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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

spring makeup looks : pow neon!

neon lips review swatch photo

estee laude double wear foundation, kevyn aucoin SCULPTING powder, mac groundwork paint pot, Bourjois Beauty’Ful Volume Mascara*, urban decay 24/7 glide on lip liner in ozone*, barry m 52 lipstick
Neon is a trend that comes around every year but is probably the most hard makeup trend to interpret to something more wearable. I can't say that wearing a neon pink eyeshadow is something I’d ever consider wearing myself, It just doesn't fit in with my everyday look. Neon blush doesnt suit my complextion as it's too olive toned... None the less Neon can be a really wearable trend depending on how you look at it. My trick is Neon Lips. Neon lips are the perfect way to add colour while also playing it safe. Neon Lips > Neon Eyes.

Taking influence from the flawless natural base of the New Nudes trend we covered a few days ago, I kept the rest of my makeup simple. Therefore leaving the lips ready for the big neon focus. I used my favourite full coverage base - Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation - to give a perfect canvas. I lightly applied MAC Groundwork Paint Pot to give my lids a bit of colour without drawing too much attention. On my lashes, I used the Bourjois Beauty’Ful Volume Mascara to give myself a wide-eyed doll look. I added a light contour to the cheeks just to give some shape with the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting powder. It's really natural and ideal for adding a subtle amount of shape to the face without adding orange tones. It's very grey-brown and neutral in tone so adds a shadow rather than warmth.

Now for the lips. . Using a lipliner that matches your lipstick shade would also help with the longevity of the product but I don't actuality own a neon lip pencil. So I lined my lips with the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil in Ozone. This is a clear lip liner, but it prevent bleeding and my lipstick going all over my face! I think neon lips look best when they are matte, so I used a drugstore favourite in the form of Barry M 52. A super bright neon pink which draws focus to the mouth. Admittedly this is quite a chalky formulation, but personally it doesn't bother me too much.

What do you think of this look?

41 comments

  1. I have loads of neon lippies but never wear them! (I don't think it suits me) I may have to give them a go again for Spring! :)

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  2. I love all these looks, nice way to make the trends wearable :) Lookig beautiful x

    Aimee | AroundTwenty

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  3. You look gorgeous! You make it look very easy to wear :)
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

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  4. I'm too afraid to wear them to work, haha! But they look great on you! :)

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  5. You look so pretty,
    I love the lip colour, I'm still quite anxious about wearing bright colours on my lips!

    Kelly from Day Dreams & Daisy Chains

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  6. That lipstick is absolutely gorgeous! Looks so lovely on you x

    http://hepburnspixiecrop.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. It looks gorgeous on you, but I'm pretty sure that it would look ridiculous on me :) Such a pretty colour though.

    Valérie | scribblesofvalerie.com

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  8. this is my favourite and most wearble look so far. Your eyes stand out beautifully against the colour and minimal eye make-up !
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Favourite look, love it especially the lips! Chloe x

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  10. I love a bold lip at the best of times, but these spring/summer neons are so cute!
    Kathleen @ Made In The 1990's.

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  11. i love to wear a red lip but m not quiet confident with bright pink lips..would love to give it a try

    http://sarazbeautytonic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Not my favourite look but the bold lip always adds a punch to an outfit and complete look x
    Casualllyawkward

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  13. desperately need a neon lipstick...this is the perfect pick!

    xx Milly

    www.lovemilly.blogspot.ca

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  14. Going to try this look as i bought MAC's candy yum yum a while ago, but can never find an opportunity to wear it, or what makeup look to wear it with! xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  15. beeeautiful!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  16. such a pretty make up look, wish I could pull off neon lips!

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie x

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  17. Never thought I'd say I wanted a pink lipstick but now I DO.

    Molly x
    Lyon Notes

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  18. Neon suits you well! I think it's something that is quite wearable so hopefully this year I'll have the guts to try and pull it off (eek). :)

    Hannah | Girl+World

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  19. Neon isn't a trend I normally venture into, I'm not brave enough! I do, however, have a gorgeous neon pink lipstick from Rimmel I may try to wear more come spring.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger

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  20. Love the idea of a clear lip liner! Might have to try that one:)

    Esmé
    http://cloudesme.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. I love the semi-natural eyes with the bright lip colour. Really works well together :)

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  22. I love the trend of wearing a bold neon lip with the rest of the face being very simple and neutral! It looks great on you.

    -Shelby
    http://bittersweetshelby.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. That lipstick looks stunning with such a simple base!

    http://starsandspaceandstuff.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. Obsessed with bold lipsticks at the moment, so glad to have finally seen someone rock this trend!

    Lucy
    http://lucyloves9.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. Love that lip colour!
    Alice | Blog | YouTube | xxx

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  26. love the simple eyes contrasting with the bright lip!

    Laura @ http://laurecca.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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  27. really love this series, I'd love to see more posts like this :) ! madamxann.blogspot.de

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  28. love that lipstick!,
    T x
    www.abritishbunny.blogspot. co.uk

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  29. perfect make-up Lily, I love this look and the lipstick <3 will definitely try this look this summer :)

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.youtube.com/marieljanina

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  30. Love your bright lips. x

    http://moiraparton.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. Love that lipstick on you! I have a similar shade from Avon I do wear it but not so much in the winter time.

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  32. You look so beautiful! Really fresh faced ^_^
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe
    xxx

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  33. You're so lucky to suit so many different styles. This inspires me to experience more! x

    www.octobersarmoire.blogspot.com

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