You Can Pull Off A Full Face Of Neon
Black and white go with anything. Primary colors are evergreen—the editor who tries to make the call that blue is out has a hard case to make. Even pastels have moved beyond Easter eggs to a certain level of versatility. And while neon orange means caution when you see it in an airport, you don't have to approach neon shades on your face with caution, too. Why can't neon be worn just as casually as its duller counterparts? And what would happen if neon was the whole look—not a teeny tiny accent, or costume for a festival?
For makeup artist Moises Ramirez—a friend to all colors on the wheel, indiscriminately—whipping up a neon face that’s playful and modern is second nature. The trick (because there is a trick here—neon can be tricky) is keeping the skin clean and sunkissed. For this shoot, Moises prepped model Mélodie Monrose's skin with Embryolisse, and then patted in B3 Balm’s Lillie Oil for a healthy, dewy glow. Then, he applied Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint in G4, and spot concealed with Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer as needed. Another trick: focusing on one feature at a time, which makes even the brightest colors wearable. Neon looks equally at home on your face as your favorite red—trust us! And if you don’t, read on to see for yourself.