Hear ye, hear ye! The color of the year is in, and we’re happy to report that it is gorgeous. Meet marsala—a warm, rich, and sophisticated wine red that the experts at Pantone have hailed the most valuable player of 2015.

Aside from the fact that we love a good red, we are extremely excited about marsala’s rise to the top because of its versatility. Smack-dab between burgundy and plum with just a hint of brown, this sleek and alluring hue flatters most—if not all—skin tones. Pantone is raving about its beauty potential, too, proclaiming marsala “a great go-to color” for your cheeks, lips, tips, lids, and yes, even your hair. Apparently, marsala appeals to both sexes and is, we quote, “a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories.” Love it!

Explore our personal picks for the marsala color trend, right here on BeautyMNL.


1 Seche Nail Lacquer in Bella
2 JÔ by Joyce Oreña’s Transformers Necklace: JÔ Muse
3 NARS’ Pure Matte Lipstick in Valparaiso
4 Bobbi’s Brown’s Pot Rouge in Raspberry
5 Tarte’s LipSurgence Natural Lip Tint in Moody
6 Max Factor’s Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick in Intense Plum
7 Chanel’s Le Vernis Nail Colour in Rouge Noir
8 Baggu’s Wedge Pouch in Fig
9 Max Factor’s Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in Soft Murano
10 Baggu’s Small Leather Bag in Fig
11 Kuu Konjac’s Natural French Red Clay Sponge
12 Tarte’s Natural Cheek Stain in Blushing Bride
13 CoverGirl’s Instant Cheekbones in Purely Plum
14 Redken’s Real Control Conditioner
15 Revlon’s ColorStay Lipliner in Raisin

Marsala swatch/top layout courtesy of Pantone