Sephora Pantone Universe Jewel Lacquers Swatches and Review

When I first saw Sephora's new Pantone Universe Jewel Lacquers I knew I had to try them out I picked out Violet Quartz, Reflecting Pool, and Purple Parachute. PP was the color that origionally attracted my attention, but once I saw what was available I picked out the other two for their beautiful colors and multichrome finishes.

Violet Quartz has a dark brown base loaded with purple shimmer that shifts to amber. (I applogize for my horrible clean up! I blame exhaustion.) The brown base is hardly noticeable because the shimmer takes center stage. This one is quite stunning and my favorite of the three.

Sephora Violet Quartz

Sephora Violet Quartz

Reflecting Pond has a blackened green base with strong teal shimmer that has a slight purple shift that I had difficulty capturing in pictures.

Sephora Reflecting Pond

Sephora Reflecting Pond

Parachute Purple is a dark purple with bright greenish-blue shimmer. The shimmer is more apparent in the bottle than on the nail and the color is a bit darker than it photographed. I've heard that this color is a bit similar to Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie, but I'm not sure how they compare.

Sephora Purple Parachute

The bottles are pretty, but it's a lot of glass compared to polish (although the polish is 11 ml / 0.37 oz compared to an OPI or China Glaze that is 15 ml / 0.5 oz) and the brush isn't my favirite. Formula on all of these was pretty nice, it was very thick and dried rapidly so I had to be careful and quick with each brushstroke. I used two coats for each swatch.

Sephora can be purchased from (which is where I purchased them, I'm not sure about in-store availability as I don't have a Sephora near me) and the Jewel Lacquers retail for $9.

Overall I'm pleasantly surprised with these polishes. No, they aren't 100% unique, but gorgeous shimmer, multichrome, and interesting color combinations makes them well worth adding to any collection. Which one is your favorite?

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