Beauty Notebook: Meeting Marsala
When Pantone first announced Marsala as 2015’s Shade of the Year, we knew that the colour of wine is exactly what you need to get your party on! The beauty department isn’t complaining because we’ve managed to find a middle ground between dull brick reds and over-powering oxbloods.
Verve scouts beauty shelves to give you a complete round-up of products from your favourite brands. Plus, a fashion lesson to keep you looking fashionable and Marsala-ready!
For your lips:
Find the products here: 1. Gucci Lips Audacious Colour Intense Lipstick, 2. Bobbi Brown Lip Colour, 3. Rouge Dior Baume Lipstick, 4. M.A.C. Lipstick, 5. Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick, 6. Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss, 7. Clinique Chubby Stick.
For your nails:
Find the products here: 1. Chanel Le Vernis, 2. Colorbar Quick Nail Lacquer, 3. Dior Vernis, 4. Bourjois One Seconde Nail Lacquer, 5. Revlon Parfumerie, 6. M&S Autograph Ultimate Nail Colour, 7. Maybelline Color Show.
Style guide: Corral your iridescent whites and reinvent your classics with this season’s streamlined silhouettes, and take the pristine colour to its feisty side. Channelise the suaveness of an all-white look in a form-fitting high-collared jacket and a pair of loose gossamer pants. Pair it with a leather tote or a peekaboo bag and a pair of lace-up shoes, both in dark hues for a stark contrast that will add more power to your look. For a little extra charm, top it up with white-pearl baubles.
Find the products here: Linen jacquard jacket, by Salvatore Ferragamo; pleated pants, by French Connection; Peekaboo Selleria, by Fendi; earrings by Dior.
For your eyes:
Find the products here: 1. Colorbar I-Glide Eye Pencil, 2. Pure Color Estee Lauder Vivid Shine, 3. Bourjois 24HR Color Edition, 4. M.A.C Eyeshadow, 5. Lakme 9 To 5 Eyeshadow.
Style guide: Style your evening look with a heavy dose of Marsala in a tone-on-tone outfit and pump up the glamour. Achieve this season’s favourite trend in a pair of slim trousers and a turtle neck t-shirt or a structured blouse. Club your outfit with a pair of animal-print shoes, and balance it out with a classic black leather handbag. With Marsala’s ability to complement neutrals, you can now exude the richness of the red wine from morning to evening.
Find the products here: Turtle neck t-shirt, by Mango; tapered trousers, by River Island; snakeskin boots, by Gucci; leather handbag, by Emporio Armani.