Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sephora + Pantone Universe Tangerine Tango Shimmer

Tonight I have the first of a pretty cool set of polishes to show you! Sephora teamed up with Pantone to create a line of beauty products that are all the Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango. Of course, of all the products, I was most interested in the nail polish set! So as soon as it was on sale, I snatched it up and finally swatched it a couple of weeks ago.

The Sephora website describes the set like this: "A playful collection of four nail lacquers in tangerine-inspired shades. Flaunt a variety of gorgeous nail looks in the 2012 Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango, with this set of bold polishes. Adorn your fingers and toes with the vivacious reddish-orange in four different finishes, from creamy and matte, to glitter and shimmer. The rich color provides beautiful payoff with just one coat and the formula is formaldehyde-free. Combine polishes to create your own unique design and dance your way into the New Year with this spirited shade."

Plus, it comes in a very cool box!

The first shade I have for you tonight is Tangerine Tango Shimmer. Like the name says, it's a shimmer polish and is a ton of orange glass flecks packed in a red-orange tangerine base. I have to say, I was really apprehensive about how the formula would be and had no idea what to expect. Luckily, the formula was excellent and this went on really easily. It was maybe a little on the thick side, but was super easy to use. My biggest complaint? How sheer it is! In the pictures below I have used four coats of the polish, and there's still visible nail line. Thicker coats definitely help, but don't eliminate it entirely. In real life it's not quite as bad as the pictures show, but there is definitely still VNL. I think this would have been better used as a top coat over an orange polish. I didn't use a top coat in the pictures below.

Artificial light with flash:

Artificial light:

Natural light - shade:

The Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Nail Set is available for $24 from Sephora.

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