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15 Holographic Lipsticks That Are Unicorn-Approved

Unicorn latte or unicorn lipstick? Thanks to the newest holographic beauty trends you don't have to choose how you channel your inner magical creature
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According to our Instagram feeds (which have yet to fail us when it comes to MVP beauty predictions), holographic lips will be one of the year's biggest trends. And, TBH, we totally saw this coming. After all, the past year or so has gifted us with many a mystical beauty trend. First there were shattered glass nails, then came glitter-encrusted pouts, and let us not forget the historical unicorn moment that was Jenna Dewan-Tatum last Halloween.

So naturally, majestic AF lips coated in luxe layers of iridescent glosses, stains and pixie dust (aka loose pigment powders and highlighters), were the logical progression in an increasingly unicorn-obsessed universe -- and we're so not complaining. After Sigma Beauty released their Sigma Lip Switch, $14, glosses last November (and promptly sold out that very same day), the internet went a-frenzy with mesmerizing images and tutorials featuring the jaw-droppingly prismatic look of holographic lips. And while some of the looks are admittedly far-fetched (and best reserved for costume parties), others are drop-dead divine, and perfectly wearable for GNO or even a nerve-racking first date.

Unsurprisingly, the beauty industry took note, and many of our favorite brands have followed suit, debuting their own glosses, lipsticks, powders and more that promise the same other-worldly look. Call the trend what you want (we've heard everything from Lisa Frank to mermaid and space alien), but it's here to stay. And, to help you channel your favorite mythical creature, we've rounded up the must-see looks to inspire your next primping session and the essential products you'll need to nail your application.

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Calypso Coral
First up: an ode to the OG gloss that ignited the holographic obsession in the first place. Sigma's lightweight formula can be layered on your lipstick of choice, though for maximum impact the brand recommends pairing it with a bold, and preferably matte, shade. The cult gloss is currently available in three different colors (each with an adorably addictive name) and is specially formulated without parabens, sulfates or phthalates. Our tip? Grab one of each before they're gone!

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Get the Look
Sigma Loose Glitter, in Celestial, $12
Sigma Lip Switch, in Flip-Flop, $14
Sigma Lip Base, in Mirth, $8.40

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Frosted Fairy
For a cooler version of the same mesmerizing look, try mixing the brand's blush-toned loose shimmer powder with their blue-toned holographic gloss. The combo is unexpected, yes, but the end result is every bit sugar, spice and everything nice.

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Get the Look
Sigma Loose Shimmer, in Zeal, $12
Sigma Lip Switch, in Transcend, $14

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