Trend: Pantone’s Color of the Year – Emerald Green

By December 14, 2012 No Comments

Trend: Pantone’s Color of the Year – Emerald Green

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Every year, Pantone comes out with their triumphant color of the year. For 2012,  it was an orange/ coral hue and Pantone teamed up with Sephora to create custom products for the color. Click here to see how to wear them. This year, it’s Pantone 2013 Emerald, “a lively, radiant lush green,” perfect for the holiday season.

I asked makeup artist Adam Breuchard how to translate this new it color into our daily makeup routines. Here are his tips on the emerald trend:

“For the day or office try switching your regular black or brown eyeliner for the on-trend Emerald green. A simple clean cat liner along your lash line and flicked out at the end adds something different and noteworthy to your everyday office dealings.

Switching to a nighttime look but staying with your new green eyeliner, try lining your upper, lower, and inner eye with green eyeliner. Smudge the top and bottom liner for a sultry mysterious look.

Building on your Emerald eyeliner, try trading in your bronze, black or grey smoky eyeshadow for an enticing Emerald hue. Using a bold green eye shadow, start at your lash line and blend upward toward the crease of your eye. Keep the darkest shade closest to your lash line. Blend or smoke it out as far as you dare for this sexy eye.

Green Mascara is a great way to subtly add Emerald to your eye. Try using a light eyeshadow for this look. A soft gold or apricot tone will really make your green lashes stand out.

If abandoning your favorite makeup shades completely sounds like too much for you, opt instead to add an Emerald accent to your favorite color palette. A well placed splash of green in the inner corner of your eye, a smokey drop shadow of Emerald along your lower lid, or dark green liner on the inner rim of your eye will add depth and drama to your already tried and true looks.”

Here are some of Adam’s favorite greens:

Dior 5 Color Designer Eyeshadow Palette in Green Design
Chanel Le Crayon Khol Eye Pencil in Black Jade
YSL YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking in Black Jade
Nars Eyeshadow Duo in Misfit
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eye Liner in 16L and 20L

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