January 23, 2013

Emerald Green-Color of the Year-How to wear it!

Hello my beautiful beauty bloggers! I've been starting to do some research on the beauty trends of 2013. I'm really excited to find new trends and ideas to share with you all to try. I'm pleased to announce that Emerald Green has been declared by Pantone as the COLOR OF 2013!!!

Inspired by one of the prettiest gems!

 I have decided to dedicate an entire blog to emerald green because there are so many ways to wear it in the coming year that are so pretty


To start off, below I have found some great green nail polishes to try as this is a GORGEOUS color to put on the nails! They aren't all exact matches of emerald, some have more green in them than blue or vice versa but they are all super pretty! (FYI:You should be able to find all these brands and colors of nail polish at an Ulta store near you)

 OPI- "Cuckoo for this Color"

Essie- "Going Incognito"


 Essie-"Trophy Wife"

 Butter London- "Stag Do Nail"

Zoya-"Retro Green" (matte polish)



A great way to wear emerald green is on your eyes! Another trend being seen on runways is green eyeliner on the waterline of your eyelid. Check out the stunning looks below for some inspiration!

 My suggestion of products to achieve a quick, easy look like this is to line the inside of your waterline  with an emerald or aqua eyeliner pencil. For an additional little more pop of green, add a little bit of a line right under the bottom lashes.

My favorite eyeliner, HANDS DOWN to achieve this is:
 Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Peacock. Check it out!

This is a fun way to add a pop of color to your eyes without it being so bright and over dramatic. I personally can't wait to buy this pencil to try this look out myself.

QUICK Tips on how to wear this look:

  • Wear it alone on the water line with lots of mascara for a day look. 
  • Wear it with a gold shimmery lid for a party or a date. 
  • Wear it with you eyelid lined in black to be bolder. 

Two other similar products to try if you don't like the look above but want to incorporate green liner into your eye makeup, are a deep green liquid liner (which works best on the top lids and isn't meant for the lash line) or a glitter liner if you only want a touch of green.

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner- "Forest Green"

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner- "Stagedive"


If you do want to kick it up a notch and aren't a huge green eyeliner fan AT ALL, try a pretty green eyeshadow. It looks great on every eye color. Below are a couple great shadows I'd love to recommend. Always remember to apply a primer before using eyeshadow to make your emerald lids last all day! (All eye-shadows and liners mentioned you can find at your local Sephora store, department store or online.)

Nars- "Misfit"

Lancome-"Vert Tendresse"

Dior-"Green Design"

While these brands are pricy ($34-$60) they last you forever and they stay put on your eyelid all day. If you want a real bold emerald lid or even just an everyday look, these eye-shadows are the way to go.

Below are some Emerald Eyeshadow looks I found from subtle to bold that are really beautiful and should inspire you to add some of this GORGEOUS GREEN to your beauty rituals for the year:

Thanks for reading!! 

Check out Sephora online for more Emerald Green Inspired Products!

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