Mention the word "neutral" to anyone wielding a makeup brush and cream, black, white, brown, and taupe likely come to mind. But, those aren't the only hues to fall under the neutral umbrella: The whole idea of these shades is that they complement others. While creamy whites and beige nudes absolutely fall into that category, there's a wide range of bright, out-of-the-box options that do, too.
That's right: Everything from yellow to navy can work as a clash-free foundation for your makeup look — you just have to know how to use it. To master the art of bold neutrals (what an awesome oxymoron), we tapped makeup artist Rachel Wood. Click for her expert tips and tricks, which will take your color game from basic to beautiful.