Binky’s Marsala Colour of the Year Look

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London Fashion Week has left me feeling inspired – one of my favourite trends from the AW15 catwalks was the colour Marsala. Worldwide colour experts Pantone declared Marsala as 2015’s Colour of the Year – the deep rusty red, burgundy-wine hue was spotted on the Victoria Beckham, Alberta Ferretti and Zac Posen catwalks (to name but a few!).

Beyonce, Kylie Jenner and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are just a few of the celebs who have been rocking Marsala-inspired beauty looks, so I thought it was about time I created one of my own. It’s a tad on the dramatic side, but this look oozes vampiness and glamour – here’s how I did it.

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A flawless complexion is a prerequisite for a striking beauty look like this, so I used Givenchy Photo’Perfexion Foundation to even out my skin tone and disguise blemishes. The lightweight, creamy formula gives the skin a HD-finish, airbrush effect for a catwalk complexion with no cakiness.

I next moved on to sculpting my face with the Too Faced Bronzed and Poreless bronzer, brushing it just under my cheekbones, along my jawline and across my temples for a chiselled finish.

Binky Marsala Colour of the Year Eyes



To create my dramatic Marsala eyes, I began by sweeping the top left shade from the Clarins 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 03 Rosewood over my entire eyelid to act as a base.

Highly pigmented loose shadows work wonders when creating a vivid eye look. I used Too Faced Glamour Dust Glitter Pigment in the rusty wine shade Glampire to vamp up my eyes, packing the colour onto my lids with a fluffy brush. Focus the colour on the outer corners of the eyes, applying several layers for maximum impact.

Next, going back to the Clarins palette, I used the more plum-toned bottom left shade to define my socket line, adding a seductive depth to the eyes. I also gently brushed some of the same shade along my lower lash line to create further definition.

To really make the eyes pop, I then ran some Daniel Sandler Waterproof Eyeliner in Black Velvet along my upper and lower lash lines, followed by generous coatings of Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascara.


Binky Marsala Colour of the Year Lips



I kept things simple on the lips with a sweep of Clarins Rouge Eclat Lipstick in True Aubergine – a perfect Kylie Jenner-esque rusty red shade to mirror my Marsala eyes.

So there you have it – a high-fashion style beauty look that’s sure to turn heads at any party. I’m going to pair the look with an LBD and some killer heels!


Stay glam,
Binky xxx

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