Buh-bye, Tangerine Tango. The Pantone Color of 2013 Is ...

It's the color of money, envy, and good 'ole Kermit, and now it's the Pantone color of 2013: green (well, Emerald Green to be exact).We are psyched to see this shade take center stage in 2013, and love that it's way more wearable than 2012's hue, Tangerine Tango. Swipe it on your nails, use it as shadow and liner, it even makes a great color for a little hair flair. Click here to see the Emerald Green beauty picks you'll want to try now. To get you started, we've collected our favorite emerald-hued makeup and nail polishes. You can keep things subtle by swapping your black liner for emerald or go all-out with an emerald smoky eye. But may we suggest snagging these emerald products pronto. Now that it's the 2013 Pantone color of the year, there's a good chance anything with a green tint will be flying off the shelves.So, how does Pantone chose its color each year? The company starts by surveying fashion and design industry experts about the colors they're working with, then a committee chooses the final shade. (Yeah, we were hoping there was some sort of psychic, mystical side to all of this, too, but it seems pretty straightforward.)   See makeup


6 Products to Buy this December

Holiday beauty products tend to steal the spotlight. Gift sets come in glitzy packaging; makeup collections are bedazzled, glittery, and all-around eye-catching. And I think that's why I gravitate towards the other beauty products that launch in December -- they're the underdogs, and many of them are so much more fantastic than the gimmick-ridden holiday launches.   See products


How Does a Holiday Makeup Collection Come Together?

Long before Pinterest became everyone's favorite way to spend their lunch break (and then some), beauty brands were crafting tangible inspiration boards for their collections each season.   Get inspired


Beauty Gift Sets So Pretty You Don't Need to Wrap 'Em

Sure, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but there's something about all the do-it-yourself, Martha-Stewart-perfectionist pressure that can really bring a girl down.   See gift sets


Holiday Shopping That Doesn't Require a Sanity-Wrecking Trip to the Mall

'Tis the season to shop till both you -- and your bank account -- drop.

Running around from store to store trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be both exhausting and somewhat futile. After all, what are the odds of honing in on precisely what'll wow your Aunt Helen?   Get gift guide


The Cobalt Craze: 6 Products We Love

Certain shades of blue make my skin crawl. I find powder blue to be especially offensive, and teal blue is a close second. What can I say? Some reactions are visceral. (And my frightening, blue eye makeup-wearing third-grade teacher might have something to do with it.)   See our picks


Road Test: The Best Makeup on Pinterest

My obsession with makeup started when I was 14. I spent hours in the bathroom mirror creating what I thought were mini masterpieces. Big whoop, what teenage gal doesn't play with makeup, right?   Copy makeup looks


Your Ultimate Guide to Concealer

Here's the thing about concealer. We do everything we can to make it camouflage our flaws yet all too often, we end up accentuating them. (Hello, crusted, muddy blotch of concealer on our pimple). That's why the details of how to apply concealer correctly is an important skill to hone.   Conceal flawlessly


9 Best Wet n Wild Products -- and the 3 Worst

Buying Wet n Wild is an inexpensive way for us get our beauty fix without hurting our wallets. Heck, half the stuff they sell you could buy with change found in your couch cushions. Our readers have had positive experiences with lots of Wet n Wild goodies, but they also shared a few products they wont buy again, no matter how cheap they are. Before you buy Wet n Wild products, check out this guide to what's hot and what's not, and then search those couch cushions or bust open that piggy bank.   See products


Mastering the Art of False Eyelashes

Do you despise Kim Kardashian -- but secretly find yourself coveting her eyelashes? (And hating yourself for it?) Join the club. There's something undeniably alluring about long, lush, come hither eyelashes that leaves those of us who have short, stubby ones feeling a whole lot less than.   read more


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