Neon for the eyes
The rule is to keep the focus on the eyes. “Neon colours are attention-grabbing, so keep the rest of your makeup minimal,” says makeup artist Melissa Yeo. A slight wash of blusher or lip tint is about the most you should add.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Eyeshadow Palette Volume 2, $115
The 25 highly pigmented professional-grade colours in this palette offer numerous ways to experiment and get creative.
Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Petal Poppin, $33
Light and non-greasy, its meltintoskin formula creates the prettiest sheer flush.
By Terry Stylo Blackstar in N8 Aqua Mint, $45
Its chubby crayon shape and creamy, blendable texture makes it easy to draw neon-lined eyes.
Huda Beauty Neon Orange Obsessions Pressed Pigment Palette, $52
These look-at-me shades come in different finishes, from matte to shimmery and metallic.
Yellow to highlight
There are a few ways to use yellow as a makeup accent on the eyes, but Yeo says not to apply the colour on more than two areas at once. Try daubing it on the inner or outer corner of eyes, across the eyelids near the upper lash line, or along the lower lash line.
Shu Uemura Pressed Eyeshadow in #351 Shimmer Yellow, $25 for refill
Easy to blend and layer, this delivers strong colour in a silky finish that won’t crease or fade.
Viseart Edit Eyeshadow Palette in Warm, $58
Offers a range of spicy, earthy shades, from apricot and saffron to the deeper colours of curcumin and bronzed peach.
Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in #70 Mari(Gold), $39
You get the smooth glide of a gel formula and the easy control of a pencil.
Coral as an accent
“Try to keep the colour within the eye socket, and don’t apply it over the crease of the eye. This will prevent your eyes from looking swollen,” says Yeo. You should also apply eyeliner and mascara to create depth and definition on your eyes.
Nars Mini Orgasm Eyeshadow Palette, $45
The six peachy shades come in different finishes to create contrast and depth when layered with one another.
Lancome Grandiose Waterproof Mascara, $50
Its bent swanneck wand makes it easy to reach the shortest lashes, while the quick-drying and long-wear formula ensures no smudges.
Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eye Shadow Palette, $69
This matte eyeshadow palette offers strong colour payoff and easy blendability, so you can pair bright and dark shades seamlessly.
Charlotte Tilbury The Classic Eyeliner in Classic Black, $40
Soft and creamy, the pencil draws smoothly without tugging on skin.
This is a great colour to make your look pop, and it works on both fair and dark skin. Yeo says a mid-tone fuchsia that doesn’t have overly cool undertones would be the most flattering for most women. Keep the rest of the face minimal.
Chanel Rouge Coco Flash in #122 Play, $52
The clean, high-shine finish of this bright raspberrypink makes it highly wearable.
Chantecaille Lip Veil in Oleander, $80
Enriched with baobab oil, this hydrating lipstick delivers bold colour and smooth lips with no flakiness.
Hera Rouge Holic Cream in #152 Updown Pink, $45
Delivers vibrant colour in a smooth, melting texture, while a rich oil keeps lips smooth and plump.
Nothing channels a relaxed, hot-weather vibe quite like luscious lips that look like you’ve been sucking on a fruit icicle. Slick on a high-coloured gloss in shades like cherry, strawberry and apple, or use a lip tint and clear gloss to achieve a wet look. Yeo’s tip: As lips will look quite diffused, define them with foundation or powder around the outer edges.
Dior Addict Stellar Gloss in #976 Be Dior, $52
Natural beeswax, jojoba oil and cranberry oil combine to deliver mirror-like shine and deep hydration.
Urban Decay Vice Lip Chemistry Lasting Glassy Tint in 21, $34
The water-resistant, buildable lip stain has a non-tacky feel and reacts to your lips’ pH and tone so you get a personalised hue.
Laneige Stained Glasstick in No. 14 Rubygarnet Red, $34
A vivid colour with watery shine, apply on the centre of lips, then press them together or blend outwards with your finger for a natural, gradated look.