Beauty bloggers are bringing the '80s back with neon makeup (PHOTOS)

Mar 15, 2016 at 8:27 a.m. ET
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In the wake of hyperrealistic, neutral contour palettes, a new trend is emerging among beauty bloggers: neon.

Neon colours are fresh and summery, inspired by the vibrance and gloss of eighties fashion. These fashion bloggers have truly evoked the spirit of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." Here are some of the best Instagram and Twitter pics embodying the trend.

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Looks can vary from the relatively subtle…

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To the amazingly elaborate!

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The trend focuses on bright lids, which are painted in combinations of hot pink, electric blue and fluorescent yellow, orange and green.

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Matching nails are always a nice touch.

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Some have also matched makeup with hair colour for a compelling effect.

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Neon makeup that glows in the dark is perfect for taking luminance into the night.

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The boldness of this new trend is arguably a sign of body love. Makeup artist Afton Williams says that, while the contour palette still has its place, the emphasis on hiding "flaws" strips women of their individuality. "We shouldn't have to paint a pie chart of browns and whites on our faces to feel beautiful — or worse yet, to feel like someone else," she states.

The bare-face trend is one way of fighting against social norms. But so too is a unique pop of colour.

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