Seeing Green With Sephora & Pantone's 2013 Colour Of The Year

The end of the yellow brick road may have led Dorothy to the Emerald City, but you don’t have to travel far to get your fix of green. Thanks to Sephora and Pantone’s beauty collaboration—emerald green is their 2013 Colour of the Year—this rich, universally flattering hue is everywhere, including Louis Vuitton and Kenzo’s spring runways. It’s easy to understand why: radiant emerald green channels power, confidence, and energy, and adding it to your beauty and fashion repertoire instantly electrifies your look. Inspired by Sephora’s newest colour collection, we’ve gathered our favourite picks so you can snag the look too.


Mini Graphic Effect Lacquers ($18)

This trio of lacquers allows you to play with different finishes, whether you want a party-ready manicure (try the shimmery emerald and silver mix) or prefer more understated nails (go for the clear polish flecked with emerald glitter).

Colour Grid Shadow Block ($26)

Brighten up your eyes with this colour-coordinating palette. Dab creamy white at the inner corners of your eyes, swipe deep blue on your lids, then top it off with emerald green for an attention-grabbing look.

Colour Watt Highlighting Mascara ($18)

Green-eyed monster sounds a lot more appealing when you’ve got this cool mascara on hand. Coat your lashes for the full effect, but if you just want a touch of colour, simply run the wand through the tips of your lashes.

Clothes & Accessories:

Aurelie Bidermann Cite D’or Feather Earrings ($686)

These feather earrings offer a playful addition to your look. Echo their fun, youthful feel with a pair of coloured jeans and a graphic sweater.

Marc Jacobs Medium Leather Bag ($1395)

Emerald green becomes office-appropriate with Marc Jacobs’ structured bag. The bright colour punches up a silk blouse and printed pencil skirt.

Acne Marnay Long Cutout Dress ($480)

Channel your inner Grecian goddess in this flowing gown. Complement the vibrant hue with gold accents, like ankle-strap sandals and a boxy clutch.

Nairi Najarian
Nairi Najarian