It’s official! Pantone announces its official colour of the year, and do you want to know how we like to wear it the most??? Right there, confidently showcased on our lips. A subtle yet seductive shade – MARSALA is the hottest shade to sport this year.  Marsala is the warmest shade of a wine red. We particularly love this shade because it accentuates the Indian skin tone like none other and looks stunning when worn either with a Western or Indian outfit likewise.
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Your lips are one such feature that can lift up your face with just a hint of colour on it.  This year, proudly proclaims sultry, stained lips as one of the major lip trends.


A professional finish to the lips is a thing of the past and it is now time to just STAIN your lips. The slightly smudged wine-stained berry lips makes for a bold statement, while looking subtle and attractive at the same time.


There is something about wine-stained lips that is ethereal, casual and cool. Here’s how you can get stained the right way:

  • Clean your lips and then apply a hydrating lip balm or Vaseline to smoothen out the lips. The lip balm also acts as a moisturiser and prevents your lips from looking dry and cracked.
  • Choose your shade of Marsala (we recommend, the darker the better since your goal is to stain it)
  • Apply a light layer onto the entire lip.
  • Apply a second layer, of a slightly darker colour, onto the inner rim of the lips and with your ring finger even it out by distributing the colour onto the corners of the lips.
  • Repeat the above step if you prefer a darker stain. Blot with a tissue if necessary.

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