Go bright, or go home! Searching for a sizzling look to match the skyrocketing temps? Try something unexpected like chartreuse, turquoise or fluorescent coral, says BELLA’s Contributing Beauty Editor Dara Kaplan. This summer’s neon trend is not for the timid, but it’s the perfect reason to blaze a new beauty path.
Ready to get electric? Here are Dara’s favorites for this season …
Urban Decay Electric Palette – The ultimate palette for a fling with neon this summer, this line includes 10 of the brightest, smile-inducing shades you have ever seen all together. With a double-ended brush included, you’ll be all ready to open and go. $49, UrbanDecay.com
Mehron INtense Pro Powder Pigment in Hot Pink – Looking for a hot pink flush? What about a sheer sweep of pink on your eyelids? Mehron’s pressed pigments allow you to use it anywhere on your face or body. You’ll truly be tickled pink over this nifty two-in-one product! $9.95, Mehron.com
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Electric – You cannot go this season without a pop of turquoise eyeliner. It’s great for a bold statement all over the lid or something a bit more understated just along the waterline. Plus, this one’s creamy, long lasting and waterproof – perfect for summer days. $20, UrbanDecay.com
Scotch Nail Polish in Wildflower – Burst into summer with toxin-free bright nail polish. Nail polish is the perfect way to try out bright and neon colors. These sunny, colorful hues are 100 percent free of solvents, phthalates, gluten, fragrances and parabens. And they’re especially flattering with a golden glow. $15, ScotchNatural.com
Lip Lacquer in Warning – This fire engine neon lip lacquer will surely be the color to turn heads. The rich shades are infused with olive oil and humectants, like Cupuacu butter, which will keep your lips moisturized and hydrated without sacrificing pigment rich color. $16, CateMcnabbCosmetics.com
Sally Hansen’s I <3 Nail Art Pen – Love chartreuse? Want to try it but not ready to wear it on your face? Try it in this year’s hottest trend du jour, nail art! Sally Hansen’s I <3 Nail Art Pen is a perfect way to incorporate some neon into your routine without going full on. The pen has a precision tip that makes it super simple to recreate your favorite designs. $5.99, stores nationwide