Rainbows and holograms are no longer simply reminiscent of the '80s: Duochrome makeup is taking them to another level and era. The two-toned, prismatic look can be subtle yet captivating, with iridescence playing with light and perception. Versatility is also what makes it magical: It can be as simple as a subtle-colored pearl that illuminates your skin, to loud, glossy, opalescent eyes. Check out our picks (plus some application tips) below!
NYX Duochrome Highlighter, SM Beauty Store
IMAGE The Balm
TheBalm Shadow/Blush in Hot Mama!, P925, Beauty Bar
IMAGE Make Up For Ever
Make Up For Ever Starlit Powder, P1250, SM Mega Fashion Hall
MAC Strobe Cream, P1400, Rockwell
Here's a key application technique that fashion girls will find familiar: layering. Duochrome makeup can be used on almost every feature, from skin to eyes and on nails, even. It's usually quite sheer, so use the products on their own for a subtle effect, but to really make them pop, pack the products on top of an opaque base to bring out the various reflections, which will depend on the color and depth of the base. You can also make your duochrome look more holographic by layering different tones. Texture is also something to experiment with: Layering powders over creams can give a gorgeous glossy, foiled effect.