Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Collection for 2016

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year 2016 Collection
Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year 2016 Collection

SEPHORA and Pantone proudly introduce the PANTONE Color of the Year 2016 Collection featuring PANTONE Serenity 15-3919 and PANTONE Rose Quartz 13-1520, an extraordinary new assortment of cosmetics for eyes and lips that interprets the colors of innocence and expressionism into a bold new palette of modern watercolors. Now in its fifth year, this collaboration brings SEPHORA’s innovative textures, finishes, and product forms to a limited-edition collection that makes a fearless declaration to embrace the bold and subversive expression of individuality.

“With the whole greater than its individual parts, joined together Serenity and Rose Quartz demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute™. “Additionally, we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design, opening our eyes to different approaches to color usage.”

With Serenity, trailblazers will discover that any color can be worn in any way, anywhere. The soft shade relates well to sister shades of blue, and is elegant with gray, olive, orchid and taupe. It takes on an earthier feel with deep lichen green, sage, cedar, shitake and sepia brown, and is easily compatible with more vibrant greens and yellows.

Traditionalists will find Rose Quartz to be a comforting favorite, pairing well with dove gray, lilac and violet, or juxtaposed against deliciously deep chocolates, greens and apricots. For something more unexpected, turn up the heat with pale gold, and warm tones of peach, orange and tan, or add dramatic contrast with peacock blue and deep jungle greens.

The exclusive cosmetics collection, designed by SEPHORA, evokes the sleek, modern lines of the iconic PANTONE Color Chip with a captivating watercolor design inspired by abstract art. Each item features Sephora Collection’s high performance formulas that offer rich color payoff and a luxurious feel during wear, with refined finishes like matte, shimmer, satin and shine.


December 2015


The Details

Color of the Year Layer Lipstick | $18.00 | Limited Edition

Dress up your lips with creamy, bold coverage and an unmistakable attitude with a high coverage pastel in the timeless shade of Rose Quartz. Encased in a luxurious ombré component, the ultra-moisturizing formula is enriched with a blend of emollient oils and waxes for a velvety feel and high-shine finish.

Color of the Year Matte Lipstick | $18.00 | Limited Edition

Explore the adventurous side of this modern color story with Serenity, a rich pastel blue. A high concentration of ultra-thin pigments incorporated into the same ultra-hydrating lipstick formula offers a radically intense, satiny finish on the lips.

Color of the Year Modern Watercolors Lip Gloss Set | $28.00 | Limited Edition

Bring out your playful side with the perfect pop of pastel color. This set of 6 high-shine glosses is a beautiful synergy of unique but wearable shades, including Serenity and Rose Quartz, which impart a luxurious and cushiony feel to the lips.

Color of the Year Modern Watercolors Eye Palette | $39.00 | Limited Edition

Discover 24 deliciously enticing shimmer and matte eyeshadows in a sleek, sophisticated palette. The range of fresh colors includes both Serenity and Rose Quartz, as well as unexpected neutrals, chic pastels, and pops of color that work together brilliantly to provide varied looks. Mix and blend any of the long-wear, high-pigment formulas to create soft focus effects, pastel smoky eyes or gradient looks.

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MAC Velvetease Lip Pencils for December 2015

MAC Velvetease Lip Pencils for December 2015
MAC Velvetease Lip Pencils for December 2015

New Velvetease Lip Pencil delivers the vivid colour impact of a lipstick with the ease of a mechanical pencil. No sharpener required. Go for daring in blackened plum, classic red and warm chocolate, while light pinks and buttery nudes say chic in more subtle hues. Rich and matte, with a smooth, clean finish, creamy colour has never been simpler. But there’s no need to be choosy. There’s one for every type.


Online December 10th, in-stores December 17th

MAC Cosmetics Nordstrom Macy's Dillard's Bloomingdale's

The Details

Velvetease Lip Pencil | $20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CAD | Permanent

  • Anything Goes Rosy fuchsia (Matte)
  • Temper Tantrum Bright orange coral (Matte)
  • Lover’s Lane Deep orange (Matte)
  • Frolic Mid-tone peachy pink (Matte)
  • Oh Honey Warm chocolate (Matte)
  • Aim to Please Dirty mauvey brown (Matte)
  • Just My Type Clean blue fuchsia (Matte)
  • Just Add Romance Deep red (Matte)
  • Tease Me Light pink (Matte)
  • Promise Me Soft beige nude (Matte)
  • Velvet Teen Deep blackened plum (Matte)
  • Reddy to Go Deep brick red (Matte)

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MAC x Ellie Goulding Collection for December 2015

MAC x Ellie Goulding Collection
MAC x Ellie Goulding Collection

Ellie Goulding, the powerhouse pop goddess, brings her blonde, bold spirit to M·A·C in a collaboration that’s as mesmerizing as her music. Inspired by the light and dark dichotomy so present in her artwork and as a performer, Ellie’s thoughtfully curated collection emulates her two signature looks: effortless au naturel by day, and breathtaking bombshell by night.


Online December 14th, in-stores December 17th, select MAC locations

MAC Cosmetics

The Details

Halcyon Nights | $44.00 U.S. / $51.50 CDN | Limited Edition

  • Starry Eyed Cream high pearl (Frost) (Eyeshadow)
  • You My Everything Mid-tone peachy brown (Matte) (Eyeshadow)
  • Hanging On Muted plum-brown (Satin) (Eyeshadow)
  • Saddle Golden orange brown (Matte) (Eyeshadow)
  • This Love Pinky orange-pearl (Cream Colour Base)

Halcyon Days | $44.00 U.S. / $51.50 CDN | Limited Edition

  • Root Red taupey brown with shimmer (Cream Colour Base)
  • Tint Soft peachy brown with shimmer (Cream Colour Base)
  • Wished I Stayed Light cream pearl (Cream Colour Base)
  • Every Time You Go Creamy peachy pink (Cream Colour Base)
  • Medium Dark Blot Pressed Powder Medium dark

Lipstick | $18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN | Limited Edition

  • Only You Muted mid-tone coral (Cremesheen)
  • Without Your Love Warm seashell pink (Cremesheen)

Patentpolish Lip Pencil | $21.00 U.S. / $25.50 CDN

  • Revved Up Creamy peach (Repromote)
  • Innocent Nude beige (Repromote)

Plushglass | $21.00 U.S. / $25.50 CDN | Limited Edition

  • Explosion Warm light golden shimmer
  • Goodness Gracious Creamy pinky peach

Lustre Drops | $21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN | Limited Edition

  • Pink Rebel Blue-pink with gold pearl (Repromote)

Powder Blush Duo | $28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN | Limited Edition

  • I’ll Hold My Breath Medium warm bronze / Peachy pink pearl (Matte/Satin)

Brushes | Limited Edition

  • 209 Eyeliner ($21.00 U.S. / $25.50 CDN)
  • 129 Powder/Blush ($36.00 U.S. / $43.50 CDN)
  • 217 Blending Brush ($26.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)

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Bite Beauty Lip Lab Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipsticks Restocked + Shade 012 Launched

Bite Beauty Shade 012 for December 2015
Bite Beauty Shade 012 Sugar Plum for December 2015

Created with BITE Beauty’s coveted Crème Deluxe formula, this lipstick is rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, and offers over 20 amino acids, freshwater pearl, and silk—which have been used in traditional beauty rituals dating back thousands of years. When added to lipstick, this pairing offers natural moisture-adjusting benefits that leave lips softer and more sensuous. Get the coolest shade in a luxurious formula—available only for a limited time.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Bite has restocked all previous eleven shades released as well as released the last shade (for December). I just bought the December shade and will review as soon as it arrives!


Now online


The Details

Lip Lab Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick | $36.00 | Limited Edition

  • Shade 001 Deep Burgundy Deep burgundy with red undertone
  • Shade 002 Japanese Eggplant Perfectly balanced purple/pink
  • Shade 003 Chilly Pepper Fire red/coral
  • Shade 004 Dragon Fruit Rich, luminous fuchsia
  • Shade 005 Lavender Thistle Hazy lilac
  • Shade 006 Mango Daiquiri Tangy coral/rose
  • Shade 007 Snapdragon Bubblegum magenta
  • Shade 008 Sweet Mandarin Bright and balanced orange
  • Shade 009 Spiced Apple Deep cherry red
  • Shade 010 Boysenberry Blue-toned violet
  • Shade 011 Swiss Chocolate Deep brown with red undertone
  • Shade 012 Sugar Plum Festive pink-red

You can also view swatches of the first eleven shades here. :)

Mega Sets at Sephora for Cyber Monday

Mega Sets at Sephora for Cyber Monday
Bite Beauty Lip Lab Set

There are several sets available for Cyber Monday from various brands at Sephora.


Now available


The Details

Bite Beauty Limited Lip Lab Set | $298.00 | Limited Edition

The Lip Lab Limited Release Crème Deluxe Lipstick Set features coveted, small batch, limited-edition shades straight from the Lip Lab encased in a beautiful holiday box. Bite Beauty’s Crème Deluxe formula is infused with vitamins, minerals, and proteins. It delivers more than 20 amino acids, freshwater pearl, and silk, which has been used in traditional beauty rituals dating back thousands of years. With unique and bold shades—from deep burgundy with red undertones to a hazy lilac—this giftable set has everything needed to treat lips to luminous color.

Find it here at Sephora.

  • 12 x 0.15 oz Crème Deluxe Lipstick in 001 (deep burgundy with red undertone), 002 (purple/pink), 003 (fire red/coral), 004 (rich, luminous fuchsia), 005 (hazy lilac), 006 (tangy coral/rose), 007 (bubblegum magenta), 008 (bright, balanced orange), 009 (deep, cherry red), 010 (blue-toned violet), 011 (deep brown with red undertone), 012 (festive pink-red)

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Vault | $245.00 | Limited Edition

Get the best of both worlds. This limited-edition collection contains 20 full-size shadows. Every iconic Eyeshadow shade features Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™ for rich, velvety, blendable color that lasts and sparkle that doesn’t fall, while cutting-edge technology gives Moondust amazing effects not found in traditional pressed-powder shadows. Experiment with shifty duotones, gorgeous shimmers, and shades with a mesmerizing 3-D effect. From cult favorites like Lounge and Solstice to hard-to-find shades like Shockwave, Vortex, Interstellar, and Dark Force, Urban Eyeshadow Vault is destined to be a collector’s item.

Find it here at Sephora.

  • 20 x 0.05 oz Eye shadows in Scorpio Moondust (black matte with gold sparkle), Zodiac Moondust (smoky black blue/green shift and blue/green sparkle), Vortex Moondust (smoky black with green shift and gold sparkle), Moonspoon Moondust (medium gray with bright silver sparkle), Shockwave Moondust (deep berry with pink and blue sparkle), Blackout (blackest black matte), Lounge (brick red satin with a green shift), Mildew (mossy green shimmer with a gold shift), Mushroom (warm gray shimmer), Rockstar (deep aubergine shimmer), Solstice Moondust (metallic pink red with green sparkle and shift), Space Cowboy Moondust (light champagne with bright silver sparkle), Darkforce Moondust (taupe brown with gold iridescent sparkle), Interstellar Moondust (antique gold with pink and gold sparkle), Cosmic Moondust (metallic white with iridescent sparkle and shift), Last Call (metallic plum shimmer), Scratch (rose gold shimmer), Busted (deep brown shimmer), X (peach shimmer with gold), Sellout (pink champagne shimmer)

YSL Iconic Lip Set | $250.00 | Limited Edition

Discover the secret to luxurious lips this holiday season with the limited-edition Lip Set from Yves Saint Laurent. This exclusive set features favorites—from the Tint-In-Oil to the Gloss Volupté to Lip Liner for gorgeous lip looks for any occasion. $448 value.

Find it here at Sephora.

  • 0.20 oz Tint-In-Oil N4
  • 0.20 oz Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres in 104
  • 0.20 oz Vernis À Lèvres Plump Up in 200
  • 0.20 oz Rouge Pur Couture Vernes A Levres in 7
  • 0.20 oz Gloss Volupté in 20
  • 0.14 oz Rouge Volupté in 1
  • 0.14 oz Rouge Volupté in 14
  • 0.14 oz Rouge Volupté in 7
  • 0.04 oz Lip Liner in 17
  • 0.04 oz Lip Liner in 6
  • 0.14 oz Volupté Sheer Candy in 15
  • 0.14 oz Volupté Sheer Candy in 16
  • 0.14 oz Volupté Sheer Candy in 17

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Set | $98.00 | Limited Edition

Get two limited-edition eye shadow palettes in one set. Too Faced’s bestselling Chocolate Bar and Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar shadow collections are packaged in a gorgeous, gold-foiled box for the ultimate chocolate gift. Each palette has sixteen decadent shadows in highly-pigmented shades. The original Chocolate Bar palette contains natural browns, delicate pinks, and luscious plums, while the Semi-Sweet palette features warm caramels, deep chocolate hues, and a pop of blueberry color. These collections come with their own how-to Glamour Guides so you can easily create six eye looks.

Find it here at Sephora.

  • 14 x 0.03 oz Eye Shadow in Gilded Ganache, Milk Chocolate, Black Forrest Truffle, Triple Fudge, Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, Amaretto, Hazelnut, Crème Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial
  • 2 x 0.10 oz Eye Shadows in White Chocolate, Champagne Truffle
  • 14 x 0.03 oz Eye shadows in Licorice, Nougat, Truffled, Hot Fudge, Cocoa Chili, Pink Sugar, Puddin’, Blueberry Swirl, Peanut Butter, Frosting, Rum Raisin, Mousse, Caramel, Bon Bon
  • 2 x 0.07 oz Eye shadows in Butter Pecan, Coconut Crème

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Collector's Set | $280.00 | Limited Edition

Customize your makeup looks with this sleek eye and cheek palette featuring a myriad of bestselling shades that are perfect for the holiday season. Boasting an advanced gel-powder formula blended with ultrafine pigments, Artist Shadow Eyeshadow comes in 24 shades that give lids ultra-saturated, long-lasting, and highly blendable color. Go from playful to natural to artistic with this easy-to-use formula that includes diamond, iridescent, matte, metallic, and satin finishes. The Artist Shadow Blushes include six ultra-fine powder shades that brighten and highlight the complexion for a lasting, healthy glow. This versatile palette for the cheeks and eyes is ideal for the professional makeup artist and the everyday woman.

Find it here at Sephora.

  • 24 x 0.08 oz Artist Shadow in S-114 Pearl Gray, I-628 Reptile, D-826 Fig, M-100 Black, ME-554 Gunmetal, ME-302 Peacock, S-832 Ash Plum, M-608 Red Brown, M- 626 Neutral Brown, D-652 Celestial Earth, M-664 Fawn, M-536 Milk Tea, ME-512 Golden Beige, S-502 white sand, M-546 Dark Purple Taupe, I-544 Pink Granite, S-642 Latte, I-514 Pink Ivory, M-126 Chalk, D-926 Blueberry, ME-230 Peacock Blue, ME-338 Acidic Green, D-236 Lagoon Blue, M-408 Mustard
  • 6 x 0.08 oz Artist Shadow Blush in M-928 Eggplant, D-926 Blueberry, I-922 Electric Purple, S-748 Coral, M-846 Morello Cherry, I-858 Flamingo, I-722 Mandarin

Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner Set | $89.00 | Limited Edition

Shape and sculpt your lips for a classic, party-ready look. These long-wearing and water-resistant lip liners self-sharpen every time you twist off the cap and are perfectly sized to tuck inside of your party clutch. Each features a precise tip that helps you to accentuate your Cupid’s bow for fullness, or line the inside edges of lips for a slimming effect. Lining prevents any smudging, feathering, or bleeding.

Find it here at Sephora.

  • 10 x 0.009 oz Always Sharp Lip Liner in Crimson, Figgy, Fuchsia, Melon, Nude Fair, Nude Light, Nude Medium, Peony, Rosebud, Violet

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Kat Von D x Formula X Collection for Holiday 2015

Formula x Kat Von D Nail Polish Collection
Formula x Kat Von D Nail Polish Collection

For the first time ever, Formula X Nail and famed tatto artist and beauty phenomenon Kat Von D have collaborated for an exclusive collaboration. Each lacquer shade mirrors five bestselling Studded Kiss lipstick shades, including a just-released shade, Mercy, a romantic garnet berry, for the perfect matchup of extraordinary pigment, exceptional performance, and extra long-lasting wear. This lipstick saturates lips in Color Cushion Technology™, which delivers bold, one-swipe payoff that stays put from dawn to dusk without sacrificing comfort. Then coat nails with Formula X’s three-free, patented No Compromise formula—infused with ShineXcel™ for enhanced color and overall brilliance.


Now online


The Details

Studded X: Mini Lip + Nail Polish Duo | $15.00

Featuring a mini Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick, it comes with the ultimate, complementary Formula X Nail shade.

  • Coven Duo
  • Poe Duo
  • Slayer Duo
  • Sexer Duo
  • Adora Duo
  • Mercy Duo

Studded X: 3 Mini Lip + 3 Nail Polish Duo | $29.50 | Limited Edition

A lip and nail set featuring a mini Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick with its exact Formula X Nail shade match in cult-favorite shades. Set of three 3 nail polishes and 3 lipsticks.

KVD VS Formula X Nail Polish | $12.50 | Limited Edition

  • NaYeon
  • Vampira
  • Tijuana
  • Piaf
  • LUV

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