Neon Makeup Trends
Neon Makeup Trends
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Taking cues from a brighter color palette, the runways of the season were awash in shades of fuchsia, aquamarine, orange, and lime green. Fortunately for us, neon makeup applications, when toned down and tailored to an individual, can be oh so beautiful (and wearable) for the summer season. Armed with a few tips and tricks, absolutely anyone can be as bright and as bold as they want to be.
When going neon, the trick is to emphasize one feature while keeping the rest of the face relatively simple. If you chose to go all out on the eye makeup application, keep lips and cheeks soft in shades of peach or pink. If a vibrant lip is what you are after, simply apply a couple of coats of mascara and basic black liner to the upper and lower lashlines.
While contrasting shades on lips, cheeks, or eyes can be both fun and dramatic, it is oftentimes complimentary bright shades that wear best. If you choose to go with a bright eye, work with three to four shades in the same color family, beginning with the lightest shade on the inner corner of the eye, and working your way outward with each successive, darker shade. Keep lips, eyes, and cheeks in the same color family to avoid color overload, or clashing.
For neon eyes, the texture of the shadows used will always determine the impact that the look has overall. For the lightest of applications, opt for mineral shades, which will not only sparkle and shine, but also provide the lightest of washes. For more of a pronounced neon effect, reach for matte shades, which will apply true to color, and appear bright.
As with the eyes, neon lips can be worn either understated, or bold. For a softer neon wash, opt for the season’s neon, jelly-like glosses, in high-shine shades of coral, orange, and hot pink. If bold statement is what you seek, opt for satin or matte lip shades, which will not only stay bright, but also remain flat and matte all day.
With a little makeup know-how, capturing one of the season’s hottest trends is a snap. No matter your beauty personality, neon makeup is not only fun, but wearable, too.
-Adina Zilberman, Guest Beauty Blogger
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