Neon is my summer necessary, and I'm so obsessed with our new Neon Obsessions palettes because you can create as many look with them! Each palette has a combination of matte and shimmer shades that allow you to create endless makeup looks, whether you want something super bold and dramatic or just subtle and beautiful. Here are all my tips and tricks for using our Neon Obsessions palettes, and a step-by-step guide to some of my fave looks!
Rule 1: Shoot first
Start by applying a concealer as a base over the entire lid (or our Melted Shadows Faux Fur Shade). This not only helps to create a flawless blanket, but it will also help the nuances to pop and give them more of a base to grab.
Rule 2: Have fun
The best thing about these palettes is that there are so many possibilities, so let your creative side out! The shimmers work beautifully for themselves for a more subtle day-time look, or you can be a little edgy and apply a popping neon shadow instead of the inner corner of your eyes – check out our guide to shrewd inner corners here.
Look 1: Neon Liner
I went too pink, but you can use any of the measured shades to make this look. How to use:
Step 1: Use a weak brush or a small angled brush, apply a pale concealer. I love using our Overachiever Concealer in Whipped Cream, $ 34, or Morphe's Fluidity Concealer in White, $ 9. My tip is to put a little concealer on the back of your hand and download some product at a time to draw contour, then build up the cover slowly – if you go too thick it makes it harder to apply powder.
Step 2: Give the concealer time to set, a few minutes should be good.
Step 3: Use the same type of brush, dip into your food shadow and then choose any excess brush before packing the pigment on top of your pre-treated concealer case.
Step 4: Stop the waste with a large fluffy brush and use a cotton swab if you need to clean the edges.
Step 5: Finish the look with layers of mascara or your falsies!
Look 2: Graphic Liner
I LOVE this looking for the summer! It's so much fun and you can really get creative. If the top line is too much for you, you can stick to just making a white-winged liner. Or you can replace it and use a glitter shade from our Matte and Metal Melting Shadows instead of liner.
Step 1: When your concealer base is down, swipe your fava matte shade over your covers and blend just above your folds. If desired, you can add depth by adding more of the same shade to your outer corner and folds.
Step 2: Use a white liner, start pulling up the top line. It should start from just over the inner corner and should be vaulted around and just above your natural fold (for head covers, you can take the lining higher), then braid the lining out to the edge of your forehead so that the curve is lifted at the end.
Step 3: Draw your regular wing flange, hold it lean on the lid and wave it up so that it is parallel to your upper liner.
Step 4: Use a cotton bud to clear any excess eyeshadow over the top line.
Step 5: As an extra step, you can also add a shimmering shade to your inner corner, but keep it concentrated to just the innermost corner.
Watch 3: Sunset Eyes
This look works so perfectly with our Orange Neon palette, but you can look the same with our other Neon palettes by playing with the rugs in different shades.
Step 1: After applying the concealer over the lid, select the deepest shade from your palette and blend into the outer corner and into a wing (for this look I used the upper right shade of the Neon Orange palette).
Step 2: Pull this color up into your fold and lightly cover the lid.
Step 3: Apply the brightest shade in the palette to the inner corner and pack it on the lid interior and center area (I used the upper left, yellow shade from the Neon Orange palette). Use a small, tightly packed brush to mix the same shade in the inner corner of your lower lash line.
Step 4: Top of the brightest shade with a bright shimmering shade (I used the lower right shine from the Neon Orange palette).
Step 5: Use your deepest shade again, take a little bit on a tightly packed brush and work it into the outer lower lash line, blending in the middle.
Step 6: As an extra step you can take the deepest shade on a large fluffy brush and swipe it over your cheekbones and up to your temples.
I love to use these all over my face, either by swirling a medium fluffy brush in the palette and using it as a blush or by dipping a small fluffy brush into the shimmers to use as a sign on the cheekbones.
You can also use any of the nuances of your lips. Apply lip balm, gently dab your fave mat on your lips, ending with a gleam in the middle or lips to increase the volume.
Which is your favorite look and which palette do you fool after most? Let me know in the comments below. I can't wait for you to try these! Now available online at ShopHudaBeauty.com.