The latest Instagram makeup trend is surprisingly wearable

Neon makeup is the bold new trend taking over Instagram. But would you be brave enough to wear it?

Neon makeup is one of the biggest trends on Instagram right now. Think '90s rave meets Rihanna meets hi-viz vests and you're halfway there. But are such bright, bold looks even wearable for anything other than taking selfies? You'd be surprised. A little splash of colour can sometimes lift a whole look. It just all depends on how adventurous you're feeling.

We first started seeing flashes of neon makeup on the SS18 runways in Paris, Milan and New York. From precise flicks to art inspired fluorescent lids to vivid geometric lips. There was an abundance of colour with neon pink, orange, yellow and green all proving popular.

Designers such as Sonia Rykiel and Gucci chose to focus on lips. At Maison Margiela, Pat McGrath created a unique heart-shaped geometric lip using a bright pink.

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At the Chromat show in New York, a bright orange was placed on the inner corners of eyes. It's an effective look, and could work on the weekends but perhaps not one you'd necessarily wear to a meeting on a Tuesday morning?

Any new makeup releases that you are excited about/will be getting? ? I've been wanting the @jeffreestarcosmetics Thirsty Palette (the corals and bright sky blues look so yummy) and @lauraleelosangeles Party Animal Palette (the blues in this one snached my wig when I saw them) • MAKEUP DETAILS: • @toofaced Born This Way Foundation #toofaced • @katvondbeauty Super Brow Pomades #KVDBrows #katvondbeauty • @stargazerproducts Neon Eye Dust (neon pink) #stargazerproducts • @juviasplace The Zulu Palette (orange and pink) #juviasplace • @lunatickcosmeticlabs Contour Palette vol.1 #lunaticklabs • @anastasiabeverlyhills Dream Glow Kit shade Regal #anastasiabeverlyhills #Norvina @norvina • @nyxcosmetics Liquid Suede in 'Tea & Cookies' for freckles #nyxxosmetics #nyxcosmetics_uk • @noirlashlondon Lashes • @incrediblecosmetics #listenhardgirl neon lip paint in 'she's arrived' #neon #neonmakeup • @annabelles_wigs Hair Extensions

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Taking inspiration from the runways, makeup artists on Instagram soon started to create their own variations on the trend. And now neon makeup is everywhere. From glam neon eyes with full lashes to neon lips.


Would you consider wearing neon? Or do you think it's best left as a cool insta-trend?

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