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February 28, 2012

How to Wear Neon

Neon is popping up everywhere. Shoes, accessories, and yes—makeup. Don’t be afraid. Here are a few simple tips for pulling off this daring trend:
1. Perfection. Sure, one percent of people could pull off neon eye shadow from lash to brow, but for the rest of us it needs be meticulously applied to look good. Start with an eyelid primer such as Bare Minerals Prime Time ($18.00) to prevent a hot mess.
2. Complement your makeup. While you should keep the rest of your makeup neutral, be sure to play up the neon theme by adding a pop somewhere else. Try a ballet flatclutch or necklace in an equally psychedelic shade.
3. Confidence. That goes without saying, right? A look this bold has to be owned.

How do you feel about the neon trend? Have you experimented with it yet, and if so what products are you using? –Danielle

Credits: 1. The Eyeshadow 2. Katie Alves 3. Jalapeno Addict on Tumblr 4. Ashley Taylor on Pinterest 5. American Apparel Neon Nail Polish ($6.00)  6. Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow ($17.00)  7 & 8. Makeup Forever Aqua Cream ($22.00)

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