Mad About Marsala!

Clinique Sculptionary Cheek Contouring Palette in Defining Berries
Since it’s adaptable to busy schedules, this silky powder blush is destined to be a makeup bag workhorse. Got a little time? Use the highlighter shade above cheekbones, the contour below, and a swirl of all three over the whole cheek area. Want an instant pop of the trendy color? Swirl and go. $32

Topshop Beauty Mono Eye Shadow in Explorer

The name of the color gives no hint what to expect: a rich pink tone that hits on the Marsala trend beautifully. This baked powder goes on sheer, with a pearly finish, to make peepers pop. The baking imparts a nice, creamy feel on lids. $8

LOWER Outstretched Lengthening Mascara in Black Cherry
Even diehard black mascara devotees will find this gorgeous shade hard to resist. The versatile brush has three sides that serve different purposes: lengthening, boosting teeny interior lashes and separating. Unlike virtually all good mascaras, this comes off with just warm water and leaves lashes soft, not stiff. $8

Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in Lovers Creep
Slicking on a hit of Marsala won’t dry out nails nor stink up the whole house because this “5-free” formula lacks formaldehyde, toluene and three other ubiquitous nasties. Two of the most wearable spring runway trends were black and white, as well as burgundy suede and this polish is the perfect foil. $18

Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Audrey
Thanks to olive oil this crème swipes on smoothly with a balm-like texture. Hyaluronic filling spheres plump lips and fill fine lines. The color and consistency make this the one to grab for those 15-second touch ups at red lights. $27

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Christina Vercelletto is a lifelong south-shore Long Islander. She currently resides in Babylon with her husband, three children, and a morbidly obese calico. A media veteran, Christina has held editorial positions at Babytalk, Parenting, Scholastic Parent & Child, Woman's Day, and Davler Media. Her work has appeared in numerous national publications, including Redbook, Rachael Ray, Good Housekeeping, FamilyFun, and The Huffington Post. She's been a frequent guest on Today, The View, and Good Morning America.