The theme for this month’s blog collaboration with Isabell, Karissa, and Katharina is the color of the year, Marsala. I love this color. It’s beautiful as an eye shadow, lipstick, nail polish, etc. I chose to go with a lipstick for this shade, as this color around my eyes tends to make me look as though I haven’t slept in weeks (pale girl probz).
I wanted to go with a drugstore product for this one, so I chose a shade I thought looked closest to Marsala, and ended up purchasing the Maybelline Superstay Lip Color in “Unlimited Raisin.” I think this is a beautiful shade, but I don’t really like it on myself, honestly. I think it’s a little too much contrast between it and my pale skin. I added quite a bit of bronzer here to counteract this, buuuuuut, I still think it looks “off.” Perhaps the undertones in this particular lipstick don’t suit me, but as I can never tell the undertones of a lipstick (or any type of cosmetics), I really don’t have a clue.
As for the rest of my makeup, I used:
Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation //Hikari Blush in Tango // Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer //Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Soft Brown //Lorac Pro Palette (the shade ‘taupe’ in my crease and outer corner, and the shade ‘nude’ on my lid) // L’oreal Lineur Intense // Bare Minerals Flawless Definition Mascara
I also tried a Marsala nail polish shade, and it’s such a beautiful color, but again… I have pale, skinny fingers, and when paired with a deep red wine color, it’s not so cute. I think the lipstick was my “safest” choice to showcase this color, haha. I really do love this shade, and was very excited when it was announced as color of the year, but it doesn’t look great on me… and that’s okay.
PS: I used all of my MOTD Cosmetics brushes to apply my makeup. Use my coupon code “jenny15” at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase!