Too Faced Cosmetics is an incredible brand with magnificent makeup, and the holographic lipstick dubbed Unicorn Tears is a mystical dream color. The periwinkle blue lipstick goes on with an iridescent lavender sheen with hints of baby blue sparkle. This is an unexpected miracle color that looks good on so many different skin tones and that is evident just scrolling through twitter mentions of the lipstick color.
The color has been shown all over the Internet, especially by those who managed to snag one, and on so many different skin tones that it is nearly bewildering to see. And the Too Faced Unicorn Tears lipstick looks exciting and hydrating and holographic on each person.
Anything with a reference to unicorns in the name is expected to be magical or at the very least, moderately impressive. The Too Faced Unicorn Tears lipstick is magical, ethereal, as expected from the name, everything that is amazing is this lipstick. The holographic nature of this lipstick means that light is caught and reflected interestingly making the colors look blended differently based on your vantage point.
The color is iridescent, and so the color is much different on lips and skin than it is fresh out of the tube. The Too Faced Unicorn Tears color is listed as an iridescent shimmer on the Too Faced Cosmetics website and was unexpectedly popular, even by their standards. The color sold out last year, and after being restocked, is again sold out. It is beautiful and the creamy, with the color going on rich and smooth with a single swipe application.
The application of the Too Faced Unicorn Tears lipstick can be done alone, or over another color, adding a bit more depth to the iridescent effect and creating a new look that might further flatter your skin tone. The color is strong, both in the tube and on skin, and can be a bit much on the powerful unicorn side of things thanks to the brightness of the lilac and periwinkle blue shades, as well as the amount of shimmer packed into the color.
For those who want to try the color, but are a bit intimidated, consider layering with another color to create one you are more comfortable with. The Too Faced Unicorn Tears lipstick is the party version of what Ruby Woo is for the flattering red: it can work on everyone with minor adjustments when needed.
For some, wearing just a bit less, for others, layering on a bit more can make the difference in the strength of the color against the skin. The color is sheer with a single swipe, but definitely noticeable thanks to the pigment in the hydrating color. Adding in more layers just makes it brighter, more sparkly, more unicorn-esque.
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