Spectators did a double take when Donna Karan’s models flaunted full-on neon pink, purple and orange lips at her fall showing. Only tanned beauties with a hankering for cosmetic experimentation would follow this trend—or so it would seem.
But makeup guru Napoleon Perdis promises that these vivid pouts can be translated to everyday wear—with a few tweaks.
First, ditch the notion of Crayola neons. “Bringing this trend into your daily look is about using intense lipstick colors—not neon in the literal sense of the word—and finishing off the lips with a subtle gloss,” says Perdis.
Second, keep the face balanced. Because the bright lip shades pack a concentrated punch, Perdis advises that the rest of the face should be minimally dressed. His suggestions: “Go matte with the foundation and make a cheek statement with contour, not color. Lashes should be extremely intense and brows should be strong.”
One word of caution: These hues are not for the timid. Says Perdis, “The neon trend is about total exposure.”
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