Hello Champagne Dreamers! As we continue that slow, steady slide towards the horror that is Valentine’s Day, I’m here to remind you that “Love Stinks” – and I hosted a special fundraiser cabaret to prove it!
That’s right, my loves: the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre is streaming a fundraiser cabaret that is viewable with a donation from February 6-14, and it features some fabulous performances, all hosted by yours truly. If you’d like to see this look in action, you can view the cabaret online; for ticket information visit the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre Website. And this post will show you step-by-step how I created the magical unicorn look that I wore for the cabaret!
I was running late for filming and I forgot to contour my neck, so this look comes with extra Jabba The Hut Realness at no extra charge. We don’t have to talk about it. But I am going to talk about this fun pastel look that I created using single shadows from Give Me Glow Cosmetics. Let’s jump in!
The first step, as always is primer. I double primed, starting with the elf Mint Melt Cooling Face primer, followed by the Too Faced Dew You Fresh Glow Luminous Face Primer. I’m not sure how “cooling” the elf primer is, but I generally like it. It’s not as pore-filling as the I Heart Revolution peach primer that I usually start with, but it gave a nice sticky base to put the foundation on (similar to the tackiness of the Milk Makeup Hydro-Grip primer!).
Then I put on a generous layer of my fave foundation: the Uoma Beauty Say What Foundation in T3C.
For concealer, I went with the benefit Boi-Ing Cakeless Concealer in No 1 under the eyes and No 2.5 on the forehead and down the center of my face. I still like this concealer well enough, but I’m on the hunt for a new favorite. Full coverage, of course. Anyone have good recommendations?!
To prep my eyes, I did some baking with the Kim Chic Chic Beauty Puff Puff Pass Set & Bake Powder in Translucent, and then primed my eyelids with the Ulta Beauty Matte Eye Primer. I’m not usually a big fan of old school powder puffs, but I’ve been applying the Kim Chi powder with the puff that came with it, and I love the way it sits.
For this look, I wanted to dip into some of my single shadows, so I got out my collection of Give me Glow singles. I started with Mojito, a bright turquoise matte, and used that to define the outer edge of the look, from the inner corner next to the nose, up to the arch and down about halfway on the outer part of the look. Then I took the bright yellow shimmer shade Going Bananas and placed that in the inner corner and about 1/3 of the way across the lid. I also brought it down to the very inner part of the lower lash line.
Next, I took the shade Electric Mint, a light green shimmer with strong golden shift, and blended that into the yellow and across the rest of the lid, ending at the outer lid and diagonally to the edge of Mojito. Then I took the deep purple matte shade Grapeness and blended that on the very outer corner of the lid in a triangle shape. I also blended this on the inner part of the eye, along the nose, to divide Mojito and Going Bananas.
To connect the purple to the green, I took some of Ultraviolence, a deep purple shimmer, to blend from the edge of Grapeness and up into Electric Mint. I then went back into Electric Mint to blend the boundary between the two shades. For the lower lash line, I wanted to bring in some blue since the dress I was wearing was primarily blue, so I took the light blue shimmer shade Bubbles and blended that from the outer corner with Grapeness and over to the edge of Going Bananas. For consistency and to help those blend together more easily, I took just a touch of Electric Mint and blended that into the boundary where the yellow and blue shades met.
I wanted to bring some blue into the brows as well, and you know that I love a colorful ombre! I started by drawing the shape with a black pencil, then I took the matte navy shade Starboy and layered that over the entire brow I also used some concealer along the bottom edge of the brow and let the shadow mix with that a bit so that the lower edge would be brighter than the top edge. Then I took the medium blue shimmer shade Under The Sea and started at the inner corner of the brow, I blended that into the lower edge of the brow, stopping before the arch. Then I took more of Bubbles and blended that into the very inner corner of the brow and out into the other blues.
I was living for the pastel fantasy, but I couldn’t do a unicorn look and not use at least a little bit of pink! I used the shimmer shade Pink Frosting and blended that in the open space between the Mojito shade and the lower part of the brow on the inner corner of the look. I blended it about halfway up toward the arch. Then I used the candlelight shimmer shade Halo on the inner corner to brighten the yellow. Also, I wanted more structure to the look so I extended Grapeness up toward the arch to where Electric Mint connected with Ultraviolence.
I was in a hurry, so I stuck with what I know: the Glamlite Double Cheeseburger lashes. These are tried and true favorites, and I know they will look great (even if one of them is glued on crooked – whoops!).
I’ve got a review of some BH Cosmetics Face palettes coming out on Monday (11am CST!), so I decided to play with them for this look as well. I started by doing some contour on my cheeks and foorhead with the Belgian Waffle palette. This palette has three contour/highlight and bronzer shades, and three shimmer highlights. I took the deepest contour shade, Cinnamon, and worked it into my cheek and along the hairline.
Next up, I used the shade Just Peachy from the Bellini blush palette to fill in my cheeks, blending down into my contour and up along the outer edge of my eye look in a sort of blush draped effect.
The last palette in the series, Frose, is a collection of 6 gorgeous pink-toned highlighters. I started with the shade Boozy along the cheekbone and lightly blending down into the blush, and taking it up to just the lower edge of the eye look. I wanted it to merge with the blush and just lighten and brighten it, since I was planning to add another shade on top of that in targeted areas.
The shade Bubbly, a white base with bright pink duochrome shift, I placed on the cheekbone, on the tip of the nose, and on my cupid’s bow. I didn’t add any product, but I took just what was left on the brush after blending these out and just lightly touched my chin. Don’t forget to come back on Monday to read my full review of these three face palettes from BH Cosmetics – and you can check out my review of the three Weekend Vibes eyeshadow palettes HERE!
For lips, I wanted the effect to be sort of dreamy and cloudlike, so I didn’t use a lip liner – that would have been way too much precision! I used the Sugarpill liquid lipstick in the shade Clockwork from the 10th Anniversary Collection (review coming soon!) and applied it all over the lips, lightly blotting the edges with my finger to diffuse the line.
Lips are normally the end, but I just couldn’t stop without adding some glitter – this is a unicorn look after all! I started with the Lemonhead LA Space Jam in the custom shade Miss Jaye that I had made for me, and then I patted some of the Trixie Cosmetics Sprinkle in Melon Baller over top of that. I did it on the curve of the highlight around the eyes, and also just a touch on the tip of my nose like glitter freckles.
And that’s the look! Again, we aren’t going to talk about the fact that I forgot to do neck contour. Just leave it. Except for that, I’m pretty happy with how this turned out, though it’s definitely not for the faint of heart! I think that if you wanted to adapt this into a more everyday sort of look – well, everyday for someone who loves colorful makeup! – You could probably just do the yellow, green and purple part of the look, wither with or without the Mojito on the upper edge, and go with natural brows and bring one of the shimmer shades from the eye look (either Electric Mint or Ultraviolence) down onto the lower lash line and get rid of the blues and the pink for more coherence. You could soften it by not doing the purple matt on the inner part and just starting with the yellow and blending out from there with lighter shades on the inner part and darker shades on the outer. However you interpret it, it’s a fun combo to play with!
As usual, none of the links in this post are sponsored or affiliated in any way. I simply provide the links so that you can browse products, discover new brands, and make a purchase if you so choose. Don’t feel like you need to have the exact products shown in this or any makeup tutorial to recreate or alter the look – don’t be afraid to shop your stash! And as always, please reach out if you have any ideas or suggestions for future Face Friday looks!