Beauty

20 Runway-Approved Ways to Pull Off Neon Makeup

The dark, somber colors of winter give way to the pretty pastels of spring. But this season we’re favoring more shocking shades. We’re talking about neon makeup. Thanks to the recent Fall 2021 shows, highlighter hues are one of the most electrifying beauty trends of the moment.

The consensus seems to be that we need vivacious makeup, no matter the season. Neon makeup started off small on the Spring 2018 runways with sweeps of bright eyeliner and colorful mascara replacing tried-and-true black. The trend evolved further with the surprising yellow eye makeup trend and multicolored eye makeup looks. Now neon shades are almost commonplace.

Neon fashion is still trending, but the idea of applying neon makeup can understandably leave many intimidated. Take a cue from the runways and consider placement and color in equal measure. From fiery orange to glow-in-the-dark red to electric yellow to fluorescent green. There’s a shade (or two) that should feel more in line with your comfort level. Once the right shade is chosen, swipe it on in a confident, well-placed stroke. Or dab an intense shadow on your lower lash lines.

With so much intensity, the rest of your face really doesn’t need any product. Of course, those who have built up their neon makeup comfort levels may be craving more color. So they can experiment with a face full of statement rainbow color. Get started by drawing inspiration from these runway looks that demonstrate how to pull off neon makeup.

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