As every action provokes a reaction, and every trend has its counter-trend, the season’s predominantly bare complexions have provoked a reevaluation of the way we use makeup. Picasso-approved paint strokes in crave-worthy colours bubble to the surface this summer and shine a playful light on makeup as a form of both expression and art.
Bring home your favourite brilliant shades and swipe on a little (or a lot) for a modern look that’s as subtle—or as striking—as you choose. Here are 12 products in high-voltage hues to add to your beauty bag today.
OPI Brights Collection nail polish ($12) in I Stop for Red
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencils ($26)
Dior Khôl Stick ($32) in Pearly Turquoise
Dior Addict Fluidstick ($35) in Plaisir
Christopher Kane for NARS Lip Gloss ($31) in Nebulous
Christopher Kane for NARS Illuminating Multiple ($46) in Quantum
Christopher Kane for NARS Blush ($35) in Starscape
Chantecaille Lip Chic ($41) in Mandarin
Chanel Ombre Essentielle ($36) in Swing
Chanel Le Vernis ($31) in 707 Méditerranée
Chanel Cils Scintillants ($38) in Jazzy Blue
Burberry Kisses lipstick ($36) in Bright Coral No. 73