Beauty Trends

Unleash Your Inner Unicorn With 8 New Beauty Buys

We can’t all be unicorns all of the time (we generally hang up our rainbow-toned tails before Monday rolls ‘round), but when the ‘day’ demands a special celebration of the one-horned magic horse, there’s no excuse not to adorn ourselves appropriately. Which is why, in honour of #UnicornDay, we’ve rounded up the best My Little Pony-appropriate make up must-haves…

Achieve an ethereal, silvery gleam with BECCA’s gorgeous {First Light Priming Filter} – a lilac tinted potion that make skin look luminous.

No uni-glow would be complete without a holographic highlight. With a rainbow of shimmering pastel-hued powders, ZOEVA’s {Winter Strobe Spectrum Palette} is perfect for granting a multi-toned glow, while Vincent Longo’s {La Bella Luce Highlighter} is all the right kinds of pink, purple and champagne pearl – ideal for gilding cheekbones, cupid’s bows and exposed limbs.

Want something little more off-duty? BECCA’s {Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed – Prismatic Amethyst} boasts rose, gold and lavender-toned light-scattering particles, to subtly accentuate your favourite features, while Rituel de Fille’s {Rare Light Luminizer} in shade ‘Ghost Light’ – a duo-chrome pink/blue crème luminiser – is ideal for achieving a ‘soft focus’ opalescence.

For lips, nod to the trend with Jouer’s {Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick} in ‘Unicorn’ – the ultimate, colour-pop pink-purple – that looks appropriately fantastique without requiring upkeep (once it on, its on).

Then finish with a sprinkling of glitter – apply to lips, lids, eyebrows, (beards) or partings. Violet Voss’s {Sparkles} can be dusted all over – use a fine-tipped liner brush to draw stars, crescent moons or lightning bolts with glue – then lace the sticky template with your favourite frosting.

Or, simply embellish your hooves toes with a glitter nail polish. No lacquer seems more apt than Smith & Cult’s {Gay Ponies Dancing In The Snow} – a stunning pink and silver glitter in a see-through base. A thing of beauty, this one’s worth it for the name alone…


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...