Can’t say I haven’t seen this “trend” coming for sometime. I’ve always been in love with the lovely alien princesses on the 60’s Star Trek episodes. You know the ones coated in silver paint and they’re supposed to be aliens, but instead they’re mega hot human burlesque babes from the era. Anyways, I was totally siked about MAC’s new color collection (yes, I still get excited despite the fact that MAC has a new color collection out like every hour.) Anyways, the color collection is Neo Sci-Fi made to recreate this swanky, costumey, sex-pot, nerdy male fantasy image. Mod has been in for sometime when it comes to makeup so I guess they needed a new angle. I love the ad campaign. I can’t say that I didn’t fall for the packaging, a neon orange. But, the colors are only ho-hum in comparison to the actual sci-fi babes. Actual sci-fi babes wore pastel shadows and lots of black liquid liner and false lashes. However, MAC took the Uhura approach of dewy, bronzed skin, dark eyes and pale lips. Yes, that is pretty, won’t argue, but this is the color collection that they offer us every month. This being said, I’m still a sucker. The Solar Bits look like fun, even though they seem over priced. I know I want the lipstick in Electro, bright orange lustre, I want the blush in Spaced Out, a peach, and all of the primary colored nail lacquers. (Even though I have all of these items with another name). Everything else is boring or even worse they’re boring relaunches in neon packaging.
In conclusion, I’m not buying any of it unless it is personally endorsed by Ms. Nichelle Nichols herself.