They may be mythical, but these days, unicorns are one of the biggest beauty inspirations around. It's all about iridescence right now, and the whole soft-focus, ethereal look is pretty much at an all-time high — plus, with all the exciting new types of highlighters and rainbow eye shadow palettes out there, conjuring that flawless unicorn makeup look has never been easier — or more acceptable as an adult human.
There are a lot of ways to interpret that elusive unicorn style — whether that means going for delicately pretty pastel blushes, painting on Lisa Frank-style rainbow eye shadow or liberally dousing your cheekbones with holographic highlighters. The unicorn beauty look has no limits — even glittery eyebrows are on the table, No matter what your take on the look is, we've got you covered: These are the 17 iridescent, glowing, over-the-rainbow makeup looks that will make you look like the mythical creature you really are.
Turns out, pale shades of blue, lavender, green and pink create quite the iridescent soap bubble effect when combined. Once you've got a good percentage of ROY G BIV represented in pastel form, just add some major false lashes. You, precious unicorn, are ready to take the world by storm.
Just because your opalescent eye shadow is ethereally beautiful doesn't mean your eyeliner wings can't be fiercely sharp. This look strikes the perfect balance between dreamy moonchild and powerful ice queen. And, it actually isn't too hard to replicate (other than that flawless wing, of course). With a generous dusting of (Makeup Geek Duochrome Pigment in Insomnia, $12, on your upper lid, you basically can't go wrong. Not that a unicorn could ever be anything but right, naturally.
Hows this for an inventive unicorn look? With a bright rainbow design highlighting your inner corners, you'll look like you have a prism shining right on your face, a fun and pretty type of optical illusion. A rainbow palette like Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette in Bold, $29, is key for pulling off an arresting look like this one.