2013 color of the year

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2013 Pantone Color of The Year: Emerald

Whee! What a great shade!

I’ve always loved a deep, rich green, ESPECIALLY used for a smoky eye. I never touched green until a makeup artist I worked with (almost 10 years ago now) used a deep smoky emerald green all over my lids for an intense smoky eye.

It was the first time I realized green could look both sultry and edgy. 

P.S. As you can see from the graphic liner look above (which I love-love-love) you don’t have to avoid strong green when you have green eyes. We always place a bit too much credence on those outdated makeup rules. Certain colors DO play up your eye color a little more than others, but unless you’re wearing a TON of it around the eyes, otherwise the overall effect is quite minimal because the hair, skin, clothes and the rest of their outfit and makeup impact everything as well.

IDEAS FOR WEARING EMERALD

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Go Green

By Jenny Bahn

And the award goes to… emerald! Pantone, the global authority on color, just awarded this rich gemstone shade the honor of 2013’s Color of the Year, following last year’s deliciously bright choice, Tangerine Tango. Luxe and luscious, emerald is a color that can be easily incorporated into any wardrobe or home décor.  It’s notoriously flattering, complementary to most skin tones, a fact that has not slipped past the design house, Alexander McQueen, who is using emerald quite liberally as of late. In the home, emerald imbues spaces with the academic intelligence of a well-stocked library or the rich comfort of a smoking room. Wear it on your fingernails, dangle it from your ears, hang it from the dining room ceiling – whatever you decide to do with emerald this coming year, you won’t go wrong. And the next time you’re scouring eBay for some fashion finds, don’t forget to add the word “emerald” to your search query to go green in 2013.

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