Pantone Colour of the Year 2015

Every year, colour experts Pantone release a colour of the year, which is said to represent the themes and trends that run in fashion, home decor and beauty throughout year. I always eagerly anticipate the colour of the year as I feel it’s really a theme that you can see in many walks of life.

Pantone announced that the colour of 2015 is Marsala. Marsala is described as “A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.” 

To me it’s a reddy brown tone that resembles the oh so popular lip colours of the 90’s, which has recently come back with a vengeance following the ‘Kylie Jenner lip’ trend. The good thing about this colour is its pretty wearable in all realms of makeup, particularly lips, blush and nails. 


Pantone pair up with Sephora every year following the announcement of the colour of the year and create products such as eyeshadow palettes, blushes and lipsticks that represent the chosen colour. Unfortunately, living in the UK means we have no access to Sephora stores. So I decided to take this opportunity to scout out the latest Marsala beauty products on the market. 

So here are a few ways of incorporating the Marsala trend into your everyday makeup! 

Lips – this is probably the easiest and most wearable way of incorporating the trend. There are several lip products that I found that can provide either a sheer wash of colour or a full blown Marsala lip. One winning product would be Rimmel Provocalips in ‘Make your move’. This is a new, super long lasting formula from Rimmel that gives good colour pay off while not being too in your face.

Eyes – I love using a warm red tone brown to enhance and deepen the eye crease. This tone compliments a number of other shadow shades such as gold, champagne, gunmetal or even teal. A Marsala shade could also be used all over the lid as an alternative smokey eye. Mac provide an amazing range of marsala tone shadows, so you are sure to find one that suits you. One shade that I frequently use in my eye makeup routine is Mac ‘Swiss Chocolate’ a perfect marsala shadow.

Nails – A marsala polish is another easy way of wearing this colour, and it’s neutral tone makes it versatile and work appropriate. A brand of nail varnish that I go back to time and time again is the Barry M Gelly polish. They are high shine and can last on my nails for a good week. They currently have a great marsala polish in the shade Paprika. 

How are you incorporating Marsala into your makeup routine? 


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