Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sephora + Pantone Universe vs. Sinful Colors Citrine

I picked up the Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Nail Enamel set the other day after seeing it in person. When I first saw it online, I wasn't that thrilled about it. After seeing it in person I feel in love with it. It could be because of the cute packaging, that I'm always a sucker for, because I don't really wear a lot of oranges. 

I know there was a lot of talk in the nail polish community about the creme color being a dupe for  Sinful Colors Citrine so of course comparing the two was the first that came to my mind after purchasing it.

The Sephora + Pantone Universe set comes with 4 tangerine inspired colors, named Tangerine Tango, in different finishes. 
Starting with my index finger I have Tangerine Tango Matte, Tangerine Tango Glitter, Tangerine Tango Creme and Tangerine Tango Shimmer. All are 3 coats of each polish over Seche Rebuild and no top coat.
I really love the formula of these polishes, they dry quick and are easy to work with. My favorite would have to be the glitter. 
Sinful Colors Citrine is described as a red based orange creme.
My index finger is Tangerine Tango Matte while, my middle finger is Citrine topped with Hard Candy's Matte-ly In Love for comparison. My ring finger is Tangerine Tango Creme and my pinky is Citrine. All are three coats of each polish over Seche Rebuild 
and with no top coat.

I would have to say that Tangerine Tango Creme is a little darker than Citrine. Both are more of a creme/jelly than a true creme. I prefer the Tangerine Tango Creme formula over the Citrine one, for some reason Sinful cremes always take forever to dry on me. 

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Nail Enamel set can be purchased from Sephora in stores or online here. It retails for $17. I was able to get mine for $12 thanks to having a $5 gift card from the Wrapp app. 

Sinful Colors Citrine can be found at most Walgreens and is apart of their Wow Pop collection but, may still be found at some Walgreens. 

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