Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Emerald, the colour of 2013?

Each year trends in both clothes and makeup are inevitably affected by the Pantone 'colour of the year'. After the Pantone View is published, fashion usually follows suit and the chosen colour is often reflected in areas ranging from interior design to floristry. I find this whole idea of a 'chosen' colour absolutely fascinating, I would love to own a Pantone brochure just so I could oggle at the beauty of colour all day. I think we definitely embraced last years Tango Orange, the colour was in all of the shops and seeing girls wearing a bold orange lip became more and more common, however I feel that this years choice of 'Emerald Green' will take a bit more adjusting.

In makeup, colour is often considered hard to embrace, and it absolutely is. I am a strong believer that it is deemed more socially acceptable to embrace colour through clothing than it is through makeup. Most of you probably wouldn't think twice seeing somebody use an emerald green clutch bag as a colour accent to an outfit, but in terms of wearing it on your face I imagine only a fair few would be comfortable doing. 

However, as this is a makeup blog it only makes sense that I document my embrace of the Pantone Colour of the Year 2013 in a makeup look, let me know what you think or how you would choose to wear the colour. My Emerald Green of choice is a powder eye shadow from Illamasqua called 'Fame'. Illamasqua are definitely my first go-to brand when searching for new pigments, they have it all. I paired it with a copper bronze eyeshadow in 'Bronx', lashings of mascara and a pair of falsies. If you're going to use a bold colour such as green on the eye, I do think lashes are a must, to make it a feature and complete the statement look.

Thanks for reading,



  1. you BEAUT!! looks gorge...

    i'm the opp of the norm. i embrace colour on my face and nails and keep my clothing fairly boring. xxx

  2. That emerald looks gorgeous on you! Wish I could pull this off! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  3. Gosh this look is absolutely stunning! I'd love to give this a go but I can imagine, with my make up talents, it going terribly wrong haha xo

  4. This looks bloody brilliant! I'm going to struggle with the whole green thing as it's my least favourite colour. I won't even wear certain shades of green on my nails but no doubt it will make an appearance in my clothes/shoes/bags.

  5. Wow this is stunning, I wish I could do this. Emerald is one of my favourite colours right now


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