A Quick & Easy Unicorn Makeup Look

So I thought I would do something a little different for Halloween and just be a little creative, even if it might seem minimal and maybe a bit random. I don’t know about you, but I love unicorns, so what better thing to do than become one?

The inspiration came from receiving this Makeup Revolution palette in this months themed Glossybox (unboxing here) and then I saw this unicorn headband for £12 and I was like well obviously I need this, and I can be a not-so-spooky unicorn for Halloween, because why not? So then I needed to get me some glitter too and saw this gorgeous ‘unicorn dust’ glitter by Festival Face, which not only looked perfect but had the perfect name too! They also do face and body glue for the glitter so I picked some of that up to go with it. Then while I was at it, there was this gorgeous Makeup Geek single shadow in the shade Hot Pants which is a beautiful iridescent lilac shade (even though it looks a really dark pink in the pan) and there we have it, time to get to work.

I started out with my base using the Seventeen Stay Time foundation and concealer as they’re my current go to for coverage (a post will be coming soon) and I needed a good base. I then went in with the palette and filled in my eyebrows using the lilac shade all the way through and the darker pink shade from around the middle to ends just to make it a little darker. I did actually use the little sponge brush that you get in the palette which I normally avoid at all costs but it actually worked better than a good shadow brush to pack on the pigmentation to a small area seen as I was just filling them in.

Then I packed on the shade Hot Pants all over the lid and blended it out, the shade was so beautiful I didn’t even want to use anything after that but you know, unicorns need more colours so I forced myself! I then went in with the lilac shade again through the crease and then the light blue shade 3 in from the left and blended that out on the outer corner blending it slightly inwards. I then used Hot Pants and lilac on the lower lash line and added my Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara to my lashes.

I then decided it was time to start on my face. I basically used all the same shades along with the darker pink shade on my cheeks and also around the outside of my forehead. Then it was time for some GLITTER. I have literally never used this type of glitter on my face before so I was definitely excited and probably a little scared that I was going to completely mess everything else up. Luckily I didn’t though! I dabbed a little glue on my finger and then dabbed it above my cheek bones were I would usually apply highlighter, then added some glitter in those areas. Then I did the same in the centre of my lids and in the centre of my lower lash line and coming down a little and on my forehead.

Next up I used the shade Charmed by LA Splash on the lips and then used the Jouer Skinny Dip Lip Topper on top to add some sparkle. Finally I popped on my headband and was good to go. Ta-Dah I was now a sparkly pink and purple unicorn! Winning. The photo doesn’t show you my face makeup very well but ah well it’s better than nothing and I just wanted to give you a little idea.


Swatches L-R; Makeup Geek Shadow in Hot Pants, Makeup Revolution palette blue, dark pink & lilac, LA Splash Charmed & Jouer Skinny Dip Lip Topper

So what do you think, have you been inspired to become a unicorn for fancy dress? It might be minimal but it’s super quick and easy and obviously fun too!

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30 Comments

    • ellieedx
      October 25, 2017 / 2:27 pm

      Aw thank you! It was so fun to create, my photos aren’t great of the look and stuff but I don’t even know how to make them look better! x

  1. October 24, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    You look so cute!! Love the look you’ve created with the palette and the glitter! Also love that headband! Xx

    • ellieedx
      October 25, 2017 / 2:28 pm

      Aw thank you! I am obsessed with the glitter it’s so pretty! The headband is just amazing xx

  2. October 25, 2017 / 9:20 am

    I absolutely love the Seventeen Stay Time foundation and don’t understand how more people don’t talk about it?! (Okay, maybe because it has an abysmal shade range, but as a ghost, I love it)! 😂🤷🏼‍♀️ I love the glitter you used, and the palette has some gorgeous shades in it.. 😍 I hope you venture out for Halloween like this! 🙊

    • ellieedx
      October 25, 2017 / 2:30 pm

      Me too it’s so good! I couldn’t believe I’d never even heard of it before so yeah I’m definitely going to be doing a post on it! The glitter is gorgeous isn’t it! I was thinking about it but I may have changed my mind now as I have nothing to wear with it haha! x

    • ellieedx
      October 25, 2017 / 2:31 pm

      I’m glad you like it! I just thought it was something a little different! xx

  3. lisamclachlan
    October 25, 2017 / 9:23 am

    That looks so beautiful! I would never have thought about using colour on my eyebrows either, what a great tip. I’m not a fan of glitter (too many nursery art projects that continued to shed for months, haha) but the shimmery colours you’ve used look lovely. X

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • ellieedx
      October 25, 2017 / 2:35 pm

      Thank you! It’s definitely something different isn’t it! Oh yeah I can imagine haha! xx

    • ellieedx
      October 25, 2017 / 2:35 pm

      Aw thank you! I just thought it would be something a little different. The glitter is gorgeous isn’t it! xx

  4. October 25, 2017 / 11:54 am

    Oh the glitter you’ve added looks so nice!

    • ellieedx
      October 25, 2017 / 2:36 pm

      The glitter is amazing I love it!

    • ellieedx
      October 25, 2017 / 2:36 pm

      Aw thank you lovely! I loooove the glitter and the Makeup Geek shadow, they’re gorgeous! x

  5. October 25, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    I really love this look, is unique and the colours you chose are so pretty. Such a fun look 🙂

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

    • ellieedx
      November 2, 2017 / 2:38 pm

      Aw thank you! I’ve been having doubts about this post as the colours didn’t show up very well in my photos but nevermind! I’m glad you liked it 🙂 x

  6. October 25, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    This is the cutest thing, i loveee the glitter so much!! xox

    • ellieedx
      November 2, 2017 / 2:38 pm

      Aw thank you! The glitter is beautiful isn’t it! xx

    • ellieedx
      November 2, 2017 / 2:38 pm

      They are aren’t they! One of the most colourful palettes I now own! xx

  7. October 27, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    This is so cute!! I especially love the glitter!

    • ellieedx
      November 2, 2017 / 2:39 pm

      The glitter is beautiful isn’t it! I am obsessed xx

    • ellieedx
      November 2, 2017 / 2:39 pm

      Aw thank you I’m glad you liked it, it’s super easy too, I just wish the photos came out a little better! xx

    • ellieedx
      November 2, 2017 / 2:40 pm

      Aw thank you, the photos didn’t turn out very well so I’m a little disappointed with the post but never mind! The glitter is amazing isn’t it?! And I just love the headband haha xx

  8. November 11, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    That headband is AMAZING! You look so pretty that glitter is gorgeous 😍 You make a lovely unicorn 🙂 Clare xx | http://www.clayaa.com

    • ellieedx
      November 13, 2017 / 12:57 pm

      It’s so cute isn’t it!! Aw thank you lovely! The photos didn’t come out great of the actual look but never mind it was fun! xxx

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