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

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…