“Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.“
Brand: Sephora (x Pantone Collaboration)
Product: Shimmering Marsala Cheek Trio
Collection: 2015 Marsala Collection (Layering lipsticks, matte lipstick, eyeliner, eyeshadow palette, liquid eyeliner, shimmering colour sticks)
Size: 2 x 2.9g + 4.8g
Price: $35 CAD
Availability: Sephora stores nationwide
Would I repurchase: Yes, if I ever finish it but that might take a long time.
Sephora Website: www.sephora.com
Pantone Website: www.pantone.com
On to the actual colours themselves; Spanish Villa is a shimmering champagne peach highlighter, Coral Pink is a pastel tinged peachy pink and Marsala is a warm full bodied rosy-orange pink. The highlighter leaves a fine metallic finish while the other blush shades look satin-matte once applied.
All three shades have beautiful pigmentation, smoothness and are a pleasure to use. My favourite method is to use a small flat blush brush (try looking for some travel brushes for the smaller size) for application as it allowed me for more precise pin-point lay down then buffed out with a large brush for blending. Wear time is pretty much all day and I have not noticed any patching or breakdown throughout the day which is great as well. This is also unscented.
The Sephora x Pantone Shimmering Marsala Cheek Trio is my must have recommendation to start your beauty routine for 2015. The colour combination is truly universally flattering and for $35 this is a great investment. I love the option of two blush shades which allows you to adjust the intensity from spring well into fall so you’ll be able to wear this all year long. It’ll take me some practice getting used to applying such a rich colour but once I’ve got that down I can see this being a regular in my beauty routine!