MAC X Star Trek Collection

This year marked the release of the newest Star Trek film as well as the franchise’s 50th anniversary. What a perfect time to release a Star Trek-themed makeup collection! While I don’t have the funds to buy the collection nor the influence to get free samples, I can still talk at length about it!

MAC’s hella sparkly collection consists of a lot of vibrant golds, pinks, purples, blues, and greens. You can create some really cool spacey-wacey looks, as they’ve demonstrated on their website, or you can use the colour scheme in your everyday looks. The collection is quite vast, so I’ll only be focusing on some select items but you can check out the full collection on the MAC website.

Trip The Light Fantastic Powders, $39.50 CAD

From left to right: Luna Luster, Strange New Worlds, Highly Illogical

These beautiful pearly powders have a wide range of uses for a number of different skin tones. They could be used as a sparkly powder, highlighter, or bronzer. I would personally use Highly Illogical to highlight tf out of my cheekbones. Here is a swatch on light skin from Revelist, and here is a swatch on dark skin from Fancieland.

Pressed Pigment Eye Shadow, $27.50 CAD

Photo: ommorphia beauty bar

Photo: ommorphia beauty bar

From left to right: To Boldly Go, Midnight, Bird of Prey, The Naked Time

I think a lot of the promo photos of this collection is a little over-saturated. This photo from Ommorphia Beauty Bar seems to be one of the more accurate photos of all four colours. These pigments are really beautiful and work really well with one another. I think these colours would work really well on dark skin as well as light, especially when applied wet.

Lipstick, $22.50 CAD

From left to right: The Enemy Within, LLAP, Klingiton, Where No Man Has Gone Before

I’m kind of in love with The Enemy Within. Fancieland’s swatch shows how beautifully vibrant it is on her skin and I just want to be a golden goddess. (She also swatched the lip glosses which I won’t be talking about here because I’m not really a gloss girl.) All four shades seem extremely flattering with glints of sparkle. LLAP is also a beautiful champagne-coloured shimmer that would complement most skin tones.

Nail Lacquer, $16.50 CAD

From left to right: Skin of Evil, Holladeck, Enterprise

My experience with MAC nail lacquers has been very positive. Quick drying, very opaque (often only  needing one coat), and long-lasting. I would love to add a few more MAC colours to my nail collection. Holladeck and Enterprise seem to be very shimmery opaque metallics, whereas Skin of Evil is an olive-coloured chunky glitter that can be worn alone or over top another colour. (Skin of Evil on top of Holladeck would give some serious Loki vibes but woops, wrong fandom!)

Will you be picking up anything from this collection? What’s your favourite?

 

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Irregular Choice Star Wars Shoe Collection

With my boring office job I can’t justify buying a lot of fun geeky pieces for my wardrobe, but I still love seeing what brands are releasing! Over the past couple days I’ve seen people talking around the interwebz about this Star Wars collection from Irregular Choice. In light of the new moving coming out, there are a lot of interesting (or irregular) designs for anyone that likes to make a bold statement and show off their geeky side. The shoes range from £110 – £275 GBP ($222 – $555 CAD). Personally I’d be a little wary of spending that much on a site that looks like it was designed by a tween, but a quick search for product reviews tells me that people tend to be happy with what they receive.

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The collection includes fourteen styles to choose from, ranging from absolutely outlandish to cute and subtle. If your checkbook won’t bounce, you’ll probably find something from this set that jives with you. Sadly by now all but three options are sold out. But if you’re like me and weren’t planning on buying a pair anyway you can really appreciate the patterns, textures, and designs on these shoes and silently wish for the day you can have them. Until that day comes, check out the designs below!

If anyone is considering what to get me for Christmas, a pair of “I Know” in a size 7 would be fab, thanks.

Hot Topic and Her Universe Nails Their Avengers Collection

When I first heard about a Marvel clothing line coming out I didn’t get very excited. I know better than to set myself up for disappointment. But what I failed to realize until I looked closer at the announcement is that the collection combined some of the best people for the job: Ashley Eckstein, Hot Topic, and (of course) Marvel. I’ve been a fan of Her Universe (founded by Ashley) since it was a wee little brand. I trust the brand and I trust Ashley to be mindful of what female fans may be looking for in fan-fashion. (FANSHION!?) They have 6 designs up, including video modelling, and I kind of love them all.

heruniverse marvel hot topic collection

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All the designs seem sorta pin-up but sorta modern. I love that you can wear them to any con and your character is recognizable, yet you can wear them out and about and you wouldn’t look out of place. That kind of versatility is important when they’re asking $45-$70 for a garment. It’s not an outrageous asking price, but when you part with that much money on one piece of fan-inspired clothing you’re going to want to wear it to more than a con or two per year.

I’m a little disappointed to see that the size range of these pieces aren’t as wide-ranging as other items in the Her Universe collection. Her Universe offers sizes from juniors to 5X for a single garment but this Marvel collection mostly ranges from XS to XL.

I really hope there will be more items to come in this collection that will feature more characters. This is a great start and I definitely see room for expansion! Now the only matter is to see how fast I can get that Loki dress on my body.