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Black Light Galaxy - with Tutorial

By KatieAlves
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TUTORIAL: [link] Be sure to check it out and see how I created it! You can also see all the products I've listed in the video description

So. Space. I like space. I like it so much I decided to put it on my face. (That rhymed!)

I'm going to be entering into the NYX Face awards with this video! So wish me luck!

Thanks to everyone who sent me galaxy pictures for inspiration! It really helped!
Image size
1927x1440px 1.56 MB
Shutter Speed
1/8 second
Focal Length
20 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 1, 2013, 4:40:34 AM
© 2013 - 2020 KatieAlves
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Woohoo! REVIEW.. You know I love your work. I have actually seen someone ALREADY repeat this look (without cred, no worries, I POLITELY made a comment). I love how you divided half and half diagonally, and also tied your UV and non UV side together beautifully. WHAT! I NEED A 100 WORD MINIMUM? Sigh. Katie Alves rocks, Katie Alves is a great makeup artist, Katie Alves is gorgeous, Katie Alves has an awesome watermark, Katie Alves, this is so many words right now. Katie Alves, I think deviant art has a problem calculating 100 words because this is definitely more than 100 words. <3
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Hahaha! You have a DA account!? What is this? How am I not following you yet! Oh... because you signed up today. Well I'm now following you! 
MadeULookbylex's avatar
Woohoo! Haha! Yeah, I JUST made one.
Timtimsia's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

This is so accurate and beautiful ! (Plus, you look like my cousin on the picture, as she's a makeup artist too, that was a bit disturbing <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/let…" width="15" height="15" alt=":P" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="395" title=":P (Lick)"/>)

But really, that's an original piece, wonderfully executed.
The right side of your face is obviously the one I like less, not that you're not beautiful -far from it- but even if it's kind of a recall of the other side, it brings you back to reality in a quite abrupt way ^^

But you managed to make me stare at the picture and dream about the universe, and believe me, that's quite an achievement <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/w/w…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="387" title=";) (Wink)"/>
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
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I saw your youtube video on how you created this which impressed me even more on the visionary effort you put into this and what an impact it has!
The technique of using glow in the dark paint makes it simply mesmerising and this encouraged me to give you a 4.5 for originality, whereas as before I would have given you a 4 as I have seen similar stuff to this before.
You are a very talented person and to create stunning art on the face like this is a wonderful gift.
By far my favourite piece that you have done, it's beautiful!
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:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

This is very well done. You are really skilled with manipulating makeup. It's clear that you spent a lot of time thinking this through with all the layers of face paint, glitter eye shadow, liner, and everything else c:
I really am very impressed by this. I love how it looks under normal light, but it looks stunning under black light.

Vision: It's evident that you knew what you wanted to end up with and went with it to the end.
Originality: I've seen many a galaxy depicted this way.
Technique: Superior usage of all materials implemented, nothing unnecessary is painted on.
Impact: "o_________o whoa that's awesome." ...in other words, very impactful. Great job! ^^

I realize this critique focused mostly on the left side of your face (right side for viewers), but I also am in love with your eye shadow on the other eye. So pretty <3
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No, I haven't seen anyone put a galaxy on their face before. I wish more people would.

I was just a bit harsher in this critique because most people I know don't like it when I give them superficial constructive criticism. That's all. No offense intended.
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I would like to comment that I disagree about the originality of this. I sincerely doubt you've ever seen anyone put a galaxy on their face, the idea of using a blacklight is brilliant, and originality doesn't just refer to the conformation of the galaxy depicted. It refers to the whole work of art. ^^ That being said, you've a right to your own opinions.
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This is really amazing! Epic work, I love it ❤
alex26aly's avatar
wow, this looks crazy, you are awesome
Andaciae's avatar
Wow, such good job! I really like the effort put in tiny details and it's a cool effect with the glow-in-darkess.
Rezelsheft's avatar
damn that is gorgeous. how creative i must try it someday
BabySupernova's avatar
you... awesome... i love space.  this is gorgeous!
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Spacecadette426's avatar
This would be so cool to do...except I'm allergic to all make-up (minus lipstick and mascara ) even face paint Crying 
But awesome work! w00t! 
99Sebuko09's avatar
holy crap, my eyes are exploding looking at this awesome picture you've taken!
AgentAngel142's avatar
Omg I love it sooo much!
Demanen's avatar
Looks insanely good
lucium55's avatar
Cool work, Katie!!! B-) (Cool) 
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