Beautiful Unicorn Makeup
Unicorn’s are all the rage right now! Why not join the fun by trying out some unicorn makeup for Halloween this year?
If you’re looking for a last minute costume or an excuse to play with face paint, take a stab at unicorn makeup! It’s a lot of fun and can be very pretty too!
I’m sure you all have heard the saying “always be yourself unless you can be a unicorn then always be a unicorn” (ha ha). While I don’t necessarily agree with that statement as I am a strong believer in being unapologetically me, I do see the humor in it none the less. And who doesn’t love a good unicorn?
I’m not really a huge fan of Halloween; creepy isn’t my thing. So every year I choose a fun and beautiful costume like a fairy or princess. This year I decided to keep with what’s trending and try my hand at unicorn makeup. Halloween is the one time of year you’re allowed to cake on the makeup without getting side eye.
The thing that I love most about doing elaborate makeup, is that you don’t really have to worry about what you’re going to wear! I live in the North so any costume I choose will most likely be covered by my coat anyway. This way I am able to keep my costume and wear it too (if you know what I mean). Plus it seems like people are more interested in makeup “costumes” than actual costumes because they stand out more.
Though finding a unicorn is impossible, becoming one doesn’t have to be. I bought a very cheap makeup kit and layered a bunch of pastels on the uppermost part of my face; then I added a wig, some glitter, a horn and bam! I’m a unicorn! Or you can easily add a unicorn headband if you don’t want to deal with a wig. I think both options are really cute!
Unicorn Makeup Application
You don’t have to be a makeup artist or really even good at applying makeup to nail this look. Just layer a bunch of colors and blend until they look good. I had a basic idea in my mind of what I wanted and just kept blending any until I got there. Start with your darkest colors and then slowly add your lighter colors on top so you don’t cover them up. I also like to use the darkest or brightest colors at the top and then ease into the lighter colors so that it has an ombre effect.
The only problem with the makeup I chose was that it was very thick and gooey. If you’re planning on wearing your makeup for a few hours you might want to go with something meant for longer wear. I had to keep smoothing out all the creases and sticky marks.
If you need some inspiration, check out these unicorn makeup pictures on Glamour.com!