9 Alien Inspired Fashion And Beauty Items So You Can Embrace Your Inner Alien Warrior Princess In Style
I've always been a big fan of bold hair and makeup, but until recently, I never felt alien inspired fashion was something I could pull off myself. Let me explain: I had always admired queer beauty icons like Arabelle Sicardi, but usually gravitated towards the neutral. Natural-looking makeup and all-black and grey clothing encompassed my aesthetic in high school. I was cautious about pushing my look any further than that, and instead opted to blend with my peers as much as possible. But after high school, and especially in the past year, I left those drab looks behind me and dove in to a more colorful palette.
College ushered in a time of total acceptance of myself and, most importantly, coming out as queer. With the newfound confidence these developments gave me, I began experimenting majorly with crazy-colored lipsticks, hair colors, and cuts. I sought to exaggerate my features in any way possible, using tools like eyebrow pencils, nail polish, and unconventional beauty colors like green and purple.
When it was all said and done, I began noticing how I was growing further and further away from shy natural beauty queen, and closer to a slightly strange aesthetic. Looking at myself in the mirror, rocking bold brows, green metallic lipstick, and my grey silver-colored hair thrown up in a top knot, all I could think was "alien." And I say this in the most loving way possible.
Being a queer demigirl, and being a teenager in general, certainly made me feel like an alien — an outsider. But as I've aged and since I've come out, I've been embracing beauty routines I'm more comfortable with. And I feel comfortable in my own skin and identity. "Alien" is both an identity and a beauty look I've claimed to empower myself (and because I really love bold and bright makeup). If "alien chic" sounds like a beauty look you're interested in trying, check out this extraterrestrial toolbox.
Aliens Are Real
What better way is there to show off your alien identity besides rocking a huge holographic martian head on your back? This alien head backpack is perfect for stowing away all your alien needs.
Alien Hologram Backpack, $70, shop.nylon.com
You can’t truly reign supreme over your unworthy brethren without a liquid metal mouth (plus, silver lipstick is super trendy right now). The kickass names of NYX’s lipsticks in the Wicked Lippie line, like Stone Cold, Sinful, and Trickery (my favorite), confirm that you’re a true alien queen.
NYX Cosmetics Wicked Lippie in Stone Cold, $6, nyxcosmetics.com
Give your piercing eyes an intergalactic pop with bright blue or teal eyeliner. Draw on a dramatic cat eye with a liquid variety, and you’ll be ready to slay the Earth.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Teal, $20, sephora.com
No alien warrior is complete without their sexy space suit. Opt for a holographic skirt, crop top, or full-on space suit like the one pictured.
Little Black Diamond White Rainbow Hologram Zero Suit, $69, dollskill.com
I Come In Peace ( & Love & OPI)
Holographic is so fun, especially on your alien claws. Give your nails a pop of deep space with alien-inspired nail color.
OPI San Francisco Collection in Peace, Love, and OPI, $9, drugstore.com
Be A Boho Alien
If you love your alien vibes but are also feeling the ’70s trend, this holographic fringe dress is just the ticket. Feel free, bold, and totally rad as you strut your stuff in shimmering green — an alien’s favorite hue.
ASOS Curve Festival Sequin Dress with Fringing, $118, asos.com
Complement that otherworldly manicure with an alien phone case. You can go for a more “realistic” looking alien-covered case, but I love this one since it features, dare I say, the single most important emoji of all time.
Alien Emoji Holographic Effect iPhone Case, $22, redbubble.com
Make waves with your hair (radioactive ones, not hair curler ones) by giving it a shock of high voltage color. My favorite alien colors are silver, lavender, and lime green, but you choose whatever hair color speaks yo your alien self!
Manic Panic High Voltage Classic Creme Formula Hair Color in Electric Amethyst, $14, manicpanic.com
The Queenly Alien
Embrace your inner alien diva with this chic and sexy holographic skirt in plus sizes. Nothing says body confidence like owning your alien identity in a bodycon style.
Karla Skirt, $42, rue107.com