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February 20, 2015

3 Marsala Beauty Picks: Cheeks, Lips and Nails

Pantone has named Marsala as the colour of the year for 2015, and this is a colour I’m loving. I would describe it as a reddish brown shade with hints of mauve and rose, that’s very reminiscent of the makeup looks from the 90’s and looks absolutely gorgeous on most skin tones.

Leatrice Eiseman the Executive Director at the Pantone Colour Institute gave this description of Marsala: “Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, eluding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us into its embracing warmth”.

It has already started cropping up in the new fashion and beauty collections and to help you on your beauty Marsala way, here are my top 3 product picks for lips, cheeks and nails on how I wear Marsala.

EX1 Blush - Love Story £9.50

I discovered this blush in Beauty Mart and it is absolutely beautiful. Developed by Farah Naz, EX1 Cosmetics was created to cater to Asian, Middle/Far-Eastern or Mediterranean and Exotic complexions. Their shades go up to Mac NC45 as a comparison chart. Because it has been developed for olive and yellow type skin tones and the centre of my face is a lot lighter with a yellow undertone, I found that this just worked and it sat beautifully on my skin tone

It’s a lovely red brown shade and is extremely pigmented so a little goes a long way. It goes on really softly and wears incredibly well, the longest I have had it on for is 9 hours and I found it didn’t budge throughout the day.

L’Oreal Paris - Color Riche Oud Obsession Lipstick £6.99

This lipstick is the perfect 90’s supermodel through back look, think Naomi Campbell in her reddish brown lipsticks. This lipstick has a satin finish, which is a little too glossy for me, but blotting it and applying a light dusting of translucent powder is an easy fix to that problem. This mattifies it and makes it more long lasting.

Essie - Angora Cardi Nail Polish - £7.99

I love, love, love this colour, it has been my new go to winter shade if I’m not going for the quintessential wine colour. It has a little hint of mauve in it which I feel helps to lift the colour on my nails.

And that’s my list. How about you? Are you feeling the Marsala as a colour or are you a bit blah about it? Let me know in the comments below and have a lovely weekend ahead.

Segun. x


Chocolate n Curves said...

Off to get that Essie nail Polish...this is a nice collection

Segun Garuba said...

Thank you. Yes you should, it's such a lovely colour.

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