"The Neon Muse products incorporate neon pigments, but are designed for a more ethereal, softer look," explains Creative Director Amber Bowen.
Both highly pigmented hues can be used with either a wet application for bright color with a sharper finish or a dry application for a more pearlescent look.
Neon Muse Mascara with a double wand—one end with blue mascara and the other with green mascara.
These vibrant, shiny hues can be worn alone or layered over a classic black base for a touch of fashion pigment.
|Model Ginta Lapina for Giles|
Neons and Neutrals
It's not a matter of whether clients can wear neon makeup; it's a matter of how.
"Neon makeup reads as super high-fashion while still being fun and summery," advises Lee Hubbard Smith, veteran makeup artist.
"All women can wear this look as long as they feel confident and act like they own it."
Smith dishes practical advice on how to apply neon shades:
• For a chic, garish-free look, choose one feature to accentuate. Because layers of heavy foundation can come off as too '80s, keep the rest of the face light, simple and neutral.
• For most salon clients, use matte neon shades.
• Create a flawless complexion. Disguise blemishes and dark spots with a creamy concealer and use face powder for a matte finish.
• Dust forehead, cheekbones and the bridge of the nose with a shimmery bronzer to make the one spot of neon color really pop. This technique is especially nice with a light application of neon pink or peach blush.
Sweet Little Addictions
Ready for a sugar rush?
Colorful as whirled lollipops, Venique puts a candied spin on neon with Sweet Little Addictions, a mouthwatering set that's inspired by spring/summer runway shows, including Marc by Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson and Anna Sui.
Available in six bold shades, you can also get your sugar fix with Candied Summer Blast—a duo with free Cotton Candy lip gloss—and Super Sweet Kicks, a four-piece mini set.
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