Neon is going to be a major trend this summer, be it dresses, tops, bags or heels. The bright colors are attention grabbing, but make sure it’s the right kind of attention by following our guideline for wearing makeup with neon.
DEFINED EYES, SOFT LIPS
If you want your splash of lime green to take center stage, keep your makeup soft, clean and simple. Line your eyes with a black pencil liner (Sephora’s Long Lasting Kohl Pencil in Intense Black is great) and coat your lashes with mascara, like Lancome’s Hypnose Star. Add some pink or peach blush (try Benefit Cosmetics’ Dandelion), and go with a glossy light pink (Clinique’s Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Grapefruit is a pretty option) on your lips to let your outfit do the talking.
DARE TO BE BOLD
If you want your makeup to pack as much of a punch as your clothes, go with a bright lipstick. Complementary colors would look fantastic. Wearing turquoise? Go with a tangerine lip color, Jouer’s Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Hamptons. Lime green? Swipe some hot pink on your lips. Try MAC’s Candy Yum-Yum. This can really make a sartorial statement, but keep your look from going overboard by keeping the rest of your makeup understated.
Want to draw attention to your eyes? Lining your eyes with a neon pencil would be too much (save that for a neutral outfit), but pastel shadow would compliment your summery bright outfit beautifully. Try Stila Eye Shadow in Mambo, a gorgeous periwinkle blue. Pair the look with a nude lip, like MAC’s C-Thru.
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