When it comes to makeup, we're always looking for products that do their job and then some. The latest collaboration between Sephora and Pantone Universe delivers a bevy of beauty products, but we're loving the Illuminating Face Primer ($13). A little bit of the gel-mousse formula turns our face into a perfect, smooth canvas for a flawless makeup application. But it goes a step further: it is light as air and contains illuminating particles to give your skin a healthy, dewy glow. And true to form, it keeps makeup put, so we don't have to touch up our New Year's Eve makeup midparty — one less thing to worry about. We'll take two.
It's the holiday season, and we're getting in the spirit with our fourth annual 18 Days of Holiday Giveaways! Every day for the first 18 days of December, one of the POPSUGAR sites will feature a new fabulous giveaway.For our 12th day of giveaways, we're giving you the opportunity to win a $1,500 gift card to Sephora, allowing you to stock up on all your beauty must haves!
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Tell your tangerine (2012's Pantone color of the year) to tango right out the door, because the color experts at Pantone have just named emerald the 2013 color of the year. Described as lively, radiant, and lush, the color was seen on the runways of Stella McCartney (eyeliner), Christian Dior (eye shadow), Marimekko (eye shadow), and Kenzo (nails and eye shadow, pictured above). "Symbolically, emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal, and rejuvenation, which is so important in today's complex world," Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said. "This powerful and appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors."
Emerald is such a versatile color because it's a new kind of neutral. It works well in both warm and cool temperatures, and pops on a variety of different skin tones and eye colors. Wear it with peach, rose, or aubergine for a complementary effect, or swipe on your nails when you need a color boost, but don't want something too overpowering. In addition, just as Sephora and Pantone linked up for 2012 with its Sephora + Pantone color collection, the beauty brands will be at it again for 2013; look for the launch of the line exclusively at Sephora this March.
Once upon a time, a beauty collaboration came together, and it was so lovely that we had to tell you all about it. In partnership with Disney, Sephora has launched Reigning Beauties, a series of exclusive collections inspired by the animation giant's most popular princesses. Kicking things off is Cinderella, whose tale is interpreted into lip color, fragrance, nail polish, and more. While the packaging is gorgeous, what's inside is even better. Housed in a velveteen tray, the Storylook eye shadow palette ($55) matches its 20 shades directly to the Pantone colors of the 1950 film. A gold shimmer is lifted from Gus Gus's shirt, a periwinkle hue is identical to the fairy godmother's dress, and (of course) Cinderella's glass slipper has inspired an icy light blue. Lest you think this is kids' stuff, the color payoff and silky texture are both impressive. Just as Cinderella had to dash home before midnight, though, this collection won't be around for long — so have a look before it's too late.
Here's something that's sure to satiate a variety of people's tastes, from color enthusiasts to makeup lovers alike: the much-anticipated Sephora + Pantone makeup collection. Back in December we learned that the beauty juggernaut would be linking up with the color specialists to form the ultimate color makeup lineup, featuring Pantone's Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango.
And now, the wait is over. See the 12-piece lineup of products up close, along with several more products inspired by the color of the year. With its vibrant shade options featuring hues centered around the bold color, it's guaranteed to brighten your day.
A favorite of Adele's, the line is five-free (no formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, or camphor), and will be available in select shades of varying finishes. If that wasn't enough, word is that the brand's much buzzed-about caviar manicure sets will be coming to the States, too. Champagne wishes . . .
Designer Prabal Gurung has just previewed the new uniforms he designed for Sephora, and they're a big change from the plain black ensembles you're used to seeing. Now, male "cast members" will have their choice of sleek, black separates with red detailing, and women will be wearing fitted pantsuits with blazers or black trapeze dresses with red accents. The classic palette and sophisticated feel of the new attire is chic, and there's something a little futuristic about the styling, too. All in all, it's a Prabal Guring collection beauty aficionados are sure to see frequently.
Starting in April (in Sephora's North America locations only), you'll see female beauty advisers decked out in fitted black pantsuits with red detailing or black shift dresses highlighted with red trim. Male employees will don black shirts and pants, along with black sweaters with red accents. "The dress incorporates one of my favorite design elements, offering a flash of vibrant red, while the women's pant suit and the separates for men give a sleeker, more tailored look," Gurung explained. So if you don't already have several reasons to visit a Sephora, soon you'll have a new one: to admire the advisers' haute new ensembles.
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