Scared of bold colours? You might want to look away now.
Neon is making a major revival for Autumn/Winter with the fluorescent colours taking over every single beauty look on the catwalks.
The world’s top makeup artists incorporated the punchy neon trend into makeup, hair and nails and we have a hell of a lot of time for it.
Here’s our ultimate guide to help you become lusciously luminescent for the upcoming season.
Switching it up from the traditional lash, models on the Dries Van Noten runway displayed bold, colourful lashes in a spectrum of bright hues. Using shades of yellow, orange, blue, purple, red and green, makeup artist Peter Phillips added neon mascara to both the top and bottom lashes for a feathery-full finish.
Moschino has taken the colour game to a whole new level this season. Models walked the catwalk with faces that were completely painted in bold shades; neon pink was our favourite look.
There were brilliantly bold lines at Christian Dior, where makeup artist Peter Phillips gave models’ eyes neon, rainbow vibes. Coloured liner was applied above and below the eyes, again in a range of neon shades. Each model wore sunglasses on the catwalk in matching hues to their makeup.
We are taking it back to the 80s, where vibrant doll eyes popped at Anna Sui. Makeup artist Pat McGrath created the look by applying a coloured liner around the eye and in the crease of the lid. Mixing it up from your basic liner, striking lines of purple were featured just below the brow bone. Super-defined lashes complemented the look, giving us major Twiggy vibes.
You can’t do runway without a little glitter (read: ‘a lot’ of glitter). Every year the shows give us dazzling glitter looks, from the most chic to the most daring. This season we are obsessing over OTT glitter masks, created by makeup artist Val Garland for Giambattista Valli. Faces radiated an iridescent, neon glow – just remember to opt for biodegradable glitter.
Wigs were the centre of attention at Jeremy Scott. The looks were inspired by The Fifth Element; it’s been 20 years since the classic film was released. Hair stylist Eugene Souleiman put together bold, neon wigs with a blunt full fringe, shades of candy pink, sky blue, electric purple, citrus orange and lemon yellow made a statement.
Pop of pink
If you’re looking for some more subtle neon, nails would be the place to start. At Roberta Einer, nails featured neon tips in a sugar pink shade. This design, by nail artist Sabrina Gayle, looks super chic and would be so easy to recreate at home.
Here are our top product picks to create that neon look…