While copious amounts of shockingly outrageous color once served the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, and Grace Jones well, these days we'd recommend you consume the neon trend with a teaspoon of restraint. Take notes from the fresh-faced beauties on Jil Sander's spring runway: Makeup artist Peter Philips was brave enough to whip up a bold fuchsia lip, wise enough to keep the rest of the palette starkly nude.
Too shy for a rave-worthy face-off? Dior's new candy-colored spring collection includes crazy-cool neon nail polishes in both hot-hot pink and Day-Glo orange. Their celebrity makeup artist Ricky Wilson loves how "neon nail frenzy" is reaching a fever pitch. "I would say keep the clothing and makeup neutral, and rock your bright nails with coordinating accessories for a look that isn't over-the-top but still trend-chic," he sagely advises. What a bright idea.
ESSIE Nail Polish in Meet Me at Sunset, $8.
PACIFICA Body Wash in California Star Jasmine, $10.
COACH Signature Summer Limited Edition Eau de Parfum, $75.
SAMY Twisted Curl Define Spray, $5.
DIOR Electric Tropics Nail Duo in Paradise #558, $26.
ESTéE LAUDER DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15, $43.
SMASHBOX Blush Rush in Flush, $24.
MAC Pro Acrylic Paint in Hi-Def Cyan, $20.
TWEEZERMAN Reach for the Stars Mini Slant Tweezers, $15.
SALLY HERSHBERGER Plump Up Thickening Mist, $13.
MAYBELLINE NEW YORK Color Sensational Lipstick in Fuchsia Fever, $7.
MATTéSE ELITE Pure Color Powder in Pure Blue, $14.
DEBORAH LIPPMANN Nail Lacquer in Yellow Brick Road, $16.
GARNIER Fructis Style Surf Hair Matte Texture Cream, $4.
CAROLINA HERRERA 212POP! Eau de Toilette, $59.
NICOLE BY OPI Nail Lacquer in Daffy Dill, $7.
ELIZABETH ARDEN Green Tea Lavender Eau de Toilette Spray, $39.
NYC New York Color Expert Last Nail Polish in Timeless Tangerine, $2.
CLARINS Sunscreen for Face Wrinkle Control Cream SPF 50+, $32.