Pantone 2013 Color of the Year: Beauty Picks

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As if you haven’t already heard, the 2013 Pantone color of the year is (drum roll please) Emerald. It looks like we’ll be channeling our inner Elizabeth Taylor and city of Oz for inspiration.

While it’s simple to work into clothing and accessories, such a sultry green isn’t as versatile in the world of makeup as last year’s Tangerine Tango. Emerald isn’t a color you’d realistically rock on your pout or flushed across the cheek, but a sheer wash across the lid, an intense pop of color lining the eyes, or a shiny lacquer on the fingertips is en pointe. Emerald makes green eyes pop, but it intensifies the green undertones in hazel eyes, compliments those baby blues and deepens up teddy browns. For a well rounded look, pair it with a peach or pink lip.

My top beauty picks include liners, lacquers, and shadows – oh my!

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Liner, Covet MUFE Aqua Liner, 4 Diamond Lagoon Green Nars Duo Eyeshadow, Misfit L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow, Endless Sea Julep Nail Color, Emilie Butter London Nail Lacquer, Racing Green

Check out my more of my favorite Emerald Beauty Picks on Pinterest for more ways to work this trending color into your beauty regiment.

Go green!


Prom Series: Glittery Smokey Eyes

Who doesn’t love an excuse to rock some serious glitter? Prom allows you to do just that.

This smokey evening look with just the right amount of sparkle is the perfect pairing to that romantic updo and gorgeous gown. Experiment with different colors to compliment your ensemble – have fun with it!

Products mentioned:

BH Cosmetics Eye & Lip Primer
Urban Decay Naked 2 palette
Inglot Matte Gel Eyeliner #77
Duo Lash Adhesive, Clear
Multi Stackable Glitters
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara
Ardell Lash Accents #311
Brushes, Sigma & Real Techniques

Have a magical prom!