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5 ‘Unicorn’ Trends that We are Totally Down For

The unicorn trend that made its big arrival this year had the inner 7-year-old girl in all of us screaming with joy. The pastel colours, the glimmer and sparkle is just so dazzling and pretty that it’s impossible to resist. This time, however, the unicorn trend extended further than Claire’s Accessories, and actually made for some really stylish fashion trends. Here’s some of our favourites!

1. Unicorn Hair

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If there’s one element of our look where we can all afford to be a little more adventurous, it’s our nails. A bold manicure is not as drastic as changing your hair, but is still a great way of making a statement.

But, hooray! Unicorn fans can rejoice, because unicorn hair is a thing! And it’s beautiful.

YouTube hairstylist Guy Tang is largely responsible for the sudden trend, as his line of metallic hair dyes and Instagram page have become a huge hit. He has mastered the skill of getting hair to those beautiful pastel colours that we love so much, whilst still making hair look sleek, shiny and healthy. He’s got us all itching for a salon trip!

2. Unicorn Nails

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If there’s one element of our look where we can all afford to be a little more adventurous, it’s our nails. A bold manicure is not as drastic as changing your hair, but is still a great way of making a statement.

Which is why we are so on board with unicorn nails.

Unicorn nails vary in style; from incorporating pale, shimmery shades of pink and purple, to full on 3D unicorn horns and textured acrylics. We’ve seen actual unicorns painted onto nails, and we’ve seen more subtle styles that use nothing more than pink polish and a touch of glitter, and it all works. There’s really something for everyone!

3. Unicorn Lipstick

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The makeup brand Too Faced blew our minds with the release of their La Crème Color Drenched Lipstick in Unicorn Tears. The iridescent blue/pink of this lipstick is amazing both on its own or layered over a different colour to give a mystical shimmery effect.

We love that the Too Faced website includes pictures of what the lipstick looks like on both lighter skin tones as well as people of colour, so you can see the difference and determine whether this dreamy shade would look good on your own lips (hint: it will.)

This lipstick is a little ‘out there’ and would make a daring choice for a night out, but if you want to go for that all round unicorn look, it’s definitely not one to leave off of your shopping list!

4. Unicorn Highlighter

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While we’re on the topic of unicorn-themed makeup, have you seen the Unicorn Heart rainbow highlighter by I Heart Makeup? If not, you have to head down to your local Superdrug pronto and bag yourself one.

For £4.99, this adorable rainbow highlighter is a must-have for any unicorn fan. Just like the Unicorn Tears lipstick, this highlighter is a bold choice, but the uses for it can be adapted for anything you want. A light sweep across the top of your cheekbones, an extra bit of shimmer on your eyelids, or a light dusting on your cupids bow – each adds just that little bit of magic to your look.

5. Unicorn Makeup Brushes

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So you’ve got some unicorn-themed makeup to make your face sparkle, but what makeup kit would be complete without some adorable unicorn makeup brushes?

We are totally infatuated with this makeup brush kit from Unicorn Lashes, complete with an amazing iridescent diamond back to keep them all in. There are 10 brushes included in the bundle, including ones for foundation, contour, brows and eyes, so you’ll be totally sorted throughout your entire makeup application.

If you’re not a massive fan of the unicorn makeup but you still want to live the mythical creature fantasy, these brushes are an amazing way to keep your get-ready-routine totally spellbinding.