Trending 2017: Space Age Makeup

Get ready for the next fabulous makeup trend that will take you to a whole other level: space-inspired makeup. With rainbow brows, glitter freckles, and chrome lips on the radar, this dreamy trend is one you’ll have lots of fun trying out.

On the catwalk, avant-garde Paris fashion house Maison Margiela has led the way – icy blue hues and alien-esque eyebrows made their mark in a recent show.

With plenty more intergalactic styles on Instagram and the high street, here’s a guide to our fave looks and how to style them to make them your own.


Negative Space Eyeshadow

We’ve seen negative space eyeliner on everyone from Emma Watson to Lily Collins, and this eyeshadow trend is a natural extension.

The negative space aspect of this look draws attention to patterns and shapes by leaving them blank, which is partly what gives it its spacey vibe.

But, don’t estimate the importance of colour — silvers, blues, greens, and anything metallic or glittery, are perfect for getting the intergalactic effect.

Experiment with smokey eyes, different shapes and blending multiple colours to find your new statement style.

To get the look below, dust your lashes with eyeshadow too.

Try matching with your glasses for a bold take on this trend.

We love this futuristic pair from Dior.

Dior CD3278

On Everyone’s Lips

Gone are the days where a bold red was considered adventurous; now lips are another canvas to experiment with patterns, textures, and colour.

Line lips in a rich purple and paint different sections in metallic mermaid shades to get the effect below.

Just finish with a glitter top coat, or stick on individual glitter makeup pieces to personalize.

Or unleash your inner artist, and create your own stars with the help of a fine brush and silver lippy.

Paint your background on first — we love this dusky blue and purple combo — and then go to town with comets and stars.

If you’re going to a music festival this summer, it might be the perfect place to give this a go before committing it to your makeup repertoire.

Go starry-eyed with these shades from Givenchy.

Givenchy GV 7057/STARS


Nail It

If all of that sounds a little complicated, you can still try this futuristic fashion with just a quick visit to a nail salon.

Ask for chrome nails — get the robotic look with silver ones like these below.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, ask for decorative stars or planets, or simply allow your technician to freestyle on the space-age theme.

Team your mani with some silver hardware and pair with clear frames to keep things right up to the minute.

Take a look at these from G-Star Raw for inspiration.


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