It started slowly. Its creeping presence grew on my feed over the past few months, but like a monster rearing its ugly head. Then, I finally realized the new shade amongst us: everyone is obsessed with all types of green. Shrek green, Kermit green, Gomora green, Grass green, Avocado green—influencers, brands, and celebrities cannot get enough. Forget Millennial pink guys, because as it turns out, green does look good on you.
If you're feeling apprehensive about this new color way news, first find comfort in Rihanna. She released a Shrek Green lingerie set with Savage x Fenty and modeled it herself. Anything the richest female musician does is canon, so you can trust that you need to test it out.
Secondly, pistachio hues are infiltrating the fashion industry as a whole, seen with Instagram-famous designers like Staud and runways giants like Jacquemus and Mara Hoffman like. But the trend isn't limited to clothing and accessories. Makeup artist Hung Vanngo dolled up Selena Gomez with sparkly Shrek eyeshadow, and we're green with envy, excited to do the same.
Green, as a whole, is widely underrated and under-worn, but these shades are surprisingly palatable. Universally flattering and nice against a range of complexions, it's easy to see why everyone is gravitating toward it. Plus, it Instagrams really well for summer and contrasts beautifully against the beach and blue skies.
And that, my friends, is the (green) tea.
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Justine Carreon Justine Carreon is the market editor at ELLE.com covering fashion, Dutch ovens, and fashion again.