How to Wear Neon Colors Through Winter

Posted by December 14, 2012 2:30 pm

Neon lipsticks were all the rage this past summer, but just because it's winter doesn't mean you can't wear them. Model Annabella Barber recently wore this bright orange lipstick. What makes it work for [...]

 

Neon lipsticks were all the rage this past summer, but just because it's winter doesn't mean you can't wear them. Model Annabella Barber recently wore this bright orange lipstick. What makes it work for winter? It's matte, she has minimal eye makeup, and she's wearing black. Keep eyes minimal - you can use a neutral eyeshadow but don't go too shimmery.

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A bright orange red or even a bright pink still work for the winter months. Keep it matte by applying a layer, blot with a tissue, then apply again until you get the pigment you want. Then cover with [...]

 

A bright orange red or even a bright pink still work for the winter months. Keep it matte by applying a layer, blot with a tissue, then apply again until you get the pigment you want. Then cover with matte powder. (Nars Lipstick in Heat Wave, $24, sephora.com)

 

Neon eyeliner, especially blue, pink, and yellow, were seen all over the spring runways, but that doesn't mean you have to wait for the weather to warm up to wear them now. Bright blue eyeliner looks [...]

 

Neon eyeliner, especially blue, pink, and yellow, were seen all over the spring runways, but that doesn't mean you have to wait for the weather to warm up to wear them now. Bright blue eyeliner looks great even when you don't have a summer tan. 

Image via Pinterest. From fashiongonerogue.com.

 

Apply a bright blue liquid eyeliner thin or thick on top of your lids and keep everything else neutral. You can apply several coats of mascara but keep your lips and eyeshadow neutral. (Make Up For Ever [...]

 

Apply a bright blue liquid eyeliner thin or thick on top of your lids and keep everything else neutral. You can apply several coats of mascara but keep your lips and eyeshadow neutral. (Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in Diamond Turquoise Blue, $23, sephora.com)

 

If you want to try something new try a colored mascara. This purple mascara seen on the runway at Stella McCartney Fall 2012 is absolutely gorgeous. To make it work for winter, keep the rest of your face [...]

 

If you want to try something new try a colored mascara. This purple mascara seen on the runway at Stella McCartney Fall 2012 is absolutely gorgeous. To make it work for winter, keep the rest of your face neutral and don't use blush - you'll have too many colors going on.

Image via Imaxtree.

 

Apply several coats of this mascara and you won't need anything else. (BP Purple Mascara & Liner Duo, $7, nordstrom.com)

 

You probably have a good collection of neon nail polish from the summer. While dark shades are great for winter, you can mix in your bright hues for some fun nail art. 

Image via Pinterest. From socialbliss.com.

 

This set of mini nail polishes makes it easy to create the neon and black nail art. Or just wear these colors by themselves. (OPI Outrageous Neons, $15, amazon.com)

 

Just because it’s winter and everyone is wearing dark shades on their lips and eyes doesn’t mean you have to stow away your favorite neon colors. You may think that neon lipstick and nail polish only work in summer when your summer glow pairs well with bright hues, but there are ways to make them work for winter with just a few tweaks.

Dark wine lipstick may be glamorous for holiday parties and it really only works well for winter, but sometimes it’s fun to change it up with bright colors when it’s dreary outside. Choose to do subtle neon on either your eyes, lips, or nails and keep everything else neutral or dark. Go for matte lipsticks, bright-colored eyeliners, and fun mascaras. If it feels too weird wearing neon nail polish when it’s snowing outside, use it to accent dark colors and get creative with your nail art! Do a French manicure with bright tips or draw neon lines over black polish.

Check out the slideshow for inspiration and the best products to use to wear neon this winter. Then tell us in the comments below, how will you continue the neon trend?

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