Galaxy Makeup Is Instagram's Newest Halloween Makeup Idea
Spacing out on how to dress up for Halloween? Take a page from Instagram, and try galaxy makeup. Both professional and amateur makeup artists have been covering their faces with constellations, and the results are out-of-this-world cool. The idea is to dust the middle of your face (from your brow bones to your eyes to the bridge of your nose) with purple, blue, and pink eye shadows (try the Urban Decay Moondust Palette) to look like a night sky, then draw stars along your cheeks with white liquid eye liner. I first noticed the trend when my new favorite boy beauty blogger, James Charles, tried it out. (You can watch his expert tutorial here.)
PopSugar reports that we have artist Qinni, known on Instagram as @Qinniart, to thank for the celestial-inspired makeup trend. Earlier this year, she posted a picture of a watercolor painting of a girl with galactic freckles with the words, “Her face was like the night sky…you could almost trace out the constellations with her star-like freckles.”
Months later, the intergalactic look is taking over everyone’s Instagram feeds with real-life interpretations of astronomical proportions. Snapchat even created a filter reminiscent of Qinni’s painting. Here are some of my favorites:
Here’s how to bring the galaxy trend to your nails.
When Charles was named the first male CoverGirl, I vowed to try out the galaxy makeup look for Halloween, and my decision still stands. I have two cousins named after constellations—here’s looking at you Orion and Lyra!—so I just have to decide who I want to give a shout out to on my face. (Orion did buy me dinner recently.)