” You are a star in someone’s sky”
When it comes to thinking about the universe and what is beyond our little earth, I get an eerie feeling. That type of unknown gives me a sort of uneasiness (for real, ask Gid, he laughs at me). When I think about space, I like to focus more on appreciating the beauty of it. I was so inspired by the galaxy makeups I was seeing on Instagram that I had to do my own rendition. Anything that allows me to play with colours and glitter is a plus in my book, and it is a simple but glamorous look you can rock for your upcoming Halloween plans!
How I Created This Galaxy Look
I wanted this post to be more of a showcase of the makeup versus a “how to” but I also wanted to share some of the products that I used and so here it is:
- First off I prepped my skin like I would do any day-to-day makeup – Vitamin C serum, moisturizer with SPF (currently I’m using Aveeno- $20 for 2 at Costco!), and the Indie Lee Eye Balm
- While the moisturizers absorbed into my skin, I worked on my eyes. Start off by concealing eyelids with a shade that is one shade lighter than your skin, from lashes to brown bone, and set with a translucent powder. I went in with a medium taupe matte eyeshadow using a fluffy tapered brush (my favourite right now – My Kit Co.) and applied this into and slightly above my crease. I then applied a light taupe/cream shade on the eye lid and blended the two together using a clean fluffy brush. To add some depth, I applied a dark brown to the outer corner of my lids and into the crease, blending the colours together (the eyeshadows that I used for the eyes were from the Morphe 35O neautral palette). I created a medium-dramatic cat eye using Tarte’s Tartiest liquid liner in black.
- Then the fun part, I pressed Lit Cosmetics glitter in “champagne” over the eyelid, avoiding the crease, with the Lit glitter glue – I absolutely love this glitter! Add black mascara and some dramatic falsies to finish off the eye (I used Battington Lashes in Monroe)!
- Use your favourite foundation and concealers to create a flawless look and base for your galaxy. I am currently using the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick, and Makeup Forever HD Concealer. Make sure you set with a translucent powder before starting your galaxy (unless you choose to use cream colours or facepaint).
- After I created my base with a light contour, I started just adding a bunch of pink, blue and purples in random places on my face. I used the “Masquerade” palette by Juvia’s Place, as well as Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit to add some yellow-toned highlights. To add more oomph I also took a shimmery white shadow and highlighted certain areas of the galaxy I wanted to shine more. Make sure you blend, blend, blend!
- To create the “stars,” I used my Kryolan Aqucolor in white. I didn’t use any guide to create my galaxy and just started placing the stars in random places using an assortment of sizes. I hit some stars with more glitter, and finished off with a bubblegum pink lipstick! Oh and why not add a bright blue wig to match!
I hope you like this look and are inspired to create your own little galaxy! I’d love to hear what you think, or if you have any questions, please comment below