The Color Of The Year 2015 is MARSALA!
Since 2012 Sephora + Pantone Universe has brought the traditional textile, fashion and paint world to the world of beauty with the Color Of The Year collections. This year was no different with the release of the Sephora + Pantone Universe Facets of Marsala Mutli-Finish Eye Palette.
I have been a collector of the Pantone beauty items since they were introduced and I have every Color Of The Year palette that has been released. So it was only within my obessive character to get my hands on this new palette.
My first impression when I removed the palette from the box was of utter disappointment. I was expecting a palette similar to the last three palettes. However, the Facets of Marsala Multi-Finish Eye Palette is described as a travel palette and it is MUCH smaller than the previous years palettes. And yes, the eyeshadows are much smaller as well.
The 24 shadow palette lacks many of the features of the previous palettes as well. Each palette for the color of the year comes with a plastic insert with the corresponding pantone numbers for each shade. It also outlined the featured color of the year on the shadow casing. This palette is lacking those features. And they may not be a big deal to most. But to me, this new palette lacks the looks and feel of the Pantone Universe branding. Without looking at the lid of the palette there is no indication that this palette has anything to do with Pantone or the color of the year.