It’s easy being green in 2013—literally! As emerald gets ready to take its seat as the color of the year, we caught up with celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose to talk the hue and how to incorporate the bold shade into your makeup routine. “Green is actually easier to wear than most people think,” Barose told InStyle.com. “Pairing emerald with bronze, brown and nude shades can actually be very chic.” Take a cue from Stella McCartney‘s Spring 2013’s runway show, and let the vibrant color take center stage with minimal makeup. With the help of some of our favorite products, emerald is bound to be splashed across lids and tips nationwide in the upcoming year. Click through our gallery below to see all of our favorites!