EMERALD is the shade of the year according to colour experts Pantone, and since we scoped the S/S Versace Couture show with it’s inky blue and neon green make-up, we can’t get enough of these deep sea shades.
From the darkest colour of the night sky to the shimmering gems of green, using these hues upon your eyes is sure to guarantee a show-stopping look.
At Versace, peepers were swathed in colour by make-up maestro Pat McGrath, but this look can easily be turned into a wearable, everyday look.
Hazel and brown eyes look fantastic with shades of all shades of green, from jade to forest and right through to golden hues.
Check out our guide to the best blues & greens for eyes in our gallery, below.
The Body Shop carry a great collection of brightly coloured make-up, which is really high quality and easy on the wallet.
Their Metallic Eye Definer in Vibrant Emerald will looks amazing drawn along the lash lines and accentuated with a few coats of mascara on your lashes. Buy it here.
On a brisk winter’s day, a sweep of dusty blue shadow coating your lid will certainly turn heads. We love the denim tone of the new Colour Crush Eyeshadow in Boyfriend Jeans from The Body Shop. More info here.
Bourjois have a great range of powders, and this French brand are fantastic quality for the price tag. Check out their Little Round Pots – colour 07 reflects the tones of emeralds, or choose their Intense range for a really striking holly – try one called Vert Profond T5. More info here.
Korres have two offerings that we recommend from their cosmetics range. Sunflower & Evening Primrose Eyeshadow in Light Green is an iced-out pistachio shade that would look gorgeous when off-set against a dark blue eyeliner or mascara. Buy it here.
The Midnight Blue eyeshadow from Korres would be a great base to re-create the striking look from Versace’s Couture show. Buy it here.
Apply Jade Crush from Lancome’s Kohl in Love S/S range across lids for a flash of eye-catching colour. Buy it here.
Lancome Ombre Hypnôse eyeshadow in Bleu de France is bold and makes no apologies for it’s daring shade. Dare to splash it across your eyes for a show-stopping look. Buy it here.
Night Porter from Nars is a charcoal-dark colour with emerald tones shot through it. Use it all over for an alternative twist on smokey, or in the outside corner of your eyes to define.
Nars’ spring collection includes an eyeshadow duo called Mad Mad World which contains a matte blue and green. Hello sailor! Buy it here.
Set to be released by Revlon in March 2013 is a gorgeous eyeshadow quad from Gucci Westman. The gorgeous jade and pine needle shades are off-set by a beautiful peach and plum. Buy it here.
Use No7′s Stay Precise Liquid Liner in Mermaid as a budget-friendly way to recreate the flash of liquid colour that was run across the lids of the models at the Versace show. Contrast it with a dark midnight blue for the best effect. Buy it here.
The Body Shop’s Eye Colour in Golden Meadow is a gorgeous olive green with a golden tone. Buy it here.
And their Baked-To-Last Eye Colour in Jade has two long-wearing tones to create an impact. Buy it here.