When I first shopped my stash for the marsala trend, I mentioned that there was also a gorgeous Sephora Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala Collection available. A lot of these products sold out very quickly online, but when I was in store I did see most of them still available. I received five products from the collection to try out, enough for a full FOTD. But first, some reviews.
Sephora Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala Collection all have the same stunning rose gold packaging–I mean, it never gets old for me. Interestingly, I don’t find that all the packaging has the same amount of rose in the undertone, but it’s all very pretty. I even loved the boxes the products came in, that marsala ombre effect would make a gorgeous manicure!
I have had varying–although overall quite good–experiences with the Sephora Collection brushes, so I was curious to test out the Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Pro Angled Blush Brush #49* from the Sephora Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala Collection. The Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Pro Angled Blush Brush #49 is angled and incredibly soft with a marsala handle. It is a gorgeous brush and is great for applying blush along my cheekbones, including the ones in this post. I have had no issues with shedding, and honestly, it has quickly become one of my favourite brushes I own.
A surprise favourite of mine from the Sephora Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala Collection was the Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Metalshine Liquid Liner*. I frequently share that I don’t wear liner, and that’s generally true, but every once in awhile I make an exception–and after owning this, I expect I will be making that exception more frequently. The Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Metalshine Liquid Liner is an opaque metallic marsala liner that has a flexible thin brush tip that makes it not too hard to apply even for amateurs like me to get a precise application. It’s also a great way to get a hint of red on your eyes without having to delve into anything too scary. However, the most impressive aspect of the liner is the wear. It lasted all day, and still looked decent 14 hours after application. As a result, it’s a little stubborn to remove, but nothing that would prevent me from using it.
One of the more unusual products in the Sephora Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala Collection was the Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Cooling Multi-Stick*. I love anything in stick format, so I was definitely on board, but I did not expect the cooling component. Although you’re only going to experience it when actually applying the product to your cheek, it really does feel cooling. The Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Cooling Multi-Stick is a coppery reddish shade with golden shimmer to it, and I did find it could quickly blend out to just shimmer as in the swatch on the right. However, you can build it up in layers as long as you don’t blend. My preferred use is as a highlight, or under a blush for added shimmer, rather than as a blush on its own.
Asides from the blush palette in the Sephora Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala Collection (of course I saved it for last) the product I was most excited about was the Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Layering Lip Collection*. It comes with five different mini lip crayons in the same gorgeous rose-gold packaging, and all five shades are very creamy and last a couple hours on the lips. As a result of how creamy they are and the fact that they don’t twist down any further than you see, you do have to be a little careful when capping them to make sure not to nick the product. From left to to right, the Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Layering Lip Collection contains the shades Marsala, Dusty Cedar, Canyon Clay, Rose Dawn and Muted Clay. None of the shades are full opaque, but I did find that the three on the far right were fairly brown-toned on my lips, and had less of the marsala-inspiration, while I really like the two on the far left, especially Marsala itself. Given the mini size, that’s actually a product I can see myself using up!
When the Sephora Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala Collection first launched, there was one product that everyone was talking about. And by everyone, I mean all the beauty blogs I read. The Sephora + Pantone Universe Shimmering Marsala Cheek Trio* has a rose gold lid and white base and contains three cheek shades. I was a little surprised the compact itself wasn’t heavier, but it does look very pretty.
From left to right, the Sephora + Pantone Universe Shimmering Marsala Cheek Trio contains the shade Spanish Villa, which is a shimmery champagne highlight, Coral Pink, which is a pale peachy shade, and of course, an extra large Marsala, which is a brick red. All three shades are very pigmented, especially Marsala, which is quite easy to overdo but can also be blended out. I found Coral Pink a bit powdery, but overall my only disappointment with the trio is that the shades didn’t last longer when applied. Still, they are really pretty and I just love the way Marsala looks so I will definitely continue to reach for it. Spanish Villa also makes a lovely highlight.
In the above photos, I’m wearing all the products I’ve just shared from the Sephora Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala Collection. They look stunning together and it just lets me know how much I love this shade! I’ve got Spanish Villa from the Cheek Trio on my eyelids, as well as the Marsala Metalshine Liquid Liner. I started off my cheeks with the Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Cooling Multi-Stick, and added all three blushes from the Sephora + Pantone Universe Shimmering Marsala Cheek Trio–mainly Marsala, which I blended out with Coral Pink, and added Spanish Villa to the tops of my cheekbones using the Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Pro Angled Blush Brush #49. I’m also wearing the lip crayon in the shade Marsala.
I was really excited about the choice of Marsala for the Pantone Color of the Year, because it’s a shade I love. The Sephora Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala Collection just shows how wearable it is on all parts of your face, so it’s no surprise how quickly most of the products sold out. In addition to the ones I’ve shared today, there’s also an eyeshadow palette, lipstick, and a mascara available.
I like all of the products I tried, so it was hard to narrow it down for recommendations. However, my personal picks are the Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Metalshine Liquid Liner–which is still available online, and the Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Pro Angled Blush Brush #49, which I really love. Even though I wish the wear was longer, I also still love the Sephora + Pantone Universe Shimmering Marsala Cheek Trio. Have you grabbed anything from this collaboration?