photos: the outnet, asos, getty images/design: eunice chun

This Spring brings with it amazing neon dresses, jeans + tops which begs the question, how on earth do we wear our makeup with them?! Such bright colors tell the world that we’re feeling confident and aren’t afraid to turn heads… but with that attention let’s put a little thought into our makeup so we stand out in the best way possible! Here are my favorite three options to pull it off: 

  • A DEFINED EYE + NUDE LIP: This is a classic + effortless choice that lets the fashion have the limelight (pun intended!). Rim your eyes with a black kohl liner, add a couple coats of mascara then I would go with this perfect flesh-toned beige lipstick called Honolulu Honey from NARS that doesn’t wash you out like other nudes.
  • A MINIMAL EYE + LIP POP: This is a strong + bold choice that holds its own with your fashion statement. I had so much fun doing Emmy Rossum’s makeup for this red carpet look above and loved the way it turned out! Just remember when wearing a bright lip pop to keep the rest of your features understated as not to compete. I lined the entire lip with an orange liner (Makeup For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Liner in 17C Bright Orange) then layered my favorite true orange lipstick on top (Shiseido Perfect Rouge in OR418 Day Lily).
  • A PASTEL EYE + NUDE LIP: This is a soft + modern choice that pairs beautifully with your neon fashion. My long-time colleague Mai Quynh created this gorgeous look on Ginnifer Goodwin and used Mark Mini Mark It Stick in Marina all over her lids + lower lashline. So stunning!

Orange dress: Tube Gallery, Laser-cut green outfit: Christopher Kane, yellow top: ASOS.