Come Mid-Autumn Festival every year, we whip out the mooncakes, the lanterns and the tea. Maybe even a pomelo or two. This year, why not add a fun new element to proceedings by dolling up with makeup inspired by the moon?
Before you write off such makeup as all just 50 shades of silver-grey, have a look at the ones we’ve curated here – they come in as many hues and finishes as the varying faces of the moon, from holographic white and shimmery pink to luminous blue and deep purple.
MAC Moon Masterpiece Eyeshadow Palette Sea of Plenty, $80
A verstatile palette with nine trendy shades in textures satiny and shimmery to matte, so you can create any kind of moon goddess look you want.
RMS Eye Polish Eyeshadow in Lunar, $48
Subtle and glossy, this cream shadow helps to brighten and highlight the eye area.
Natasha Denona Chrome Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow in Nightfall, $37
Deep and mysterious, a dab of it delivers instant magic.
Bobbi Brown Love’s Radiance Luxe Eye Shadow in Opal Moonstone, $54
This beautiful metallic pink adds a touch of drama to eyes without looking over the top.
Dear Dahlia Mesmerizing Moment Collection Eyeshadow Palette in Moonlight Silhouette, $86
You can’t go wrong with these universally flattering shades that can be worn for a chic day look or intensified for evenings.
Urban Decay Moondust Glitter Liquid Face & Body Illuminizer in Midnight Blast, $52
Containing ultra-fine glitter, duo-chrome pigments and pearly shimmer, reach for this when you want to really up the bling factor. Apply sparingly and blend with your fingers for a more subtle, diffused effect.
Sephora Collection 3D Glow Luminizer in Galactic Pink, $16
Use this to create a dewy, wet sheen on skin. Can be worn on its own or on top of makeup.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss in Moon Jelly, $30
It’s packed with pigments but has a lightweight feel. Layer it over a coloured lip product like a tinted balm or lipstick if you’re worried about looking washed out.
Laneige Stained Glasstick Lip Stain in Peach Moonstone, $34
Leaves a veil of translucent, glassy colour and has a highly moisturising formula to keep lips well-hydrated all day.
Pupa Milano I’m Holographic Nude Gloss in Glowing Dragonfly, $22
A holographic lilac tint that creates a multi-dimensional effect.
Jill Stuart My Lips Dazzling Tint Lip Tint (Limited Edition) in Moonlit Romance, $41
This tinted lippie changes colour according to the moisture of your lips, ranging from a sweet baby pink to a pale milky pink.
Barry M Nail Paint Whimsical Dreams, $5.90
This glitter-rich silver polish lends a fun, festive feel to your get-up.
MUSE & Co Glitz Gel Strips Pastel Galaxy, $13.90
No time to head to the manicurist? Get flaunt-worthy tips with these fuss-free, stick-on gel strips.
Ciate Gelology Nail Polish in Moondust, $26
A high-gloss formula that looks like gel polish, two coats are enough to give you beautiful, intense colour.