Ready to let your inner unicorn shine? It’s all about glitter, pretty pastel colours, holographic makeup, and rainbows. While the trend is nothing new, we felt some colour and unicorn magic is much needed to combat the weather woes. Brighten up your day and your beauty routine with some of our favourite unicorn-inspired gems.
For bright eyes
Try: Maybelline Colossal Kajal Eyeliner in Turquoise, R49
You may have noticed blue eyeliner is making a comeback. Ditch the boring black liner every now and then and add a pop of colour to your eyes. Layer your blue liner over your black liner for a dramatic look, or go full-on unicorn with blue liner on the top and bottom lash line, with some gold dust (eye shadow) sprinkled on for an ultra glam effect. If you’re all about the colourful eyeshadow, try the L.A Girl Neon Beauty Brick Eyeshadow, R99,95 for an array of colours to choose from.
Try: Yardley Liquid Matte in Killer Pink, R119,95
For days when you’re pressed for time but still want to look chic – or you simply need a quick pick-me-up, go for a bold lip. You’ll no doubt get lots of compliments. This 24-hour matte lip vinyl lasts all day and doesn’t feel dry or cakey. If you opt for a traditional lipstick, add a few dabs of highlighter to your bottom lip to further accentuate your pout.
For cheeks that glow
Try: Essence rainbow prismatic glow highlighter, R79,95
A rainbow-inspired highlighter? Eep! Lightly dust this prismatic powder over your cheeks for a multicoloured glow. Take your ensemble to the next level with this iridescent pop of colour. The ever-stylish Lupita Nyong’o recently wore rainbow coloured eye make-up with an orange dress to the Met Ball and it effortlessly stole the show. Rock it to your next event if you dare.
Try: The M.A.C Yoni Attraction Lip & Cheek x 6 palette, R300
This special-edition palette of six varied pinks will allow you to play around with colour, the M.A.C way. The palette includes five bold shades for cheeks and one lipstick shade. The packaging makes us want to add it to our make-up collection, ASAP. Eeyup!
Nail this magical trend
Try: Ice Box, R119,95 each
We’re spoiled for choice with the selection of Ice Box nail polish colours. It’s also the best – and easiest way to experiment with the unicorn trend. Banish blue Mondays with the ocean-inspired Mermaid Kisses, and prove Mermaids Are Real with the ultra cool Jade holographic green. Make sure every manicure is glittered with unicorn charm with a hint of gold Vanilla Ice and the Kaleidoscopic milky pink shades. They dry quickly and allow you to add as many coats as you want – depending on the level of sparkle you want to achieve.
Try: Renew Semi-Permanent Hair Colour Kit in Pink Passion, R99,95
Depending on your level of My Little Pony allegiance and how strongly you commit to trying new things, this is the perfect way to embrace the unicorn way of life. We’ve seen the array of colours, but we haven’t quite taken the plunge and tried rainbow-coloured hair. Have you?
This semi-permanent dye contains a nourishing Argan Oil cream formulation that helps condition your hair during the colouring process. Check out the range and find the perfect colour for you! This pink shade is giving us serious hair envy.
Love all these products? Same. We’ve included unicorn-inspired goodies to use from head to toe – but try not to wear full-on unicorn make-up all at once. This sandwich selection below looks great too, but don’t be tempted to cake on your glittery rainbow products with the same reckless abandon.
Feeling inspired to try the unicorn make-up trend? Which product are you keen to try? Let us know in the comments section below.