If there is anything to be thankful for from the ‘80s then it would be music from Madonna and Michael Jackson, aerobics, Mel Gibson, and ‘80s neon fashion. Believe it or not, the latter is considered to be a growing trend in both wardrobe and makeup and we’re now seeing more stars gamely donning bright colours on and off the red carpet. Neon makeup, in particular, is a brave yet surprisingly fun and pretty beauty option that can add a pop of cheer to your overall ensemble.
But how do we do neon makeup without looking like the female version of Boy George? Here are our best tips.
Know the occasion
Zero in on the reason you want to try neon makeup. If it’s to go out clubbing with friends then, by all means, go crazy with trying new colours that could match your skin. Neon eyeshadow or lipstick can help you stand out nicely in the crowd. If the occasion is “meet the boyfriend’s parents for the first time” then you might just want to hold off on the acid green eyeshadow.
Know the right colour palette
Wearing neon makeup is tricky, so it’s actually best to plan your whole ensemble beforehand. Know which shades go with your outfit and start from there. Orange eyeshadow with a purple top might actually look too “Halloween-y” but a bright pink lippie with a bright teal dress could truly make for an impressive ensemble.