Crushing It Like a Diamond: How to Work Holographic Lip Gloss

Photo: Lime Crime Black Unicorn (

I’m making unicorn moves in the makeup department. Yes, that trend is still holding strong, in everything from luxury fashion to pool floats. So why not have some My Little Pony Fun with your makeup before the proverbial horse goes out to pasture?

The vegan and cruelty-free formulas from Lime Crime Diamond Crushers are my latest magic trick for adding holographic dimension to my normal matte lipstick routine. They look pretty in the package and smell good when you open them, but that’s not why they’re winners. Finding that just-right consistency that’s neither tacky, gummy, too slick nor soupy is a must when it comes to bold, expressive makeup colors; the last thing you want is color that ends up on your teeth!

Photo: Lime Crime Trip Lip Crusher Used Alone (

Lime Crime Diamond Crushers are water-based and smart money spent—the boxed bundle of three mini tubes retails for $12, so you can try the trend and bless your friends with a little sparkle at the same time!

I got the Unicorn set to layer over the lavender shades of lipstick trending so strongly this season. Black Unicorn is my runaway fave shade from the collection; I used it to give some unicorn magic to Lip Bar’s Purple Rain.


Of course, not everyone is into the unicorn trend, so if you want to keep it subtler with earth tones, just use any neutral matte lip color and one of Lime Crime’s lower-key metallics. I like Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip in Fortune Cookie ($20) as a base for Lime Crime’s Diamond Lip Crushers bundle in #golds.

No matter which end of the spectrum you fall under when it comes to makeup—understated chic or extra fabulous—there’s a way to wear glitter that’s just right for you. But whatever you do, don’t miss out on the fun. It’s our time to shine!


(Special thanks to makeup artist Marc Cornwall for extra help!)

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Veronica Webb

Veronica Webb loves Detroit, speaks French, is addicted to French fries, French fashion, runs an 8 minute mile and can never find her keys.