Pantone’s Colour of the Year is Marsala, and no matter how many times people write about it, I always misread Marsala as Masala. (Perhaps it’s because I’m absolutely in love with Indian food.) 😉
Marsala is described as an earthy reddish brown that’s flattering on a variety of skin tones.
While dramatic, it’s also grounding because of its warmth and sophistication. This is why Marsala is a shade that’s so appealing to many people.
(I have been watching 90210 episodes, and I’m loving it! To clarify, I’m talking about the original 90210 episodes that I grew up with when I was in elementary school, not the new version. So while watching 90210, I’m more into the 1990s vibe than ever before.)
As I get older, I’m learning to appreciate classic hues that withstand the test of time. Marsala is definitely a shade that can be sported any time and anywhere.
Yes, I’m a green fiend, so I loved it when the colour of year was emerald, but surprisingly, I’m more into the Marsala trend. Why? More people can comfortably sport it, and there’s a wide arena of colour interpretation.
Marsala can be dark or neutral, which means that if you’re going for a vampy or natural look, it fits the bill.
In this post, I highlight a few makeup items that fall within the Marsala colour scheme.
Essie In Stiches and Essie Angora Cardi are both marsala-inspired nail polishes.
Essie in Stiches is a lighter take on the marsala trend, while Essie Angora Cardi is a smidgeon darker.
Here’s some other makeup that falls within the trend:
If you follow me on social media like Instagram, you may remember me posting a photo where I wore the Maybelline Creamy Mattes Lipstick in Touch of Spice. I love it! 🙂
Note: All products in this post were provided by PR except for the Maybelline Creamy Mattes Lipstick in Touch of Spice, which I purchased.
Which are your favourite marsala colours to sport? Do you have suggestions for other marsala shades? Are you a fan of the Pantone Colour of the Year?
An interesting color choice for the color of the year, I think. Thanks for sharing these products with us. I’m thinking about getting In Stitches. I think it’ll work better with my skin tone than Angora Cardi.
This time, the Pantone Colour of the Year is a shade that really anybody can wear, and it’ll look flattering. 🙂 YAY for that, right?
Thank you for this post. I was wondering what polishes and lipsticks would be the color of Marsala.
Glad you found this useful! 🙂 Another great Marsala shade is INGLOT O2M Breathable Nail Enamel in shade 682, which I just discovered and wore recently. A review is coming!
mmmm…. nice picks. I was wearing Chanel April yesterday and looked at my hands and wondered, is this Marsala? I think I am going through this color trend all year wondering what color it actually is.
I don’t have that polish. Actually, I only have one Chanel nail polish, so I had to look it up online to see it. YES – it definitely is a Marsala shade! Gorgeous – bet you’re rocking it! 🙂
Looove the lipstick shade of the promo is gorgeous
I agree – what a gorgeous colour! 🙂
I really love Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “Expresso.” Reminds me a lot of the Essie In Stitches you swatched, but it’s a one-coat wonder.
Oooohhhh! So nice to find out about a one-coater! I’ll have to look at it the next time I go to the drugstore. Thanks for letting me know!