FOTD: Inspired by Pantone Universe

I saw this look on one of the Sephora reps for the Pantone Universe event. She placed the orange color in an odd place… above the inside crease. I LOVED it, and I figure that imitation is the best form of flattery…

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Malaga)
MAC Tres Chic Blush in Modern Mandarin
Sephora + PANTONE UNIVERSE Shimmer Blush (layered on top)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Ting (base)
MAKE UP FOR EVER Eye Shadow in Tangerine #18 (inner corner/crease)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Black Bear (lashline/outer crease)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero (waterline)
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
Laura Mercier Lip Shine in Tempting Coral

Sephora + Pantone Universe

The basic notion of TIME has prevented me from seeing this collection before now. I got invited to a ‘pop up shop’ from Sephora, so I took the opportunity to finally get a gander at the collection firsthand.

From my cell phone. GORGEOUS day. The set up was pretty cool. They just took over the ‘park area’ of my local outdoor mall and transformed it into all things Tangerine Tango.

The ‘workstation’ where I got to play. I got to sample all of the pieces from the collection, and I  have to say I’m pretty impressed. Most of the time, Sephora collaborations seem to be lacking in the quality and color payoff department (Make Up For Ever, I’m looking at you). But this time they seemed to have nailed it.

For starters, that eyeshadow palette is HUGE. Much bigger than I thought it would be.

The blush duo is actually flattering (not garish like I thought it would be), and the glosses and nail polishes were a total surprise. They (the polishes and the glosses) are four different textures and finishes. I didn’t expect that. I was most impressed by the ‘matte’ orange nail polish, and the opaque lip gloss (which reminds me of Chanel’s Coromandel in color density).

I went home with a blush and a lovely gift card. Great experience. Now, I’m committed to getting most of the pieces of the Sephora + Pantone Universe. It’s definitely a noteworthy collection.

Orange Crush

I’m going nuts over all things Orange these days. It’s an extremely flattering color on my warm skin tone, and I love the color in general. It screams warm weather and good times to me. Here are some of the ‘orange’ things that have caught my eye of late…

Love these tweezers! I’m always thinking in terms of stocking my kit and I thought to myself: These would NEVER get lost because they’re so brightly colored! And it would help if I’m working with other artists… so that we don’t get our tools mixed up.

Same for these eyelash curlers. Adorable! I need another daily curler anyway (my Shu Uemura curler finally kicked the bucket)… so these give me the perfect excuse to pick up another one.

How adorable is this! The new Clarisonic ‘Mia 2’ now comes in the bright shade of Mango (or orange… as you like). I think that one of these would add a ‘summer’ touch to any skin care regimen.

You guys know I love a good orange lippie:

 Rouge d’ Armani Sheer in Coral 300
It’s a ‘must have’ lippie for me this Summer!

This is not a new product, but Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Cream in #10 is still my favorite of them all. I love that you can use it ‘anywhere’ (even in the hair for colored streaks), and I love its staying power.

Okay… so let’s just call this ‘makeup’ for the feet. LOL I love these espadrilles. If you’re going to go with a summer theme, you can’t beat these.

Those are my ‘orange crush’ selections for the season! Ciao for now!