5 Ways to Wear Neon

Posted 03/22/12 at 10:28AM by Charli Schuler

If you're like me, you've already been to the mall to eagerly try on a pair of neon jeans -- only to find that they make your behind look twice as big. (Insert dejected face here.) Well, I say screw the jeans. Bright, bold makeup is where it's at. Next to coffee and eye cream, it's one of my favorite instant pick-me-ups.

From hot pink lipstick to bright, checkerboard nails, there are so many amazing neon trends to try this season. High-voltage colors look great with neutrals, or, if you're more adventurous, pair them with other saturated shades.

See how to wear neon makeup now.

Of course, the trouble with neon makeup is that it can easily look stuck in the '80s -- or just plain unattractive -- if you go overboard. So I turned to pro makeup artists for their advice. I told them about my favorite looks and got their feedback on everything from finding the colors for your skin tone to making sure the final look is balanced. Here are my favorite ways to add an instant flash of color to your look -- and how to pull it off.
And the survey says...
1-6 of 6 Comments

  • Posted by EricaF123 on 12/29/12 at 01:33pm

    Nice

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  • Posted by Nicole2814 on 04/26/12 at 05:06pm

    great

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  • Posted by rosie1123 on 04/02/12 at 08:54am

    love rockin the bold lip!!!!

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  • Posted by jbynum on 03/31/12 at 10:20pm

    Oh...I just love this article...I like the fact that so much color is being brought out in all the new trends. And that everyone of all ages is able to try it out....as long as they keep it age appropriate. I just love it!!!!!

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  • Posted by powerwoman033 on 03/22/12 at 10:56am

    I really love this article! The way skin tones are broken down and different options are given for each skin tone. I am so going to try the neon lip. I will be trying this look just like you. I prefer a little black liner, a tinted moisturizer, and then the pop of neon on my lips. I will stay away from the neon cheeks and the neon eyes! And, I already love neon nails! Now I know to pick blues, purples, or yellows in neon for my skin tone! Thank you Charli!

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  • Posted by powerwoman033 on 03/22/12 at 10:56am

    I really love this article! The way skin tones are broken down and different options are given for each skin tone. I am so going to try the neon lip. I will be trying this look just like you. I prefer a little black liner, a tinted moisturizer, and then the pop of neon on my lips. I will stay away from the neon cheeks and the neon eyes! And, I already love neon nails! Now I know to pick blues, purples, or yellows in neon for my skin tone! Thank you Charli!

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