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Biggest Color Trends of 2013

2013: The Year We Embraced White Eye Shadow and Gray Nails

This year was a big one for color cosmetics, especially when it came to bright makeup. Turquoise blues, hot pinks, and pastel whites were all major trends in makeup and nails in 2013, which made every beauty maven squeal with glee. And while we already know that Radiant Orchid is poised to be one of 2014's hottest colors, we can't help but hope some of the hues below make it through 2013. Keep scrolling to see some of the hottest pigment trends of the year!

White Eye Makeup


Sure, white may be the absence of color, but this shade made eyes pop in 2013. It was sketched in close as eyeliner and washed across the lid as shadow, proving that this seemingly simple hue is more than versatile.

Hot Pink Lipstick


We gave our red lipsticks a break this year and embraced a sexier shade: hot pink. Diane von Furstenberg showed off the hue for Fall, and we taught you how to apply it with ease. This color looks gorgeous in the colder months, so you can keep wearing it through the holidays!

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Light Gray Nail Polish


If a bold nail trend isn't exactly your bag, 2013 was your year. The color that we spotted adorning nails on the runway and on the fingertips of celebrities was a neutral somewhere between blue and gray.

Blue Eye Makeup


Regardless of what your eye color is, 2013 was all about blue eye makeup. Solange Knowles ripped this look straight from the runway for a performance in Brooklyn, and Eva Mendes wore the shade in a sexy smoky eye. For ladies who are sick of black eye makeup, blue was your answer in 2013.

Orange Lipstick


Sure, Tangerine Tango may have been the color of 2012, but this year saw the hue being twisted out of plenty a lipstick tube. Not only was it a major runway trend, but orange lipstick is also an incredibly versatile shade, making it an obvious trend for the year.

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