Nellie Robert (@vintynellie) wearing galactic makeup and holding Real Techniques new Brush Crush collection

Halloween doesn’t have to be all ghoul and glitter. The subtler stuff can look just as effective, and – let’s be honest – it’s great if you’ve left planning your look to the last minute. For this super-simple galaxy-themed Halloween makeup look, we teamed up with Real Techniques and Nellie Robert (@vintynellie) to show you how it’s done. Pair this look with an all-black outfit and you’ll be looking out of this world and ready for any Halloween party.

Baby blues

To start, use the Real Techniques Brush Crush Volume 2 305 Shadow Brush to apply a deep blue shade from the MUA Eyeshadow Palette in Tropical Oceana underneath your eye. This colour should an upside-down triangle directly under your waterline – a bit like an exaggerated teardrop. For more dimension and intensity, layer the shimmery lighter blue from the same palette over the top.

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Pretty in pink

No one said you can’t be pretty on Halloween, and nothing is prettier than a flush of bright pink. Use the Real Techniques Brush Crush Volume 2 302 Blush Brush (say that five times fast!) to apply the shade Underdog from the Revolution Pro Regeneration Eyeshadow Palette in Mischief Matte to your cheekbones. You’ll want to sweep this colour from the apples of your cheeks all the way up to your temples for max drama. Using the shadow brush from before, blend the pink and blue shadows together with the shade Shrine, making sure you blur out any harsh lines.

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Purple power

Apply a deep indigo shade from the MUA palette to the hollows of your cheeks and right to your hairline, using the Real Techniques Brush Crush Volume 2 301 Foundation Brush. This has angled bristles with a flat top, which makes it the perfect tool for carving out those cheekbones and getting intense colour payoff. Blend the pink and indigo shades together with the blush brush you used before.

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Tie it together

Clean the small fluffy shadow brush that you used at the start with some of the shade Underdog to tie all the colours together. Blend the shadow from the bottom of the indigo tone up towards your inner corner, to round everything off and give a seamless finish.

Just a touch…

We’re not going cray with the glitter, but a little bit never hurts – right? Apply Revolution Glitter Bomb in Glitterazzi LINK? on top of the shadows, using the Real Techniques Brush Crush Volume 2 302 Cosmic Sponge LINK?. Pick up the glitter with the sponge and press the sparkle all over your cheeks.

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Starlight, star bright

A galaxy ain’t a galaxy without stars, so we’ve gotta get them in there. To do this, we’ve drawn crosses with the Revolution Pro Supreme Pigment Dip Eyeliner in White over the cheeks. You can do as many as you like, but vary their sizes for the best overall effect.

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A dusting of highlight

We’re sticking with the galaxy theme by using an iridescent lilac highlight. Dust MUA Shimmer Highlight Powder in Twinkling Violet onto the bridge and button of your nose, your Cupid’s bow and in the centre of your forehead with the Real Techniques Brush Crush Volume 2 304 Fan Brush.

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Finishing touches

Complete the galaxy look with a lip to match – Revolution Scandalous Lipstick in Depraved is perfect – then apply some falsies and you’re good to go!

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