Pantone Colour of the year 2015: Marsala fashion

I did plan to post my ‘Pantone colour of the year’ posts at the start of the year, but I thought with this year’s colour being a rich/earthy tone, that it is better suited to the Winter months. So here are some Marsala fashion pieces.


Marsala fashion

1. Lace Up Playsuit in ‘Multi’, $109.95 from Sportsgirl
2. Drape front vest in ‘Terracotta brown’, $24 from Missguided
3. Jersey Wide Leg Trousers in ‘Rust’ (looks exactly like ‘Marsala’ to me haha) $30 AUD from Missguided
4. ESPRESSO Suede Peep Toe Ankle Boots, $119 (on sale for $83) from ASOS


Swatch Saturday: Maybelline stripped nudes

Today’s Swatch Saturday is Maybelline Stripped Nudes lipstick.

This Maybelline (color sensational) stripped nudes lipstick collection has been around since last year, but because ‘Nude’ lips seems to be a repeat trend for this Winter, I thought I would do a swatch post for them.

There are 6 shades in the collection, but I only have 5…I have slowly collected them over a few months haha.

maybelline stripped nudesLeft to Right: 710 Sultry Sand, 725 Tantalizing Taupe, 728 Honey Beige, 740 Coffee Craze, 757 Naked Brown. The Maybelline Stripped nudes are $16.95 each from Priceline (currently on sale for $12.71)

Maybelline Stripped Nudes swatches

Maybelline stripped nudesThe same order as the 1st photo, L to R. (sorry, Sultry Sand didn’t show up well)

I was going to post lip swatches too, but my skin is playing up ATM and I couldn’t be bothered redoing the swatches with foundation on. However, I will comment on which shades I liked the most for my skin-tone.

Sultry Sand was not working for me at all! Because it’s so pale, it went on pretty sheer and made it look like I had no lips. It might be good as a lip base, under another colour maybe?
Tantalizing Taupe was the perfect nude lip colour for me, it has a pink undertone and it’s not too light.
Honey Beige was too yellow toned for me (I am cool toned, so this doesn’t suit me at all).
Coffee craze seems like it would be suitable for both cool and warm toned complexions. It is a ‘warm’ looking brown, but it worked on me still.
Naked Brown is a great winter shade if you’re into dark lip colours during the cooler months. It’s a deep almost mahogany brown.