If you had to wear only neons or pastels forever, which would you go for?

This Week's Poll

Pastels

71%, 1,831 Votes

Neons

29%, 746 Votes

Total Voters: 2,577


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OMG… as someone who wears neutrals 99% of the time, this was a tough one!! Out of these 2 I would go neon, since they more fun.

LOL! ? I thought you meant wear neon or pastel clothes! ? So in makeup I have the choice to forever wear neons or pastels. ?? I’m a neutral and jewel tone gal. I’m extremely pale. Neon foundation would not work. I will choose pastels. I’ll work with them. Layer. ?

That’s a tough one! My instinct says “neither” but if I really must choose one, I have to go with pastels. Not that they’re my favorite type of shades, but I like my makeup subtle and soft most days, so brights wouldn’t work well with my lifestyle. I just can’t imagine doing a parrot lid every day.

Neither colors are my fave, but if I had to choose, I would go for Neons. I think bolder colors are more flattering on me, and I’m hoping I can sheer down some of the neons to make them more wearable. Plus, I can’t pull off pastel pink or pastel purple lips, they just look awful on me. And pastel shadows are so poorly formulated to begin with, they won’t stand much of a chance on my oily lids. So neons it is!

Honestly, if these were my only 2 choices, I’d rather wear nothing… I do have some pastels, and even a few neons in my stash, but I *never* wear either on their own. My features are too dark for all pastels, and neons just don’t work with all the flowy, black lace & velvet in my wardrobe.

I chose “Neons”, but actually I am not into EITHER one. Although, I will wear super bright nail polish or sometimes a lipstick. Pastels usually look thoroughly HIDEOUS on my NC37-40 complexion, ye gads!!! Except mint green or aqua. Or a duochrome like MAC Vex. Strangely though, MAC Please Me lipstick looks surprisingly good on me!

I haaaate neons! And with pastels I could come up with some Rococo inspired looks, as long as I ‘m allowed to wear golds as well lol

Pastels for me. I can wear some neon colors but not many and must be applied with a light hand.
Not crazy about all pastels but it is the better of the two for me.

What manner of evil is this!?! 😉

Well… if I had to choose between looking like a corpse (pastels) or a clown (neons), I’d rock the clown look. =)

Neons all the way. I can’t pull off pastels unless they’re used strategically and in moderation on my eyes – anywhere else, forget it!

I would go in for pastels. I have quite a few pastel floaty dresses and skirts; and would love to match my makeup to it. My favorites would be pinks, lavenders, sea greens and surf blues. I would keep my nails bare or just a french manicure done coz having too much pastels would clash horribly. On my face, i would keep atleast one area bare; maybe soft lips with bare eyes( or just a hint of eye kohl); or pastel eye shadows with bare/ glossy lips; or maybe keep the cheeks bare with just some highlighter on. I can think of so many great combinations; and ofcourse i would wear some flat slip ons( no killer heels). This would be my idea of a perfect pastel makeup.

Neons. But talk about a lesser of evils! I suppose I’d have to resort to using them as liner, since a lid full of neon isn’t my style.

I can’t pull off pastels or neons, but I suppose the lesser of two evils here is pastels since I detest flashy makeup!

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