September 16, 2022
Hey Neon Fam, we have been obsessing with the red carpets from festival season... the gorgeous dresses, incredible glam, and iconic attendees have us in an inspo-frenzy, so this time we around we want to talk about; the directors, actresses and movies that have inspired makeup as an industry and an art form. To get us going with our "Ready For My Close Up Miss Director" theme we have the lovely Erika from @erikasbeautycorner who chatted with us about who would play her in the movie of her life, some of the gorgeous actresses she draws inspiration for her makeup, and her advice for any new creators out there reading about her.
Erika wears her High-Gloss Lacquer in Kahlo
HN: Hi Erika, thank you so much for taking the time to answer some of our questions! Please tell us who you are in a nut-shell:
Erika: Hi I’m Erika! Im obsessed with coffee, my dogs, and makeup. I’m all about natural looking makeup but making it fun and adding a bit of glam into the mix. I LOVE natural skin without filters and makeup that looks good in real life. That’s what you’ll see on my page :)
Erika wears her Velvet Liquid Lipstick in the shade The Easy Sell patted lightly over lip liner
Erika gives us a super juicy pout wearing her Glass-Shine-Gloss in Winfrey
Erika wears Kahlo
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We hope you loved getting to know our two incredible Neon Souls of the month, A.J and Mona and that the conversation sparked you to ask the important questions that we need to ask in order to continue moving forward towards a world where everyone feels safe and uplifted to be themselves.
The Neon Souls project is so important to us because we love exploring the personal side of social media and getting to know the person behind a picture. If you love this project and think that you would be a great creator to be featured in future editions, send us an email to email@example.com to introduce yourself and explain why you'd be an amazing Neon Soul. We can't wait to get to know all of you.
May 20, 2021
We’ve all been there. Hitting the back arrow over and over on a new song (so much so that we end up never being able to listen to that song again without our eyes twitching). The thrill of Spotify’s Discover Weekly being the only thing that makes Mondays exciting. Going to a concert or music festival and feeling so alive thanks to the beats per minute on the loud speaker rising our heartbeats…. music connects us. It connects us to ourselves, to friends, to our culture, to the artists singing, composing and playing and to the strangers next to us dancing to the same beat. Everything has been different since the pandemic started but creativity and innovation have helped in keeping us as connected as possible through live streams, digital events and in the world of music, digital concerts. Empowering lyrics, inspiring artists and unique beats have been a source of inspiration for us since the beginning and so this month we shift our focus towards these bonding moments that we can all share and rejoice in. Who better for this month’s Neon Soul edition than Mackenzi Straub? (@satinsilkskin). Mackenzi loves to create eye-catching looks inspired by popular TV characters, fashion runway looks and, you guessed it, popstars! Mackenzi reminds us that makeup can be daring and outside of the box while keeping it sophisticated and classy. Join us as we catch up with Mackenzi on all things beauty, music and inspiration.
Mackenzi has been in the makeup industry for about 3 years now. She started when she was 17 years old. Mackenzi first got into the makeup industry in order to express her creative side and to represent people that have “imperfect” skin — such as acne and large pores. For Mackenzi, being unfiltered and showcasing her so called imperfections is really important and making others feel beautiful no matter wether they fit a box or not is the reason why she does not filter any of her tutorials. It is refreshing to see that Mackenzi uses her platform to inspire others to be authentic and to keep it real in a time where so much (or probably even all) of what we see in the digital world is altered.
Mackenzi wears the Tinted Lip Balm 'Call Me'
HN: How have you been staying connected (digitally) with friends and family?
Mackenzi wear the Liquid Lipstick 'The Easy Sell'
HN: What makes you get out of bed every morning - what is your motivation?
HN: What is the most important beauty advice that you can give to women?
Mackenzi: The most important beauty advice I can give to someone is to not compare the way your makeup turns out to some makeup you see online. One thing that always puzzled me growing up was, why does my foundation not look airbrushed? Why does it look like foundation, not skin? It’s because it’s makeup! It’s not meant to look like a second layer of skin or completely smooth! It’s important to know that sometimes not everything is as it seems on social media!
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Starting this February and every month after, our Neon Souls monthly edition will be highlighting creators that we truly love. The people we choose will be highly curated and inspiring in unique ways - be it through their inspiring energy, the way they interact with their audience or their creativity and visual aesthetic. These are creators who inspire us deeply and lead in their own unique ways.
October 18, 2020
‘Tis the season for longer hemlines and heavier fabrics, but most importantly, bolder lips (at least in our books). Whether you prefer ruby reds or exotic oranges, we're ready to show you how we pair our fave Hola Neon products with this season's fashion colour trends.
Upgrade your loungewear with a bright orange lip. Whether you’re in the mood for a striking, highly pigmented liquid lipstick like Exotic & Foreign, or a more subtle option like our lipstick balm in Dine Me, an orange lip is a sure fire way to brighten up your camel coloured sweats on days you want to dress up for your own. damn. self.
In the mood to dress up for your trip to the grocery store? Berry shades are a fall staple and FOMO, one of our iconic shades is completely transfer-proof and perfect to wear under your mask. Contrast it with pistachio hues to really turn heads on your walk back. Keep Wine Me handy in case you’re in need of extra hydration.
A luscious red lip can pull together any outfit. Love me, the balm, can be blended to a stain leaving your lips looking like you’ve just enjoyed the sweetest raspberries. Or turn up the heat by layering on Hola, Lover for a stay-at-home dinner date. Let your lips do the talking with crisp whites, denim blues, and gold accents.
Looking to dress up for that socially distanced outing but not ready to ditch the summer palette just yet? Try pairing your millennial pink wardrobe with our long lasting lipstick in DF for a monochromatic palette that’s feminine and flirty. Call Me is our go-to for like, everything so
So there you have it! Four lipstick shades and a perfectly curated fall quarantine wardrobe.
Let us know, what’s your favourite look? How’s quarantine treating you? Leave us a comment!
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