Last month we met the color of the year, Marsala, and talked about incorporating it into our show outfits this year, so I thought it fitting to also do a beauty post!
In case you missed it, here is the new It Girl shade:
Such a gorgeous, warm, rich shade, right??
And it has to be some sort of good omen that the main color for the upcoming year is the same hue as red wine, right??
Falling somewhere between rose and brick, the hue is a total throwback to the 90’s, when Kevyn Aucoin made it huge. But its recent appearance as the Color Of The Year should come as no surprise, since this deep, moody look has been on the rise recently. Just ask Kylie Jenner. She has been spotted with this shade across her lips on more than one occasion (and in more than one selfie).
As far as makeup goes, the color is for sure more wearable than other recent Pantone picks (**cough**, Radiant Orchid), and it is super glamorous… so I’m feeling pretty happy that it will be around for more than just the winter.
Plus, it’s flattering on practically every skin tone – bringing a subtle flush to mocha complexions, while the pink undertones really pop on alabaster skin as well – translating well into wearable makeup products for the lips, cheeks and eyes.
Your lips are probably the most obvious place to wear it (as well as my personal favorite). For those who generally like experimenting with color, but want something a little less intimidating than a vampy shade, Marsala is a great compromise. And because the color flatters the mouth’s natural pigments, it works for everyone. Just swipe it on and channel your inner Kate Moss.
It also looks really beautiful as a pop of color on your cheeks. Pair it with a gold eye shadow and a neutral lip for daytime, or kick it up a notch for night by layering the hue on your lips with a dramatic black eyeliner look.
Ready to give it a whirl this show season? Check out some of my fav marsala-toned products in what I am dubbing a makeup wine tasting. Get ready to get beauty drunk:
1. Topshop Lipstick in Inhibition
(I love all of Topshop’s new lipsticks! They are super pigmented and last all day.)
(This color is so gorgeous. It is a little more on the brown side of Marsala.)
(This color may be bold, but it goes on really soft and sheer. Obsessed.)
(This shadow will make any color eyes really pop.)
5. Bobbi Brown Pot Blush in Milk Chocolate
(You can use this on your cheeks or your lips, and it has the BEST texture.)
6. Stila Shadow in Metallic Merlot
(Stila’s shimmer shadows are prob my favorite ones out there, and this one is especially stunning.)
7. Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
(This liptint is perfect for those of you who want a more natural, less-pigmented look.)