Eyeshadow Lipstick Sephora

Sephora Marsala Color of the Year Palette/Lipstick Review and Giveaway

January 11, 2015

Sephora marsala01Happy 2015! Sephora’s Pantone Color of the Year is Marsala, a wearable shade that is office-friendly and flattering on many skin tones. To commerate, Sephora has gathered an entire range of products from different lines that fit within this beautiful neutral. In addition, Sephora has put together its own items built around the Marsala color story. These include the Sephora +Pantone Universe Facets of Marsala Multi-Finish Eye Palette ($39) and the Sephora +Pantone Universe Pure Marsala Matte Lip Creme ($18). The eyeshadow palette is sold out online at present, but there were four or five at my local Sephora on Friday (so hopefully there will be some in yours as well).

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These items are packaged in a marsala-toned metallic-colored finish that actually very pretty. The eyeshadow palette is lightweight, slim and highly functional. Although it won’t keep the packaging designers for Marc Jacobs or Tom Ford all night, their simple design is reflected in this highly affordable price point.

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If you want my honest opinion, I think that the line put the money into the product not the packaging. At $39 and $18 respectively, that’s a good call. The quality of the product to the applied to the eye and lips is surprisingly good. The pigmentation, texture, and range of colors and textures is outstanding.

Sephora marsala07As you can see, there are different textures of Marsala-toned colors in the top center. Surrounding these are a range of beautiful colors that coordinate nicely. I found that these applied beautifully–the texture is soft, does not kick up a lot of dust, and are a breeze to apply and blend. If you are heading to the stores today, you’ll want to stop by your Sephora and try out the tester.

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The Sephora Marsala eyeshadow palette was swatched with the NARS Artistry Smudge Brush #45 #45 ($28)(reviewed here), which is a pretty awesome brush. I did an eye with the Wayne Goss #6 brush ($25) and found that the colors applied and blended very impressively. For the price, this Sephora eyeshadow palette is a steal.

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The Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala lipstick ($18) is a nice reddish-brown neutral that is semi-matte.

Sephora marsala06Swatch of the lipstick:

Sephora marsala14I attempted a lip swatch to give you a sense of the color:

sephora marsala lipstick4The good news is that those gorgeous geniuses at Sephora have provided Cafe Makeup with a fresh never-used eyeshadow palette and lipstick for giveaway!  Fun, right? If you’d like a try, you must leave a comment here on Cafe Makeup through the Rafflecopter form for one point (only once for the entire contest, please). If you’d like additional points, you can voluntarily tweet about the giveaway for another point (you are limited to one tweet per day) through the Rafflecopter form below. The comment is mandatory to enter, the tweet is not.

Note that the tweet must be through the Rafflecopter form. 

The contest is open the U.S. readers only and ends on Friday 1/16/15 at 12:00 am Eastern time.

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Good luck to everyone!! Sephora marsala03 Sephora marsala02 These items were provided to Cafe Makeup without charge for review and give-away. This post includes affiliate links (for more information, see About Cafe Makeup)

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  • Lisa Brown January 11, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Thank you for the chance to win and happy new year!

  • Julie Wood January 11, 2015 at 10:39 am

    I love the color of the lipstick and the eyeshadow palette is my eye colors that I love! I would love to win these two items so I can try out! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  • Elena January 11, 2015 at 10:57 am

    thank you for the giveaway!

  • Nornee January 11, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Great swatches, and giveaway! Thanks!

  • Natalie January 11, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Thank you! Love your blog!

  • Lori January 11, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Beautiful color pallets.

  • Lindsey January 11, 2015 at 11:41 am

    I love how warm toned this is, I think it would be very flattering on blue eyes.
    love the 3rd and top row!! thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Sara January 11, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Those eyeshadows are gorgeous!

  • Claudia January 11, 2015 at 11:56 am

    What a great giveaway. Thanks!
    This palette is really beautiful. Normally the Sephora Colour of the Year products don’t really appeal to me, but this year, I think they knocked it out of the park.

  • Elle P. January 11, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Thank you for the giveaway and the colors offered look great!

  • Nicole January 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Love the color of the lipstick! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Chloe January 11, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Was really impressed by the eyeshadow for this collection. The eyeliner also looks amazing!

  • MissS.elle January 11, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    The palette and lipstick are lovely! Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Clarisa January 11, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Gorgeous colors !

  • RedHedd January 11, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    I’d love to win the lipstick! Thank you!

  • L.G.W. January 11, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Can’t tell you how many beauty items I have purchased, based on your knowledgeable suggestions- thank you!

  • Vorpax January 11, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    I love this year’s color – it’s very sphisticate and classy.

  • Stephanie January 11, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    i love the color!

  • tomatefarcie January 11, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    love the colors, thanks for the giveaway!

  • Kari January 11, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    I love that Marsala is the color of the year.

  • Lori J January 11, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    I love the new colour and think it would work well on my cool skin. It’s more neutral than I expected and I’ve been looking through my collection for any close cousins. Thanks for the preview!

  • wefadetogray January 11, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    I love this eye shadow palette. I wonder if Marsala suits a pale nc 20.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Barb H January 11, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Great giveaway. Thank you!

  • Mariana January 11, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    At first I thounght Marsala was very, er, “rich old lady,” but the color has grown on me so much, and crave the color in all my makeup! Great swatches btw!

  • Mary Rogers January 11, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    I LOVE the colors of the swatches.

  • Clever Girl Reviews January 11, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    I really like the lipstick on just about everyone I see it on!

  • Lara January 11, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    The lipstick is a very nice color. Thanks for doing a swatch!

  • taxi January 11, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Really pretty shades, look soft & very wearable.

  • Nicole Stransky January 11, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    I have been impressed with this eye palette from what I have read and seen on the net. The lipstick is a very wearable colour as well. Super giveaway!

  • Ceci menendez January 11, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Love the color. Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

  • Annette January 11, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    I like all the shades in the palette and I’m surprised that I like the lip shade, because I usually don’t wear that color.

  • Alan Saxon January 11, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    My wife would love if I’d win this for her.

  • Carla S January 11, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    I LOVE the lipstick color and the glitter eyeshadow shades. 😀

  • Ingrid Jackson January 11, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Nice makeup.

  • Linda F. January 11, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Those are great swatches!

  • marie January 11, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Hello and thank you for the giveaway! I’m new to your nlog, but I’ve read through a couple pages so far and love it! Really exvited that I have a great new beauty blog to add to my daily reading!

  • Jenni Hui January 11, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    The lipstick is surprisingly wearable and versatile vs. the look of it in the tube!

  • MarciaF January 11, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    The more I see the products in Marsala the more I like them. I was disappointed at first but I’m now attracted to them. The lipstick looks especially nice on you.

  • Emily January 11, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks for a fun giveaway!!

  • Gail January 11, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

  • Theo January 11, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Marsala is an amazing mauve color and definitely deserves to be the color of the year!

  • DENISE PAPIN January 11, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful colors!

  • tricia c January 11, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    i am loving these swatches. i hope i win

  • Amanda January 11, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    I love this palette! Those Marsala shades will look so lovely with all eye colors and chutney is the perfect matte. I shouldn’t have waited to buy it because now it’s sold out :-/ :::Pick me! Pick me!:::

  • Aina Y January 11, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    I loved last year’s color of the year but this one is different!

  • Nicole Dziedzic January 11, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    I love the colors in this eye shadow palette, great colors to create some winter looks with.

  • Kathryn January 11, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Love reading your blog. Thank you for doing a giveaway.

  • Stephanie January 11, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    I think this is the most flattering and wearable Pantone color for me! I love all the products in the line, and the palette has the most flattering shades for me!

  • Mandy January 11, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    That palette is stunning! Thanks for the give away. I am really enjoying Marsala as the color of the year. 🙂

  • Sylvia January 11, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Vineetha January 11, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    I absolutely love this years Pantone palette!!!

  • Sabrina January 11, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    This palette is gorgeous! I tend to gravitate toward these warm brick and rust colors since they do great things for green eyes, so naturally, I am itching to get my hands on this.

  • natalie yeoman January 11, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    thank you so much for the chance to win this! i love eyeshadow palettes

  • Victoria January 11, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    These colors are gorgeous. This has been the first year that I’ve been interested in Pantone colors. These are much more wearable for me.

  • Clemence January 12, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Such beautiful colors!

  • Victoria January 12, 2015 at 12:36 am

    The palette is gorgeous.

  • Ashley Celikay January 12, 2015 at 1:42 am

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  • CJ Brown January 12, 2015 at 3:17 am

    Thank you and Happy New Year..xx

  • Jennifer January 12, 2015 at 3:30 am

    I really want the lipstick now! I thought it would be too brown, but it’s perfect!

  • Aida January 12, 2015 at 4:27 am

    Even prettier than I thought they would be. Thanks!

  • Marketa Novotna January 12, 2015 at 4:54 am

    Amazing giveaway!

  • Julia Laidler January 12, 2015 at 5:18 am

    I am excited to participate in this great fun giveaway: hope the lovely people of Sephora open up here in the UK soon.

  • Lizzy y January 12, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Gorgeous palette!

  • Colleen Boudreau January 12, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Thank you!! 🙂

  • Pamela January 12, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    “Marsala”…love the name…sounds beautiful and elegant. Palette colours are lovely and very wearable.
    Thank you for such a generous giveaway!

  • meg January 12, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Yay! I’m excited to try the lipstick. I really hope they come out with a nail polish, too. Thanks so much and Happy New Year!

  • rach January 12, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    The lipstick looks really pretty! Thank you for the chance. 🙂

  • Erin E. January 12, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Suzy January 12, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    I would love to win such beautiful colors!

  • Melissa January 12, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    I wasnt sure about these, but youve convinced me! I would love to try them!

  • NL January 12, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    I would love to win these products!~

  • Ira January 12, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    I wish this collection was available in my country, i just love the color! 🙂

  • Jessica Z January 12, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Gorgeous palette and great swatches!

  • Alejandra Corbella January 12, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Great giveaway!! I love your blog, thanks for the opportunity

  • Cathy January 12, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    The lipstick looks pretty! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  • Michelle January 12, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Susan Christy January 12, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Great giveaway! One of my resolutions is to get better at putting on eye makeup this year.

  • zoe monteleone January 13, 2015 at 12:52 am

    What a wonderful giveaway! That lipstick is gorgeous!

  • Nathalia Aleixo January 13, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Amazing color

  • Rosie Areola January 13, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Great packaging and the swatches look really nice.

  • SoSuSam January 13, 2015 at 10:36 am

    The lipstick color looks so beautiful on you that I went to the Sephora site to order it for myself–only to find it’s already sold out. So thank you for the giveaway! I don’t often care for the “color of the year,” but marsala has been catching my eye in clothes and makeup since the start of the year. Happy new year, by the way!

  • Ciara H January 13, 2015 at 11:07 am

    thanks for this awesome chance 🙂

  • Abie January 13, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • Darby January 13, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Thanks for the chance!

  • Jessica January 13, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Wow thank you for the great giveaway. Love the lip color.

  • Sally January 13, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I love the colors in the marsala palette and all the colors are beautiful and wearable

  • Carole January 13, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    please enter me in the drawing. Thank you.

  • Shery H January 13, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway, I absolutely love Marsala <3 very beautiful shades in the palette!

  • Martina W. January 13, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Wow, that palette is gorgeous! And the lipstick looks really nice too, not to dark.

  • Anat Paz Kotler January 13, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    nice giveaway

  • susan byrne January 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway! Beautiful colors.

  • Kat January 13, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    These colors look so pretty. I love Sephora!

  • Mareike January 13, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    great items, i love love love the lipstick

  • Tiffany Boothe January 13, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Miranda January 13, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    The lipstick looks great!

  • Munnaza January 14, 2015 at 4:21 am

    Thank you so much for this giveaway! That palette looks absolutely amazing.

  • ken ohl January 14, 2015 at 5:12 am

    love to win this for my wife. thankyou, ken

  • Michelle January 14, 2015 at 5:18 am

    those color palettes looks amazing! 🙂

  • Theresa January 14, 2015 at 7:18 am

    I dare say that some of these colors remind me of Tom Ford’s Burnished Amber, I am definitely going to take a look at the tester. Happy New Year!

  • Vicki Shaw January 14, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Jaimie January 14, 2015 at 9:50 am

    That palette looks so stunning! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

  • Pia Sweeney January 14, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Great palette and lipstick and great swatches, as usual. You should post more lip swatches – your lips are beautiful!

  • Lauren E. January 14, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Great swatches, thanks!

  • Dorothy Whelchel January 14, 2015 at 10:49 am

    I have been wanting to try the Marsala color, this is a great giveaway.

  • joanne major January 14, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    I love the palette I would have so much fun playing with all the different colors

  • Willette Mitchell January 14, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Harri/TrailerHood Chic January 14, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Awesome giveaway, thank you.

  • Stacy D. January 14, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Great review! Love Sephora! 🙂

  • Lynda January 14, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    this is such a beautiful palette!

  • Sarah January 14, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    These colors are divine. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

  • Aza Labibah January 14, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Mae January 14, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Wish I could participate but I’m from Canada! 🙁

  • Jen January 14, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m loving Marsala everything!!

  • courtney b January 14, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    I love the packaging… and the colors are really pretty.

    Thanks 🙂

  • shaunie January 15, 2015 at 12:06 am

    Absolutely love the colors! I love this store so much!

  • Lucy Nguyen January 15, 2015 at 12:47 am

    Thank you for the giveaway. Hope I can win it!

  • Dyan January 15, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Great swatches! The colors in the palette are so different from what I usually wear that I would love to try them out.

  • Laura January 15, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Awesome Thanks

  • Melissa M January 15, 2015 at 11:50 am

    What a great giveaway! I love Sephora!

  • Tina January 15, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Thank you for having this contest on your blog!!!

  • Kate F. January 15, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Nicole Millheim January 15, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    so pretty I love it!

  • Jenny L January 15, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    LOVE the colors! So rich and perfect for the new year!

  • Jenny L January 15, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    LOVE the colors! So rich and perfect for the new year!

  • Jenny L January 15, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Love the palette! Thank you so much for doing this!!

  • Allison January 15, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I love the lippy!

  • SThomas January 16, 2015 at 12:11 am

    Thanks for the chance! I love this color!

  • Lyn January 18, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Love the color…wanna win!!