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By now, you already know that Marsala is the color of 2015. But what in the world is Marsala? I don’t remember it in my kindergarten Crayola years, do you? For quick reference, Pantone LLC describes Marsala as earthy wine red. In my opinion, it’s a mature color compared to 2014’s radiant orchid, 2013’s emerald green, and so on. With that said, it does appeal to a niche group: older, refined, timeless, just like wine!

2015 Marsala, How to Wear Marsala, Marsala Makeups, What is Marsala

I gotta be honest, my first reaction upon learning Marsala is to buy anything that’s an exact match to it, makeup-wise. But I just decluttered not too long ago so impulse-buying isn’t the best way to start 2015 right? (ask me again next month, haha!). Plus, Sephora has this Marsala-inspired product ideas which helped me probe into my stash. Long story short, I held off because I do own, albeit unknowingly, some makeups that can pass for marsala and/or compliment it without going overboard. After all, makeup is about exploring, experimenting, and having fun. And just like other statement colors, the key to wearing Marsala is to wear it in harmony.

Color. On lips, Marsala is a beautiful brownish pink, dusty rose or reddish plum, depending on your lips’ pH. Start searching your vanity because I found four, they are (reviews are linked):

Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick (Vintage)

Tom Ford Lip Color (Casablanca)

Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (Enigmatic Rosewood)

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (Lolita)

Compliment. Whether you’re feeling monochromatic or not, amp up your Marsala vibe via cheeks or eyes. Apply light-handedly for a more polished and sophisticated look. I’m glad to have rediscovered the following gems (reviews are linked):

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush (Mood Exposure)

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector (Rose Gold)

Urban Decay Naked 3

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon (Ro)cocoa

Here’s my simple FOTD ala- Marsala

2015 Marsala, How to Wear Marsala, Marsala Makeups, What is Marsala

Eyes: 

Urban Decay Naked 3 (Limit on lids, Factory on crease, Strange on brows, Darkside on lower lash line) 

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon (Ro)cocoa on upper lash line and waterline

Cheeks: 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush (Mood Exposure)

 BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector (Rose Gold)

Lips: 

Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin (Enigmatic Rosewood)

2015 Marsala, How to Wear Marsala, Marsala Makeups, What is Marsala

2015 Marsala, How to Wear Marsala, Marsala Makeups, What is Marsala

Do you like Marsala? if so, did you purchase anything inspired by it? enable me!

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