Beauty Fridays: Neon Kiss

Anouck Lepere by Steven Pan (Interview Russia, March 2012)
A few years ago, I would have totally dismissed this colour for two reasons: 1) I would cringe at its 80s-ness; and 2) I would deem it “too cute” to wear. Now I think of the 80s neon era quite fondly for its audacity, and now that I’m older, looking “too cute” is kind of thing of the past. Neon pink has been on my lips since the day I decided to “think spring” and rebel against the scandalous March flurries. Finicky Canadian weather aside, I have two very bright, and very Canadian, lipsticks to rave about today.

Lippy Girl ‘Sassy Ass’ ($15.50 at
I’ve been wearing this colour by Lippy Girl religiously since it arrived at my desk a couple of weeks ago. Its sheer hot pink shade makes it an easy transition into neonland. It’s very moisturizing and feels very balmy, but the more you layer, the brighter it gets. This is the first product by Lippy Girl I’ve featured. It’s a fairly new organic line from Whistler, BC and I look forward to trying more.
ILIA ‘Neon Angel’ ($24 at and these retailers)
New ILIA! Pardon the excitement, but I’ve been waiting for more products from ILIA since reviewing it last summer. The new lipstick line is rich, much different than the tinted lip conditioners, which were very sheer and delicate. Neon Angel is an intense, semi-matte formula with a shade that can be best described as electric. It’s only been with me for a couple of days, but I’m already calling it my shade of the summer. 

Neon lips. Yes? 
  • Nomadic D.

    Yes!  I discovered mine last summer and wore it constantly until Winter made me feel it was inappropriate.  but now it’s time to pull it out again.  I searched all over for my ideal hot pink, and this is what I found:

    But I think the paler one you’ve listed above looks intriguing too.  And definitely out of my comfort zone, which is a good thing.  Maybe this spring I’ll try something along those lines!

  • Littleblondbird

    Yes!! I love a bright lip. I just wish I could get away with it a the office!

  • anya

    Both of these are pinker than your fuchsia. They would look lovely on you, especially if your hair is still red.

  • anya

    Maybe go with a sheer lipstick with a hint of neon. I find Lippy Girl pretty mild and ideal for daytime. 

  • Lola

    I just bought a colour similar to this at MAC. Maybe not quite so neon but still very much a hot hot pink! Every time I wear it I get a ton of compliments from both women AND men!!!

  • Amy

    Beautiful! Still looking for “the one”.

  • Nomadic D.

     I don’t think I can find either of those brands here in Madrid, but maybe I will head over to Sephora and break out of my comfort zone.  A pink like that first one really kind of scares me.  In a fun, rollercoaster kind of way.  Hair still red, by the way, though much much shorter!

  • Lesa

    Even better, both of these lines are natural!