We are shocked and amazed at how long neon has stayed in trend! In 2018, we saw what some may describe as a ‘controversial but attractive’ trend extend through clothing and accessories, taking the fashion scene by storm. Vivid greens, hot oranges, pinks with punch and highlighter yellows all made it from the runway to your favourite retailers such as Fashion Nova, Topshop and even Primark. Everyone has been brightening up their winter wardrobe with neon-coloured hues, but it hasn’t stopped there. The daring trend has now made its way into the beauty industry and it appears to be the trend that keeps on giving. Or trending, should we say?
Creator of SKIN GLASS and glam-editorial makeup artist @noorface is no stranger to the ‘slime szn’ theme. Specialising on women of colour, Noor Face has brought the neon beauty trend to life using the Suva Beauty water activated lime green liner in ‘Fanny Pack’. This hydra-liner formula glows under UV backlight, and if you want to turn heads, then this is the look for you! We may still be in the winter months but spring is just around the corner which means we have more hours in the day to be noticed.
Monochrome is another beauty trend that has been on the rise for some time now. Usually achieved using hot colours such as pink, orange and red, this trend is quite seasonal and comes back on the scene during the hotter periods of the year. However, freelance makeup artist and beauty influencer @shayglam00 dared to be bold this January and turned up the temperature with this siren-red monochrome look with a glossy finish. Exclusively using MAC Cosmetics products, Shay Glam used the holy grail retro matte ‘Ruby Woo’ lipstick and combined this with ‘Holly Folly’ eyeshadow & ‘Apple Red’ blush on her 📷cheeks & lids.
International makeup artist specialising in avant-garde creations on black skin @giselle_makeup, also appreciated the neon fascination. Using Mehron Makeup face paints along with Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Lipgloss and highlighter in ‘Mean Money’, Giselle this beautiful soft matte look that we are obsessed with. Want to recreate this look on a budget? The Revolution Pro Regeneration Mischief Palette is only £8 from SuperDrug and has 18 bright and pigmented matte shadows.
Will you be brave enough to step out of your comfort zone and try something bold and bright this spring? How creative can you be with your makeup?
Precious Sody -