Marsala makeup

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    My favorite color right now is a shade that I have had a hard time putting into words, a kind of mixture of rust red, burgundy, brown and purple. And it is a shade that I have mainly loved on makeup but also on interior design, clothes and hair colors.

    Then I read about Color of the Year 2015 and then I finally got a name for the shade - Marsala! Did not know before what the shade had for name :)

    Marsala was chosen Color of the Year 2015 by Pantone and looks like this:


    Nice, is not it? I would also say that my hair color is Marsala, although it varies a lot depending on how diligent I have been with my hair wrap. Sometimes the marsala is more in the pink-purple direction :)

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    Anyway, today's makeup is inspired by the shade marsala, hope you like the look!


    Face primer - Paese Makeup Base (Matte)
    Foundation - gloMinerals Pressed Base Foundation (Golden Light)
    Powder that neutralizes red - gloMinerals Redness Relief Powder
    Contouring - Pixi Book Of Beauty Contour Creator
    Rouge - Pixi Book Of Beauty Blush Palette
    Makeup Fixing Mist - Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist
    Dehydrating powders - Paese Bamboo Silk Powder

    Lipstick - gloMinerals Suede Matte Crayon (Demure)
    Nail polish - Paese Nail Polish (40)


    Fill in the eyebrows with it Benecos Natural Brow Pencil (Brown)


    Then apply gently and thinly with the lip pencil Dr. Hauschka Lip Liner (Eggplant) on the eyebrows, so that they get a more marsala shade.


    1. Eyeshadow primer around the entire eye, Pixi Eye Bright Primer
    2. Dip Nanshy Blending brush in transparent powder and sweep along the globe line where the fade will be (not on the entire eyelid). This means that the colored shadow is not as sharp at the edges there, which makes it easier to get a nice fade later.
    3. Dab eye shadow around the entire eye with Nanshy Tapered Crease Brush, Yag Mineral eyeshadow (Pink Berry)
    4. Fade out the edges a little more Nanshy Blending brush
    5. Black mascara on the lashes, Magnetic Lash Mascara

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    I love everything about this look actually, so simple and yet so stylish and well thought out. If I had not had the profession I have, I would have looked like this every single day right now, I think.

    What do you think of the marsala color?

    Hug! ♥

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    Helena Amiley
    Helena Amiley
    I write mostly about beauty but also offer glimpses from the entrepreneurial life and the construction of our own camper van. Vanlife here we come!


    1. How beautiful you are! I wonder if you know any hair salon in Uppsala that uses the brand original & mineral when it comes to coloring? Or any other gentle coloring that is completely odorless? For example, is Icon staining odorless? The difference between Icon and O&M? As I am allergic to perfumes and and find it annoying with certain odors. So would be very grateful if you could answer! Happy New Year! 🎉

      • Nämen thank you please! :) I do not actually know O&M, but Icon that my hairdresser Monica Werner uses (among other things, there are other options also for those who want) is completely ammonia-free, oil-based, vegan, PDD-free and smells like nothing :) HAPPY NEW YEAR! : D <3

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