Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sephora + Pantone Universe Elemental Color Grid Shadow Block

Sephora and Pantone recently introduced the 2013 Color of the Year beauty collection featuring PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, available exclusively at Sephora.  “This year, Sephora + Pantone Universe evolve their breakthrough partnership to forecast the color of radical modernism, where graphic shock meets the speed of modern life. Transfixing and dynamic, the Color of the Year sparks a highly charged mood for the seasons ahead. Visualize a color revolution of infinite potential—from subtle effects to saturated statements—fueled by a hunger for high-tech impact. Experience Emerald from every angle through never-before-seen formulas designed to energize the way you wear color in 2013. Connect. Charge. Power up with the Color of the Year.”
 Sephora released three different shadow blocks which all contain the 2013 Emerald shade but only one truly called to me, Elemental.  Elemental is a great basic trio of shades to take the color of the year and create a bright Emerald look or a more subtle, neutral look with a just pop of Emerald.  The trio contains three shades; Emerald Shimmer, Camel and Appleblossom.  Emerald shimmer is actually what the name says, a bright emerald green with beautiful shimmer.  The pigmentation is pretty decent but I found this shade to be the least buttery & soft of all three shadows.  Camel is satiny medium brown that reminds me a lot of Soft Brown from MAC but less red.  It’s a beautiful everyday neutral shade that can easily be used on the lid or in the crease.  Last is Appleblossom……this shade is gorgeous.  It is a super shimmery/frosty (whatever you want to call it) peachy beige. It is by far the most buttery shade of the bunch and applies like a dream.
Overall, I was really impressed with the quality of the shadows in this palette. I thought they applied nicely, blended well and had just the right amount of pigmentation.  I have been wearing Appleblossom on the lid, Camel in my crease and using Emerald Shimmer as a liner for a great everyday look with a bit of pop to it.  The Color Grid Shadow Blocks retail for $26.00 and will be available at Sephora stores and Sephora on-line right now. Go and check them out as well as the rest of the collection! 

L to R: Appleblossom, Camel, Emerald Shimmer

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