Ever since Sephora and Pantone announced that the color of 2013 would be Emerald, we wondered how that would translate into a makeup collection. And now, we have our answer. Think graphic eyeliners, bright mascaras, and eyeshadow trios that are too good looking to keep stashed away. In fact, there was so much that we liked in the collection, we had to try it all out ourselves. Each editor was tasked with using at least three different pieces from the collection to come up with a beauty look. Don't be green with envy, though--the entire collection is out now, so you can come up with your own Remixes as well.
The Editor:Rebecca Willa Davis, Executive Web Editor
The Inspiration:Kylie Minogue as the Green Fairy in Moulin Rouge
Products Used From Collection: Sephora + Pantone Universe Color Theory Shadow Block in Bionic, Sephora + Pantone Universe Color Watt Highlighting Mascara in Emerald, and Sephora + Pantone Universe Colorbyte Lip Wands in Cameo Brown
The Process:I wanted to keep my look fairly simple--since I did have to go to work and I was going to be wearing a bright green--so I just applied the shimmery white shadow across my entire lid before applying two coats of the mascara (that extra brush through helps ensure that lashes are completely green). To finish it off, I dabbed the mocha-rose gloss on my lips, and voila!
Collection Must Have: The Sephora + Pantone Universe Color Watt Highlighting Mascara because it's more subtle than, say, an entire eyelid in emerald--but it's also surprisingly flattering.
The Editor: Ray Siegel, Senior Web Editor
The Inspiration: The Wizard of Oz meets mod
The Process: First, I used the Emerald Glitter color in Color Theory Shadow Block all over my lid with a small shadow brush. Then came the tricky part: I trimmed the false lashes so they would fit my lid and applied glue (it comes with the set) directly onto the falsies. Wait 30 seconds for the glue to become adhesive and press them super close to your lash line. Then press down firmly for a minute to keep them in place. Because orange compliments green so nicely, I used the 'Georgia Peach' gloss and a touch of blush on my cheeks.
Collection Must Have: The shadow block is like, WOW. By far the prettiest green I've ever used on my lids. Plus, it doesn't take a ton of coats for the pigment to show up.
The Editor: Ali Hoffman, Web Editor
The Inspiration: The mermaids in Hook
Products Used From Collection: The Color Code Prismatic Shadow Block, Sephora + Pantone Universe Color Watt Highlighting Mascara in Emerald, The Process: I used the cream-based Shadow Block as the base for my eyelids, applying an even amount of color across. Next, I dabbed a bit of on my eyeliner brush, and created a very thin line along my top lashes. Lastly, I curled my eyelashes, and then applied two coats of the woodsy-green mascara.
Collection Must Have: The Color Code Prismatic Shadow Block, without a doubt! Since I'm not great at eyeshadow in general (always too much or not enough), I love this cream-based shadow because it makes it super simple to control how intense or subtle you want the color to be.
Ray's emerald lashes
Ali's mermaid look
Rebecca's subtly green eyes