A Really Easy Galaxy Halloween Makeup Tutorial*

Saturday, 28 October 2017
I’m usually one for blood guts and gore for Halloween, the more realistic the better. Check out my blog misscosmeticblogger.co.uk if you want proof!) However, when Vision Direct sent over some of their coloured lenses I had to step out of my comfort zone and try something new. I thought that I would create a look that put a spin on the ever so popular galaxy makeup of last year!

I originally wrote this post for Vision Direct as they sent me the contacts that I use nearer the end, however, as they did not use the whole post I thought I would publish it here so you could see it in all its glory.

First things first I wanted to start with as flawless a base as possible. I moisturised my face with Clinique Moisture Surge before priming with Benefit’s POREFessional. For foundation, I decided upon The Ordinary’s Coverage foundation on my BeautyBlender, two coats just to make sure my skin would be perfect. The reason I wanted flawless was due to the fact that the lower half of the face is not covered in galaxies, (and coincidentally is where I get most spots.) To add the final touches to a flawless base I used the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer to cover any visible blemishes.

Next was where the fun started: adding the colour. I took a matte navy MUA eyeshadow on a RealTechniques setting brush to place the shadow all over my forehead. This took quite a while to build up but it was worth it in the end. I found the colour adhered best when pushed onto the skin rather than blended. I then took a Poundland deep purple shadow and used the same technique, this time around and just under my eyes – where you would imagine a superhero mask to go. I used the same brush as it helped to blend the two colours together.

Now is where the shimmer gets involved. I topped the blue with Danger from the Gwen Stefani x Urban Decay palette, I’m quite glad I used this as it’s a shade which doesn’t get much love due to its intensely blue shimmer. To go on top of the purple I used Flash from the Urban Decay Wende’s Contraband palette, it’s a gorgeous iridescent purple which I’ve decided I need to use more.

Before I did anything else, I made sure I lined my eyes with a jet-black liner, a current favourite of mine is the Laura Mercier Caviar stick in Tuxedo which is the truest black liner I have. I lined both my waterline and tightline to get a more dramatic look. Then I moved on to the fiddly bit. Using the NYX Eyeshadow Base in White and a very fine eyeliner brush I randomly placed little dots over the top half of my face. It was a very time-consuming process but I really liked the end result. I also added a few stars to make it seem more galaxy like. For the outline, I used a RealTechniques detailer brush as the flat shape made it really easy to draw a consistent line.

I thought adding a black lipstick as a base would really make my lip colour pop overall. I tried one of the new Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipsticks in Pitch Black. It was rather drying but definitely gave the effect I was after, and didn’t highlight try patches. (Note to self, apply a hydrating lip balm beforehand.)

I loved the idea of replicating the galaxy look on the lips. To do this I used the same two shimmer shadows as before. Using my finger, I smudged Danger all over to begin with before following in Flash in centre to give an ombre effect. I actually loved how it turned out, but wouldn’t be brave enough to wear it every day.

If you’ve ever seen other Halloween looks they often use cool coloured contacts. I’ve often shied away from them as many stockists seem a little dodgy, which is a shame. Luckily for me, Vision Direct stepped in this year and offered to send me a few coloured lenses to help me out. Considering most of my friends get their normal contacts from Vision Direct, I had no reservations whatsoever! I got the FreshLook Colours Lenses in Misty Grey* and Violet*, and I couldn’t choose between them so I ended up using both. Violet in the left eye and Grey in the right. As a contact lens novice, it did take me a couple of tries but once I got them in properly they were quite comfortable to wear and didn’t obstruct my vision – which is always a bonus. Even better is that these come as prescription lenses too, so you wouldn’t need to wear glasses with them!

So, there is my finished look. It’s perfect for Halloween as it won’t take too long which is good considering Halloween is on a Tuesday this year. Also, I think it’s very customisable to your tastes, if the lip is too bold you can change it any colour you want, or even use lighter colours for your galaxy it’s up to you. But if you want to jazz any Halloween look I’d definitely try a pair of contacts – they make all the difference. I hope you liked the look and have a happy Halloween!

Beth x

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