Makeup artist Kirsten Leanne has gone viral after posting some sort of bizarre public-shaming marital ritual where she uses turquoise, blue and violet mascara to transform her bearded husband into a manicorn.
As publications from Cosmopolitan to Refinery 29 noted, Leanne and her followers are picking up on the ubiquitous unicorn trend.
It’s no longer enough to have Starbucks frappucinos whose pink and purple swirls mask sippers’ impending sugar comas. And no longer are we content with bagels fresh out of a Willy Wonka fever dream.
Now, we’re actually OK with turning male beards into a warped paint-by-numbers to fuel our unicorn fetish.
Want a unicorn on your face without frying off your skin with bleach? 😄 I don’t blame you! 🦄@theryanmorgan is such a good sport… he let me put @pop_beauty Lashy Flashy alll up in dat facial hair 😍 Behold…my manicorn. Who’s turning theirs into one after this video? 🙋🙋♂️#haircolor #coloredbeard #popbeauty
Are you ready to Daddicorn? Forget unicorn foods and frappes – the manicorn look is the hot new trend! #DadLife #Dad #Daddy #Parenting #MomLife #DadStyle #DeadBy #Unicorn #unicornfood #unicornfrappuccino #manicorn #GlitterBeard #discotits #glittertits #mensstyle #LifestyleBlog #FashionBlogger #DaddyBlogger #DadBlog #MommyBlogger #dilf #daddicorn #grooming
Had to get out of the van on the way to the airport… almost puked again. One day I’ll learn… Dramamine is NOT an option. Oi, the roads are so winding, and the dudes hit ’em hard = 🤢 Anyway… this was the vista as I was trying hold it together. 🤕🤒 #THERainbowBeard #RainbowBeard #merbeard #mermanbeard #merman
Bad news, mates. It gets more obnoxious from here.
Allure has fused culture’s current obsession with unicorns with social justice, transforming its coverage of this wacky trend into a quasi-think piece.
Writer Devon Abelman (whose Twitter tag is @Abelw0man) takes issue with the term “manicorn,” saying there’s “no need to add the prefix ‘man’ to an animal that we’re not even sure has genders.”
Nevertheless, she persisted in cheerily listing the brand of mascara (Pop Beauty Lashy Flashy) used to transform Kirsten Leanne’s husband’s face into a multi-colored nightmare.
Extinction can’t come fast enough.