I’m sure this tri-bun hairstyle has an official/formal name, but I intend to call it “space buns,” because there’s something undeniably Star Wars about it…
If I were hurtling through space on a rocket bound for Mars, and I was required to wear my hair up (to protect the sensitive electronic equipment from static discharge, you see), you better believe I would NOT be rocking a basic low pony.
SPACE BUNS ALL THE WAY, GIRLFRIEND.
Side note: Connor calls this a “pony hairstyle” because she’s into horses at the moment.
Maybe it’s the stars twinkling in the firmament…but sparkles and space buns just seem *right* to me, hence the purple glitter in this look.
I got a few compliments from my coworkers when I wore this to the bakery the other day. 🙂 It was nice. I think it was because this is one of those looks that isn’t too over the top in terms of base and lips (I kept the foundation super sheer and the lips glossy and subtly sparkly, which boosts the wearability for daytime), but I think the glitter is punchy and fun enough to catch your eye.
If you like this type of makeup, you need to follow Katie Jane Hughes on Instagram ASAP. She’s a celeb makeup artist known for her sheer base, the wings she does, and her penchant for sparkle. It’s very inspiring!
I’m using some new MAC products from the very sparkly Staring You holiday collection, by the way. This collection, which is out now, has new Spellbinder Shadows in glittery holiday shades (you might remember these ionized eyeshadows from 2016).
Two things if you plan on picking up one of these loose shadows: 1) most definitely DO NOT skip wearing an eyeshadow base; and 2) apply it using a stiff, flat eyeshadow brush, or your fingers.
If you’d like to chat more about the Spellbinders, drop me a comment. I’m happy to help!
Makeup worn in this look
- Eyes: Chanel eyeshadow primer, MAC Spellbinder Shadow in Wishful Thinking (lids), MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Starring You (tiny lil’ wing), Urban Decay Heavy Metal Liner in Metalhead (upper lash line), It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara (lashes), MAC Blushbaby blush (transition, Urban Decay brow pencil in Neutral Brown
- Cheeks: MAC Blushbaby
- Lips: MAC Whirl Lip Pencil, MAC Young Star Lipglass (also from the holiday collection)
- Base: Tom Ford Traceless Foundation in Tawny mixed with Make Up Forever Ultra HD Concealer in Y41 set with Paul & Joe Pressed Powder
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,