Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Coming together for an enchanting collaboration, SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE take this fall’s most exciting shades and have turned them into colors you can wear in a new collection: The Alchemy of Color. Colors are inspired by precious prisms and gemstones that become even more luminous when paired with moody darks. This newest collaboration takes fall’s color forecast to the next level by creating shades that embody a powerful, modern magic stemming from color and texture.


They began with a sentiment expressed by Arthur C. Clarke, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” This created the desire to take the concept of ancient rituals and magic and combine them with the latest advances in technology. There is an interplay of color and texture: glowing jeweled tones that are lush and sumptuous paired with lavish sparkle, a metallic and glossy sheen, and new effects. Alchemy of Color gives you the ability to play with the feel and attitude of your look with a myriad of color and textural options. It can be modern, mysterious, or entrancing–every look exudes radiance as you play with light and shadow in dynamic, luminous tones of this fall’s radiant jewels.

Tone on Tangerine Tango

Take inspiration from warm, rich tones that will bring fall’s most beautiful hues to the forefront with a lip in tangerine tango, Pantone’s color of the year, that takes center stage! Begin by blending a golden shadow from lash lines to creases for a smooth base. Next, swoosh a mahogany shade into the creases, gently blending from the inner to the outer edges for dimension. To finish the eyes, curl lashes and apply mascara to the upper lashes. For a luminous cheek, apply a luminizing bronzer over forehead and cheeks using circular motions and then swirl a pink blush over the apples of the cheek. Now, for the key part of the look, apply a glowing tangerine lipstick over the lips.

Chiseled Bronze

Opt for a luminous, defined face with a hint of warmth and looks natural and effortless. Begin by illuminating the skin with a pearlescent primer, concentrating the coverage on the highest planes of the cheekbones and forehead, as well as on the bridge of the nose. Brush a soft wash of bronzer in circular motions into the hollows of the cheeks, then blend up towards the hairline. Sweep a highlighter over cheekbones and along the bridge of the nose for added luminosity. Lightly dab blush onto the apples of the cheeks, temples, tip of the nose, and chin to add warmth to the skin. Swirl a golden shadow over lids, blending up toward the creases to further enhance the sculpted bronze look. Polish lips with a touch of pink gloss for a soft finish.

Visit the Swatch Gallery so you can check out the new collection’s products and then come back here to tell us which one you’re most looking forward to and enter to win the Alchemy of Color collection ($282 value!).

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686 thoughts on “NEW SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Fall Collection and Giveaway!

  1. Antonia

    Sephora + Pantone Universe Alchemy of Color Eye Shadow Palette

  2. Samantha


  3. I absolutely love the Tangerine Tango collection – orange can be difficult to work with, but I feel like the challenge is part of the fun, and absolutely fascinating looks can be the result!

  4. Eileen

    Can’t wait to see if the bronzer works out.

  5. Haroulla Theo

    Tangerine tango looks amazing!!

  6. Jane Doe

    I am most excited about the Face Palette!

  7. Claudia

    I’m most excited for the “Cayenne” shade from the Sephora + Pantone Universe Lip Luster Lipsticks!

  8. Melissa

    Claret Red and the raspberry lipstick

  9. Adele

    I’m most interested in the eyeshadow palette, but if I had to pick a single named color it would be raspberry radiance!

  10. I’m most excited for the lip lustre lipstick in Cayenne — what a stunning product!

  11. aanie shebuski

    The pallette!

  12. The dazzling lip gloss set is so cute – I’d like to try it!

  13. The eyeshadow palette is gorgeous!

  14. dr

    The tangerine lip luster looks awesome.

  15. Alexandra S

    Ooooh, that eyeshadow palette has some amazing colors!! I am already thinking of the fun fall looks I could make with it.

  16. Petal

    Chiseled Bronze looks goegeous! x

  17. Marcela

    I’m excited for Tangerine Tango, it’s a stunning colour!

  18. Megan

    The Tangerine Tango lipstick looks amazing and perfect for fall.

  19. Megan

    The Tangerine Tango lipstick looks amazing! :)

  20. Tess

    The Cayenne lipstick shade is beautiful! I am most excited for that!

  21. Kim

    The lip luster lipsticks are all gorgeous, but I think cayenne is my favorite.

  22. Ann

    Magic eyeliner set! it’s got to be amazing!!

  23. Andrea

    I’m more excited about the black magic I really want it

  24. kat

    reflecting pond!!!

  25. Definitely the dazzling lip gloss set, the berry shade looks so pretty.

  26. laura

    Tangerine all the way :)

  27. Justine

    The tangerine lip luster sounds unique! And I always love eyeshadow palettes!

  28. Justine


  29. Sara

    I’m most excited for the Dazzling Lip Gloss Set!

  30. Cinthia Garcia

    cayanne lipstick! :)

  31. rocky69

    The eyeshadow palette looks nice. All shades.

  32. Kim

    I really am looking forward to the SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE Lip Luster Lipsticks! esp in the Almost Apricot and Rasberry Radiance :)

  33. Linda

    I’m the most excited about the Universe Alchemy of Color Eye Shadow Palette

  34. Ko Ching Yen

    most excited for the eye shadow palette!

  35. Luciana Lima

    tangerine tango

  36. mirian

    LOVE raspberry radiance lipstick!

  37. Tangerine Tango looks stunning yet unique

  38. Vincent

    Tangerine Tango Matte!! I haven’t found a good orange nail polish, hopefully this will be the one!!

  39. Nicole

    I am most excited about the Reflecting Pond polish and the eye shadow palette!

  40. Elizabeth

    the eyeshadow palette for sure!

  41. Hend

    Reflecting pond

  42. Monami Nagai

    Loving the nail polish in Evergreen and the Raspberry Radiance lip color!

  43. Maddy

    Im excited for the eye shadow palette! Looking forward to come unique colors!

  44. Kate C

    Black magic waterproof eyeliners!

  45. I’m most excited for the lip gloss set- the colors look gorgeous! Thanks Christine!

  46. I’m most excited for the blush shade in the Alchemy of Color Face Palette!

  47. Sephora + Pantone Universe Jewel Lacquers, Im a huge nail polish lover

  48. Nesita

    Cayenne lipstick for sure!

  49. tihana

    Sephora + Pantone Universe Jewel Lacquers x6

  50. Rebecca

    Most excited for the Alchemy of Color eye shadow pallet!!

  51. reflecting pond nail polish looks gorgeous! but so does everything else too!!

  52. Rachel

    That blue/green/purple duochrome shadow in the alchemy of color palette looks amazing!

  53. Quinctia

    The Evergreen nail polish!

  54. Jill

    Tangerine Tango lipstick for sure! Gorgeous!

  55. Kristina

    I can see Almost Apricot becoming a staple in my bag!

  56. Candyfloss1

    Sephora + Pantone Universe Alchemy of Color Eye Shadow Palette please!

  57. Shannon

    SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE Lip Luster Lipstick in Tangerine Tango I like it!

  58. Marie

    I’m most excited about the Alchemy of Color Eye Shadow Palette!

  59. Saffron

    That cayenne lipstick looks amazing!

  60. The cayenne lipstick (lip gloss? lip thing) is a beautiful shade.

  61. Isabel Martin

    I really love raspberry radiance!

  62. Emma

    I am most excited for the Jewel Lacquers!

  63. Gotta say I’m most excited about the lipsticks! :)

  64. Treefinger

    Love the look of the nail lacquers! Unfortunately I can only enter once as I don’t use Twitter, but good luck everyone :)

  65. The whole collection is just WOW! I think this collaboration with Pantone is the best thing Sephora has ever done.

    Hard to choose, but I’d say I’m mostly excited about the Claret Lip Luster lipstick.

  66. Silvia

    Reflecting Pond

  67. Shayna

    I love the tangerine colors.

  68. The glosses don’t mention shades (not that I saw), but the gloss is similar to the raspberry radiance shade.

  69. Katie

    I’m excited about the tangerine tango lipstick!

  70. sherlync

    The nail polish in rose dawn or the face palette :)

  71. Tina

    Looking forward to Raspberry Radiance!!! Love purples!!

  72. Camila

    Sephora + Pantone Universe Alchemy of Color Eye Shadow Palette

  73. Justred

    So looking forward to the cayenne lipstick!

  74. Christiana

    I really want to try the Lip Lusters, especially in Claret Red.

  75. Katie McAllaster

    I’m definitely most excited for the eyeshadow palette! Thanks!

  76. Astrophysics

    I need so much the Lip Luster lipsticks looks so shimmery *_*

  77. Oh dear, I can’t quite decide what I like more – the polishes or those lipsticks! Both look incredible!

  78. I’m most excited for the Eye Shadow Palette!

  79. Roxanne

    Tangerine Tango lipstick! I’m an orange lipstick junkie, and no shame!

  80. I’m excited for the aqua shades! :)

  81. I love red anything, so Claret Red is my most anticipated, followed closely by Reflecting Pond.

  82. Jenfen

    Love the Cayenne lip color!

  83. kari

    the tangerine tango shade sounds amazing!

  84. Alicia A.

    I think the Alchemy of Color looks the most interesting!

  85. Shalini

    Nail lacquer in reflecting pond

  86. Emely

    Love the eye shadow pallete

  87. Sophia

    The nail polish!

  88. Sephora + Pantone Universe Alchemy of Color Face Palette, only because the bronzer looks so pretty 😀

  89. cami

    Sephora + Pantone Universe Dazzling Lip Gloss Set! loooove it!

  90. Ami M.

    I so want that eye shadow palette!

  91. Ashley

    Definitely Tangerine Tango!

  92. Amy

    I think Cayenne looks very interesting! I don’t have anything nearly that warm in my current collection.

  93. Lee

    the purples are what I’m most excited for!

  94. I’d love to try these lipsticks. I already have the lip gloss set and I love it.

  95. Helene

    I like Almost Apricot.

  96. I am excited about everything but especially that face palette!

  97. Barbie

    Sephora + Pantone Universe Lip Luster Lipsticks sounds amazing

  98. I really want the illuminating primer. I love that dewy look and think my cheekbones are one of my best features so love to show them off!

  99. Evergreen looks incredible! Wow.