Yes, there’s indeed magic in the Emerald City.
We’re talking about the emerald shade, which has been officially declared as Pantone’s colour of the year, making it a bona fide trend for this whole year. And why not? Emerald is a shade that is classy, chic, and it can help you look put together effortlessly. This jewel-toned shade looks good on a variety of skintones too, from fair to deep.
1. Dare to pair!
We often get asked, “But what colour goes with emerald?” Our answer? Well, what colour doesn’t go with emerald? From chic neutrals such as beige and grey, to autumnal shades of russet and bronze, to bright breezy shades of blue and cream, nearly everything goes with emerald! And if you want a contrasting pop of colour, try pairing emerald with shades such as yellow and purple for a wow effect. This means that you can pretty much get creative and adventurous with this on-trend shade.
2. Emerald Easily!
Emerald is easy to incorporate into your daily look, without requiring a major switch-up of style. If you want to wear the trend out, emerald eyeshadow gives a statement-making look – just imagine a smokey emerald eye for nighttime! If you wish to wear the trend more subtly, a flick of emerald eyeliner helps to add interest to a neutral eye. For a little contrast, emerald nails are a good way to add some zing to your entire outfit.
3. Prime for success
Since emerald is a colour that pops against most skintones, putting a primer under your colour helps it last longer and remain vibrant. Try a base coat and top coat if wearing emerald nail polish, and if you’re wearing emerald eyeshadow, an eyeshadow primer will keep your eye makeup from sliding and fading throughout the day.
Jerlene lives a triple life as a caffeine-consuming zombie in the morning, a hardworking multi-faceted office employee in the day, and a passionate beauty writer at night. Since its inception in 2009, her beauty blog, Of Faces and Fingers, has been featured in various print and online publications, including Allure Korea and Fabulous Magazine. You can also find her on Twitter as @musicalhouses and on Facebook.