Trend to try: Unicorn make-up

Monday, 10 July 2017

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 basic 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. Add 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.

Statement lips

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.

The all-rounder

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.

Hair-raising changes

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.

Which product are you keen to try? Let us know in the comments section below.

Written by

Tatum is an all-round digital being with a penchant for lipstick and a slight shopping addiction. After completing her Honours in Communications and Media she was thrust into the world of publishing and has since worked for some of the biggest magazines in South Africa. As a writer, editor and social media consultant, she’s all about spreading body positivity and a revised attitude towards beauty.

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    Quite daring but pretty cool.

    1 year ago •

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    2 years ago •

  1. Tyler Henry

    YAS! guys yes! I know it’s 2018 now but I’m still on that unicorn trend. Would it be a crime to do unicorn inspired makeup tutorials in 2018 because this article reminded me how much I love unicorn everything!

    2 years ago •

  1. Zaheera Packery

    Love the MAC lip and cheek palette! The unicorn look definitely brings out the little pony in me!

    2 years ago •

  1. Chandni Jivan

    Wow! I love the rainbow highlighter.

    2 years ago •

  1. Danielle Cateley

    Absolutely loving the rainbow, unicorn, holographic trend now – Going back to the 90’s! :D

    2 years ago •

  1. Humaira Motala

    Who can say no to anything ‘Unicorn’ ?!

    2 years ago •

  1. Bianca Ellis

    I totally love the unicorn colours. Going to try them out big time this weekend as I am having a unicorn party. The pinks are just to die for.

    2 years ago •

    1. BeautySouthAfrica

      Yay! Sounds like so much fun! We’re sure these products will be perfect to get you unicorn-ready. Be sure to tag us on Instagram if you post any pics :)

      2 years ago •

  1. Tasneem Abzal

    Definitely the Yardley liquid matte in my favourite colour of course, Killer Pink!

    2 years ago •

  1. Carla Paulo

    Would love to try the Essence highlighter – maybe my next buy?

    2 years ago •

  1. Ruweida

    I love this trend; so much fun :)

    2 years ago •

  1. Sharon Venter

    I absolutely love the hair dye!

    2 years ago •

  1. Siobhan Hughes

    I really do need to get hold of that Essence highlighter!

    2 years ago •

  1. Diana Van Den Berg

    Mmm definitely going to try to layer blue eyeliner over the black eyeliner. Never thought of that!

    2 years ago •

  1. Shazya Abdullah

    Have to get out tomorrow to purchase the Essence rainbow prismatic glow highlighter,
    Looks way toooo amazing!!!

    2 years ago •

  1. Bronwyn Birkenstock

    Very keen to try The M.A.C Yoni Attraction Lip & Cheek x 6 palette! Sounds divine

    2 years ago •

  1. Cookie Nandlall

    The M.A.C all-rounder and the Ice box! A definite must-try :)

    2 years ago •

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