She’s Always Buzzing Just Like Neon

“The most modern way to wear bright color is as an accent on an otherwise neutral face.” — Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown’s latest collection for Spring 2012 is entitled “Neons & Nudes” and it is most definitely going to be one of the lead trends this season! I think this color combo has big potential because the bright colors are a bit daring and exciting, but when paired with an otherwise neutral palatte it’s utterly wearable. This collection outfits you with everything you need for either a bold lip & neutral eye or neutral eye & bold lip!

“The Neons & Nudes Collection features a unique pairing of bright, neon colors that are balanced by soft nudes and neutrals. Pair a soft, nude eye with a neon lip or a bright eye with a nude lip depending on your mood.”


First off, the bright lip and nude eye is always one of our favorite looks! Use your usual foundation & powder, then grab a big, fluffy eye brush, such as the Royal & Langnickel C400 LG Eye Blender to swipe your desired shade. A bigger brush, like the C448 Super Eye Fluff will work better to sweep on the neutral shadow than the little one provided in the palate! Next, it’s time to apply your punch of color! Remember our steps to a perfect lipstick? To keep the color bold, definitely apply a layer of translucent powder between the two coats! You can find lipstick formulated with beeswax and vitamin E & C which make it moisturizing and comfortable enough to wear all day long.

In this video, makeup artist Kevin James Bennett will show you how to use the C400 LG Eye Shader for that flawless look.

The second look is the bright eyes & neutral lips. You’ll apply the lipstick in the same manner as the brights, but your eye shadows need a bit of a different treatment! To keep the color bold all day & night, use a primer on your entire lid and let it dry before brushing on the color. A stiffer brush like the C465 Eye Fluff will put the pigment on in a more saturated fashion than a fluffy brush will. Lastly, use an eye liner to complete your eye look with a thin wing on your top lid.

Sometimes these looks may be a bit bold for everyday at the office, so consider a sheer gloss to polish off your look. If you want a simple dash of color to your everyday makeup routine, toss one of these vibrant glosses into your bag and reapply whenever you need a color boost!

I know I’ll definitely be on the lookout for the neutral eye shadow palette and a hot pink lippy, which items are on your wish list this spring?
All images, Bobbe Brown. Last image, Pinterest

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Categories: Eyes, Fashion, Lipstick, Powder, Trends

Author:The Art of Beauty Blog

At Royal & Langnickel we LOVE beauty, but we are PASSIONATE about brushes. This is why we designed our lines alongside some of the industry’s top professional makeup artists to ensure the quality and craftsmanship would stand up to intense daily use, while providing a flawless finish. We look to use this weblog to share with professional makeup artists and enthusiasts information on beauty and brushes. We hope you enjoy and engage!

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