This Easy Unicorn Makeup Look Will Make You the Star of the Show
Unicorn makeup? Only if you want to be the ethereal sparkle princess that you are. Whether for a special occasion or everyday, this daring makeup look will get you noticed in the best way possible.
Whenever I wish my friends happy birthday, I usually refer to them as “sparkling rainbow unicorns,” because they’re all special, they all glow, and they’re so awesome they might as well be mythical.
So here’s a unicorn makeup look dedicated to all the unicorns out there.
The ethereal glow
Start with an ethereal glow. If you don’t wear BB cream, apply a thin layer of VDL Lumilayer Primer all over. If you do wear BB cream, mix the primer with your BB cream in a 2:1 ratio. Lumilayer Primer will give you a glowing sheen that’s subtle but will definitely make you stand out like the sparkle princess you are.
The doe eye
Next cover the entire eyelid and up to your brows in primer. Etude House Proof 10 Primer is always a good choice. This will help the subtle pastels we’ll be using really adhere.
To give your eyes a wide doe-eyed (or unicorn-eyed?) look, tightline your lower rims with Holika Holika Wonder Drawing 24 Hour Auto Eyeliner in the white shade #3. I really like the intensity of the white with this eyeliner. I’ve tried other white pencils before, but this one is the best at delivering a true, bold, intense white. It also stays on better than other brands I’ve tried.
Our next liner will be the Etude House Super Slim Proof Gel Liner in #4 Fuchsia Pink. This is a bright, fun pink that you may have seen but wondered how in the world to pull it off. The answer is, just own it! Draw a thick line along your upper lid, extending past the eye and ending in a cat-eye. You can go as dramatic as you want with this one, so feel free to go all out with your wing. We’re doing a unicorn look, so now is not the time to be timid.
Next break out your favorite sharp liquid eyeliner because we’re going to draw a super precise line as close to the upper lashline as possible, being sure to leave plenty of pink eyeliner showing! A steady hand will win this race. Try Son & Park’s True Black Pen Liner. What we’re trying to achieve here is adding definition to the pink, which might read as sickly without some black in there to break it up. Extend your black line however far your pink line goes. Think of the pink as a shadow being cast from your black line.
The rainbow eye
Now for the fun part. When I think of unicorns I think of a pastel rainbow mane, and that’s going to be our inspiration for the eye color. For this we will use Tony Moly Luminous Auto Lighter. When swirled together this product makes for a cute highlighter (which we will be doing later). When each shade is used individually, it can be used as a cool eyeshadow palette. Isolate the pink shade on your sharpest pencil brush and apply it under the eyes. When you get to the outer corners, extend down past your orbital bone. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, think geisha. This pink shadow is both your under-eye shadow and almost your blush, if your blush were super high and went to the bottom of your temples.
Next take your fluffy brush and isolate the green shade. Sweep it from the inner corner of your eyelid, extending out and ending right after your pupils. This product isn’t quite indicated to be an eyeshadow, so if you really want a lot of color payoff, be sure to really pack on and lay down the color in layers.
Next isolate the purple shade and lay it down where the green ends and to the end of your eyelid. But sure to blend them together nicely, creating a cool airbrushed effect with the colors. If you have a monolids, you can do this color combo all over. If you have a double lid you can opt to do a cut crease here with the purple, possibly smoked out some with the pink. Take the yellow shade and add it to your inner corners as a highlight.
To really play up that magical inner corner highlight, we’re going to take Etude House Tear Drop Liner in No. 3 Pearl, which is a gorgeous liquid pearlescent liner, and apply it to the very inner corners, extending around to the very first part of the lower lashline. This is going to catch the light and really give an ethereal look that borders on super natural. I really love this liquid liner for this effect.
Lash it out
We’re going to finish the eye with a bold eyelash. The Face Shop Pro Eyelashes 08 Smoky are fluffy lashes that remind me of a pretty pony. Do yourself a favor, though, and invest in some Duo Eyelash Glue if you’re going to do this right. In my experience, it’s the best glue to work with.
To finish things off, we’re going to go with a soft liquid blush. Tony Moly Spoiler Mini Cushion Blusher in Pink Fantasy should be applied with focus to the apples of the cheeks. Remember, we have the pink eyeshadow from the eye extending quite far down and out compared to normal, so we don’t want to interfere with that. For the same reason, we don’t want to do any cheek highlights. What we will do is to swirl a fan brush around in the Tony Moly Auto Lighter and highlight the Cupid’s bow, down the nose bridge, and the chin.
Now’s the time to grab a pastel wig and a horn headband if you have it, ’cause baby, you are a MF’ing unicorn now! Let’s go frolic in some meadows or, you know, just grab some cute cocktails.
Try this unicorn makeup look and post it on your Beauty Wall! We’d love to see (and maybe even feature it!)