As it does every year, Pantone proclaimed Marsala the Color of 2015, “a naturally robust and earthy wine red, enriching our minds, bodies and souls”. That's a big ask for a shade which essentially takes its name from a type of wine most often used to douse chicken in, but hey; who are we to let an opportunity to try new makeup pass us by?
This particular hue is reminiscent of Jennifer Aniston circa Friends, sporting the Rachel and a swipe of the brick red/brown on her lips, and while we're not entirely sure if Marsala's going to be a crowd favourite as far as makeup goes, there are definitely ways to work the shade into your arsenal, particular since it translates just as well into a shimmery eyeshadow as it does a glossy lacquer.
Besides, Valentine’s Day is rolling around soon and Marsala is perfectly placed as an edgy, fashion forward, non-cheesy alternative to plain old red.
Click through for our favourite picks of Marsala-inspired makeup.