Halloween Fun: Last Minute Costume Idea

Halloween is my favorite holiday, which means I tend to go a bit overboard with my costume even if I'll be at home passing out candy all night. In the spirit of not getting too crazy this year, I decided on this look - galaxy makeup. Throw your hair in some space buns, wear black or navy blue, and you're all set to go. Best of all, the makeup for this look was super cheap and I didn't have to use any tools to accomplish it. Here's how I did it:

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Step 1:

Start out with your base makeup already done - that includes foundation, concealer, and brows. Take a blue cream eyeshadow (or whatever space-y color you want) on your finger and start building it up in the center of your face. I focused it on my nose and brought it out to about the apples of my cheeks.

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Step 2:

Take that same color and work it into the crease of your eyelids from the outer V to the inner corner. Take a pink cream eyeshadow (or again, whatever space-y color you like) and dab it on the center of your eyelids, blending out to create a nice mix of the two colors.

Step 3: 

Continue with the pink, blending it from where the blue stops on your cheeks up to your temples. Blending it with the blue on your cheeks will create a nice purple transition shade. I also added some between my eyebrows and blended it down into the blue. Blend everything together, but make sure you can still see the pink and blue individually (you don't want your whole face to be purple). If you've over-blended, just build on top of what you already have.

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Step 4:

Take a silver eyeshadow and dab it randomly around on top of what you've already done. Smudge it out for nice pops of shine. Then take a white eyeliner - I used pencil but liquid would be better for preciseness - and add random dots and stars all around. You can do a pattern, I just like it random personally. 

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Step 5:

Take a glitter primer, or some sort of balm or moisturizer, and dab it on your cheekbones, nose, and outer corners of your eyes. Carefully, apply face glitter on top of those spots, gently blending it out. You can amp this up as much as you like, but a good pattern to follow would be where you would normally highlight your face.

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Step 6:

Apply eyeliner. I used a nice royal blue color, but black or silver would look awesome too. Follow it up with mascara (or falsies if you want some drama). On the lips, I blended a little bit of both the pink and blue to get a light purple lip. On top of that, use a lip gloss for a nice and shiny galactic feel. Set everything with a setting spray!

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Products I Used:

  • NYX Vivid Brights Creme Color in Love Overdose and Blueprint (Steps 1, 2, 3, 6)
  • NYX Glitter Primer and NYX Face & Body Glitter in 06 (Step 5)
  • Urban Decay Glide On Eye Pencil in Yeyo (Step 4)
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chrome in Silver Spark (Step 4)
  • Revlon ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner in Electric Blue
  • Sephora LashCraft Big Volume Mascara (Step 6)
  • Glossier Lip Gloss (Step 6)

Now remember, you can switch this up with whatever colors you want. You can also use powder eyeshadows instead of cremes, I just found it easier to blend with my fingers and not have to use brushes. Plus cremes will melt really nicely into the skin. 

What are you wearing for Halloween? Let me know in the comments!

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