Review: Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Cream Lipstick

Review: Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Cream Lipstick

I recently got an email from Sephora for VIBs regarding Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Cream Lipstick in Tangerine Tango. The color is not really a color I normally grab for, as it is a very bright red orange color. Since it wasn’t that expensive of a product, I decided to get it (plus my obsession right now is lip products).

It came in a pretty big box, which I was not expecting. The packaging is nice and sturdy for both the box and the lipstick.  The lipstick package is white cap with a silver base. It has a magnetic closure, which was really impressive for the price tag since I have only seen that in high end lipsticks.

The color of the year is really bright red orange crème (which is really in this season), although there is a golden shimmer in it under the sun. The shimmer disappears with wear and it becomes a true crème. It applies on the sheer side but buildable. It goes on evenly and smooth. The color lasts about 4 hours on me with drinking and eating, which is pretty good (I have very sensitive lips). My lips did not dry or flake during wear, which is a bit of a miracle since most lipstick does peel on me. Also, I did not use lip balm beforehand.

The lipstick has a sweet fragrance, which is not overwhelming. It also does not taste like anything. Lastly, due to the brightness of the color It does make your teeth appear yellower.

Product Info:

$18 @ Sephora

Total Net WT. 0.1 oz/ 3 g


  • None drying/peeling formula
  • No taste or strong smell
  • Nice packaging
  • Price (for me at least)


  • Color might not be suitable for everyone
  • Makes your teeth appear yellower

Bottom line: If the color works for you then it is definitely a winner, the packaging, the formula and the price are almost perfect.

Note: Sephora is also releasing some other products (lip gloss, blush, eyeshadow set, brush set, eyeliner…) with Pantone which will come out soon. They are all similar color to this lipstick, since it is their color of the year.