Let’s face it, green is not just for celebrating St. Paddy’s Day so you don’t get pinched by that pesky leprechaun (which was told to me as a child for the reason behind wearing the color), but it’s also the 2013 Pantone Color of the Year.
Sephora is offering a shop dedicated to the color of the year: Emerald. Some of the looks are not exactly every day kind of wear but it’s certainly inspiring to create your own version of these looks using emerald. And they’ve created a whole shop dedicated to all the beauty brands that have added emerald to their line ups. If you haven’t tried emerald yet, take a look at Sephora’s shop and see if it inspires you to add the bold color to your beauty bag. SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE: Shop | Sephora.
I personally can’t get enough of the green nail polishes. I think a beautiful green mani really pops against a black top in a way that is so chic and modern. Right now I’m wearing Essie’s Pretty Edgy which is a middle tone green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. But honestly, I’d wear it any time because I’m loving this new green trend. And it’s popping up everywhere, not just in makeup but handbags, wallets and jewelry.
Accessories have seen a huge spark in the emerald trend and fashion houses everywhere are trying to jump on board to stay ahead of the trend by offering up their own versions of the emerald stunners. Some of the great uses of emerald can be seen by Tory Burch in their handbags, wallets and leather wrap bracelets.
But if you’ve got an endless wallet then I would definitely opt for a pair of pear shaped emerald drop earrings, like the ones worn by Angelina Jolie on the red carpet. But if you don’t have a few grand to spend on the emerald trend then there are lots of other amazing cost effective choices whether it be a great eyeshadow or just a pop of emerald on the nail. Either way you’ll be on trend if you add a little emerald to your beauty bag or wardrobe.