“Galaxy Makeup” Trend Has People Painting Constellation Freckles on Their Face

The universe is a source of endless wonder, and its beautiful, swirling colors have inspired the likes of food, jewelry, and more. Now, you can add galaxy makeup to the latest in this otherworldly trend. Talented beauty lovers are covering their skin with vibrant cosmic colors and dotting their faces and necks with tiny stars and constellations. These small accents have given the style the name galaxy freckles.

This makeup trend isn’t subtle, but some take the look further than others. Those who prefer a more understated appearance simply brush delicate pinks, purples, and blue shimmer over their skin and then use white dots to mimic the look of freckles. But if someone is interested in drama, covering entire parts of themselves in opaque body paint creates an eye-catching look that no one can ignore.

While these styles are probably not suitable for the every day, they are great inspiration for cosplay or Halloween.

People are painting themselves in a statement-making look known as galaxy freckles.


The swirling cosmos, complete with constellations, is shimmering across their faces and necks.


The result is galaxy face makeup that can't be ignored.

Galaxy Makeup

Photo: @caileysy

Galaxy Makeup

Photo: @rui_win

Galaxy Face Makeup

Photo: luvanloud

A lot of these galaxy makeup artists were inspired by Qinni's art. Check it out here:

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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