How To Wear Emerald, Pantone’s 2013 Color Of The Year

Pantone has just announced the 2013 Color Of The Year to be Emerald, a lush green color that also happens to be the perfect color for the holidays. Learn how to rock it by following these tips below!

How to wear Emerald, Pantone 2013 Color Of The Year

Tips On Rocking Emerald

* Look at your skintone. Rich colors can look overwhelming on light skin while darker complexions tend to absorb color. If you are on the fair side, reach for lighter greens unless you are going for a dramatic look. Medium and darker skintones on the other hand can pull off darker, more vibrant greens.

* Use the right texture. Steer clear of matte and satin greens, which can look dated. Go for shimmery and metallic finishes instead.

* Mix It Up. Unless worn as an eyeliner, emerald seldom looks good on its own. Pair with golds and browns for a smoldering smoky eye, nudes for a chic look, or add in purples and blues if you are not afraid of color.

* Another great way to wear emerald? On your nails! Wear alone or pair with red and gold for a truly festive look.

* While emerald looks gorgeous on all eye colors, it can really work wonders on brown and hazel eyes.

Product Recs

1. Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in Emerald Green
2. Estee Lauder Pure Color Five Color EyeShadow Palette in Emerald Oasis
3. MAC Eyeshadow in Guacamole
4. Butter London Nail Lacquer in British Racing Green
5. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Graffiti
6. nails inc. Nail Jewelry in Piccadilly Arcade

2013 Pantone Color Of the Year Emerald makeup products

Need inspiration on how to wear green eyeshadows? Check out these looks!

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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