Skip to main content

Coffee Breaks with ISLM: What I Think of Marsala

Pantone 2015 - MARSALA  Image Courtesy:


Coffee Breaks with ISLM: What I Think of Marsala

So Pantone announced the color for 2015 to be Marsala and even though i am not the one to actually show much interest in the colors of the year but when this robust, earthy shade of wine was announced, I just had to talk to you guys about it...

If anyone's wondering, Marsala gets its name from an Italian city called... well... Marsala, that is famous for a wine that is produced in the region that again goes by the name... Errr... Marsala :) So, in short yeah, the color Marsala is the color of a wine. However, it differs from the shade Bordeaux (it is also a type of wine) in a way that Bordeaux is richer and deeper and more Purple while Marsala is earthier, more brown and well for me a little muddy as well.

Looking at all the hullabaloo that is doing the rounds of the beauty and fashion blogosphere about Marsala and the way people have been oohing and aahing about this particular shade, I for one feel that I am perhaps missing out on what the big deal is about this particular shade of wine!

I for one, am not a fan of Marsala...

There! I said it! I feel it is lacks the richness of Emerald (Pantone 2013), lacks the vitality of Royal Orchid (Pantone 2014) or lacks the youthfulness of Tangerine Tango (Pantone 2012)...

Though of course, Marsala inspired palettes in the makeup world would be available in abundance as it is a shade that looks good in makeup but I feel it is shade that is good as an accompanying color and not the 'main' shade of a makeup look. If it is cast in a leading role then it would require help from other shades to make it pop!

Then again color is personal and the way different colors appeal to a person is really relative!

So you'll need to tell me what your take is, on the Pantone Color of 2015 - Marsala!

Btw, Marsala sounds so much like Masala and thus makes me think of the color that would be created if we mixed Red chili powder and cinnamon powder :P


  1. I quite like this color, quite versatile and wearable. And it looks good on almost all Indian skintones :)

    1. Yup! lots of people seem to be of a similar opinion Dollie :)

  2. I'm not a big fan too…. although Rekha used and abused that color in the 80s…lol

  3. I actually read it as Masala only first :D It could totally be a masala colour.


Post a Comment

Make Me Happy :) Leave A Comment!

Popular posts from this blog

REVIEW: Johnson's Baby Lotion on Adult Skin

I am itching to do some makeup EOTDs and LOTDs since a while now but with guests at home I am not getting any time... So for a while you guys are stuck with me doing reviews. Not that my reviews do not need much efforts but as compared to EOTDs and LOTDs, reviews are a little bit less demanding where time constraints are concerned... Don't you agree? :)

Today I shall be reviewing the Johnson's baby lotion and before you raise your eye brows and say to yourself "WTF" let me make it absolutely clear that I bought it when I was out of a moisturiser and needed one pronto! This was the only one available and so I just bought it. I figured if it was good for babies, how could it be bad for me? The truth? Read on ;)

Johnson's Baby Lotion is Clinically proven to be mild and mild it sure is. It has a soft and soothing fragrance, which I love. Once applied it gets absorbed really fast and does not leave a residual oiliness or greasiness. It would be perfect for normal ski…

Makeup Class: Difference Between A Bronzer, A Highlighter, An Illuminator & A Brightener

Bronzer Vs Highlighter Vs Illuminator Vs Brightener 

Very often than not being a beauty blogger I come across the terms Bronzer, Highlighter, Brightener and Illuminator at least a dozen times a day. These terms are everywhere and people use them in their daily conversation with so much confidence that you'd be surprised at how wrong many of them are in their usages. Oh! Yes even I have made mistakes in the past about their connotations and today armed with research, experiments and well just plain analysis I have reached a consensus where I can now confidently put forth the results of my hard work...

Yes, today ladies and gentlemen, I shall be clearing all the confusion that prevails behind Bronzers, Highlighters, Illuminators and Brighteners!

REVIEW: MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation In NC42

Review of MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation In Shade NC42

Guest Post By: Rmyah

There are days when I just cannot help look at myself through any reflective surface that I can. Be it mirrors, glass doors, rear view mirrors, the back of a spoon and even a pond. And then there are days when I wished everyone was blind, every mirror shattered, the serene water turbulent, anything to avoid me seeing my face. One such day when my skin was going through a blearrrgh phase I decided to put my face on the web and show you how I deal with it. My savior is the MAC studio fix fluid foundation which has been my HG foundation for about three months now.