You’ve got your ticket, you’re ready for the rave and now all you need is to nail your makeup look. If you’re heading to an underground rave then you’re going to want your makeup to be luminous, neon and bold. Create a look that will be just as high energy as you are.
For a striking, eye-catching look, follow Keilidh Cashell’s step-by-step for killer neon vibes. You’ll find all the brushes you’ll need in the BEAUTY BAY Prism 12 Piece Travel Brush Set and the BEAUTY BAY Iconic 12 Piece Brush Set.
First, start your base using your go-to foundation. Using the SOSU by Suzanne Jackson Cream Stick Contour in Warm, contour your face by applying the product to the forehead, hollows of the cheeks and either side of the nose. Blend out using a stippling brush for a flawless sculpted finish.
If it’s a rave, then it deserves a blinding highlight. Mix Made It, Baebly and Lifestyle from the bPerfect mmmmitchell Sub Zero Highlighter Palette and apply using a fan brush. Focus the highlight on cheek bones, brow bones, centre of your nose and cupids bow.
Fill out your brows using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Power Duo. Create hairline strokes in any sparse areas of your brows using the pencil, brush through with the spoolie and set in place with the gel. This will make sure that your brows will stay on point as you dance into the early hours.
You’ll want your makeup to make an impact at an underground rave and this eye look will do exactly that. First, create your base for your shadow using the Jouer Cosmetics Essential High Coverage Liquid Concealer. From the BH Cosmetics Colour Festival Palette, take the shade Groove and apply to the crease and outer corner of your eye using a medium blender brush. To avoid any harsh lines, get rid of any excess product from the brush and buff out the edges.
Pick up the SOSU by Suzanne Jackson Keilidh Cashell Urban Bible Eyeshadow Palette and mix together Unruly, Sacred Fire & Majesty. Using the same buffing brush as you used for the lighter shade, apply the shadow over the top of the transition shade to add depth to your crease and provide more definition.
Using the same shades from the Urban Bible Eyeshadow Palette, apply the colours to the lower lash line, blending the darkest colour closest to the lashes and then outwards into the lightest colour. To blend out further, go back in with the BH Cosmetics Colour Festival Palette in Groove over the top of the other shades under the eye.
It’s time to make your eye pop. Wet the Suva Beauty Hydra FX pigment in Acid Trip using any facial spray. We are obsessed with the Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe Herbs And Rose Water. Apply the pigment with a flat shader brush to cut the crease, creating a curved shape from the inner corner of the eyelid, to match up with the darker shade on the outer corner of your eye.
To add extra dimension, add Melt Cosmetics Eyeshadow Stack Radioactive in the shades Radioactive and Radon to the centre of the lid, to create a seamless blend between the neon Suva Beauty Hyrda FX shade and darker outer corner.
Let’s face it, if you’re heading to a rave then what better time is there to fully embrace the neon trend? Using the same Suva Beauty Hydra FX in Acid Trip and a small angled liner brush, apply the pigment to the lower waterline of your eyes. To create a liner effect on your lid, take the shade Unruly from the previous SOSU palette and pack the colour close the lash line using an angled liner brush.
To make the inner corner of your eye pop, using a dense pencil brush, apply the BEAUTY BAY Going Out Out 42 Colour Eyeshadow Palette shade Confetti to the inner corner of your eyes. Now, complete your eyes with some dramatic lashes. For a super impactful look, Keilidh has stacked two pairs; Velour Lashes in Serendipity and Unicorn Cosmetics 3D Mink Eyelashes in Apple Sours.
For your lip base, apply Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Prom Night. In our opinion, you can never have too much neon when it’s festival season, so using the same Melt Cosmetics Eyeshadow Stack Radioactive shades from your eyes, pat Radioactive and Radon over the top of the lipstick for a neon pink lip.
For the final flash of neon, pat the Suva Beauty Hydra FX in Acid Trip onto the centre of the lip.
If you feel like stepping your look up further, add a neon blush by applying the Melt Cosmetics Eyeshadow Stack Radioactive in shade Radon to the cheeks using a fluffy blusher brush.