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April 6, 2013 9:00 am

How to Wear Green Eyeshadow

After Pantone announced Emerald Green as its “Color of the Year” for 2013, beauty and makeup lovers everywhere started looking for ways to incorporate it into their makeup routines. Green can be a tricky color to pull off, and Emerald Green can be even trickier. Read on to learn how to wear green eyeshadow and how to add just a flash of color while keeping your overall makeup in-check.

1. Less is More

With any bright color, it’s so important to remember that less is more. There’s nothing that will kill a look quite as easily, or as quickly, as too much color. Sure, an over-the-top look might suit certain environments and occasions, but chances are that it’s not quite what you’re looking for when it comes to an evening out. You want to grab people’s attention for the right reasons.

2. Use Complementary Colors

We love Sephora + Pantone Universe eyeshadow trio because it gives you three gorgeous shades to use when building your look-at-me look. We’d use this trio to do the following: apply the silver all over the lid, create shadow in the crease with the deep blue, and add a flash of green to the inner corner. If you want to show off more green, extend the green from the inner corner into the first 1/3 of your lid. Just remember, don’t venture too far up and certainly stay beneath the crease!

3. Blend

Color shows off bad blending far more than a neutral shadow, so blend as much as possible. Use a fluffy brush and go over where the colors meet and where the shadow ends to ensure there are no visible start-and-stop marks or creases.

4. Keep the Rest Neutral

If you’re rocking brightly colored eyeshadow, skip the bold blush and/or lip. With the Sephora + Pantone Universe eyeshadows, we’d go for a peachy blush that’s fairly close to the wearer’s skin tone. You don’t want anything too dark or too bright. For lips, we’d recommend a neutral lipstick or high shine gloss.


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