Thursday, March 21, 2013

SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Part I : Color sculpting Kabuki Brush + Spectra Blend Eye Brush Roll review + photos

         If you're a color enthusiast, you've probably heard that the 2013 Pantone Color of the Year is Emerald. Color me excited --- what a gorgeous green! Last year, Sephora partnered with Pantone to create a Color of the Year Collection for Tangerine Tango; it was so successful that a Tangerine Tango product was sold every six seconds during the opening month! It was only fitting that they would partner again and create an Emerald collection for 2013. I've received a few green gems for review, and I'll be sharing the SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Color sculpting Kabuki Brush and Spectra Blend Eye Brush with you today!

          The SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Color sculpting Kabuki Brush is a soft, synthetic kabuki brush (my favorite kind!) The handle is an emerald green metallic color. It has 'SEPHORA' printed on one side and 'PANTONE UNIVERSE' on the opposite.  There are single '+' signs on the remaining two sides of the square.

         The SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Spectra Blend Eye Brush Roll contains essential brushes to take on the go. The carrying case has a colorblocked nylon exterior with a magnetic closure.The brushes included are the Angled blush brush, the Blending brush, and Eye shadow brush. The bristles are soft synthetics. The brush handles are cylindrical with metal exteriors upon which the brush names and "SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE" are printed.

           I'm happy to add SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Color sculpting Kabuki Brush ($18) and Spectra Blend Eye Brush Roll ($20) to my routine. I'll be getting a lot of use from the former to blend my foundation, while the latter will be perfect for my purse! I'm glad that Sephora chose synthetic brushes; they're cruelty free and can be washed more vigorously. Overall, both products are well made, reasonably priced, and are a fun way to add some emerald to your beauty routine!

        Thanks for reading! Have you picked up anything from the SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE collection? What have you been eyeing? What are your favorite kabuki and/or travel brushes?

Love, Dovey.

P.S. Read about some other emerald items I've been  collecting here.
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.


  1. Thanks for the review and I love your new bookshelf.

    1. Hi Kate, I'm glad you enjoyed it (and the books too!)

  2. Do you find the square handle of the kabuki brush makes handling clumsy?

    1. Hi Mopsy,

      That's a great question --- I wondered the same thing myself initially. I actually don't think it makes much of a difference for me relative to circular handles; I might say the square grip is more secure, though it does require a slightly larger grip.

    2. Hmmmm, I only have little hands (size xs in nitrile gloves are still baggy on me) so the larger grip could be a problem.

      These brushes are on my list of things to buy in Sephora when I go on my summer hols. Yes, I did agree to go on holiday with the parents when I found the hotel was near a Sephora- plus 5 star hotel didn't hurt.

    3. Hi Mopsy, wow, XS on nitriles are quite petite!! It sounds like this will be a 'grip' before buy type of purchase. (And the holiday sounds good too!)

    4. The kabuki looks promising especially at only $18. I'll definitely check it out the next time I'm at Sephora, thank you for this review! :)


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