Spring 2011 Beauty Trend Report: Neon Lips

With lips drenched in eye-popping neon shades of orange and fuchsia on the runways of Jil Sander, Fendi, Marni, Diane von Furstenberg and more, the bright lip look has been taken to a whole new level this spring.

To achieve such strong impact, makeup artists seeked help from pigments and eyeshadows. At Diane von Furstenberg and Jil Sander, pigments were applied on top of lip pencil and mixed with lip color. At Marni, an opaque cream was used while eyeshadows covered the corners of the mouth.

To translate the look from runway to real way, follow the tips below:

* Bright colors can accentuate flakes and lines. Make sure you exfoliate and prep the lip with a generous layer of lip balm.

* A loud pout requires a defined lip line. Clean up your lip line with a brush dipped with concealer or foundation and outline your lips with a pencil.

* Go matte. Super bright, glossy lips can be an overkill, especially on fuller lips. Stick with matte formulas or mattify your lipstick by blotting with a tissue and patting an eyeshadow in the same color on top.

* Apply your lip color with a lip brush for utmost precision.

* Always pair the look with clean skin and barely-there blush for the chicest look.

Image Credit: Style.com.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


    • Good luck Kaitlynn! Some of my favorite orange lipsticks are MAC Morange, Estee Lauder Wild Fire and Kanebo Sensai LT16 Soubi.

  1. i love this kind look ,it’s soooo fashionable and the clean face matches the sharp lips very well,love them expecially the first one

  2. Runway models always have extravagant makeup; I really like the vibrant lip colour look! I didn’t know you could add eye shadow to lips in order to add effect.

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