Category Archives: Color

Sweet Cherry!

Last month I decided what I need for 2011 is Cherry lips and the only version I’m interested in is that sweet place between red and hot pink that’s so bright it hurts the eyes.  Luckily for me, I didn’t have to search for my dream shade because being a color specialist for Three Custom Color allows me the awesome privilege of making colors when I need them, which for me, is usually pretty urgently. To get my desired shade of Cherry, in addition to the main colorants,  I threw in some day-glo pigment and a splash of violet shimmer to take it just where I want it-   ELECTRIC!

Crystal Climbers

This is the what started it all for me.   Crystal Climbers was a building toy with various shapes and colors of plexiglass and it was my favorite as a child.  I just loved how the light would shine through two pieces crossed over each other and seeing the new color that was made.  Imagine my delight when on a visit to my parents’ house, I came across my set in the attic.   It was like seeing a long lost beloved friend who also happens to fit in your luggage so you can take them back to New York with you.  Now, we are happily reunited!

PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle

Yesterday, Pantone announced its Color of the Year for 2011- PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle. If this is any indication, I think  2011 will be a much better year!  How can you lose in world filled with Honeysuckle?  Check out these excerpts from the Pantone website:

A Color for for All Seasons
Courageous. Confident. Vital.  A brave new color, for a brave new world.  Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it.

Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life.

“In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

Take THAT 2010!

Welcome to Marisaland!

Marisaland has been the name of my website since it was first created and it’s only now, with the addition of this blog, that the true meaning is realized.  It’s the word I’ve always used to describe where I’m coming from, the world as I see it and the elements that make me tick.  Wanting to share these things is what finally made me enter the blogosphere, so I hope you enjoy this “peek inside”.  Here, you can look forward to reading about all my favorites and anything else that strikes my fancy.   The timing also couldn’t be better, as today celebrates the launch of   “Party All The Time”,  the holiday eyeshadow I created for Three Custom Color Specialists.  This shade was designed for the girl that needs to move easily from day into night, from work into party-  and that’s something we take very seriously here in Marisaland.  Welcome!

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