Lunar-Inspired Makeup To Dress Up Your Mid-Autumn Celebrations

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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.


Lunar-Inspired Make-Up

Eyes

MAC Moon Masterpiece Eyeshadow Palette Sea of Plenty, $80

MAC Moon Masterpiece Eyeshadow Palette Sea of Plenty
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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.

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RMS Eye Polish Eyeshadow in Lunar, $48

RMS Eye Polish Eyeshadow in Lunar
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Subtle and glossy, this cream shadow helps to brighten and highlight the eye area.

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Natasha Denona Chrome Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow in Nightfall, $37

Natasha Denona Chrome Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow in Nightfall
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Deep and mysterious, a dab of it delivers instant magic.

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Bobbi Brown Love’s Radiance Luxe Eye Shadow in Opal Moonstone, $54

Bobbi Brown Love’s Radiance Luxe Eye Shadow
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This beautiful metallic pink adds a touch of drama to eyes without looking over the top.

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Dear Dahlia Mesmerizing Moment Collection Eyeshadow Palette in Moonlight Silhouette, $86

Dear Dahlia Mesmerizing Moment Collection Eyeshadow Palette in Moonlight Silhouette
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You can’t go wrong with these universally flattering shades that can be worn for a chic day look or intensified for evenings.

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Face

Urban Decay Moondust Glitter Liquid Face & Body Illuminizer in Midnight Blast, $52

Urban Decay Moondust Glitter Liquid Face & Body Illuminizer
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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.

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Sephora Collection 3D Glow Luminizer in Galactic Pink, $16

Sephora Collection 3D Glow Luminizer
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Use this to create a dewy, wet sheen on skin. Can be worn on its own or on top of makeup.

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Lips

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss in Moon Jelly, $30

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss in Moon Jelly
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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.

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Laneige Stained Glasstick Lip Stain in Peach Moonstone, $34

Laneige Stained Glasstick Lip Stain in Peach Moonstone
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Leaves a veil of translucent, glassy colour and has a highly moisturising formula to keep lips well-hydrated all day.

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Pupa Milano I’m Holographic Nude Gloss in Glowing Dragonfly, $22

Pupa Milano I'm Holographic Nude Gloss
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A holographic lilac tint that creates a multi-dimensional effect.

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Jill Stuart My Lips Dazzling Tint Lip Tint (Limited Edition) in Moonlit Romance, $41

Jill Stuart My Lips Dazzling Tint Lip Tint
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This tinted lippie changes colour according to the moisture of your lips, ranging from a sweet baby pink to a pale milky pink.

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Nails

Barry M Nail Paint Whimsical Dreams, $5.90

Barry M Nail Paint Whimsical Dreams
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This glitter-rich silver polish lends a fun, festive feel to your get-up.

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MUSE & Co Glitz Gel Strips Pastel Galaxy, $13.90

MUSE & Co Glitz Gel Strips Pastel Galaxy
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No time to head to the manicurist? Get flaunt-worthy tips with these fuss-free, stick-on gel strips.

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Ciate Gelology Nail Polish in Moondust, $26

Ciate Gelology Nail Polish in Moondust
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A high-gloss formula that looks like gel polish, two coats are enough to give you beautiful, intense colour.

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