Makeup Color Trend: Vivid Emerald

Think this vibrant color is one trend you’ll just have to pass on? Think again. “Fair to medium skin tones can pull o­ff darker greens; olive and dark skin look best in light green. That’s the beauty of emerald—it works for all skin tones,” says tarte makeup artist Erin Griffin. “Match green makeup on the eyes with a soft peach cheek and lip,” she suggests. Try it...

On Your Eyes
Emerald green eye shadow looks good when worn as a smoky eye since it acts as a neutral color and isn’t nearly as harsh as black. MAC Steamy Eye Shadow ($15) is a highly pigmented yet blendable deep green shade. 

Just about anyone can wear green liner. “Find a shade that flatters your skin and eye color. For beginners, pair dark green liner with neutral shadow,” says Griffin. One to try: Buxom Hold the Line Waterproof Eyeliner ($17) goes on smooth. 

On Your Lashes
Green lashes give the eyes a hint of color. Keep your eyeliner in the same family or use black or dark brown. Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils in Green Emerald ($30) coats lashes in a pretty green hue while volumizing and conditioning.

On Your Nails
Most skin tones can pull off green on the nails. If your skin is dark, go for a pale shade of emerald; lighter skin can go deeper and darker. Julep Nail Color in Emilie ($14) is the perfect creamy forest green shade.

What's your favorite way to wear green?


Shoes: Manolo Blahnik; Bracelet: Hermès