Top 20 Marsala Makeup And Nail Colors to Try Now

Marsala is 2015’s color of the year. Our favorite marsala lipsticks, eyeshadows, and blushes are featured to help you rock this shade.

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When Pantone released their 2015 color of the year, I was ecstatic to incorporate Marsala makeup into my makeup collection. While the color is beautiful for clothing, accessories, and home décor, I can’t wait to watch it become a major trend in cosmetics.

According to Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute,

“Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.”

“A Bold Pop of Neutral”

Every year, Sephora releases a collection in collaboration with Pantone featuring different products based on the color of the year.

I’m absolutely in love with the Marsala products that were recently released, especially the Layering Lip Collection and Shimmering Cheek Trio. This collection really showcases the versatility of Marsala, because whether matte or glossy, the shade works beautifully for eyes, lips, cheeks, and nails.

Pantone Marsala Sephora collection


  1. Matte Lip Cream
  2. Liquid Liner
  3. Cooling Multi Stick
  4. Mascara and Brow Highlighter
  5. Pro Angled Brush
Pantone Marsala Sephora collection palettes


  1. Layering Lip Collection
  2. Shimmering Cheek Trio
  3. Multi-Finish Eye Palette

Marsala at the Drugstore

Although Sephora’s new collection is incredible, most of the items are a bit pricey for the average college student’s budget. Below are some awesome drugstore products that embody the warmth, earthiness, and versatility of Marsala without breaking the bank!


Out of all the potential makeup uses for Marsala, blush is definitely what I’m most excited to experiment with this year. When applied to the cheeks, this color is sure to give any complexion a beautiful and rosy glow, which is especially appropriate for these last few months of winter.

Pantone Marsala drugstore blushes


  1. Covergirl (Iced Plum)
  2. NYX (Bordeaux)
  3. Revlon (Charmed)


Wearing Marsala on your nails instead of a traditional red gives a new spin to a classic manicure. While it may not appear like a neutral color at first glance, Marsala goes with just about anything, especially when paired with other more traditional neutrals.

As someone who wears an abundance of taupes, grays and blacks, I personally can’t wait to get my hands fingers on this shade.

Pantone Marsala drugstore nail polish


  1. Essie (In Stitches)
  2. Revlon (Queen of Hearts)
  3. Sally Hanson Insta-Dry (Expresso)
  4. Sally Hanson Salon Manicure (Ginger Zinger)

Eyes and Lips

Marsala lips were a major trend in the ’90s, and celebs like Kylie Jenner are quickly bringing it back on the red carpet. Using this color for the eyes, however, is a bit more bold and novel.

I’m excited to experiment with this hue because it can either be subtle or very dramatic, so it’s great for easily transitioning your look from day to night.

Pantone Marsala drugstore lip and eye products


  1. Maybelline Color Tattoo (Pomegranate Punk)
  2. Maybelline Superstay Lip Color (Unlimited Raisin)
  3. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (Rust)
  4. NYX Eyeliner (Copper)
  5. Rimmel Lip Gloss (Kiss Fatal)

Your thoughts?

What do you think of Marsala makeup? Would you try out a Marsala-colored manicure or lip? How about an eye makeup look? Remember to tell me what you think by leaving a comment.

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