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Everything you need to recreate Zoë Foster Blake's Neon makeup look
Leave it up to Zoë Foster Blake to completely nail the neon makeup trend. On Friday, Zoë put our post-work makeup touch-ups to shame with an epic Euphoria-inspired masterpiece. Embracing neon in all its OTT glory, Zoë paired a stunning pink smokey eye with her trademark zo-glow and we needed to find out how we could recreate this one ourselves.
Zoë shows off her flawless skin, totally natural save for a light tan and some thickening lash extensions. Turns out one girls “dull face” is another girl's skin goals. The theme for the evening is ‘Never Too Much’, meaning it’s time to get creative.
Zoë begins with the all-important prep. Starting with an oil cleanser to “remove makeup and plump skin”. She follows with her skincare routine, which we can safely assume consists of some of her favourite Go-To Skincare products. Properly Clean to deeply cleanse, a couple of drops of Face Hero for a dewy complexion, Very Useful Face Cream for long-lasting hydration and Transformazing Sheet Mask for instantly plump and glowing skin. She also primes in this step, most likely using her favourite MECCA MAX Bring On Bright Illuminating Primer.
bh loves: Thursday Plantation Oil Cleanser, Go-To Properly Clean (gotoskincare.com, $31), Go-To Very Useful Face Cream (gotoskincare.com, $41), Go-to Face Hero (gotoskincare.com, $45), Go-To Transformazing Sheet Mask (gotoskincare.com, $9). MECCA MAX Bring On Bright Illuminating Primer (mecca.com.au, $20)
Next up is the hero product: the MECCA MAX Sugar Queen Eye and Face Palette. This stunning palette features 15 oversized pigments for the eyes, cheek and highlight. With a mix of neutrals, mattes and metallic shades, this palette isn't just for bright makeup - there are also a few more wearable shades for when you’re feeling less experimental. At only $38, this one’s a steal.
bh loves: MECCA MAX Sugar Queen Eye And Face Palette (mecca.com.au, $38)
Clearly Zoë has worked wonders with the palette, creating a soft, smokey hot pink masterpiece. She’s also added some subtle black eyeliner on her tightline to make the look pop. She’s filled her brows to make them look extra fluffy, using her holy-grail brow pencil, Hourglass Arch Sculpting Pencil, locking them into place with the Hourglass Arch Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel.
bh loves: Benefit Roller Liner Eyeliner, Nude by Nature Definition Eyeliner. M.A.C Penultimate Eye Liner, Hourglass Arch Sculpting Pencil (mecca.com.au, $52), Hourglass Arch Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel (mecca.com.au, $43)
Now we get a good look at the rest of the makeup, which is consistent with Zoë’s signature natural, dewy glow. It is quite similar to the base she wore for the 2019 Logie awards, and luckily for us, her makeup artist Serena Wylie spilled the beans on the products used.
Serena used Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation for a radiant complexion and YSL Touche Éclat Radiant Touch as a concealer. To enhance the glow, she mixed in some Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter with the foundation. For blush and bronzing, NARS Blush in Orgasm was used on the apple of the cheeks, and YSL Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones were used sparingly on the cheekbones for a subtle glow. As the final step for a natural-looking highlight, Serena opted for the MECCA COSMETICA Enlightened Lit From Within Illuminating Balm on the high points of Zoë’s face.
bh loves: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($99, Sephora.com.au), YSL Touche Éclat Radiant Touch ($70, mecca.com.au), Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter ($64, sephora.com.au) NARS Blush ($46, mecca.com.au), YSL Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones ($95, sephora.com.au), MECCA COSMETICA Enlightened Lit From Within Illuminating Balm (mecca.com.au, $32).
The finishing touches
Zoë’s finishing touches include an on-trend pink headband, a cute pair of silver earrings and a hot pink gloss. She’s also made her hair look extra lush and shiny with the ghd glide, which she’s raved about before saying it's perfect for looking “groomed, neat and smooth”. This look is so fitting for the Never Too Much theme, but it would also be perfect for a girl’s night out or even date night if you’re feeling risqué.
Would you try this one out?
Main image credit: @serenawyliemakeup