If you haven’t been living on Mars, you’ll know that every year Pantone creates the fashion color palette, among which it chooses the color that will represent the next 12 months to come. Last year shade it was Radiant Orchid. A hybrid between pink and violet. This time is the turn of Marsala, an earthly red, which incorporates warmth, sophistication, richness. For those who may not know, Marsala is a city in Sicily, Italy and is also the name of a particular wine, which is rich in smell and alcohol. We Italians use it to give character to special meals, such as a wonderful cream of egg yolks and sugar (the ‘zabaione’) as well as to prepare savory dishes, from meat to rice.
Pantone (18-1438) Marsala is a very strong color. It reminds of tasty meals. Of a good glass of red wine. Of nature. Its creators wanted to convey a healthy idea of confidence, stability and sex appeal.
To wear this trend in your make up, you can either pair it with a peachy pink for a natural, fresh look or next to black and golden for a more sensual and bold effect. It’s very versatile, because it enhances both pale skin tones and hot, Mediterranean ones.
Here are a few products that embody the Marsala shade:
Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Color Stick in the shade #01 blushing red – An easy to blend creamy blush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in the shade #Mood Exposure – soft plum – A groundbreaking multidimensional blush
Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in the shade #Bordeaux Lust – A fashionable nail polish to dress the nails with a touch of luxury
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer Crème in the shade #lady is a tramp – classic sanguine red – A nail polish featuring a deep, sexy red
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette The Vintage Vamp – A whimsical combination of eye shadows from the rosy-golden to the captivating crimson
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil – A metallic reddish brown
Clinique All about shadow 8-pan Palette – A versatile combination of eight natural shadows for day and night
Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick in the shade #19 Warm Toffee – A soft budget-wise lipstick in a wearable neutral
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in the shade #Dazzled – soft rose – A solar baked blush with a soft and warm peachy hue
which one will you buy next?