Makeup Wars – Pantone Color of the Year Emerald Green

This edition of Makeup Wars is paying homage to the Pantone Color of the Year, Emerald Green.

Just last year I dipped my toe in the green eye shadow pool so I am still experimenting with which greens work for me, my complexion and my eye color. I don’t think I actually own any true Emerald shades but I have accumulated a few other green shades. Click on the next button to see what each blogger has chosen for their Emerald look.

My ‘fallback’ green is found in the Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Dune ($38). One side of the duo is a shimmery beige while the other is a deep olive green with black undertones.

LM Lingerie, Lancome 046 (480x360)

Not only do these shades naturally compliment each other, but they are also the quality we’ve come to expect from the Hourglass Cosmetics brand. These shadows don’t crease, fade or disappear midday. In fact, I didn’t even use a primer and they stayed put all day! They are highly pigmented, the texture silky smooth and they blend like a dream.

DSCN0160 (480x360)


DSCN0162 (480x360)

Dune is easily adaptable too; it can give a polished sophisticated look or go all out sultry for that eagerly anticipated date night. I opted for this daytime look: the beige champagne side all over the lid, olive green in the crease and to line with. Dune is a lovely combination, it’s great for those looking to ramp up a neutral look without going over the top.

Check out what our other bloggers looks by clicking on the thumbnails!

Pin It
  • Pingback: Makeup Wars Emerald Green | Phyrra | Beauty for the Bold()

  • Brooke @ BlushingNoir

    Hourglass makes the most stunning duos. Some of my faves are from that brand! Love!

  • Pink Sith

    Such a pretty duo! I love hourglass shadows, they are so soft. This looks so pretty on you!

  • kelly

    SO PRETTY! (as usual!)

  • Teri

    Your eyes kill me! They are so beautiful!!! That green duo looks gorgeous on you.

    • cindy

      Oh gosh, thanks!

  • Lorraine V.

    Love! this is one of two Hourglass shadow duos that have caught my attention. Love the look you have created. very nice!

  • lola

    Excellent choice, Cindy. Hourglass eye shadows are amazing. Your EOTD is gorgeous!

  • Phyrra

    So pretty!

  • Christine

    That’s a very pretty duo! I like how you put the green in your crease with a little wing.

    • cindy

      I have to do that Christine, to give my sad eyes a lift.

  • Pammy

    Very pretty! That green shadow is amazing!

  • Paula

    This is a nice duo. I love pairing greens with neutrals.

  • MarciaF (beauty info zone)

    Clearly my mind is gone since I forgot all about Dune when I was wondering what I should use. It’s a beautiful duo and probably my favorite of the Hourglass ones lately.

  • jbrobeck

    This was the first Hourglass product I ever tried – I fell in love with the brand right then and there!

    • cindy

      I love them too!

  • Brittany

    Okay, I know this post is all about greens but sheesh, I will never stop being jealous of your gorgeous lashes.

    • cindy

      LOL that’s from Too Faced Better than False Lashes!

  • Krystle(Baking Beauty)

    I don’t think I can pull off all over green, and love that you just used it in your crease!

  • Takekawa

    Now I see they choose emerald green as color of the year. Hourglass Cosmetics brand is quality brand that always sold the best product. Did you use them also?