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If you’ve been watching the beauty space over the past six months, it should come as no surprise to you that “mermaid” or “unicorn” products are having a major moment. And it isn’t only the packaging that makes these items magical! The formulas themselves boast a mesmerizing sheen, which many brands and fans are calling holographic.

However, this is something of a misnomer. Nail polish junkies in particular know that the term holographic specifically refers to a kind of glitter particle that flashes with a rainbow or diamond-like sparkle. Some “unicorn” products fit into this category, but more often, they’re iridescent. The colors in this family present as one shade at first glance but flash a few different colors depending on lighting. (For reference, think of the silver, green, gold, and blue casts you can see on a black pearl.)

We say, the more color, sparkle, and glitter, the merrier! We’re absolutely fans of this trend and will continue rocking unicorn products long after they’re out of style. To help feed your own addiction, keep reading; we’ve rounded up 13 of our favorite eye-catching prismatic products.

1.Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Moonchild

Drawing inspiration from both Neverending Story and Lucky Charms, this ethereal palette features powders with special reflective pigments. This means that while it’ll look like one shade in the pan, it takes on new life once dabbed on skin. Try the Star hue (which looks like powdered diamonds!) for a wild night out.

Try it: Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Moonchild ($40)

2.Bite Beauty Opal Crème Lipstick

This white pearlescent lipstick acts well layered as a base coat or a topcoat. Just one swipe and it’ll add a magical iridescence to your favorite lip color.

Try it: Bite Beauty Opal Crème Lipstick ($24)

3.Milk Makeup Holographic Stick

This stick of cream highlighter is generously sized so you can swipe it over shoulders, décolletage, and cheekbones for that unicorn-esque glow. Really load it on to achieve prismatic nirvana, or use a light hand for a touch of lilac iridescence.

Try it: Milk Makeup Holographic Stick ($28)

4.Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Distortion

This white glitter liner flashes blue and green, giving it a mermaid effect. Try it layered over black liquid liner for a sexy aquatic cat eye.

Try it: Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Distortion ($20)

5.Chantecaille Galactic Lip Shine Healing Lip Gloss

This posh gloss is as enjoyable to wear as it is to look at. The formula contains African mango seed butter to keep lips soft and moist, even in drying Winter weather.

Try it: Chantecaille Galactic Lip Shine Healing Lip Gloss ($34)

6.KBShimmer Nail Polish in Alloy Matey!

Don’t stare too long! The holographic glitter in this lacquer creates such a dazzling diamond effect, it could probably blind you under bright lights.

Try it: KBShimmer Nail Polish in Alloy Matey! ($9)

7.Tweezerman Holographic Tweezer

Every gal needs a precise, hardworking pair of tweezers in her beauty bag. Adding holographic sparkle to this iconic tool makes it more essential. Don’t forget: Tweezerman offers sharpening free of charge!

Try it: Tweezerman Holographic Tweezer ($26)

8.Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Distortion

This white glitter liner flashes blue and green, giving it a mermaid effect. Try it layered over black liquid liner for a sexy aquatic cat eye.

Try it: Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Distortion ($20)

9.Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Kat and her team spent years developing the versatile powder formula in this compact, and it was well worth the wait. Each of the four creamy shades is designed to be multifunctional; try them as highlighter, or layer your favorite on top of lipstick or eye shadow to give it an out-of-this-world sheen.

Try it: Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette ($32, temporarily out of stock)

10.Royal and Langnickel Moda Prismatic Face Perfecting Kit

These brushes’ chrome handles aren’t all that’s fetching about them. The densely packed (and colorful!) bristles absorb little product, beautifully blending foundation, highlighter, eye shadow and other color into the skin without waste.

Try it: Royal and Langnickel Moda Prismatic Face Perfecting Kit ($25, temporarily out of stock)

11.Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Hypnotist

This hue looks peachy on bare lips but adds a dramatic, shade-shifting sheen on top of bolder colors. You’ll also love the refreshing mint scent.

Try it: Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Hypnotist ($18)

12.Julep It Girl Nail Polish in Brandy

This is so much more than a charcoal gray lacquer! It contains glitter that provides an electrifying holographic sparkle under bright light. The formula also promotes more oxygen delivery to the nail, leading to stronger, longer talons over time.

Try it: Julep It Girl Nail Polish in Brandy

13.Too Faced La Creme Color Drenched Lipstick in Unicorn Tears

This lipstick caused a frenzy among beauty-lovers and unicorn-lovers alike not just for its name, but for its iridescent finish. Though it sounds wild, the lilac looks magical on all skin tones.

Try it: Too Faced La Creme Color Drenched Lipstick in Unicorn Tears ($22)

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