The futuristic holographic makeup has a major influence on people who love and want to experiment with makeup. With its illusive 3D effect, the holographic unicorn-inspired makeup is the hottest trend. If you are a makeup enthusiast, create a unique prismatic look using holographic makeup. They are available for the eyes, lips, cheeks, and nails. Do not wait, take a look at our round-up of the 15 best drugstore and high-end holographic makeup products of 2021. Swipe up!
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15 Best Holographic Makeup Products
The ILNP Ultra Holographic Nail Polish is a classy and shimmery holographic nail polish. It is feminine, futuristic, and looks dreamy on the nails. This high-quality boutique nail lacquer is long-lasting and fast-drying. It is opaque and provides a perfect holographic finish without a base coat. It is chip-resistant and adds an intense reflective quality to your holographic manicure. The nail polish glides smoothly as silk with a single stroke and shines like a diamond with no rough texture. It can be removed easily without soaking measures, unlike other sparkle nail polishes. If your holographic makeup is on point, so should be your nails, and this nail polish is a wise pick.
- Does not require a base coat
- Glides softly
- Easy to remove
Bring out your inner unicorn spirit with the stunning Unicorn Snot Holographic Makeup Glitter Lip Gloss. This lightweight sparkle lip gloss is vegan and cruelty-free. It is made from an oil-based formula that can be worn as it is for a chic, glossy shine, or over your lipstick as a lipstick topper for an added sparkle. It has an amazing cotton candy scent and comes in five magical holographic shades – pink, purple, blue, silver, and gold.
- Can be used as a lipstick topper
- May have a sticky texture.
If you love nail powders and want a holographic one in your collection, try the Yuxuan Holographic Powder. A jar contains 1 gram of silver holographic nail powder. It adds a 90s CD-like reflection to the nails that looks stunning under any light. It must be used on top of a gel coating and be sealed with a topcoat. Depending on the base coat, the holographic hue will change. This powder nail polish is easy to apply, durable than acrylic nails, does not crack or fragment, and does not damage the nail beds. It is also environment-friendly.
- Easy to apply
- Durable than acrylic nails
- Does not crack or fragment
- Does not damage the nail beds
- Clear directions are not available in the user guide.
- The sponge applicator is not well-made.
This holographic eyeshadow palette has nine shades and does not burn a hole in your pocket. The shades range from iridescent purple, pink, and mauve, to gold, pearl, pale orange, and shimmering green. These stunning holographic colors catch light from every angle and provide a sharp and fine shimmery effect. The shades are smooth, soft, creamy, and flatter all skin tones. A few shades can also be used as a highlighter to top your blush with a holographic finish. These eyeshadows do not exaggerate the fine lines and pores. This holographic eyeshadow palette is perfect for strobing the cheekbones, nose, and even the collarbone.
- Suitable for strobing
- Covers fine lines and pores
- Can be used on the eyes, cheeks, and body
- Can be used with a brush or fingertips
- Soft texture
- Does not crumble
- Needs a couple of coats to achieve a sharp holographic effect.
- Has kick-off.
The Too Faced La Creme Mystical Effects Lipstick in Unicorn Tears is amazing for those who like to keep their holographic makeup on point. This unicorn lipstick is infused with white lotus flower extract, and it adds soothing hydration to the lips without dryingthem out. The creamy texture of this lipstick gives a stunning liquid matte finish.
Though the lipstick appears blue in the tube, it leaves a holographic effect of tinted purpleand lavender with a sky-blue effect. You can use it as lipstick or a lipstick topper for a glossy, multi-dimensional finish. This creamy, matte, shade-shifting lipstick is definitely something you want to own.
- Creamy texture
- Infused with lotus flower extract
- Matte finish
- Shade-shifting effect
- Can be used as a lip topper
- Smells like candy
- Not smudge-proof
The NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Holographic Halo Cream Eyeliner with pigmented pearls provides a sheen metallic finish. You can apply it with a brush as an eyeliner or buff on your eyelids as an eyeshadow to achieve that intense, holographic look.
- Can be used as an eyeshadow
- Available in 5 shades
- Cruelty-free (PETA certified)
- Might get clumpy
When it comes to drugstore highlighters, Maybelline is the best. Their new Master Holographic Prismatic Highlighter is infused with high-impact iridescent pigments and shimmering kaleidoscopic-style pearl powder that helps create a dreamy unicorn highlighting effect. The texture is soft and does not exaggerate pores and fine lines. This holographic powder highlighter is created with a rich lavender-hued cool tone. The prismatic pearls create a reflective sheen that flashes color in different lights and pops the high points on your face and body. The packaging is great, and the product is reasonably priced.
- Can be used on the face, body, and eyes
- Compact packaging
- Available in two holographic shades
- Does not have a mirror.
The Lime Crime’s Diamond Crushers Limited Edition Lip Toppers is a holographic lip topper or gloss. This lip topper glides seamlessly and glistens like a diamond. From metallic fuchsia to shiny purple, there are multiple options that you can pick from. It is long-lasting and lightweight on the lips. It is also deliciously scented, like strawberries. You can wear it on bare lips for a tinted effect or use it as a lip topper for a holographic effect.
- Glides seamlessly
- Glistens like a diamond.
- Water-based formula
- Matte finish
- Available in a variety of shades
- PETA certified
- Might dry out the lips.
The Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette is shaped like a prism and contains four stunning holographic eyeshadows that have shade-shifting quality. The shades – Emerald, Saphire, Amethyst, and Opal –are perfect for achieving a spectrum of radiant, special multi-dimensional effects on your eyes, cheeks, and lips. You can use them as face and body highlighters or a slip toppers.
The holographic shades are formulated with Double Dimension technology, loaded with 360-degree refractive pearls, and dipped in a prismatic coating to deliver twice the transforming power. Each of the four shades catches the light from every angle for a spectrum of aluminizing special effects, perfect for customized finishes, and exploring artistic expressions in all possibilities.
- Formulated with Double Dimension technology
- Loaded with 360-degree refractive pearls
- Dipped in a prismatic coating
- Shade-shifting quality
- Can be used on the eyes, lips, cheeks, and body
- Stunning packaging
- Packaging is not environment-friendly.
This lipstick topper by Milani is what you need if you are a fan of shimmery and blingy holographic makeup. It is formulated with prismatic technology and comes in five fabulous shades. This lip topper is packed with light-reflective, iridescent shimmers that glisten and add a next level dimension to your lip color. It is long-lasting and has a mild tint.
- Formulated with Prismatic technology
- Comes with 5 color choices
- Might feel sticky.
Not just eyeshadow, but your eyeliner can also be holographic. The Pretty Vulgar Vixen Glimmer Holographic Liquid Eyeliner is a glittery, liquid eyeliner that contains safe silver and lavender glitter for a stunning shine and a holographic effect to the eyes. This holographic eyeliner is water-resistant, flake-free, transfer-resistant, cruelty-free, and glides effortlessly. You can apply one or two coats to add an iridescent shine to your eyelids. Apply it on top of black eyeliner to give it depth and multi-dimensional shine. You can also apply it to the inner corners of your eyes to brighten the area instantly. The packaging is very appealing and has a sparkly holographic unicorn horn-shaped twist open cap.
- Safe for the eyes
- Contains silver and lavender glitter
- Glides effortlessly
- Can be used alone or on top of eyeliner.
- Adds multi-dimensional shine
The NYX Strobe Of Genius Holographic Stick is a holographic highlighter for the high points of your face and body like the cheekbones, nose, cupid’s bow, collarbone, and shoulders. This creamy highlighter strobing stick is luminous and gives a glossy appearance. It is packed with ultra-fine holographic pearls and glides effortlessly to illuminate your complexion for a runway-inspired strobe effect. Apply this holographic makeup strobing stick on the highest points of the face, such as the temples, cheekbones, and bridge of the nose. A little brush and dab are all you need to turn a regular makeup look into something stunning and jaw-dropping.
- Strobe effect
- Highlights the high points of face and body
- Creamy texture
- Does not exaggerate pores and lines
- Seamless finish
- Glides easily
- Easy to carry
- PETA certified
- Not suitable for oily skin.
The Milk Makeup’s Holographic Stick is the perfect holographic makeup product for reapplying your shimmery highlight throughout the day. This stick has two secrets – meteorite powder and twilight pearls – that make it worth buying. The holographic stick has a super-hydrating, buttery formula enriched with peach nectar, mango butter, coconut oil, and avocado oil. These moisturizing ingredients create a sheen that is natural and eye-catching while nourishing the skin. The subtle lavender, golden peach, and prismatic pink hues complement all skin tones.
- Infused with meteorite powder and twilight pearls.
- Buttery formula
- Easy to carry
- Suitable for all skin tones
- Might not be long-lasting.
The Milk Makeup’s bestselling Holographic Lip Gloss is packed with meteorite powder and twilight pearls. It contains avocado oil, coconut oil, and mango butter that hydrates and nourishes your lips. This iridescent lip gloss can be worn on its own for an otherworldly sheen, or as a top coat layered over lip color to create a prismatic new hue. It is comfortable to wear and offers a subtle holographic makeup finish.
- Hydrates the lips
- Provides a prismatic hue
- Includes a doe-foot applicator
- Very subtle
- Light shine
If you want a holographic highlighter that is blinding, high-quality, and smooth like butter, the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Prismatic Amethyst is your best bet. It has a lavender hue with duo-chrome pigments that provide a purple holographic makeup effect. The Prismatic Amethyst shade is enriched with color-shifting pigments that reflect and refract light to provide a multi-faceted, holographic chameleon effect. It is infused with pale gold, violet, and rose pearls to create a unique, iridescent sheen that shifts as you move. The result is a soft shine that reflects a different shade from every angle. This purple highlighter gives the skin a supernatural glow without exaggerating fine lines and pores.
- Creamy texture
- Adds a chameleon effect
- Stunning packaging
These are the 15 best holographic makeup products for your unicorn dreams to become real.Here are a few buying tips before you lay hands on the best holo makeup products.
Holographic Makeup Buying Guide
- All That Glitters Is Not Holographic –Many of us get confused between glitter and holographic. The mere addition of different colored glitters is not holographic makeup. Your holographic makeup should have blue, green, yellow, pink, and green hues all together yet with their own seconds of shine to hit that perfect dreamy note of the makeup lover in you.
- Purple Highlighters Are Different From Holographic Highlighters– The market is flooded with various shades of highlighters. Purple is one of them. But just a purple highlighter with pink shimmer is not a holographic highlighter. Look for one with a silver base and tiny light-reflecting particles that impart an iridescent quality to the highlighter.
- Duo-chrome Lip Toppers Are Not Necessarily Holographic –Holographic lip toppers should reflect at least three colors. A lot of blue lip toppers with purple shimmer can be mistaken for holographic. Look for lip toppers that are either clear or have a base color along with multiple reflective, fine iridescent particles.
- Safety First, Always – Holographic makeup is stunning. However, you must check the ingredients list to see if it contains harmful chemicals or glitter that can cut your eyes or skin.
For makeup artists and lovers, it is easy to wear and play with holographic makeup. But if you are new to it, here’s a tutorial on how to use holographic makeup without looking out of place.
How To Wear Holographic Makeup (Tutorial)
Holographic makeup is going to stay around for a while. Take a dip in the unicorn world and get that dreamy, luminous glow on your eyes, lips, cheeks, nails, or body. Let us know in the comments section which products you bought and how well they fared.
Expert’s Answers for Readers Questions
How do you do holographic makeup?
To put on holographic makeup, think it through first. Do you want to highlight your eyes or lips? We would not recommend going with a full face of holographic makeup for everyday use.
Buy the necessary holographic makeup products and start playing. Use your fingertips or a brush to apply holographic eyeshadow. Use an eyeliner to define your eyes. Add holographic highlighter on the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and the cupid’s bow. Use a matte lipstick to finish the makeup look. You may also use a super cool holographic lipstick,lip topper, and a cheek highlighter, but keep your eyes basic.
How do you make holographic eyeshadow?
You can create a holographic effect using the eyeshadow palette you already have. Use a kajal or cake eyeliner to paint the top eyelids first. Use an eyeshadow
10 Best Drugstore Highlighters
brush to pick up a shimmery blue-green eyeshadow. Spray the brush with MAC fix plus or Urban Decay all-nighter. Pat it over the eyelid. Next, pick up a pink shimmery eyeshadow and do the same. Last but not least, gently pat a little bit of silver eye glitter. And you are done!
What’s the difference between holographic and iridescent?
In terms of makeup, holographic makeup has a 3D effect or a multi-dimensional light-reflective property. Iridescent means glow. It can use shimmer particles or oils and colors infused together to create a light bouncing property.
How do you use a holographic highlighter?
To use a holographic highlighter, you can use your fingertips or a brush. Dip your finger or brush into the highlighter, dust off the excess, tap it on the cheekbones, and blend. Use a little on top of the nose, cupid’s bow, and the inner corners of the eyes. Blend the harsh lines to make it look even.
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