Monday, May 4, 2009

Monday: I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world... Neon makeup!

Listen, I am going to be totally honest with you. Up until I hit 30 (yep!) Miss Me's  makeup routine consisted of: face lotion, lip gloss, and if I was feeling Cover Girl eyeliner along the inner rim of my eyes. 
(Well, there was that brief stint in '91 with Revlon's Toast of New York lipstick, but ALL the girls in junior high were doing it, I swear!)

So, needless to say, my makeup advice is not coming at you with a wealth of experience behind it. But, I know what I like, I know what I want to try and I know what I think is beautiful. You can take these suggestions with that confession in mind.  
Lets get into it with my favorite new makeup trend. Neon makeup! Wow, I really never, ever, never, ever thought that the neon craze would raise it's head again... I lived through the days of day-glow zinc oxide, I was happy to see it go. So imagine how surprised I was all these years later to find that I was happy to see it come back! 

I just think it can look so pretty when you do this trend the right way. Like Eve in this photo above, who would have thought that electric blue eye makeup could look so fresh and light and pretty. You have to pick either the eyes or the lips and go heavy on that area, then go super light on the other. Because if you do both you will end up looking like this. And honestly who needs that? (Please check link, as I was so obviously NOT talking about Ri-Ri) 

Do as the painfully, absurdly beautiful Rihanna does here with the prettiest of hot pink lipstick shades. She keeps it simple with clean black eye makeup and a light blush. 

Another pretty pink pout on Alexis Bledel. This bright pink makes her eyes look SO blue! 

Want to try out the super pink lip? Here are a few great choices. 

Makeup Forever has this beautiful slick gloss, love all the colors but try Fuchsia, Bright Pink, Violet or Tangerine. 

For a more opaque look, try this Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited lipstick. They have a new collection of 9 shades of pink, formulated with an innovative pink hybrid pigment. Yeah, I guess that means that this color goes on really pink, not watered down with any other colors. This is pure pink ultra smooth 8 hour wear lipstick.With all these beautiful shades of pink, you are sure to find your perfect match.  Sounds like a win-win to me. 

You could also try M.I.A's amazing 2 tone lipstick from the cover of Spin. So amazing! 

Moving on to eyes, this is is the most adorable little Rainbow Bright pallet of eye shadows I have ever seen! I would buy this Pop Beauty Lid Neon, just to have it sit out on my bathroom counter... But maybe I should try and use it to achive something like this look from Gucci's Spring 2009 runway show. 

WOW!! Super sexy, sultry and bold. I wonder if I have the balls to try this look out. I wonder if you do? Why not? At least lets practice it in the bathroom alone a few times and see how we do. If it doesn't work out, we can always go with the safe route. 
These amazing colors from Essie's neon collection is available in a mini 4 pack so you can try them all and have them around for handy touch ups. 

Have fun, I know I will! 
XOXO- Things-We-Heart

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