Neon Makeup: Love It or Hate It?

You know how much we loved the hot pink lips at Dior's Cruise show. And everyone's talking about how bright turquoise is the eye shadow color for summer (we've already started wearing Giorgio Armani's new Eyes to Kill Wet palette in Turquoise Granite). All this chatter has us wondering—is neon makeup having a moment? Electric hues have already infiltrated fashion (they were all over the runways last year) and nail polish (remember the frenzy over Essie's now-cult neon collection when it launched back in 2008?). Has the trend now trickled down into cosmetics, too? As we poured over the June fashion mags and beauty blogs this week, we noticed a lot of superbright makeup. In the June issue of Glamour, beauty assistant Amber Kallor writes that her summer staples will be neon lipstick and nail polish. Flare magazine's new issue includes a fashion story with model Alana Zimmer wearing florescent orange shadow smeared across her eyes like war paint (check out the photo above). And dailymakeover.com blogger Megan McIntryre recently road-tested electric blue winged liner. Does this mean we won't be seeing as much dewy, sun-kissed makeup this summer? As a personal bronzer addict (we smooth on a few drops of Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer in Golden Bronze every morning to warm up our skin), we can't imagine the golden look will fall out of favor anytime soon. But we are excited to see some hot colors tossed into the mix (we say "the mix" because if there's one rule for neon makeup, it's to apply it on only one feature, then stick with soft, neutral shades every else). With that in mind, here are some of our favorite megawatt shades: Turquoise shadow: L'Oréal HIP Studio Secrets Bright Shadow Duo in Showy Electric blue eye liner: Shu Uemura Painting Gel Liner in Vivid Blue Hot pink blush: Shu Uemura Glow On in P25 Pearl Wine Pink Fuchsia lipstick: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Lipstick in Fuchsia Pink And because we still dig the look on nails, here's our favorite Day-Glo purple polish: Essie nail polish in Bermuda Shorts What do you think of the neon makeup look? Let us know your thoughts. PHOTO FROM STYLE.COM
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