Shady Business: How to Wear Marsala

Shady Business: How to Wear Marsala

The look of concern prevailed over many as the color authority, Pantone announced this year’s main shade – Marsala. But fret not. Think of this deep red wine shade as just another way to get closer to your inner vamp – wear it tastefully like Rihanna or wear a lot more of it for a rocker chick effect like model Cara Delevingne…just all depends on your steeze. “Opting for the tasteful execution,” said HueKnewIt.

Rule #1 – A Little Darkness Goes A Long Way

The perfect time to wear a dark lip is now because it’s’ cold and damp out and I’m loving Marsala-inspired Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Manic.  ($22) The brand describes this lipstick as a “badass take on the notion of a “classic lipstick.” Uh, yes and yaassss! This non-drying, highly pigmented lipstick has a creamy texture so no dragging occurs, which means what? A smooth application!  And well, since we live in vanity-ridden world these days, don’t sleep on the gorgeous gunmetal case that looks fab in and out of every purse.

Availability: Sephora, ULTA, select Macy’s stores,,,,, and

Twitter: @UrbanDecay

Rule #2 –  Ease Into A Lip Gloss

If you’re of the conservative ilk, a dark lip may be asking too much of you. Instead, opt for Jane Cosmetics  Lip Gloss, Make a Statement ($6). With only a tinge of deep red wine color in its formulation, your lips will enjoy a high-shine payoff while they/you also enjoy being on trend this season on the low.


Twitter: @janecosmetics

Rule #3 –  Show Your Nails Some Love

Your lips shouldn’t be the only part of your face that gets in on the Marsala action…show your nails some love with SpaRitual Fall in Love ($12) nail lacquer – a must for every current and wanna be fashionista. For those whose goal is to create an elegant and earthy statement, look no further than this vintage warmth-in-a-bottle.


Twitter: @SpaRitual

Rule #4 –  It’s All In The Eyes

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Japonesque Eyeshadow Brush

Should the feeling hit you, veer off the straight and narrow “every girl’s” application of Marsala and go edgier like model Cara Delevingne using Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye Shadows, Spice ($18.50) to create an I-been-in-da-club all night smoky eye. Step 1: Using the Japonesque Color Collection Eyeshadow Brush, gently press and apply over the entire ball of the eye and extend out and up towards the end of your brow. Step 2: Follow by applying color along the bottom lash line and smudging downwards.

Recognizing the skin’s sensitivity around the eye, this eye shadow is infused with antioxidants and vitamins C & E to protect and neutralize free radicals. And the color?  Super saturated and won’t crease as it, while retinyl lineoleate helps minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles with each use.


Twitter: @ElizabethArden

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