Easy Galaxy Makeup Tutorial

Halloween is undoubtedly my favorite holiday. I love the chance to pull out all the stops with makeup and costumes and this year is no different. I know I’m a little late to the game for posting Halloween tutorials (midterms got me like), but I wanted to throw together a few last minute looks for this year.

First up, an easy galaxy makeup tutorial! This tutorial is inspired by the looks I’ve seen all over Instagram and I absolutely love it. 


galaxy makeup tutorial

This looks requires just a few extra products: white cream makeup, gray cream makeup and galaxy-colored eyeshadows (I used pink, purple and blue). I didn’t get any pictures of the process – sorry, guys! – but this tutorial is really simple, I promise.


Easy Galaxy Makeup Tutorial

1. Prime.

Primer is a vital step for this look. You want a smooth, clean base for the look, so apply your preferred foundation and eyeshadow primers and allow to set.

 2. Create a clean base.

Mix your foundation with the white cream makeup; apply and blend with a makeup sponge. You want a flawless base that will make your galaxy colors really pop. This method is similar to using a white eyeshadow base before applying color.

3. Contour with gray cream makeup.

This look is all about the color, so it doesn’t make sense to take away from that with any warm-toned contour. Heavily contour where you usually would: along the jawline, cheekbones and down the sides of the nose.

4. Highlight with white cream makeup.

Heavily highlight where you usually would: under the eyes and on cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, on the cupid’s bow, and on the forehead.

5. Apply color!

To get the smokey, ethereal galaxy look, swirl a fluffy shadow brush in your shadow colors and randomly apply along your cheeks, nose, chin and temples. For the lips, I used purple lipstick (details below) and topped it with my shadow colors.

You can apply as much or as little color as you like.

6. Create “stars.”

To create the stars in your galaxy, randomly dot white cream makeup on top of your color. You can also create bigger stars by drawing a kite shape with the white cream makeup.

7. Apply a smokey eye.

To create this colorful smokey eye, I used my lightest purple shade all over the lid. Then, I created a cut crease with my dark purple shade and blended it up with the light purple. In the out corner of the lid, I smudged the blue shade. I also used this shade along the lower lash line. Finally, I highlighted the inner corner and my brow bone and finished it off with a black wing and mascara.


galaxy makeup tutorial

There you have it! I seriously love this look and can’t wait to wear it with my alien costume on Halloween. For specific product details, check out what I used below.


What I Used

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Sephora, $20

Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light – Sephora, $36

RCMA VK #11 Foundation/Concealer Palette – RCMA Makeup, $72

Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers Painter’s Palette (sold out, similar here)

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Coven – Sephora, $21

Harlot, Arctic, Beatdown and 1985 from the Urban Decay Vice4 Eyeshadow Palette – Urban Decay, $45 

Urban Decay Perversion Waterproof Fine-Point Eye Pen – Sephora, $22

Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara – Charlotte Tilbury, $29

Colourpop Super Shock Cheek Pearlized Highlighter in Stole the Show – Colourpop, $8

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Ebony – Sephora, $18


Let me know if you try this look out!

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