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.

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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.

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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!

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

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

  3. SO PRETTY! (as usual!)

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

  5. Lorraine V. says

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

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

  7. So pretty!

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

  9. Very pretty! That green shadow is amazing!

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

  11. 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.

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

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

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

  15. 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?