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fotd: pantone marsala eyes

January 4, 2015

Did you know that Pantone names a “colour of the year” every year? This year’s colour is Marsala, an earthy red.

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I’ve always been vaguely aware of Pantone’s annual declaration as a designer, but only recently started noticing the effect this forecast has had on the cosmetics industry as well. It’s a smart marketing move, for sure – how trendy a colour is usually has little impact on a (credible) designer’s decision to use it in their work. Makeup however…now that’s a different story.

I can’t wait to get my hands on this palette!

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Marsala is already pretty common as a lip and cheek colour, but personally I love it as an eyeshadow. Red-based pigments tend to bring out the green in my hazel eyes, so as much as I hate that I’m buying into the hype, 2015’s Colour of the Year really is right up my alley.

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Admittedly, red eyeshadow is not a look for everyone. Adam joking calls this my “Patient Zero” makeup, but since he’s such a big fan of The Walking Dead I’m going to take it as a compliment!

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Face:
Almay Clear Complexion Concealer
Bare Minerals Matte Foundation

Eyes:
Lucky and Alchemy from Urban Decay’s Vice 3 Palette (Limited edition and selling out fast. You have been warned!)
MAC Eye Pencil in Bordeauxline
Lancome Hypnose Mascara

Brows:
MAC Eyeshadow in Mystery

Cheeks:
Bare Minerals Blush in Fruit Cocktail

Lips:
NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in Smokey Look

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