KBShimmer Men are from Mars-ala

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KBShimmer Men are from Mars-ala Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala nail polish review and swatches on BeautyJudy

So, who else saw the Pantone Color of the Year and immediately started thinking of it in terms of nail polish, lipsticks and eye shadows?!

My gut-reaction to Marsala as a nail polish color was actually a bit let down – I thought, “man, this looks like my mother’s mauve from the 1980s.”

HOWEVER! It was very, very shortly after the announcement that KBShimmer shared it would introduce a red-brown, linear holographic nail polish celebrating Marsala, called “Men are from Mars-ala,” and that started reshaping my initial impression of the color.

When you put Marsala like THIS, how can you NOT dig it?!

KBShimmer Men are from Mars-ala Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala nail polish review and swatches on BeautyJudy
KBShimmer Men are from Mars-ala Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala nail polish review and swatches on BeautyJudy

Men are from Mars-ala will launch this Thursday, January 1, 2015.

I swatched the polish for the photos above, but I wore it for about four days, and it held up nicely paired with KBShimmer Clearly on Top top coat. It was easy to apply and opaque in two coats.

What do you think of Men are from Mars-ala?! What do you think of the Pantone Color of the Year, in general? I’ve definitely started to come around to it as a nail pick, but I’m really stoked to wear it as a lip color, too!

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