Review & Swatches: Sephora + Pantone Universe Creme Lipstick in “Tangerine Tango Cream”

Sephora + Pantone Universe Creme Lipstick in Tangerine Tango Cream

Availability: Sephora
Price: $18.00

Company’s Description

Get a seductive, stylish smile with the vibrant color packed into this lip formula. Proven to smooth, protect, and hydrate, this créme leaves lips luscious to the touch without compromising brilliance. Glistening pearls beautify lips with a lightweight texture you’ll love to wear day into night. Inspired by the Color of the Year, the exclusive shade Tangerine Tango Cream (PANTONE #17-1463), comes in a sleek, white component with unique, 3D embossing.

Sephora has partnered with Pantone for a collection featuring the “Color of the Year”: Tangerine Tango. This review is for the Creme Lipstick in Tangerine Tango Cream.

You can also read the review for the Sephora + Pantone Universe Lipgloss in Tangerine Tango Luminous here.

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Packaging: 10/10

This lipstick comes in a very sleek, white, square, metal tube. The lid and base are magnetically attracted. The actual lipstick is also grooved.

Quality: 9/10

This is a classic orange with a pinch of salmon in it. The color has a somewhat glossy, translucent finish on the lips. You can build up the color and deepen the finish by applying further layers.

The formula doesn’t seem like it would be too smooth or moisturizing, but it is quite emollient and gives a lot of moisture to the lips.

My biggest criticism is that the lipstick has a strong, fake, sweet scent. Fortunately, the scent doesn’t persist after it is on the lips. But even the initial application will bother someone who is sensitive to scents.

Ease of Use: 9/10

This lipstick transfers onto the skin well. The finish is a little uneven on the first couple passes, so you do want to blend or layer to get a smooth surface.

Price: 8.25/10

For $18.00 you get 0.1 ounces of lipstick. MAC lipsticks cost $14.50 and contain the same amount. The packaging for Sephora’s lipstick is definitely more luxurious than MAC’s standard packaging, but it’s still at a high price-point given Sephora’s mid-range place in the market.

Final Grade

Sephora + Pantone Universe Creme Lipstick Packaging

Sephora + Pantone Universe Creme Lipstick Packaging

Sephora + Pantone Universe Creme Lipstick in Tangerine Tango Cream

Sephora + Pantone Universe Creme Lipstick in Tangerine Tango Cream

Sephora + Pantone Universe Creme Lipstick in Tangerine Tango Cream

Sephora + Pantone Universe Creme Lipstick in Tangerine Tango Cream

Sephora + Pantone Universe Creme Lipstick in Tangerine Tango Cream Swatch

Sephora + Pantone Universe Creme Lipstick in Tangerine Tango Cream Applied

Sephora + Pantone Universe Creme Lipstick in Tangerine Tango Cream Swatch (Right)

Sephora + Pantone Universe Creme Lipstick in Tangerine Tango Cream under Tangerine Tango Lipgloss

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3 Responses to Review & Swatches: Sephora + Pantone Universe Creme Lipstick in “Tangerine Tango Cream”

  1. sthobbie says:

    Love it!

  2. Noelle says:

    Its more sheer than I initially thought. Do you think that is ttoo bright for NW50 skin??

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