Welcoming 2015 with the Pantone Colour of the Year
Happy New Year, my fellow readers! I hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s Eve! I had a surprisingly quiet one with a couple of friends and excellent food and drinks. Can you tell that age has caught up with me? LOL! To be honest, I’actually love being a “home-body”. Nothing better than potato chips and my favourite tv show.. (couch potato alert!)
For the first post of 2015, I thought I would start of 2015 with a makeup look using Pantone’s colour of the year – Marsala.
Color of the Year 2015 by Pantone is Marsala (18-1438), declared to be a color that enriches our mind, body and sould, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.
Who is Pantone? I actually had to wiki this information. Here is an excerpt taken from Wiki: “Pantone Inc. is a company best known for its Pantone Matching System, a proprietary color space used in a variety of industries, primarily printing, though sometimes in the manudacture of colored paint, fabric and plastics.” Wiki also explains that every year, Pantone hosts secret meetings with reps to determine the colour of the year. The colour claims to be connected to the zeitgeist (spirit of age and time).
You can read more about the meaning of Marsala on their website. Now, let’s get on to the look with the colour of the year!
Face: Nude by Nature Mineral Cover, Urban Decay Baked Bronzer, Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer and Naked Cosmetics pigment as a blush
Eyes: NYX White Jumbo pencil, Naked Cosmetics pigments, TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude Palette, NARS Larger than Life eyeliner, Ardell Eyelash glue, eyelashes
Lips: Pawpaw cream, Naked Cosmetics pigment.
Did you notice that I used the same pigment for my eyes, face and lips and the colour turned out slightly different? It all depends on the medium you use to mix it in and the amount of pigment used.
Hope you like the look. Happy New Year! 2015 will be our year, let’s make it work!