Marsala Pantone Color of the Year 2015!

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Marsala, a gorgeous combination of rich reddish browns and a wine-like hue, has been named PANTONE’s Color of the Year 2015. Truthfully, when I think of Marsala, I think pasta sauce. I’m not sure if I will be able to rock this shade, although I imagine we will see every combination of red, burgundy, wine, berry, etc. As long as there is some warmth to the item I should be okay. Again, I confess, not so sure how this shade will translate to the eyes either, but that remains to be seen.

Today I have for you two lipsticks that are considered Marsala. First up is CARGO Cosmetics’ Essential Lip Color in Bourdeax ($22), CARGO’s first ever lipstick collection! Olive oil, Shea Butter and Jojoba oil provide essential moisture while plumping peptides offer instant fullness. This lip color is smooth, creamy and lightweight, offering high pigment payoff while leaving lips plump and perfectly hydrated throughout the day. There are 12 shades available, Bordeaux being the Marsala shade. Bordeaux is a deep burgundy wine with just a smidge of sparkle for definition. With darker shades like these, I like to apply a reverse lip liner to prevent bleeding; CARGO’s reverse liner works great. 

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Next is Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Lacquer in Bordeaux ($24). This is more of a liquid lipstick than a gloss in my opinion and it leaves a nice stain behind. There are three attributes of Smashbox Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer that have me impressed: the non-stick formula, the long lasting stain and the hydration. Too many of these liquid lipsticks are drying. I love the high shine and texture of these so much I think they compare to YSL Glossy Stains at a third of the price!!

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Sephora  released their Marsala collection just this week which includes a lipstick, eye palette, liquid eyeliner, “cooling” multi-stick, mascara, layering lip crayon collection and a cheek trio. I would start with the lipstick and blush. Just make sure if you are warm toned to look for a warm undertone and for cool toned ladies, a cool or blue-based berry shade.

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Remember, you don’t have to go all out. Small touches of Marsala will work just as well such as a scarf, belt or handbag. A touch of wine lipstick or a burgundy blush will work also.

What do you think of Marsala? Are you going to incorporate Marsala into your beauty or fashion wardrobe?

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Comments

  1. I agree with you – I am not sure how this colour will translate for eye colour – it would not suit me with my red hair. However I am sure the lipsticks are going to be stupendous. Thanks for this review I love the lipsticks especially the Cargo one in Bordeaux.

  2. I love this color! I haven’t been able to wear the past few colors, but this I can! Nor did I really care for them. The color of the year does not always need to be something so bright and flashy. I am totally digging Marsala!! I am excited to buy some of this color! 😀 Thanks for the picks 🙂

  3. Great suggestions! I love the look of the Cargo lipstick. I think I have that Smashbox shade, but haven’t tried it. I want to pick up the Sephora chubby pencil lip set. I think some Marsala shades will work on us blue eyed gals! 😉

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