Color is everywhere this year in all beauty and fashion categories. From BarbieCore-inspired fuchsia to statement-making rainbow nails, summer is the perfect time to experiment with all of those bright colors one might normally shy away from in lieu of simple, low-key neutrals. And the latest beauty trend to go viral on the TikToks platform is just that colorful and playful.
The LED eyeliner hack (also referred to as neon liner) is all about highlighting your eye makeup look in direct contrast to the clean girl look (which has inspired a million and one micro-trends, like the slicked-back bun, gym lips, transparent eyeliner, and more).
Artists who love to paint a simple winged eyeliner in a bright white color are then dipping into their eyeshadow palettes, opting for matte colors such as hot pink, electric blue, and vibrant green, for example. By patting the pigment directly on the eyeliner, they are able to achieve a color payoff that is true to tone and highly pigmented, which is much harder to achieve directly on the skin.
Once the wing is completely filled in with whatever color you prefer, you dip a tiny fluffy brush back into the same eyeshadow hue, and begin to soften gently blend just outside the wing's lines. The crisp wing transforms, appearing to cast a subtle glow around the sharp edges that mimics the appearance of a neon sign up in lights.
TikTok's creators recreate the same look but with a different technique... After the same process, some opt to trace a slightly thinner white line for a more statement-making neon eyeliner look that isnt as subtle as the one above.
Are you into the summer trend?