Pantone Color of the Year 2015: Marsala Makeup Tutorial

When it came to sitting down and coming up with my first tutorial of 2015 one thing kept coming into my head – Marsala! Marsala was selected by Pantone, the color authorities for most major industries and inventors of the Pantone Color Matching system, as the Color of the Year for 2015. We’ve already seen Marsala pop up all over the runways at Autumn/Winter fashion week and will surely see an even stronger influence in the Spring/Summer collections for 2015. Over the past few years, Pantone have actually partnered with Sephora to create a color collection based around the color of the year – we saw collections for Tangerine Tango in 2012, Emerald in 2013, Radiant Orchid for 2014 and now the 2015 Marsala collection. In my personal opinion, the Marsala collection is the best yet. I must not be alone, either, because it has been flying off of shelves like crazy! So, what is Marsala exactly?


Pantone describes Marsala as “a naturally robust and earthy wine red.” Sephora really hit the nail on the head by touting it “a bold pop of neutral.” It is a gorgeous, earthy-toned shade that walks the line between red and brown. It is an absolutely perfect fit in the beauty world, in my opinion, because it is completely neutral, wearable but also bold. It is a shade that really stands out while also remaining tasteful and classic. The shade has been all the rage in beauty over the past several months, thanks in no small part to the now infamous “Kylie Jenner lip” and the “90s lip” trend for Fall 2014. Marsala is pretty much the definition of a “90s lip” shade. It works really beautifully in other areas, as well, though… like on the eyes!

For this tutorial, I am using a part of the Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala collection – the Facets of Marsala Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette! This palette not only features Marsala in 4 different finishes, (matte, satin, shimmer and glitter,) but also features 20 additional shades all designed to compliment Marsala. If you’ve been following my Instagram, you have already seen a few Marsala looks using this palette, as Marsala is the current theme for our makeup looks at Sephora, and will likely see plenty more in the near future! In the meantime, though, let’s get on with the tutorial!





Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in Ivoire W
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer in Fair
Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Powder in Naked Light
NARS Laguna Bronzer
NARS South Beach The Multiple
Smashbox Double Exposure Lip & Cheek Cream in Speed Racer

Sephora & Pantone Universe Facets of Marsala Palette Eyeshadows in Autumn Blonde, Macaroon, Marsala Satin, Toasted Nut, Desert Mist & Hot Chocolate
Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil in Black Lace
Sephora Collection Classic Line Felt Tip Eyeliner
Sephora Collection Outrageous Volume Mascara
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Dark Brown

MAC Stripdown Lip Liner
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Glosses in Jealous & Little Black Dress

As mentioned in the video, I am absolutely loving this palette! I am considering actually posting a review for it sometime soon. In fact, I’ve got a few new products to review – I’ve recently picked up a few eyeshadow palettes that I have been playing around with a lot, as well as one absolutely insane new set review that I have already filmed and will be posting tomorrow! Definitely keep an eye out for that, as the product we’ll be discussing is pretty major! In the meantime, though, I wish you all a beautiful Friday and weekend to come and a beautiful life!



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