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The Unicorn Craze
The beauty industry is full of trends. I am actually not sure where these trends come from. Some trends are hit or miss for me, but this unicorn craze is one that I am totally here for. Where’d it start? I’m not 100% positive on this but I do know that Lime Crime began selling their unicorn inspried products in 2008. It seems it took the rest of the makeup community a while to catch up with them. Almost every brand has some sort of unicorn inspired products. It did take them a while to catch on, because the trend didn’t really hit until 2017. So I guess you could say in this instance that Lime Crime was ahead of their time. From products names, to entire collection it appears the unicorn craze is here to stay.
Now I’m sure there is someone out there getting glammed up in duo-chrome eye shadow, lips, and blue highlighter to go to the grocery store or the laundrymat. However, for most of us unicorn makeup is not something that you wear everyday. It’s sort of fun occassion makeup. Think concerts, festivals, and Instagram (so serious). The whole point of the unicorn craze is to embrace fun colors and have fun! Since the unicorn craze will not go away or die down I’ve decided to make you guys a list of 20 products I am Obsessed with.
20 Unicorn Inspired Beauty Products we’re obsessed With
This one is launching on 2/15. The collection includes a 13 pan palette, festival refresher spray, unicorn tears bronzer, rainbow strobe highlighter, magic rainbow strobing brush, magical crystal lip toppers in 4 shades, bottle of unicorn tears (lkiquid highlighter), La Creme Lipstick in 4 shades, and unicorn highlighter in 2 shades. Ok so I am IN LOVE WITH THIS COLLECTION. I am literally waiting for it to go live. Watch my Instagram and Twitter for updates.
Why we’re obsessed: It’s like the polar opposite of everything else. In the unicorn craze there’s a bright unicorn and a dark unicorn. Nyx went the dark unicorn route with their new lip gloss. It features 5 shades all with a dark grey almost black base with highlights of prismatic colors. It is even more dramatic when worn over a black matte lip. Unicorn Blood Lip Gloss is available at Ulta for $7.99. DEAL ALERT: NYX products are still Buy 1 Get 1 for 50% Off! No coupon code needed!
I did say BEAUTY Products. The unicorn trend is not a justa makeup trend. The hair care industry has also picked up on it. There are those out there that literally want to be unicorns 24/7. As I stated earlier Lime Crime started this whole thing back in 2008, so it’s only fair that they get a little air play here. 🙂 I’m really digging the shades offered by Lime Crime. A tub of color is going to run you $16 on Amazon, however if you want to try it out to see if it will work on your hair you can sample size packets at Ulta for $2.50.
Talk about Drama! These lip toppers from Lime Crime give off major Iridescent pay off and can be worn solo or over your favorite matte lip. We are so here for this! It’s available on amazon, you can get a set of 3 lip toppers for $25.
Brite is known for their bright, dramatic hair colors. The Unicorn Masque is a weekly treatment to repair damaged hair and bring back lustre and shine. I also love that it is PETA certified cruelty free. I feel very strongly about this. Animals shouldn’t have to suffer so I can look good… That’s a whole other post. I love the holographic packaging and the price point. 🙂 You can snatch this baby up at Ulta for $12.
One of my favorite budget friendly brands. Makeup Revolution’s Unicorns are Real Palette feature 12 highly pigmented shades to get you looking magical AF. 🙂 It’s available at Ulta for the low low. Seriously… $7.00!!
This is probably the most over hyped product on our list. I’m sure you guys have seen it on Instagram, it’s been reviewed by countless beauty influencers across the web. When I first saw it I was confused as to what it actually was. So here’s the skinny: It’s just about everything. lol It’s a daily serum, primer, eyeshadow primer, highlighter… Here’s a video.
Melted Latex: Unicorn Tears
I LOVETHIS ONE! I actually got it in the now sold out Unicorn Survival Kit from Too Faced. So here’s the skinny. It goes on this blue/purple color but eventually melts into a pink with shift of blue. It’s pretty! However it’s probably not for everyday. I personally am magical af on a regular basis so it’s all good! (lol) I love to wear it over a matte lip and it seems to keep more of it’s blue tone that way. Loves It! you can pick this up from Too Faced. I always buy too faced products from Too Faced website because I’m stockpiling those cute ass boxes. What I will do with them God only knows but they are adorable!!! $21
This palette is exactly what it says… Totally Cute! This limited edition palette boasts 9 pigmented shades and stickets to customize it for extra cuteness. It contains transitions shades, mattes and 5 shimmer shades and yes one of the shades is actually called unicorn. The Totally Cute Palette retails for $36 and is available only at Sephora.
Can we just take a second to admire the beauty of a pink mask with gencapsulated glitter? I don’t think there is anything more unicorn than glitter. Ok, so while this might not be a legitimate unicorn product it’s giving us enough unicorn vibers to be included in this list.
This is a glitter palette done right, The shades are beautiful wet, dry, or using the brightening or intensifying black base. I love that Too Faced does this because you can turn this 8 shade palette into a 24 shade palette. Just mix and blend until you get the look you’re going for.Too Faced $45
I think the glazen eye gloss is a unicorn product that it more practical for every day use. It’s an opal jelly eye shadow with shifts of gold. You can wear it alone or over a shadow of your choice to give a light holographic shimmer. Grab this from Butter London for $24
This is really different. The Almay Shadow Squad is a Quad of 1 shade in 4 different finishes. With each palette you will get a matte, shimmer, metallic, and a glitter finish all in one shade. You can wear it alone or add the shade of your choice to another palette for a dramatic look. I’m very intrigued by this concept. You can grab the Shadow Squad in unicorn or any of the 14 other shades at Ulta for $6.99. DEAL ALERT: Almay Products are currently Buy 1 Get 1 50% off.
These two products just go together… kind of like PB&J. (no… Not a single chuckle, Ok anyways…) Glitter Drops is a liquid highlighter with MEGA Glitter effects, while Shimmer Veil is a beautiful multi-purpose product for your lids, lips, basically everywhere… again video below.
Glitter Drops is available in 4 shades and will run you $44. Shimmer veil is available in 6 shades and retails for $28. Both are available on the CoverFx website.
I really wanted to add some cute unicorn brushes on our list, but it was important to me that they were more than just cute, they had to be functional. There are a lot of brushes out there that are cute, but they are worthless as actual makeup brushes. So if you want to have some cute brushes to use as decoration you have a lot to choose from, but if you want a cute brush set that is going to actually do the job the Make Believe In Yourself Brush set is the way you want to go. You can pick these up on Amazon for just under $60..
I’m a masker. (lol) The other day on Twitter I joked that if you buy me a good mask we go together. I LOVE a good mask! I have even dedicated a day every week to highlighting the masks I try out. I call it Maskin’ Mondays. This mask has us hooked! Ok so pink color aside, and yes we are totally here for that, this mask harnesses the antioxidant benefits of red cherries and the age defying benefits of yogurt. The Hydrogel material melts into skin and leaves you radiant and makeup ready. Available at Ulta for $5.99 – Currently there is a Buy 2 Get 1 FREE offer.
I love a good holographic eye topper. J. Cat Beauty’s 3D Holographic Eye Toppers offer just the right amount of a holo glow that will amp up any look. Ok so these babies are again, not for everyday – but hey If you want a nice holo glow about you at your next PTA meeting then do you boo-boo. There are NO rules in makeup. You can grab these at Ulta for $6.99 each.
I am a sucker for a good lipgloss. Buxom Lip Polish is probably my favorite lip plumping gloss on the market. Plumping without the burn. Loves it. 🙂 The Opulent Opal shade of Emma is the perfect mother of pearl like finish that is cute to death on it’s own but when paired with your favorite matte lip shade it gives off all the right unicorn vibes. Available at Sephora for $20.
Nothing makes you feel better than pretty nails. I am OBSESSED with these shades. The Unicorn Nail Polish Duo is a best selling limited edition value set available ONLY at Sephora. I know you see that tossed around a lot but seriously, the set is sold out on the Nails Inc website. The set includes the coveted Unicorn Dreams and Rainbow Wishes shades. To die for! Sephora $15.
This shimmering mica bath bar moisturizes as it cleanses with palm oil, shea butter, and coconut oil, scented with soft lotus, freesia, and light amber, for softened, conditioned, and radiantly clean skin. I’ve been using this for about 2 weeks and I can honestly say it smells divine and isn’t at all drying. Posh Ever After $10
So I want to hear form you guys… Which product in our list would like to get your hands on… Or which one is definite HELL NO!!! 🙂
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