With the gravitas normally reserved for the announcement of a royal pregnancy, the Pantone Color Institute has announced the color of 2013. All rise, for “emerald green” as just seen on the Duchess of Cambridge.
It is the hippest color since… well since last year’s “tangerine tango,” which did not translate well to makeup. So thank heavens emerald green does—it looks just great on all skin tones, especially redheads. But you need to know one thing: how to wear the Pantone 2013 Color of the Year in the last few weeks of the year without looking like the Grinch.
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For the last twelve years, global color authority Pantone has declared a color of the year, chosen to reflect the times and forecast trends. The 2012 Pantone Color of the Year is Tangerine Tango, and it’s bringing a proverbial pop to the beauty world. Pantone’s pick was selected to convey optimism and energy, and cosmetics companies are all over it for its surprising versatility. Sephora loves it so much that they collaborated with Pantone for a special line in celebration of the color. Tangerine Tango can skew young and trendy or sophisticated, and the orange/red hybrid flatters every complexion. Where to start? This orangey-red might look daunting to women who typically play it safe with