I took a trip to Sephora today because I got an email informing me of a sale. SALE PEOPLE! This doesn't happen ever. Sure there's the Friend+Family thing but being Canadian, we don't get included so it's full price everything including the inflated prices all the time (go ahead, make a cart and check out "Canadian" to see what I mean...)
So 15% isn't much of a sale, I basically saved on the sales/provincial tax but it's better than nothin' so I'll take it!
Apparently the colour theme this year according to Pantone is Tangerine Tango, which means a whooooole lotta orange/coral/tangerine etc.
That didn't really interest me...until I saw THE BLUSHES!
Sold so damn hard.
First of though, check out the obsessive amount yet very awesome looking packaging
You know how those work.
The prisma blush is just a regular NON-MAGNET compact so already it's not as cool. But still cool.
Ahhhhh love. The shades are called Desert Flower (the non sparkly side) and Coral (SHPARKLEZ!)
Or Sephora's description:
- 2 x 0.19 oz blush in:
- Coral, Pantone #16-1539 (pinkish orange with gold shimmer)
- Desert Flower, Pantone #15-1435 (light orange matte)
I think they should be named the other way around because Coral sounds plain but whatever dude.
They do more blah blah blahs on the website but my attention span is nil right now because I'm too distracted with all the pretty. I see orange, lots of words, would rather look at the orange.
And the next little compact of awesome is Apricot Brandy Prisma Chrome.
What it does:
This revolutionary blush combines all the
best features of baked, powder, and cream formulas, releasing perfect
color and a texture that lays on cheeks like a second skin. Easily
blendable and buildable without being powdery, this unique blush leaves
an unbelievably polished finish. The warm shade, Apricot Brandy (PANTONE
#17-1540), was inspired by the Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango, and
will light up the apples of your cheeks with a spirited glow
This blush was kind of a pain in the ass at first. It has a bit of a shell on top liked baked blushes and eyeshadows have so you need to rub it off before any colour will show up.
I'm not sure that's what they meant when they said "best features of baked,.." THAT'S A SHIT FEATURE, SAYS ME!
The 3rd pic is what it will look like after you get your rub-action on.
And up next the swatches!
I suck at blush swatches which is why this post is 90% product pics and .00076% swatch (I R GUD AT MATHS)
So here is my attempt at blush swatches! Done over a moisturized arm that sat for a bit. I tried them over a dry arm but they weren't showing up for the camera very well so I said SCREW IT I WANT COLOUR!! And yeah. The end. Got colour. SEEEEE
Well this one is dry arm..
I love the middle one the best. It reminds me of a powder version on Tarte for Trueblood's Cheek Stain mixed with NARS Orgasm.
The Blush Duo is $31CDN and the Prisma Chrome blush is $19CDN.
I think this will be all I get from the Pantone Universe line. I'm not sure I'd wear the other stuff.
Oh and the duo compact is nifty but I'm not sure I like that it's just a magnet plate holding the lid on. I don't think I'd bring this on a plane in my traincase incase it shuffles around and pops off.
Not that I go on many planes.
It will get a nice home in my non-move-y makeup cart when not in use.