As we all know, Pantone proclaimed that Marsala was the 2015 color of the year this week. I always feel like naming one color of the year is a pretty bold move. I mean, there are a lot of great colors out there, right? Doesn't anyone feel like this kind of pigeon-holes us in terms of a 365 day color palette? My rant aside, I personally feel like the good people of Pantone were spot on with their choice of 2015's color mascot for many reasons.
Firstly, it has to be some sort of good omen that the main color for the upcoming year is the same shade as red wine. Red wine is delicious and brings great joy to many of us, so in my book, that is just putting good juju out into the universe. Perhaps 2015 will also be a year with many red wine-filled celebrations.
Secondly, the color experts themselves described their choice by saying, "a naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls." I am all in for some enrichment in the new year.
And thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, Marsala is a spectacular color for various types of beauty products. The dark, vampy lip that was all the rage in the 90s has danced around a resurgence over the last few fall seasons, for instance. However, with this slightly lighter, warmer shade at the helm, I expect a full-on, warmly-welcomed comeback in 2015. And since it is the color of the year, no one can tell us we have to give up our beloved dark nails for bubblegum pink or coral come springtime. I am sure the beauty experts are fast at work figuring out how to meld Marsala with the warmer months, though.
To get you started off on the right page of the Pantone book in the new year, at least until Sephora launches their 2015 Pantone Universe collaboration, here is a roundup of 15 beauty products that will make Marsala your new fav.
Essie's Limited Addiction Nail Polish
Essie Nail Polish, $9, ulta.com
NARS Jungle Red Nail Polish
NARS Nail Polish, $20, sephora.com
OPI's Lost on Lombard Nail Polish
OPI Nail Polish, $10, ulta.com
Formula X's Grandiose Nail Polish
Formula X Nail Polish, $13, sephora.com
tenoverten's Carmine Nail Polish
tenoverten Nail Polish, $18, sephora.com
Bobbi Brown Desert Plum Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Lip Color, $26, sephora.com
Marc Jacobs Smack 616 Lip Color Stick
Marc Jacobs Beauty Lip Color Stick, $28, sephora.com
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Vintage Lip Tar
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar, $18, sephora.com
Bite Beauty Port Cashmere Lip Creme
Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Creme, $28, sephora.com
NARS Afghan Red Lipstick
NARS Lipstick, $26, sephora.com
Bobbi Brown Berry Blush
Bobbi Brown Blush, $27, sephora.com
NARS Seduction Blush
NARS Blush, $30, sephora.com
Tarte Shimmering Poppy Airblush
Tarte Airblush Maracuja Blush, $26, sephora.com
MAKE UP FOR EVER Burgundy Artist Shadow
MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadow, $21, sephora.com
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Glisten Loose Colour Concentrates
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Colour Concentrates, $10, occmakeup.com