The trend: Pantone’s Marsala

Pantone Marsala

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 CrΓ¨me 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?

About Alessia

Communication consultant, PR, beauty and food blogger, marathon runner, not in this order
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18 Responses to The trend: Pantone’s Marsala

  1. I might try the UD eyeliner !

    • Alessia says:

      Me as well! I absolutely need to introduce something new in my eye lining: either Black or blue…

      • I got the cobalt blue eyeliner from UD called “chaos” , i even swatched it .. Am fuing to wesr it but cant muster up the guts

      • Alessia says:

        Good news! A pop of color on the eyelids will be very trendy this year…I’ve seen such strong mint-y and watery shades on the catwalks pictures. Even for us, ‘common women’ it will not look too weird/inappropriate. πŸ˜‰

  2. Mea says:

    i would definitely try the sephora rouge cream lip stick. i wanna see how that looks on my skin tone.

  3. avibrantday says:

    I would love to have each of your Marsala picks β€”especially the Tom Ford nail lacquer and the CT eye quad! I loved reading your enriching perspective on Marsala. It seems like it’ll be a great shade for summer, fall, and winter… I’m interested to see how we can pull it off for spring though.

  4. Love this post! I might even do my own version with products on my wish list! xxx

  5. Such a nice color πŸ™‚ I didn’t like last years at all haha.

  6. Alessia says:

    I found it really hard to wear as well on both make up and clothes, but this year trend looks much better. πŸ™‚

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