The Best Marsala Makeup for Fall

by | Sep 15, 2015 | Beauty, Fashion


Photo: Courtesy of Pantone Color Institute

In not breaking news: Marsala is the Pantone Color Institute’s color of the year 2015.

“A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls,” Pantone describes on its website.

Marsala is a hearty color, embodying both elegance and the earth.

Trends fade, so while the thought of investing in Marsala-colored clothing is tempting, investing in beauty products of the same shade is more economical. Although it may be the color of the year, Marsala is distinct in its embodiment of the fall season. Its rich, sultry tones emulate the season’s foliage and its crisp, cool weather.

Here are suggestions for products inspired by Pantone’s color of the year.

Marsala Lipstick, Lip Pencil, Lip Gloss
The sultry mixture of red and brown is a subtle statement on all skin tones.


1. Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Audrey, $27.00

2. Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Raisin, $27.00

3. Vincent Longo Dual Lip Pencil in Wine Rosewood, $26.00

4. Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in Berry Noir, $30.50

5. Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll Kiss and Blush in Prune Impertinente, $40.00

Marsala Blush
As the color is a mix of red and brown, Marsala can be used to add a flush of color or to define the cheekbones.



1. Bobbi Brown Blush in Berry, $28.00

2. BECCA Mineral Blush in Nightingale, $49.00

3. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Dazzled, $28.00

4. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure, $35.00

5. Make Up Forever HD Blush in Raspberry, $26.00

6NARS Blush in Outlaw, $30.00

Marsala Eyeshadow
The Marsala color family has a large range (from a rosy taupe to a brown, red wine) that makes its flattering on all skin tones. According to Pantone, Marsala illuminates a range of smoky-neutral color combinations, making it a captivating eye shadow color that can be worn from morning until night.
Eyeshadow1. Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow in Berry Crush, $12.00

2. MAC Eye Shadow in Folie, $16.00

3. Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Trafalga, $62.00

4. Makeup Forever Artist Shadow Diamond Finish in Fig, $21.00

5. Stila Eye Shadow in Twig, $18.00

Marsala Nail Polish
The earthy wine hue is sultry and sophisticated; a subtle way to spice up any look.


1. Zoya Nail Polish in Pepper, $9.00

2. NARS Nail Polish in Jungle Red, $20.00

3. Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Bordeux Lust, $35.00

4. OPI San Francisco Nail Lacquer Collection in Lost on Lombard, $9.50

5. Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Single Ladies, $18.00

6. Butter London Nail Lacquer in Tramp Stamp, $15.00

-by Nisha Stickles


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