Five reasons to go holographic

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  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Five reasons to go holographic
Five reasons to go holographic
Unicorns, mermaids, rainbows, sparkle and shine. We’re not talking about a ten-year-old girl’s colouring book, but your new favourite makeup colours. This trend began in 2016 with the birth of unicorn colours in milkshakes, cakes and confections. Naturally the trend would trickle into fashion, hair and cosmetics, too. Fast forward to 2018, and even those girls that tend to be the wallflower type are trying their hand at holographic. Here’s why.

It Suits All Skin Tones

The many subtle shades, milky-mirror finish and light-reflective lilacs, lavenders and pale blues are – quite simply – perfection on dark skin. NYX Professional Makeup Holographic Halo Shimmer Stick in Primal is a gentle shimmery blue with lavender tones. Swipe it directly onto your cheekbones and Cupid’s bow for a 3D highlight effect and consider your strobing perfected. 

It’s Available in All Makeup Types

Holographic is loved for its versatility, but don’t think you can pull off the full disco ball holographic eyes? Then try a mirrored nail polish instead, like Essie Nail Colour in For The Twill of It. Watch the colours transition from a grown-up green and lavender to a severe grey as you walk in different light brightness.   

For the Nostalgia

Rainbows and unicorn colours remind us of childhood innocence. Makeup in our teen years were all infused with glitter, sparkle and gloss. Take yourself back to a simpler time with something like Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Ether, with its dark purples, pinks and blues that are especially striking on dark eyes and skin. 

It’s Whimsical

There’s nothing like injecting some positivity and youthfulness into your makeup look. They represent an escapism into fantasy, allowing us to dream, and take a break from the mature drama of, say, a classic red lip. Try L’Oréal Galaxy Lumiere Holographic Lip Gloss in Sapphire Star to make your lips look like they’ve been dipped in a unicorn milkshake. 

There’s a Variety of Colours

The pale, milky look is not for everyone, and we’ll admit that blues and lavenders aren’t perfect for every occasion, but fear not, the holographic look doesn’t have to mean going full unicorn every time. There are also holographic options that have a much more grown-up look to them, in shades of coral mixed in with rose gold and gentle bronzes. Try NYX Professional Makeup Holographic Halo Cream Eyeliner in Palisade Paradise for a more natural-looking holographic shine. 

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