Take your beauty look to mythical new heights!
In case you hadn’t noticed, unicorns are having a major moment right now, and the mythical creatures have completely taken over the beauty world. From glittery glosses and shadows to iridescent nails to pretty pastel hair and even makeup brushes, if it sparkles, shimmers, or shines in a rainbow of holographic colors, or resembles a unicorn horn in any way, you can bet it’s on trend.
Gigi Hadid, Ke$ha, Jenna Dewan-Tatum
Debuting last year, unicorn makeup has reached a fever pitch, and celebrities like Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Gigi Hadid, and Jenna Dewan-Tatum (who dressed up as the most epic unicorn last Halloween), are here for the look. Not to mention YouTubers like Charisma Star, Michelle Phan, and Karen Yeung, who have all posted unicorn-inspired beauty looks, and Instagram darling and self-proclaimed human unicorn Amina Mucciolo, whose rainbow braids and shimmery makeup add a dose of magic to our ‘gram feed. As for the Spring 2017 runways, designers like Jill Stuart and Fendi had models done up with glitter on their lips and eyes, washes of bright pastels on their lids and cheeks, and luminous skin.
Charisma Star, A look from Shiatzy Chen Spring 2017, A look from Jill Stuart Spring 2017
Wanna try the trend? You don’t have to look like a Lisa Frank image to pull off the unicorn look. Simply swap out your basic black cat eye for a bright baby blue, orchid or lime green like Charisma Star, or swipe an iridescent lip gloss over your favorite lip color. Clip some rainbow strands to your hair, or try a temporary color wash in a pretty pastel hue. Another fun option: pat a little glitter onto your cheeks, temples, eyebrows, and even in your hair. Of course, if you want to go full unicorn like Jenna Dewan-Tatum, we’re here for that too!
Tarte Cosmetics Magic Wand Brush Set, tartecosmetics.com; Lime Crime Hi-Lite Palette in Opals, limecrime.com; Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Bobby Dazzle, sephora.com