Top Colour Trend: Marsala

Top Colour Trend


This Autumn/Winter it has been all about dark and earthy reds and it looks as though the trend is set to continue all year long! Pantone have announced their colour of 2015 as Marsala, an earthy wine red. Lips, nails, eyes, you will have seen this colour everywhere and we’re thrilled to bits it’s here to stay.

Vampy lipsticks have been a firm favourite with celebrities this season, very often teamed with a monochrome outfit. This colour really does suit all skin tones and here we have some celebs showing you how it’s done!


Kylie Jenner’s make-up was a huge talking point in 2014, particularly her lips! Was this the start of the Marsala trend? Here the youngest Jenner matches her lips to her dress for the AMAs.

Anne Hathaway incorporates a deep red lip into this elegant look, with sleek hair and large stud earrings paired with a high neck black dress. Here she oozes sophistication and shows paler skin tone girls how to wear the trend.

Jessica Alba has kept make up to a minimum for this look with flawless skin, natural smokey eyes and beach waves, her vampy lipstick really turns this look from day to night.

What can’t Rihanna pull off? Last in our line up of celebs she shows us the trend on a darker skin tone which looks beautiful. Here Rihanna pulled off this vampy lip with a daring dress choice.


sadiiyah growl

Dark lipsticks are particularly popular at the moment and Sadiyah looks beautiful in our Lipstick in Growl! Teamed with a golden brown smokey eye this look is suitable for day or night. Adding a lipstick to a natural look really adds some excitement so if you’re in a rush try a shade like Growl, Vampette  or Shard with just a bit of Masquara!

Growl is a beautiful matte finish lipstick that is described as a rich mahogany brown. This shade suits a range of skin tones!


phee havoc

Phee has mixed up the traditional vampy look by using our Precision Ink in Havoc to create this beautifully flicked liner. If your signature look the winged liner look, switch things up by trying a different colour. Check out our range of Precision Ink colours here.

Finish off this look with flawless skin, bold brows and a natural lip.

This long-lasting waterproof liner is a highly pigmented aubergine. One quick swipe and you’re ready to go!


1500px scarab

Darker nails can look more flattering in the winter months when your skin is at it’s lightest. Our metallic nail varnish in Scarab looks great accessorised with a statement ring like Arianne.

A gorgeous metallic deep ruby red, keep the shimmer going even though the festive season is over!


farys meadowhall

Farys from our Meadowhall counter shows you how to wear Intense Lipgloss in Hermetic to rock the Marsala trend! If you prefer a glossy finish as oppose to a lipstick, this is perfect for you with a rich colour pay off.



What do you think of the Pantone colour of the year? Will you be wearing the trend? If you are we’d love to see! Tag us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using #Illamasqua

Comment below if there’s a particular trend you are loving and would like to see featured.



Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

Writer and expert