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Hot Mama Tip

By Glinda


Lord help us, neon is making a comeback.  Anyone growing up in the 80’s is familiar with the horror that the neon trend has forever imprinted on our retinas.

And for some reason, fashion has decided that it is time for the populace to experience neon again in all its day-glo glory.  Perhaps some of these people didn’t actually experience the 80’s, or else they might think long and hard about voluntarily attempting to reinstate its popularity.

Neon makeup is supposed to be big this summer.  There is no doubt that heavily pigmented neon makeup is a thing of the past. And deservedly so. As I stated before with the blue eye makeup, the pigmentation is lighter, although care always has to be taken in the application of such bright colors. I would make a clown joke here, but that would just be a little to easy, methinks.

The best rule to follow is to focus on one feature. Be it nails, lips, or eyes, neon should be used with restraint. I would think this would be obvious, but you never know.

The easiest way to do neon is of course with nail polish. Another good way is to use neon eyeshadow as a liner, not over the entire brow or lid. Just wet the brush a little and apply. Neon lipstick actually works well with minimal summer makeup. I can’t include it here, but next month MAC is coming out with an entire line of neon lipstick.

Here are a few products to try out the whole neon thing. If you dare.


Pop Beauty Lid Neon


Essie Neon Collection


Anna Sui Creamy Eyecolor #100


NARS Lipstick in Schiap*

*The color swatch is the actual Schiap color, not the one in the tube.

3 Responses to “Hot Mama Tip”

  1. La Petite Acadienne Says:

    That Schiap pink would be great one someone with the right complexion for it, and the Anna Sui would make a very pretty eyeliner. But for the most part, I’ll be eschewing the neon trend. To my mind, if you’re over 15 years old the first time a trend comes around, then you should tread very, very carefully when it comes around for the second time.

    Maybe I’ll get myself a cute bag in that bright pink.

    That neon green, though…I wore way too much of that in the 80’s. Not going there again.

  2. Phyllis Says:

    “Schiap” as in Elsa Schiaparelli? I can get behind that.

  3. raincoaster Says:

    I have nail polish in Schiap pink right now; it contrasts beautifully with the navy toenails. But that’s as far as I’m going. I saw Rihanna with neon green nails yesterday and even SHE couldn’t pull it off. I still like it as clothing trim, but it’s just not something that works right ON the skin for the most part.

    Come to think of it, some of the Eighties stuff was great.
    As long as pixie boots and ludicrous hats make a comeback, I will be a happy camper.

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