Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Nail Set

I was pretty excited when I first read that Sephora and Pantone would be coming together to create cosmetics. When it came available online I bought it ASAP. Having played with this set I can honestly say that I am really disappointed. The set comes with four polishes in Tangerine Tango (the color of the year) with each being a different finish - shimmer, creme, matte and glitter. I know that the color is Tangerine Tango (can a tangerine tango?) but it's a bit annoying to realize that the matte and the creme are exactly the same. I can make the creme a matte easily so it would have been nice to have a different shade of tangerine in a creme version. I find this set boring, boring, boring. It had such potential but it fell flat for me. The packaging is nice though - very modern and clean looking - but I didn't buy it for the packaging. The quality of the polish isn't that great either. 

Hmph! 

Tangerine Tango Creme is a bright orange. It has a horrible formula! It's thin and runny and the below photos are four coats and I still have visible nail line. Boo! 




Tangerine Tango Shimmer is an orange/coral shimmer with a pink flash. It's sheer so best worn layered. It's pretty but nothing earth shattering. 




Tangerine Tango Matte is not even a true matte but a satin and it has the same thin and runny formula as the creme. 




Tangerine Tango Glitter is a basic orange glitter. Boring and easily had from a number of other lines at a better price. These are nail wheel photos because I got annoyed at the set and didn't want to bother with it any longer. In order they are: alone, over the creme and over a dark navy.



1 comment

Riot April 2, 2012 at 1:11 PM

I will have to try my basic Orange on top of my basic navy, Haha. Love that combo.

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