Like it or not, unicorn beauty is totally a thing. Whether you craft the look with pastels or chose a more glittery route, colors and glam are all the rave when it comes to 2017 makeup trends. Now, you may think this obsession with rainbow hues and sparkly particles is all well and good but meant only for Instagrammers and spunky beauty enthusiasts. After all, no one would dare walk the Grand Palais decked out in chaotic glitter, would they? Perhaps you’re right about the chaos, but organize this colorful, myth-inspired trend and unicorn beauty can work on any runway. Just ask Chanel. This iconic brand was all about sophisticated, multicolored eye makeup at their recent Fall 2017 show in Paris.
A SPLASH OF COLORFUL SKIN
Chanel knows their little black dress is monotone and subtle. That’s one of the reasons they embraced unicorn beauty. Use their nifty discovery to boost your own somber wardrobe. No matter what dark outfit you’re wearing, paint on some rainbow product and your eyes are sure to pop.
THEY WORK WITH PATTERNS TOO
You don’t need solid colors to make multicolored makeup shine. Chanel proved this with their textured print suit. Slightly less intense than bright hues contrasted with a dark outfit, this look demonstrates that you can have a noisy face without looking too overbearing.
NO NEED FOR A HAT
Coupled with Chanel’s obsession with little black dresses is their appreciation for thick brimmed hats. There were plenty of those hats in Paris at this year’s haute couture fashion week. However, despite all the hats bobbing around, Chanel was also quick to demonstrate unicorn beauty works even if you’re bare-headed. So buy the hat, but explore both makeup options.
WEAR IT IN PAIRS
What’s better than one fashionista decked out in multi-colored eye makeup? Obviously, the answer is two fashionistas done up in unicorn beauty. Pair your lip color with one of those audacious eye shades too. Then you’ll have complementary lips and matching looks. Talk about beauty prowess.
HONE IN ON THOSE EYEBROWS
It’s true. Eye makeup doesn’t usually include caking your brows with color, but Chanel did it that way in Paris. It wasn’t done to the same extent on each model, but the general motif seemed to be that colored brows were a thing. Clearly, that means you need to brighten up those brows a bit come fall.
RAINBOW COLORED BRUSHES
Making your eyes all colorful requires special appropriately themed tools. You’ll need Chanel’s vibrant new colors, of course, but also playful products to apply your look with. That’s where these brushes come in. What’s more unicorn-inspired applying rainbow eyeshadow with multi-colored brushes?
THE REAL SECRET
What are the key strokes to hit when you’re applying your couture unicorn beauty look? Think deep blue under your eye, varying degrees of yellow painted just below your brow, and a bright pinkish-red dollop near the inner corner of your eye. Fill in other colors as you see fit, but the charm of Chanel unicorn beauty is in those three simple steps.
Unicorn beauty isn’t just for the trend savvy and color obsessed. With a few minor touchups, you can pull off multi-colored eye makeup with glam and glorious flair. Time to stop it with those monotonous nudes and go out looking truly rainbow-tastic.
— Scarlett Price