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I Tried the Most Intimidating Beauty Trend of the Season – & You Have to See It

Refinery29 | Mi-Anne Chan

You know that queasy, lethargic feeling you get after you’ve eaten nothing but cotton candy, pop rocks, and soda all day? That’s how this year’s most saccharine beauty launches have left me feeling after months of seeing nothing but rainbow-covered, unicorn-themed glitter bombs. The whimsical makeup category has grown like crazy – from lipstick to highlighters to brushes – and my sugar crash is in full effect. Don’t get me wrong: I love a good My Little Pony–inspired gloss just as much as the next millennial, but sometimes I need a break – and the latest product trend is providing me the perfect palette cleanser. Enter: transforming black makeup.

It started with black highlighter and quickly evolved to include blush and lipstick, too. This trend is rooted in products that appear to be black in the packaging but transform into flattering and wearable hues, pack glittery finishes unlike we’ve seen before, and actually have multipurpose uses. To give them a go, I put a few gothic makeup products to the test in the video above. Check it out above!

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