Make-up is a seriously creative and artistic medium and it seems every week, there’s a new trend emerging. With the dawn of Instagram, we’re seeing more and more trends making their way onto our phone screens, and getting suitably envious of some of the skill and talent of others within our profession.
One trend that’s really taking the industry by storm at the moment is neon make-up. Usually reserved for festival goers throughout the summer months, we’re now seeing this look being adopted all year-round. However, mastering this type of make-up requires skills of the highest calibre, and it takes a true professional to pull these off with finesse.
💋 ⚡Galactic N.E.O.N⚡ 💋 Hey everyone!!! Super excited to share my new Neon Lips, a reboot of my original neon light makeup from last year! 😀⚡I've worked with @australiscosmetics to bring this look to life, using their Velourlips Matte Lip Creams in: 'Mel-Burn', 'Mal-I-Boo' and 'Full Moon-Stone' 💖 Tutorial coming soon! 😉 ___ Sidenote: I'm feeling so much gratitude getting to work with Australis- the first makeup brand I ever really got my hands on to play with as a young girl! 😍🙏 ____ #lipart #lips #neon #neonlights #neonlight #neonmakeup #glow #neonlightlips #neonlightmakeup #glitterlips #australis #australiscosmetics #Velourlips #becreative #beautyphotography #beautyretouching #genevievejauquet
One of the first artists to share their work with the world was Genevieve Jauquet who posted a picture of gorgeous glittery lips, with a neon pink base and white liner to complete the look. Although she had previously tried the look out back in 2016, it was her recent re-imagining that kicked up a storm on social.
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We are also seeing the neon love used around eyes and eyebrows, such as in the above Instagram post by Divina Muse. She used an electric turquoise to outline the eyelids and lower eyebrow with simply stunning results. The dusting of neon freckles really pulls the whole look together, and although it’s super subtle, it does create massive impact.
Ugh here's the re-do, I found adding darker shadows made it really come together Tried out that neon makeup trending on insta right now and it's HARD! I had to completely re-do it afterward for a decent photo! Props to all the amazing ones I've seen I've got a new respect for it tbh honestly 🖤 skin: @tartecosmetics rainforest of the sea foundation, @katvondbeauty white-out, @occmakeup John Doe creme colour, @makeupgeekcosmetics cool 1 contour 🖤 eyes: @meltcosmetics radon and neon, @suvabeauty market and space panda, @sugarpill x @kimchi_chic brows are @anastasiabeverlyhills brow gel with the KVD white-out @houseoflashes temptress whispies + iconic outer corners 🖤 lips: @makeupgeekcosmetics prankster + @suvabeauty space panda 🖤 brushes: mix of @smithcosmetics and @furlesscosmetics 🖤 @lotusandco Jane septum clip 🖤 on my nails is no @occmakeup John Doe polish with @enchantedpolish rainbow opal polish which you can't see it's TRUE beauty but I would highly reccomend. BOTH are VEGAN!
Whilst David Bowie was seriously rocking the neon make-up look back in the 80s, it seems to have made something of a re-appearance lately, with bold, bright colours used to really stand out from the crowd. You only need to take a look at the posts from Ultra Violent Make-up Insta account for some ideas of what you can do with some neon colours and a bit of creativity.
NEON 🎆 LIGHT 🇫🇷 Qui a vu le tuto hier sur snap ? En le faisant j'ai réalisé qu'une autre technique était plus simple et je l'ai testé ce matin sur snapchat 👉🏻marioncameleon 🇬🇧 Who watched the tuto yesterday on snap ? While I was doing it I realized that another technic would be better and I tested it this morning on snapchat 👉🏻marioncameleon __________ 💫FACE : @katvondbeauty Primer | Shade & Light contour palette | Lock it concealer in L5 & White Out | Opal & Amethyst from #alchemistpalette @marcjacobsbeauty Re(Marc)able foundation Ivory Light @makeupforeverofficial Super mate loose powder 12 @maccosmetics Warm Soul blush @garanciabeauty Ma Vap' bien aimée _ 💫BROWS : @lasplashcosmetics UD Brows Maple Lily (code MUA849 for 💸 off) @nyxcosmetics Brow Mascara in Blonde _ 💫EYES : @occmakeup Pool boy pencil @makeupgeekcosmetics Orchid pencil @makeupforeverofficial Aqua Matic M-10 @sugarpill Bulletproof, Dollipop, Kim Chi, Poison Plum @shophudabeauty Samantha Lashes @jeffreestarcosmetics Drug Lord _ 💫LIPS : @kyliecosmetics Dead of Knight lip kit __________ Add me 👉🏻 INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | SNAPCHAT : @marioncameleon
If you want to take a stab at the neon eye make-up trend yourself, but are unsure of how to achieve the results you deisire help is only a click away. Top make-up artist, Marion Moretti has posted a tutorial online where she shares her technique of applying a two-toned neon look.
Okay, last neon eyeliner look I'll do, I promise (maybe) 😂 🌈🌈🌈Eyeshadow: #35B palette from @morphebrushes 🌈🌈🌈Eyebrows, bottom lashes, and eyeliner: @nyxcosmetics white Liquid eyeliner and @graftobianmakeup pro face paint in the color #whiteswan 🌈🌈🌈Lashes: @rouge.and.rogue In the style #slayer #makeup #makeupoftheday #mua #eyemakeup #eyeshadow #eyeliner #eyelashes #eyebrows #neon #neoneyeliner #neonmakeup #rainbow #rainbowmakeup #whiteeyebrows #neonrainbow #morphe #morpheeyeshadow #morphepalette #smokeyeye #cutcrease #nyx #whiteeyeliner #graftobian #neonsign #theprismaticdiary #undiscovered_muas
One of our personal favourites is the neon rainbow look, using four or five bright neon colours to make a spectrum of colours across the eyelid. See Make-up by Jane Doe for an example of this amazing look.
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Another neon make-up look we think it super creative, this look from @vitaliy_platunov is simply gorgeous. Featuring a paint-splattered pout and contrasting colouring, we think it’s incredibly effective, and definitely worth having a go at yourself.
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