Emerald City: NYE Makeup Inspired By Pantone



Pantone announced that their 2013 Color of The Year is ”Emerald’ – a vivid green which works brilliantly with brown eyes. I really don’t wear green enough, and given that I own so many beautiful green eye shadows I really need to give them more lovin this year.

I thought it would be fitting to do a Pantone Emerald inspired eye makeup look to start the new year, and this was what I wore to see the fireworks on NYE in Melbourne.  I only realised this afterwards, but I wore a tangerine coloured dress that night- coincidentally Pantone’s colour of the year for 2012.





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FOTD makeup breakdown:


– Two Faced Shadow Insurance to prime lids

–  MAC Prussian Blue eyeshadow blended all over mobile lid to crease.

–  I also blended Prussian Blue e/s under bottom lashline, and then used MAC Copperplate e/s to blend out edges.

–  MAC Copperplate eyeshadow in crease, and then MAC Omega eyeshadow to further soften the colour upwards towards brows.

–  I used MAC Forest Green pigment (applied wet with a flat brush), concentrating the colour in the middle of the eyelid and blending outwards.

– I deepened the outer V slightly with MAC Typographic eyeshadow.

–  I used Urban Decay Sin eyeshadow from the Naked Palette to highlight inner corners of the eyes.

– I lined my lower waterline and upper lashline with MAC Blacktrack Fluidline, connecting the top and lower waterline eyeliner to create a cats eye shape.

– Revlon Beyond Naturals falsies.


– Make Up For Ever HD Blush in PDA on apples

– Estee Lauder Sensuous Rose blush (review and swatches here) on top lightly to set the blush for all night wear.


Burberry Lip Mist in Copper


– NARS Sheer Glow foundation in Fiji

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder applied with a big powder brush through T zone.






Because it was going to be a long night, I needed my makeup to last without having to touch up- this is why I made the effort to layer my makeup more than I normally would. I find that a powder blush on top of a cream blush makes it go the distance, and a translucent powder like the Laura Mercier one really helps keep things in place.

I actually also used the Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spritz for the hell of it, although to be honest so far I’m not seeing a huge amount of difference with or without it. Let me know if you want to see a review of this product.


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