Makeup Wars: How to Wear the Color of the Year


Unless you've been living under a rock, you've surely heard that PANTONE has named Emerald the color of the year. This is lovely, but it's a hard one to pull off for a lot of people. Sure, we all thought that last year's winner Tangerine Tango would be hard to wear and now that it's here, it's still going strong.

But emerald? It's brighter than forest and nowhere near nude like some mosses and pigmented. So to get you ready for the color of the year the Makeup Wars team is showing off their favorite ways to go green.

(A mirror also flips out from the bottom! Who knew? I didn't when I took these photos!)

Mine is the new Bionic Color Block from Sephora + PANTONE UNIVERSE. The three shades work very well together and are so pigmented that you can use them to really transform your look. The green in Bionic is a true, sharp emerald. There is no glitter or shimmer. It's just a pretty matte green. The blue is equally pigmented and matte, making it a perfect compliment to the green. The shimmering white can go on opaque or sheer, it's up to you. You can also layer it with either matte shade to create a unique shimmering green or blue. These wear for an extended amount of time and really show off your eyes. I picked up Bionic and I think I'll be going back for a little more of the Emerald Color of the Year Collection.

Check out other ways to get your green on from the rest of the Makeup Wars team by clicking on the tiles below!

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  1. OK. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that navy and green look you did. You applied it perfectly!

  2. That looks GORGEOUS on you Kelly! I need to really play with my palette more.

  3. Wow, I was definitely afraid of the navy in that palette, but seeing you wear it makes it obvious that I need to get it! Thanks!

  4. Gorgeous!!! I love the shimmer finish! I must get this little palette!

  5. I haven't been in a Sephora lately but I am going to need to now that I see this. I don't know if I'd have done as good a job as you did with that palette. Love it!

  6. Love love love this look!! And your brows are beautiiiiful.

  7. I think that's color will remind us with peacock the color of royal bird. Emerald green is great chosen.

  8. Love this look. The blue and green go very nicely together.


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