Get ready to stock your beauty cabinet with products in the latest must-have shade: Marsala. Named Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015, this luxe, reddish-brown hue is incredibly versatile and flatters almost every skin tone.
“While PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, the captivating 2014 color of the year, encouraged creativity and innovation, Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, in a press release from the brand.
These 11 products for your eyes, lips and cheeks, and even your nails (a superchic look we love!), are our favorites for nailing this new color trend.
Make a bold statement with Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Lip Color in Dantrice, a highly pigmented, velvety soft lipstick that packs a punch. $35, nordstrom.com
TIP: Pair a strong lip like this one with a simple, natural-looking complexion and megawatt black lashes.
If lip balms are more your thing, Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon in Plum Freeze will quickly become your new go-to. Vitamin E keeps your lips smooth and soft while imparting shiny, slightly sheer color. $16, laurageller.com
Use Paul & Joe Lip Liner Duo in Grapevine (03) to lock your lip color in for a long-lasting result or blend each end to create a custom version of the “Marsala” shade that best fits your look. $25, beautyhabit.com
Bobbi Brown Blush in Berry-Reddish Wine features a feel-good formula that glides on smooth and silky, lasts all day and never leaves behind a dry feeling. $27, bobbibrowncosmetics.com
Chock-full of satiny, triple-milled minerals, Mineral Fusion Blush in Airy lends a pop of color to your cheeks so that they look slightly brighter than a natural flush, but never overdone. Bonus: The antioxidant-rich formula also defends against free-radical damage. $22, mineralfusion.com
TIP: Apply this color just along the apples of your cheeks and along your cheekbones to provide contour, layering as you go until you reach your desired look.
Sephora + Pantone Universe Cooling Marsala Multi is ideal for highlighting and contouring, or just adding a sheer wash of color to your cheeks. Plus, the caffeine and coconut oil–based stick cools on contact and also provides some de-puffing action (great for early mornings!). $25. Coming to Sephora December 2014.
Create two different color-trend looks with YOUNGBLOOD Incredible Wear Gel Liner in Sienna, which can be used as either a smudgeproof eyeliner or a pigmented eye shadow for a sultry smoky eye. $21, ybskin.com
Add some sparkle to your “Marsala” with Lancôme Hypnôse Dazzling in Rouge Cabaret, a limited-edition, richly colored eye shadow that creates an intense effect. $30, lancome-usa.com
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 to night. Clinique Wear Everywhere Neutrals lets you enhance the sophisticated wine-like hue with a combination of complementary shades in both matte and shimmer. $36, clinique.com
No look is complete without a flawless mani. This supercharged formula, Nails Inc NAILKALE Polish in Holland Walk, is kale-infused and packed with vitamins to not only deliver top-notch color, but also protect and strengthen your nails. $14, sephora.com
Pantone says that “Marsala” pairs exquisitely with monochromatic mixes of peachy pinks and sparkles against antiqued gold metallics. Designed to supply long-lasting shine, LONDONTOWN Lakur Enhanced Colour in Pass the Port is a deep reddish-brown with a hint of metallic, which makes it a perfect pick to show off the trendy hue. $16, londontownusa.com
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