When you scroll through instagram, there’s bound to be numerous wanderlust pictures of unicorn-floats in some villa in Bali, someone eating pastel-coloured smoothie bowls or flaunting their rainbow hair.
Well, whether you love the unicorn trend or are completely perplexed by it, the unicorn-inspired beauty is having a serious moment right now. Of all things pastel and holographic, we present to you a slew of unicorn-inspired makeup that you can get your magical hooves on. From brushes to palettes, there’s nothing wrong to sparkle a little and smear some on your face.
Let’s date back a little, in 2016, Too Faced launched the always-sold-out unicorn tears lippie; Unicorn Lashes started selling unicorn-inspired makeup brush sets; social media platforms are flooded with unicorn makeup and nail tutorials.
Then unicorn body glitter happened (read: unicorn snot) and we’ve officially hit the very peak of the unicorn craze.
Make Believe In Yourself Vault
Tarte sure knows how to bring out the unicorn in you with their fantastical ‘Make Believe In Yourself Vault’ makeup set. Housed within a fairytale-like book casing complete with rainbows and unicorn, this limited-edition collection consists of a hypnotic mix of metallic shadows, a matte base, a multi-faceted strobing highlighter in a colour wheel case. As per usual, all of the makeup are infused with the brand’s signature Amazonian clay and mineral pigments.
It doesn’t stop there. Amp the unicorn factor up further with their spell-binding face and body glitter, liner, mascara and more. We definitely want to bring your attention to their Magic Wands Brush Set – unicorn horn brushes with rainbow bristles. How magical.
Tarte, Make Believe In Yourself Vault, $260 from Sephora
Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow
Don’t shy your eyelids away from all these magic, Stila’s latest metallic glitter liquid eyeshadow is a brilliantly long-wearing sparkle formula that combines the perfect mix of pearl and glitter. It glides on smoothly and dries down effortlessly, locking in maximum sparkle. We highly recommend the Diamond Dust shade – sheer silver with multi-colour sparkle for the unicorn in you. Need some tips on how to wear glitter eyeshadow on Asian eyes?
Melted Latex Liquified High Shine Lipstick in Unicorn Tears
Remember the lipstick we mentioned above? Oh yes, the iridescent shimmer lippie is coming to town in the form of a liquid lipstick soon. Ultra high-shine, we know for sure that this will wiped off the shelves as soon as it launches. So… keep your eyes peeled.
Too Faced, Melted Latex Liquified High Shine Lipstick in Unicorn Tears
Glitterrati Lip Top Coat in Transcend
No unicorn is complete without a sparkly lip. Stila’s Glitterati Top Coat in Transcend -transparent pink multi-colour sparkle- is specially designed to wear over any matte liquid lipstick. That way, you can have your pastel blue lip, all holographic with a glossy top coat.
Stila, Glitterrati Top Coat in Transcend, $33
Fauxstix Liquid Xtasy in Crack
If you’re more of a matte-finish person, oops we mean unicorn, then check out local brand Fauxfayc’s liquid lipstick in crack. A metallic rose gold, the formula doesn’t dry out the lip and is pretty long-lasting. Keep one in your makeup pouch for on-the-go unicorn touchup.
Fauxfayc, Fauxstix Liquid Xtasy in Crack, $16
Ink Liner in Neruda
Perfect a killer liner with Kat Von D’s iridescent Neruda liquid liner. With a felt marker tip, application is effortless and the colour payoff is intense. We suggest using this white liner along your waterline, to really make your eyes pop. Here are some beauty tricks for your unicorn liner to last all day.
Kat Von D, Ink Liner in Neruda, $31 from Sephora
Winter Strobe Spectrum
As a unicorn, you have to sparkle bright, so this set of four highlighters inspired by glistening snow crystals will be the palette you’re looking for. With pastel shimmery shades ranging from glacial nacre to icy lilac, the velvety and pigmented formula will highlight your features with brilliant luminosity.
Zoeva, Winter Strobe Spectrum, $40 from Sephora
Liquid Blush in Orgasm
We love orgasm. We mean the iconic shade of pastel pink from Nars.
Recently launched on the 1st of June, this liquid incarnation of the signature blush boasts of a silky and smooth finish with a subtle shimmer. Own your unicorn game and work it gradually over your cheekbones, extending up to the outer rim of your eyebrows.
Nars Orgasm Liquid Blush, $50 from Tangs
Pastel Hair Chalk in Lilac
Annoyed whenever your roots are growing out while the rest of your hair is in a lovely lilac hue? Then get Sephora’s pastel hair chalk and touch up your roots for a quick fix.
Sephora Pastel Hair Chalk in Lilac, $16