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Beauty Brunch: Wearable Unicorn Makeup

Beauty Brunch: Wearable Unicorn Makeup

When the unicorn makeup trend started popping off in late 2016-early 2017, I have to admit I didn't fully get it. Why does everyone want to be a unicorn? Why is this so marketable? But when Pride weekend in LA rolled around, shimmery purples, pinks and whites were really speaking to me for a fun, playful makeup look.

I've now been doing Beauty Brunch for 17 consecutive weekends, and it's really allowed me to let my creativity loose and try new things. My goal when hosting the show is to teach people wearable makeup, so with this unicorn-inspired look, I wanted to make it as everyday as possible. (Which is perhaps not possible, but I think you could get away with wearing this during daytime!)


The key to this look is starting with a metallic, cream-based eye shadow that doesn't budge (I used and highly recommend Revlon Colorstay Creme Eye Shadow in Praline) and layering shimmery purple, pink and white powder eye shadows overtop. This really makes both the shimmer and colors pop. To amp it up even further, add metallic liquid liner like this rose gold rendition from Tarte along the top lash line.


Starting at the outer corner of the top lid, purple fades into pink and pink fades into white. On the bottom lash line, mirror what you've done on the top lid: purple to pink to white. Focus the white on the inner corner of the eyes to awaken and open your eyes.


Here's the step-by-step for wearable unicorn makeup:

-Prep skin with Clinique moisturizer and Glossier Invisible Shield

-Dab L'Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation over face until even

-Using a makeup sponge, conceal under eyes, around the nose, chin with Tarte Shape Tape 

-Set with Physicians Formula translucent mineral face powder

-Gently brush blush on apples of cheeks and up cheekbones using the pink shade from e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder palette

-Highlight with Lorac Moonlight on top of cheekbones, tip of nose, cupid's bow (layer it on for extra magic)

-Fill in brows with Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in shade 3

-Prime lids with Sephora Beauty Amplifier Lid & Liner Primer 

-Cover lid from lash line to just above the crease with Revlon Colorstay Creme Eye Shadow in Praline (feel free to use your finger to apply this!), also bring it down below the eye along the bottom lash line because we'll be adding powder shadow there as well

-Starting in the outer corner, tap on Candied Violet powder eye shadow from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. Stop just outside where the iris of your eye starts. Bring this violet shade below the bottom lash line as well, stopping at the same place as above.

-In the center of the eyelid, layer on Just Peachy from the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette. Keep this just above the center of the eye. Mimic the top lid by adding Just Peachy to the center of the bottom lash line. 

-On the inner corner of the top lid and into the inner corner of the eye, pat on Champagne Truffle from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. Bring this shimmery white below the lash line too, focusing on the bottom inner corner.

-Use a blending brush to blend the purple into pink, pink into white

-Line the top lid with the metallic end of Tarteist PRO Glitter Liner in Rose Gold

-Add one coat of Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara (adds volume) followed by one coat of Benefit Roller Lash Mascara (lifts and separates lashes)

-Finish the look with LIPS: I used Ansel by Tom Ford, a pink shimmery shade, to complement the eyes. 


To see the tutorials in action, watch Beauty Brunch at 10am PT every Sunday on the live.ly app! 

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