Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Pop-Up Greenhouse

Sephora recently had a pop-up Greenhouse to celebrate the beauty bloom that is Radiant Orchid, Sephora + Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year. The 3-day, one-of-a-kind event, which included two visually stunning radiant orchid-hued greenhouses, was held at the Eventi Hotel Big Screen Plaza, a public outdoor venue made perfectly for great events like this multisensory beauty experience.

Inside the Makeup greenhouse was Sephora’s beauty team (all of whom were beautifully done up with Radiant Orchid beauty products – makes us love the collection even more to see it on), on hand to give all who stopped by the chance to try out any of the products from the Radiant Orchid Collection. Special guest attendees included Sephora Artistry Ambassador, Aaron de Mey, and Opening Ceremony Designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, whose Fall 2014 Collection show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week featured makeup using the Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid Collection.

This main greenhouse was brimming with beautiful flowers (we saw lots of orchids all around – some even atop delicious cupcakes), a table overflowing with sweet treats and eats, and the stunning products from the collection, decorating each individual makeup station.

The second and smaller, Bumble and bumble Greenhouse, attendees were treated to hair styling, such as blowouts and hair braiding, as tv screens showed scenes from Opening Ceremony’s Fall 2014 show. After getting hair and makeup done, guests were given the option of getting their photo taken at the photo booth located between the two greenhouses.

Next up for Sephora was the opening of their Queens location at Queens Center in Elmhurst yesterday, March 28th….expect more on that a bit later.

Sephora + Pantone Universe 2014 Color of the Year Collection – Radiant Orchid

After what seems like the longest time (we’ve been waiting ever since the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year was announced), we beauty lovers who have been laying in nail biting wait for the Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid beauty collection, can finally get excited. Finally, the wait is over fellow beauty addicts, the stunning collection is finally here. The nine product category collection is as wonderful as you imagined, boasting two artistry sets, three lip products, a stunning brush, etc. Prepare yourself for stunning colors that range from soft petal to vibrant purple. Without further ado, see the complete Sephora + Pantone Radiant Orchid collection is featured below:

The Eye: Radiant Femme Artistry Set – $48.00

The possibilities are endless with this versatile palette of 25 eyeshadow shades, including the signature Color of the Year along with 24 complementary tones in shimmer, matte and glitter finishes to create a variety of looks. Housed in a sleek white compact, the high pigment, high performance formulas last all day.

Rush Luster Cheek Sweep – $26.00

This one compact does it all with a flattering Radiant Orchid powder blush and two harmonizing powder luminizers in warm rose gold and cool iridescent pink. Enhance cheeks with a rush of color and highlight with a sophisticated shimmer for a radiant glow.

Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick– $18.00

This satin finish moisturizing lipstick offers rich, matte color in a stunning Radiant Orchid shade. Infused with Orchid essence for nourishment, and Collagen for a subtle plumping effect, the creamy formula glides on and provides comfortable, all-day wear that rivals the lasting power of a lip stain.

Radiant Paint Gloss Trio – $24.00

Give lips a glossy shine with three versatile colors in one exquisite set. Enriched with nourishing Orchid essence, the individual shades of Radiant Orchid, sheer pink, and nude can be worn alone, or layered for a beautiful ombre effect.

Venus Lure Lip Balm – $16.00

This soft, Radiant Orchid-hued balm combines nourishing Orchid essence Hyaluronic Acid, and Collagen for a soft, smoothing effect with natural shine and tone. Added essential oils also provide a subtle cooling effect that refreshes instantly.

Gazing Paint Liquid Liner – $17.00

Define eyes with this bold Radiant Orchid liquid liner with a beautiful matte finish. Applied with the soft flexible brush, this liquid liner glides on effortlessly, while the water resistant formula provides all day wear.

Nail Ambrosia Trio – $18.00

A collection of three mini polishes that match the shades found in the Radiant Paint Gloss Trio. The versatile colors – Radiant Orchid, sheer pink, and nude – provide the perfect flash of color for fingertips and toes. Use the sheer finish for a modern twist on the French manicure, or layer the three together for one-of-a-kind ombre nail art effects.

Color Gaze Brush Set – $68.00

The set contains six high quality brushes in a versatile pebbled vegan leather standing case. Beautifully designed with Radiant Orchid ombre handles and soft synthetic bristles, this set includes an Angled Blush Brush, Stippling Brush, All-Over Shadow Brush, Crease Brush, Shadow Brush and Lip Brush.

The Face Collectors Set: Radiant Femme Artistry Set – $75.00 ($108 value)

This six piece collectors edition set features three pieces only available in the set, including:

  • Color Gaze Cosmetic Pouch in a supple pebbled vegan leather (set exclusive) 
  • Flash Dew Luminizer for face and body (set exclusive) 
  • Ravishing Dew Cream Blush that is easy to wear and universally flattering (set exclusive) 
  • Radiant Orchid Nail Polish featuring a creamy opaque in the color of the year (set exclusive) 
  • Gazing Paint Liquid Liner, an all-day wear eyeliner with a metallic finish in a shimmering Radiant Orchid hue 
  • Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick in a satin matte finish
Get the complete collection at Sephora and

You’re Invited to Discover Radiant Orchid w/ Sephora + Pantone Universe

Beauty lovers, are you ready to discover 2014’s gorgeous Color of the Year?  Unleash your inner radiance with the Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Collection in Radiant Orchid. If you want to be amongst the first to experience this stunning and universally flattering hue, keep reading to see how you can do so at Sephora.

Starting this Friday, March 14th and until Sunday, March 16th, from 12pm – 6pm, walk into any Sephora store to:

  • Reveal your radiance: Receive a custom Radiant Orchid makeover for eyes, lips, and cheeks from our expert artistry team
  • Get creative: Learn personalized tricks and techniques to incorporate the exclusive, limited-edition Color of the Year Collection into your look
  • Get educated:  Take home a complimentary look book with a professional step by step guide to master exhilarating new looks at home*
  • Beauty Insiders Get Rewarded: Leave with an official Sephora + Pantone Universe Pouch – free with your personalized Color of the Year consultation and any $25 purchase.**

Get a headstart with this year hot beauty color trend.

*While supplies last. 
**Sign up for a complimentary Beauty Insider account at your local Sephora or by logging on to

Celebrate 2013’s Color of the Year with SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE at Sephora Near You

All you lovers of beauty who have been dying to try out the new Emerald-hued beauty products from SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE 2013’s Color of the Year Collection, get ready to indulge.

Starting Thursday, February 28th thru Sunday, March 3rd, from 12pm-6pm, get a complimentary Color of the Year makeover with Sephora makeup artists, learn how to sparkle like this gemstone-inspired shade with a variety of looks, be the first to try the new collection, and walk away with a free makeup bag with your purchase of any color cosmetic*, at select Sephora stores. Don’t let this perfect opportunity to try these amazing products pass you by.

*While supplies last. Check to see if the event is at a Sephora near you.

**Walk-ins welcome, appointments preferred, no purchase necessary.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Presents EMERALD | 2013’s Color of the Year

Are you ready to make everyone green with envy, beauty lovers? For 2013, Sephora + Pantone Universe has announced the color of the year is EMERALD!! A color known to enhance well-being, inner balance and harmony, many have kept this inspiring and uplifting color close and you will too when you see the spectacular Emerald beauty products and beauty accessories Sephora has to offer. The modern packaged collection features eyeshadow, blush, eyeliner, lip gloss, mascara and nail polish in Sephors’a high performance formulas which offer unique finishes like matte, metallic and lacquer that captures the sparkle and plays off the light that is distinctive to Emeralds.

“Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum. Emerald, a perfectly balanced green, is a mix of warm and cool, which makes it so versatile and flattering to many skin tones,” noted Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world.“

The 2013 Color of the Year Emerald Collection – $68.00

1 Color Grid Eye Shadow Block in BIONIC
1 Color Code Prismatic Shadow
1 Color Cube Lid Liner Stain
1 Lightspeed Glitter Dust
1 Graphic Sculpt Waterproof Jumbo Eyeliner
1 Color Watt Highlighting Mascara

Colorbyte Lip Wands – $24.00

This lip gloss set offers four unique shades, textures and finishes, leaving lips with a smooth and comfortable shine – colors include Touch of Emerald (clear with Emerald sparkle), Crocus (lacquer lilac), Georgia Peach (lacquer peach) and Cameo Brown (lacquer nude)

Color Grid Shadow Block – $26.00

Three color-coordinating eye shadows that allows you to create a variety of on-trend beauty looks
BIONIC – Emerald, White Alyssum and Crown
ECLISPED – Emerald Glitter, Amberlight and Olivine
ELEMENTAL – Emerald Shimmer, Appleblossom and Camel

Color Charged Graphic Lacquer – $10.00

The richest pigment of Emerald in a high gloss lacquer finish

Color Code Prismatic Shadow $22.00 – A revolutionary, water resistant high pigment cream formula for the eyes that goes on easily and lasts all day

Color Cube Lid Liner Stain $16.00  – A 3-in-1 mousse cream that can be used as a shadow, cream liner or lid stain

Lightspeed Glitter Dust $14.00 – A pot of pure Emerald loose glitter, give your look a subtle shimmer or layer for a powerful pop

Graphic Sculpt Waterproof Jumbo Liner $17.00 – Features a proprietary long wearing easy glide formula, with a luminous shimmer finish

Graphic Lift Liquid Liner $17.00 – Features a flocked tip applicator and long-lasting formula in metallic shimmer finish

Graphic Etch Waterproof Eyeliner $17.00 – This retractable pencil features a waterproof easy glide formula in a soft Emerald pigment finish

Glitter Strobe Eyeliner Set $18.00 – This four piece Emerald eyeliner set features finishes in glitter, iridescent, metallic and matte

Color Watt Highlighting Mascara $18.00 – A richly pigmented mascara in Emerald in a matte finish, wear alone for full color expression or add to tips for a flash of color

Color Theory Sculpting Blush $24.00 – The perfect blush duo to compliment any Emerald color accents featuring Dusty Pink and Pink Mist

Mini Graphic Effect Lacquers $18.00 – A collection of three mini polishes featuring finishes in Emerald (clear with Emerald glitter), shimmer (Emerald and silver) and matte metallic

Emerald Tip Nail Ring $22.00 – The perfect accessory to embrace the 2013 Color of the Year – make a nail jewel statement with this ring, featuring an Emerald and crystal tip

The Color of the Year Accessories include:

Color Contour Face Brush Set $68.00 – This 8 piece brush set with stand provides you with all you need to create any Emerald look: Highlighting Fan Brush, Face Contour Brush, Angled Liner Brush, Short Smudge Brush, Cream Shadow Brush, All Over Shadow Brush, Crease Shadow Brush and Smudge Brush (all synthetic)

Spectra Blend Eye Brush Roll $20.00 – A 3 piece mini travel brush in a magnetic pouch features an Angled Blush Brush, Eyeshadow Brush and Shadow Blending Brush (all synthetic)

Color Block Beauty Box $38.00 – A hard cosmetic case featuring a removable travel box and organizing compartments

Prismatic Glitter False Lashes $10.00 – Luxurious black false lashes featuring a strip of emerald glitter

Color Sculpting Kabuki Brush $22.00 – The perfect travel size kabuki brush (synthetic)

Emerald Compact Mirror $18.00 – A must have travel mirror for touch-ups, two sided featuring 3x magnification

“What I love about this year’s Color of the Year collection is it’s electrifying and modern. Emerald evokes power and possibility, which are two things women should feel when they wear makeup,” said SEPHORA PRO Lead Artist Gilbert Soliz. “SEPHORA once again challenges women to envelope themselves in the trend color, from subtle effects to bold saturated statements, Emerald will energize the way you think and feel about color.” 

The Sephora + Pantone Universe 2013 Color of the Year/Pantone 17-5641 Emerald Collection will be available at Sephora stores and beginning March, for a limited time.