Of all the trends to incorporate into your spring makeup bag, neon hues may be the most intimidating. But when done right—a simple bright lip or swipe of liner—it’s not scary at all, we promise! Need proof? Spring’s runway was jam packed with bright hues: Gucci Westman painted the models’ pouts a vibrant orange at Rag & Bone with a mix of Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick ($4) in Carnival and ColorBurst Matte Balm ($7) in Mischievous; models at Costello Tagliapietra wore vibrant lime and purple eye shadow (see slide 14); while the girls at Marc by Marc Jacobs sported electric-blue lids. Hollywood’s jumped on board, too. It seems like every tastemaker has either dabbled in an electric pout or bright eye lately. And, like the runway, it’s always paired with a neutral face. Click through our slideshow for the inspiration and products to pull it off.
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Pure Color Nail Polish ($21) in Hot Spell
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer ($18) in Yellow Brick Road
Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Pure Pigments Loose Powder Shadow ($6) in Brash Blue
Sephora Collection Glitter Eyeliner and Mascara ($14) in Mystic Teal
Givenchy Gelée D'Interdit Smoothing Gloss Balm Crystal Shine ($28) in Neon Orange
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Colour Concentrate ($14) in Wasabi
Sultra Color Hair Mascara ($24) in Capri Coral
Model Chloe Norgaard changes the color of her hair quicker than we change mascaras, each shade equally unique.
Manic Panic Semi-Permanent Hair Color Cream ($14) in Electric Amethyst
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner ($23) in Iridescent Fuschia
BareMinerals Blush ($19) in Fruit Cocktail
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($20) in Electric
L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss ($8) in Watermelon Crush
Napoleon Perdis Faux Lashes ($20) in Orchid
Bobbi Brown Uber Pinks Lip Color ($25) in Neon Pink
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner ($20) in Canary
Model Mirhé Grimmelmann shot by photographer Eric Maillet for Vogue China, August 2010.
Gorgeous Cosmetics Colour Flash Glitter ($19) in Mardi Gras
M.A.C. Pigment ($21) in Red Electric
Nars Satin Lip Pencil ($25) in Timanfaya
Ciaté Mini Paint Pot Nail Polish and Effects ($8) in Boom Box