Unicorn style!

FIVE years.

That’s the amount of time I feel I have left to experiment with wild makeup before I turn 40, and therefore should probably tone it down a bit.

So in the spirit of having fun with beauty, I wanted to try the holographic/ultra violet trend that is sweeping Instagram at the moment.

To my surprise, I found Illamasqua’s pure pigment in Static super wearable and it really suited my new dark hair colour! I would never have really thought about trying a glittering subtle pigment on my eyes like this, but I’m so glad I did! I’ll definitely be wearing it again.

Fenty’s Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Unicorn (anther lilac tone) was another choice that I wasn’t quite sure about but when I swept it on, it really looked great! The cooling tones against my warmer dark red hair was really complimentary. I’d wanted to try Rihanna’s beauty line Fenty for a while and am still keen to experiment a bit more with these shimmer sticks. The pay off wasn’t as creamy as other sticks I’ve tried, but I was putting it over lots of powdery products so am curious to get to know the line a lot better.

I love this face and body radiance booster by Diego Dalla Palma, I put it all over my skin and then just touch up with Laura Mercier Candleglow foundation to finish off. Then add a sweep of powder – I used Pro-Glow Highlighter by Beauty Pie in Cosmic Shine.

Eyebrows were touched up by Goof Proof brow pencil from Benefit just to fill them in and I used Ciate’s chisel eyeliner┬áto line my eyelids.

So while I think that I’ve only got another few years to experiment with make-up… I’m actually really sold on this subtle yet shimmering beauty look. Maybe I will still be able to have fun with make-up beyond my 40th birthday!

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