Fulfill Your Magical Dreams With This DIY Unicorn Costume
In addition to our repertoire of our classic looks, like a pretty spooky ghost and our classic witch, we’re adding the dreamiest of costumes — a unicorn! This particular costume is one that we all secretly want to be every day! Let me tell you, Caitlin (our Customer Experience Associate) was literally beside herself to become one for the afternoon. This look really comes down to the makeup and putting the right pieces together to tap into a pretty, sexy, sporty, playful, ethereal unicorn!
How to Build Your Unicorn Costume
<b><br/></b>— American Apparel Women’s Opaque Liquid Metal Pantyhose ($10)
— American Apparel Cotton Jersey Halter One-Piece Leotard ($25)
— California Costumes Women’s Floral Fantasy Wig ($5)
— Elope Unicorn Costume Kit ($12)
— Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sparkle ($60)
Start off by doing a flawless face for your base makeup. Apply a heavier bright pink blush like($30) to the apples of your cheeks, up toward your temples. Next, layer liquid highlighter like Japonesque Radiance Primer ($32), followed by a powder highlighter like Sephora Collection Microsmooth Baked Luminizer ($14) for that extra radiant skin. Hit your upper cheekbones, bridge of your nose, your temples, center of your lower forehead, above your cupid’s bow and on your brow bones.
How to Do Unicorn Makeup
Step 1: Unicorn Eyes: Use the same blush you used on your cheeks to sweep onto the inside corners of your eyes and into your crease. Line your eyes with a teal liner, shadow or cream, and use that same medium to fill in your eyelids. Caitlin is wearing the Ben Nye Color Cream in Cosmic Blue ($7).
Eyebrows: Next, use a white eyeliner to fill over your eyebrows and then go over them with the same teal medium you used for your eyes.
Step 2: Around Your Eyes: Apply water-like placed pigments in purple, pink and teal as if they were bleeding out your eyes and down onto your cheeks. We used Ben Nye Color Cream in Vivid Violet, Bright Pink + Cosmic Blue ($7). You can add lighter versions of these pigments in powder form over the creams to set them and give a little more dimension, if you’re feeling like advancing the look a little like we did. Lastly, sprinkle glitter to really tie it all together.
Finishing Touches: False Fluttering Lashes: When you go this big on your eye makeup, it’s a good idea to add those falsies! I’m obsessed with Kiss Premium Eyelashes ($9) — seriously FIVE sets for NINE DOLLARS!
Now get your glitter goggles on and just play! This costume is SO comfortable you can literally dance your heart out wearing it.
Caitlin loved this so much she decided it was best to continue her day as Unicorn.
Even my dreams came true today!
Remember to always goof around and play!
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