Making it work
But it can be difficult at times to distinguish emerald from other lush greens with blue undertones. Because emerald is a stone and a stone is faceted, it isn't always one definitive color, Eiseman said. It's a variety of shades.
That's what shoppers may discover when they go in search of emerald-hued clothing, accessories, eye shadow and nail polish.
What they'll also find is that the color is flattering to all skin tones and eye colors, and is striking on a dress, a set of bangles or the eyes.
Alex Mendez-Kelley, owner of The MakeUp Bar, said she likes green eye shadow, but she cautions moderation and choosing a complementary shade.
“You don't want to get a green that is too yellow and makes you look under the weather. Plenty of that going as it is, but a deep emerald eye shadow is sultry and elegant,” she said.
Not ready to embrace emerald wholeheartedly? Try a pop of eyeliner.
“Green looks great with taupes and bronzes as well as charcoals. I'm glad to see such a salt-of-the-earth color be our color this year. We are naturally drawn to it because it feels comfy. Who couldn't use a little comfort?”