The Unicorn Trend Just Peaked with Chanel's Unicorn Eye Makeup

And just like that, rainbow eyes are a trend we can get behind.

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Whatever your thoughts are about unicorn beauty—that is, all things rainbow, glittery, horned, and even loosely inspired by the mythical equine creature–at this point, it's pretty hard to deny that it's a Thing (opens in new tab). But maybe you're still thinking it's reserved for the weird and wacky corners of the internet, and not, say, the Grand Palais in Paris, where Chanel just wrapped its Fall 2017 haute couture show. The opulent presentation courtesy of King Karl featured three front-row celebrities with platinum buzzcuts (Katy Perry, Cara Delevingne, Kristen Stewart), a scale replica of the Eiffel Tower (opens in new tab)—and bright, whimsical, multicolored eye makeup that was unmistakable #unicorngoals on every single model.

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Makeup artist Tom Pecheux and his team went full Roy G Biv, smudging a rich cerulean blue below the lids, then layering a kaleidoscope of vampy lilac, highlighter orange, and green apple right up to the brow bones. A smudge of glossy crimson was dabbed along the inner corners of the eyes; some models had a sprinkle of gold on the outer corners. The rest of the makeup was left refreshingly simple: Clean, velvet-fresh skin, a whisper of petal pink blush on cheeks, and if we're not mistaken, natural lips finished with just the lightest swipe of translucent gloss.

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At least this season, models weren't wearing clothes to match. The fanciful makeup served as a counterpoint to the otherwise regal collection of tweeds, boucle, and derby hats done in haute finery.

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Hannah Morrill
Hannah Morrill

Hannah Morrill is a writer and editor based in Portland, Maine. She’s an avid reader, an indifferent face-washer and a sunscreen/retinol evangelist.