Simply put, we're really feeling neon right now. Be it the current heatwave we're experiencing or the general free-spiritedness that comes with summer, there's just something about wearing electrifying hues we can't get enough of. And while we've seen bold shades such as lime green, neon orange, hot pink, and bright yellow become street style staples and fixtures on both the runway and red carpet, hands down, our favorite way to make this trend our own is through our makeup.
Why is that? Because not only is makeup versatile and fun to experiment with, but also because, when it comes to neon makeup, there aren't any rules. You can go as simple or intricate as you'd like, and while colors of this vibrancy might feel intimidating to experiment with, they certainly don't have to be. Whether you start out subtle, with a swipe of neon liner or a soft wash of something glow-y, or dare to bring your look to extreme levels of bold, the most important part is just to have fun with it.
Another reason we love neon makeup so much? As makeup artist Ashley Rebecca explains, it looks amazing on all skin tones, so there's no need to worry about a certain hue clashing or falling flat on your specific complexion. "Something really vivid can look just as beautiful on someone very fair and someone who has a deeper skin tone," Ashley says. "Neons don't exclude anyone and are universally flattering, which makes for all the more reason to wear them!"
However, if you do want it to really pop (and stay in place), be sure to grab your favorite concealer to act as a base.
Below, six fresh ways to wear a neon eye, from a soft wash of lime to full-on flame-inspired lids.
All models are wearing Huda Beauty Neon Obsessions Eyeshadow Palettes, Make Up For Ever Flash Color Case Multi-Use Palette, and Lime Crime Glow Soft Wear Blush.
Junissa is wearing a See by Chloé dress and stylist's own jewelry.
Indu is wearing an Urban Outfitters dress.
Viva is wearing a Helmut Lang dress
Junissa is wearing an & Other Stories dress.
Photographer and Director: Tory Rust
Cinematographer and Editor: Emily Kordovich
Makeup: Ashley Rebecca
Hair: Andrita Renee
Stylist: Courtney Raniszewski
Producer: Jean Jarvis
Retoucher: Paola Badouin
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