Neon makeup feature

If you live by the beauty rule ‘go bold or go home’ then we’ve got just the trick to get you noticed this summer. One word – neon. A category of hue that makes everyone stop and stare, this look is for the experimental extroverts among us. Hot step it to statement style with our neon makeup tutorial:

What Do I Need to Create the Halo Braid Look

  • Detangler brush
  • Clear elastic band
  • Hair grips
  • Hairspray
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Step 1 – Apply eye primer

Neon makeup step 1
To ensure your bold look stays put, start by applying an eye primer. Dab along your eyelid and blend with your ring finger.

Step 2 – Use neon yellow eye shadow

Neon makeup step 2

Take neon yellow eye shadow and brush and proceed to apply to the lid. Using a dabbing technique will ensure even, buildable application that’ll press against the primer for longer-lasting results. Apply up until the crease and repeat on your other eye.

Step 3 – Use neon pink eye shadow along the crease

Neon makeup step 3

Using the same eye shadow brush, transfer to a neon pink hue. Apply to the crease of the eye. Avoid blending the colour as a striking contrast is the desired end result. Do the same on your other eye.

Step 4 – Apply blue eye shadow to the inner corner

Neon makeup step 4

Take an angled brush and dip in water, this will give your applied colour extra vibrancy and hold. Dab on a cobalt blue eye shadow and apply to the inner corners of the eye. Also apply along the lower lash line, focusing on the corner. Do the same technique on the other eye until you are happy with a symmetrical finish.

Step 5 – Draw white eyeliner along the waterline

Neon makeup step 5
Taking white eyeliner, draw along the waterline – this will exaggerate the neon effect. Do the same on the other eye.

Step 6 – Apply mascara to lashes to add definition

Neon makeup step 6

Coat your lashes with mascara for added drama.

Top tip: Use the end of the mascara wand to coat the bottom lashes.

Step 7 – Use lip gloss & shimmer

Neon makeup step 7
Coat your lips in gloss. Take a silver shimmer-effect eye shadow and pat the colour into the gloss.

Hey presto - all done!

Neon makeup step 8

With a look this 'wow' we'd be winking too!