Make Up For Ever and the Pantone Spring 2012 Fashion Color Report

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make up for ever spring 2012 pantone color report

Tangerine Tango

Solar Power



Sodalite Blue

Sweet Lilac





Over the past two years, Pantone, makers of those pretty color sample books that designers and other creative pros have used for decades to standardize colors, has been surveying insiders at New York Fashion Week and summarizing seasonal color trends into their highly-anticipated spring and fall Fashion Color Reports.


The spring 2012 edition identifies 10 shades currently climbing up the color popularity charts. They range from natural tones to pastels, and all the way to bold brights.

Make Up For Ever can help color lovers stay on the cutting edge and implement the trendy shades in Pantone’s latest Color Report. All of the pieces here are part of the brand’s permanent line, and available now at Sephora stores and also online.

make up for ever cabaret solar power
For Solar Power and Cabaret, try Eyeshadow in #71 (left) and Eye Shadow in #58 (right), $19 each

make up for ever bellflower
For Bellflower, try Rouge Artist Intense in #15, $19

make up for ever tangerine tango sweet lilac
For Tangerine Tango and Sweet Lilac, try the Aqua Creams in #10 (left) and #18 (right), $22 each

make up for ever sodalite blue driftwood starfish
For Sodalite Blue, Starfish and Driftwood, try (clockwise from the blue liner on the left) Aqua Liner in #6 ($23), Lab Shine #M4 ($18) and Aqua Eyes #21L ($18)

make up for ever cockatoo
For Cockatoo, try Star Powder in #956 ($19); for Margarita, try Star Powder in #958 (not pictured)


make up for ever spring 2012 pantone color report swatches
Swatches from the left: Eye Shadow in #71, Eye Shadow in #58, Aqua Cream in #10, Aqua Cream in #18, Star Powder in #956, Rouge Artist Intense in #15, Aqua Eyes in #21 ($18), Aqua Liner in #6 and Lab Shine in #M4; Not pictured: Star Powder in #958

One of my favorite things about Make Up For Ever is their wide selection of permanent collection colors. Can you think of any other possible Pantone spring 2012 dupes from MUFE or from other brands? Inquiring minds want to know.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. It’s that time again! The time for happy hump day wishes. 🙂


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  1. So many pretty colors! I want to say MAC Call Me Bubbles has a couple of shades that are close, but I know there are many more I can’t think of right this minute!

  2. You always have great photography, but I really extra special love the photographs in this post! So colorful and awesome!
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  3. PinkGlitter says:

    Gorgeous colors! I am in love with that purple lipstick (although I’d have no idea how to wear it!)
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  4. Loving these colours, Karen! What fab brights. (And this is coming from someone who typically gravitates to neutrals & more muted colours!)

    It’s so cute that MUFE sent out their Pantone-correspondant colours – that’s a bit of PR genius, if you ask me ;o)
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  5. corallista says:

    I’m in a bright color phase right and this is like a treat for me! My favorites would be the eye shadows, Tangerine Aqua cream and the aqua liner!
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  6. Vonvon says:

    The yellow Eyeshadow~ MAC Pro long wear eyeshadow in Sunny Outlook.

    Pink eyeshadow~ MAC Pro Long wear in Tease with Ease.

    Cockatoo~ MAC Aquadisiac???
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  7. Anitacska says:

    Ooh I love the purple lipstick! ♥
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  8. Nina says:

    i love the colors! 🙂 they make me smile in anticipation of spring and summer!

  9. Ruchita says:

    These colors are so pretty! I can’t wait til spring. We’re getting a taste here in Ohio, the highs are in the 60s today.

    P.S. This video of this kitty signing for food is adorable. 🙂

  10. TJ says:

    MUFE is my JAM!!! LOLOL.

  11. gio says:

    The colors are all so pretty and bright, love them!
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  12. kelly m. says:

    my husband and I are in the commercial printing industry, Pantone is called PMS- pantone matching system. Its funny when we show a customer a swatch and we’re like what PMS color do you want and they’ll giggle over the name.

  13. Stèphanie says:

    All those pretty colors! I would so wear Rouge Artist Intense!
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  14. Adrienne says:


    When I heard that sephora was doing a collection with Pantne, I was nervous it would be sephora quality and said I wish pantone would do it with a company like MUFE or MAC. This is separate from the Pantone universe + Sephora collection, yeah?
    I can’t wait to see these puppies in person!

    • scareyc says:

      I have played with the pantone+sephora collection products. They are pretty amazing! (I am a mufe lover and so my standards are high) The value of the collaboration pieces is outstanding too. You will die for the blush duo!

  15. Phyrra says:

    I really love that you did this! I love the orange shade.

    For the Pantone colors, I like Tangerine Tango, Cabaret, Starfish, Driftwood, Cockatoo and Bellflower.
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  16. Soo says:

    I LOVE seeing these colors, makes me so ready for spring! #956 looks absolutely gorgeous and I like the purple lipstick!
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  17. Marina says:

    Wow, I love , Star Powder in #956. You gotta love mint for Spring. Happy March, Karen 😉
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  18. SUper love colorful backgrounds, just like those I use on my blog! 😀
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  19. ooh I love Make Up For Ever!!!

  20. Fame-Eye says:

    Wo love Make-up for ever, we used the products at our professional Make-up Artist School Fame-Eye stay in Munich

  21. Stacie says:

    May need to purchase one…

  22. Yelena says:

    karen, i’m surprised this post didnt include the sephora + pantone colaboration. I bought the eyeliner set in store yesterday – absolutely wonderful. and i also wanted the blush duo which is gorgeous but i held off an got a tarte blush in tipsy instead. i would love to see what u think of their tangerine tango line. 🙂

  23. Christine says:

    I LOVE THIS! Pantone colors are all so fabulous and Bellflower is a prime example! We love it so much that we made it our color of the week and put together a fabulous outfit on our blog to show how to dress wearing Pantone’s Bellflower using an analogous color palette. You can take a look at it here and tell us what you think! xoxo, WearToStandOut

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