I’ve shown you how to use Pantone’s color of the year in your 2017 wardrobe, but have you started incorporating it into your beauty routine? Green may not seem like the color of choice for your everyday beauty look, but Pantone has spoken. Greenery is the optimistic new color we all need in this new year. You might as well join in. If you’re at a loss when it comes to green makeup, here are some products to get you started integrating this yellow-green shade into your everyday look.
CHINA GLAZE HIGHLIGHT OF MY SUMMER NAIL LACQUER
Almost any color will work on your nails if you wear the right outfit. If you’re not quite brave enough to try green eyeshadow or a green lipstick, this is an easy way to embrace the color of the year. China Glaze is high-quality product too. Its unique blend of polymers and resins is one of the most durable on the market.
ILLAMASQUA LIMITED EDITION SKETCH STICK
Illamasqua may call their shade of green ‘Trip’, but it’s as close to the shade of greenery as makeup can get. With this multi-use crayon, you can play with how Pantone’s color of the year works on your eyelids, your lips, and more. Apply straight from the stick or with a blending brush.
LUST DUST IN LIMELIGHT
The name is cheesy AF, but this sparkling powder could be just the product to sprinkle some green cheer onto your flesh-tone everyday face. Dab some around your eyes with a fingertip or rub a handful into the hair outlining your temples. If you want a subtle means of trying out green makeup in your collection, Lust Dust is a good way to go.
SEPHORA MAKE UP FOR EVER
The Apple Green shade in Sephora’s Make Up For Ever collection is bold, sparkly, and thick. This is the green makeup you need for wild Friday nights on the town and fashionable Saturday evening dates. You can use this classic gel-powder as an eye shadow and a powder blush. Just be careful you don’t end up looking like the Wicked Witch of the West…
OPI’S BEST OF SUMMER NAIL LACQUER
If China Glaze doesn’t satisfy your craving for green nail polish, get your green fix from the best in the business. OPI has hopped on the Pantone bandwagon with a fresh yellow-green shade that will look great with your spring wardrobe. I won’t bore you with examples of how to wear green nail polish. Check out the Gargantuan Green Grape shade for yourself!
PAINTGLOW UV GLITTER ME UP PAINT STICK
This glitter paint stick from the UK brand PaintGlow has party written all over it. Your weekend green makeup look can sparkle if you highlight it with a few swipes from this glittery wand. The best thing about this product? It’s UV-reactive and glows in the dark.
GLAMGLOW POWERMUD DUALCLEANSE TREATMENT
This entry is a bit of a cheat. The container for this mud-to-oil cleansing treatment from Sephora is a brilliant green shade, but the actual cleanse is more of a minty brown. You should invest in this product for its detoxification power, not its trendy color. Slather this cream on your face and lie back to New Age music as the PowerMud works its magic.
URBAN DECAY VICE LIPSTICK
If you’ve fully committed to a 2017 of Greenery, go all in. Urban Decay is known for pushing the envelope a little with its products, and their ‘Junkie’ green lip shade keeps with that tradition. Metallic green with gold micro-sparkles isn’t as pure a version of Greenery as some of the other beauty items on this list, but don’t let that stop you. Once the party has started, no one will notice.
Basically, this is just another list of ways you can be stylish and bold at the same time. Pantone makes it easy. Green makeup is where it’s at.
— Scarlett Price