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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.


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!


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.



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!


Almay Clear Complexion Concealer
Bare Minerals Matte Foundation

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

MAC Eyeshadow in Mystery

Bare Minerals Blush in Fruit Cocktail

NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in Smokey Look