This summer, fluorescent eyes are key. Here’s how to tailor the trend to your style.
While it may strike up memories of university parties and face paint, neon is the
Just last week, singer Billie Elish debuted effortless lime green hair. And throughout the summer, the
Pinterest reports that searches for ‘neon eyeshadow’ are up a staggering 824% year-on-year. At first glance, the trend can seem a bit intimidating to dive into but Stabilo-hued eyes suit everybody.
Here are three ways that you can interpret neon eyeshadow to best suit you and your style - plus, the best tools to achieve the look.
WAYS TO WEAR THE TREND
Neon on the inner corners
Popping a dash of neon eyeshadow onto your inner corners is the perfect baby step into the trend.
Use a small detail brush to gently dab it on.
If you prefer a slightly more prominent dash of colour, try neon eyeliner.
Coloured eyeliner was a huge trend on SS/19 runways and, judging by the AW/19 catwalks, it’s a trend that won’t be dying down any time soon.
Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to ditch your fail-safe black pencil.
For those who are feeling brave, try a wash of neon shadow all over the eyelid.
Prep your lids with an eyeshadow primer and sweep on the shadow, building up the pigment until you reach the level of intensity you’re comfortable with.
To avoid it looking too stark, buff out the edges with a fluffy blending brush.
Best neon eyeshadow palettes
Huda Beauty Neon Orange Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
A mixture of shimmers and mattes, this palette has all the makings for the ultimate neon eye look.
Suva Beauty Hydra FX in Dance Party
Activate the formula with water for a blindingly-bright finish.
Viseart 08 Editorial Brights Matte Eyeshadow Palette
From electric blue to emerald green, this palette has all the shades you could need for a bold look.
Morphe 25L Live in Colour Artistry Palette
Not only does this Morphe palette house incredible shades, 100% of net proceeds will go to The Trevor Project, a US-based nonprofit, to help fund 24/7 suicide prevention & crisis intervention services for LGBTQ+ youth.
Juvia's Place The Zulu Eyeshadow Palette
Juvia’s Place eyeshadows are so pigmented and creamy, they deliver bold colour when wet or dry.
Best neon eyeliners
Fenty Beauty Vivid Liquid Eyeliner Trio in Baeside
Fenty’s Baeside trio set includes vibrant papaya, lime and periwinkle.
tarte limited-edition clay pot waterproof shadow liner
Amazonian clay and mineral pigments make this tarte liner last through anything.
Dior Diorshow On Stage Eyeliner in Matte Pink
Dior’s Diorshow collection is inspired by the beauty looks seen on the catwalks.
MAC Chromacake in Cyan
MAC’s iconic Chromacakes are best applied with a wet brush or sponge.
NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Vivid Halo
The extreme pointed brush makes application a whole lot easier.
Best make-up brushes for neon eyeshadow
Best for blending: MAC 217 Blending Brush
Densely packed, yet soft, MAC’s cult 217 brush blurs out harsh eyeshadow edges with a simple windscreen wiper motion.
Best for inner corners: Morphe E36 Elite Detail Crease Brush
The small tip makes it the perfect tool to add inner corner detail and crease definition without ruining the rest of your make-up.
Best for winged liner: Zoeva Wing Liner Brush
This brush has the perfect angle to make drawing on winged liner a doddle.
Best primers for neon eyeshadow
Best non-budge primer: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
A cult product for a reason. Apply this primer to your lids and your eyeshadow will not budge.
Best matte-finish primer: NARS Cosmetics Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
If you struggle with oily eyelids, this NARS primer creates a matte base, making it ready for your eyeshadows.
Best neutralising primer: MAC Pro-Longwear Paint Pot
Blend this MAC Paint Pot all over the eyelids to help neutralise your skin.
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