Pantone Universe Opulent Lacquer Trio in Gold Swatches
L-to-R:  Latte, Olive Gray, Starfish

These shades don't provide that vinyl-like finish that I love in other polishes, but the polishes in Sephora + Pantone Universe Opulent Lacquer Trio in Gold apply fairly smoothly and provide good coverage despite having a thin texture. Unfortunately, Latte and Olive Gray chip like crazy.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Opulent Lacquer Trio in Gold Review and Swatches
Sephora + Pantone Universe Opulent Lacquer Trio in Gold

Look how festive! I'm wearing Latte on all of my nails, plus Starfish on my ring finger. I love this fun and sparkly combination. I've received lots of compliments on this look, particularly on the single blinged out accent nail. 

Honestly, I wish I didn't like this look so much, seeing as it only lasted one day! I'm talking really big chips too: about half of my index nail was bare by the next afternoon. Starfish has been lasting longer though, which I expected. Glitter polishes tend to last forever on me.

I really like the appearance of these polishes, but I would say that you probably shouldn't bother buying this set unless you definitely plan to pair these polishes with a good base and top coat. Even then, be prepared to do touch ups.

In related news: today Pantone announced the Color of the Year for 2013! This year's big shade is going to be......EMERALD! Get excited for limited edition, exclusive makeup releases for this shade to come in Spring 2013.

What do you think of this news? Are you excited for emerald makeup, clothes and accessories?


4 comments:

  1. They definitely look lovely:)
    Sara xx

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    1. Agreed. I was loving them at first but the chipping started so fast!

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  2. Love the colors, but total bummer on the wear time. YAY FOR EMERALD! I look good in green ;-)

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooo then get ready to be tempted by a tidal wave of pretty green things next year! I like green too but am more of a hunter green fan myself.

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