Marsala — not just a type of wine, it’s Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year! This is a gorgeous rich shade that makes a statement, but is really wearable.
Below are lip, eyes and cheek picks for this hot color!
CARGO Cosmetics Essential Lip Color ($22 USD) — A smooth, creamy and lightweight formula that offers high pigment payoff while leaving lips plump and perfectly hydrated throughout the day. Olive oil, Shea Butter and Jojoba oil provide essential moisture while plumping peptides offer instant fullness.
CARGO Cosmetics Matte Top Coat ($22 USD) — Transform your favorite satin finish lip color into a luxurious suede-like finish in one stoke. Clear, no color top coat in stick form that instantly transforms satin or shiny lip color to a matte finish.
What I think: This lipstick is a gorgeous color! I usually don’t wear dark lipstick, but I am loving this, especially with the matte top coat over it. It makes it look more wearable and softer.
Available at http://www.cargocosmetics.com
Palladio Eyeshadow Quad in Spellbound ($8 USD) — Swipe on this shade to lids for an evening look perfect for a night out. Give an intense smoky eye or just add some color to your look with a shade that looks great on blonde, brunettes and even red heads!
What I think: This is a pretty palette that will match well with gorgeous Marsala lipsticks. It has fairly good pigment, but needs a couple of layers.
Available at mass market retailers and www.palladiobeauty.com.
SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE Shimmering Marsala Cheek Trio ($28 USD) — This limited-edition cheek set is a portable and perfect solution for adding a pop of color to everyday makeup and providing instant glow to cheek bones. The powders are created through a triple jet milled process that allows for intense color payoff and a velvety texture that leaves skin feeling luxurious, but never heavy. The unique blend of naturally derived oils and powders enhance the skin’s overall appearance with a sophisticated shimmer for a radiant glow without glitter.
Designed to evoke the sleek, modern lines of the iconic Pantone Chip, and newly imagined with a captivating Marsala ombre color variation, 2015’s Color of the Year Collection makes a stunning presentation. Each product features Sephora Collection’s high performance formulas for rich color payoff and luxurious feel during wear. Refined finishes like matte, cream, metallic, and lacquer allow for a fuller expression of this bold nude shade, from sheer luminosity to wildly rich pigments.
What I think: I haven’t tried this, but I think the colors are gorgeous and look very versatile. The lightest color would be a pretty highlighter and the darkest would contour well.
Available at http://www.sephora.com
Smashbox Be Legendary Long-Wear Lip Lacquer in Bordeaux ($24 USD) — Say hello to the next-generation of lip color, BE LEGENDARY LONG WEAR LIP LACQUER—the new boundary-pushing formula that delivers maximum high-lacquered color with major comfort—all day long. Goes on as a lacquer, then uniquely adjusts to a stain for 8 hours of long-lasting color.
What I think: This is another gorgeous dark Marsala shade. It goes on easily and wears for hours.
Avaialble at http://www.smashbox.com