I think it was last week (my days-nights-weeks are kind of running together…) that I heard about Pantone’s Color Of The Year for 2015.
Marsala – described as “A naturally robust and earthy wine red”
As I skimmed the interwebs it didn’t seem like everyone was on board with it. I get that, I mean, it’s basically brownish red which I haven’t seen on the top of anyone’s favorite color lists lately BUT I was actually kind of thrilled about it.
Although last years color, Radiant Orchid, is probably prettier to look at as a leading lady, 2015’s choice makes a much better co-star.
Marsala is sooooo good at being makeup.
Anything with red undertones is going to make your eyes look AWESOME but this color has the added bonus of also being earthy/natural-ish at the same time.
So I gathered together some of the robust wine’s themselves and I can’t wait to start experimenting with them!
1. Topshop Lipstick in Inhibition
(I have really been loving all of Topshop’s lipsticks! They are nice and pigmented with great lastability.)
2. MAC Lipstick in Verve
(This lipstick is really gorgeous! It’s a little a little more on the brown side so if stuff tends to go warm on your skin, I’d skip it but if stuff goes true to color or cool this will look perfect!)
4. MAC Sketch Eyeshadow
(this will make your eyes electric whether you have green, blue or brown – or somewhere in-between)
5. Bobbi Brown Pot Blush in Milk Chocolate
(You can use this on your cheeks or lips and it’s the greatest texture!)
6. Stila Shadow in Metallic Merlot
(These are probably my favorite shimmery shadows in all the world.)
7. Clinique Black Honey Sheer Liptint
(for Marsala in it’s sheerest – most natural – dosage)
Are you on board with Pantone 2015? If no, what color would you have picked?
Happy Hump Day!