I'm a lifelong Star Trek nerd, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
(Yeah, women can be obsessed with makeup AND science fiction. I know that's still shocking for some people, but here I am.)
So when I heard that MAC Cosmetics was gearing up to drop a Star Trek collection to celebrate the series' 50th anniversary, I completely lost my mind. Two of my favorite things, together at last? These isn't just relevant to my interests, these ARE my interests.
And now, ladies and gentlemen, I proudly present your FIRST COMPLETE LOOK at the MAC x Star Trek collection: the beauty story I have literally waited my entire life to write.
Even the inside of the packaging is cool!
Shinier than Riker's Sunday unitard.
But you're here to get a look at the makeup, right? Let's begin with the three brand new Trip The Light Fantastic pressed powders.
From L-R: Luna Luster, Strange New Worlds, Highly Illogical.
LOOK AT HOW GORGEOUS THESE ARE CLOSE UP!
L-R: Luna Luster, Strange New Worlds, Highly Illogical.
The beauty of MAC's pigments is that they can be used wet or dry, so I swatched them both ways for you!
I: Midnight, dry
II: Midnight, wet
III: Bird of Prey, dry
IV: Bird of Prey, wet
Overall, I found Midnight a bit tricky to work with (wet or dry) — it was kind of dry and hard to get an intense color. But oh, WHAT a color when you do! Bird of Prey was more consistent, but less spectacular. I'm definitely into it for a kind of olive green smoky eye, though.
And here are the swatches, because OBVIOUSLY.
II: Set to Stun
IV: Pleasure PlanetAll of these glosses are really gorgeous — light and relatively non-sticky, with the signature MAC vanilla scent. My favorite is Warp Speed Ahead because I'm a fool for berry glitter, KHAAAAAAAN! is the most fun to say, while Set to Stun and Pleasure Planet are best layered over other colors.
And here are the swatches.
II: The Enemy Within
I think that Where No Man... and LLAP (which stands for "Live long and prosper") are going to be the big-sellers of this collection; they're both really gorgeous, sheer frosts that will look good on everyone. But I really hope that Kling-It-On, or at least it's sparkly sheer formula, becomes a permanent part of the MAC family; you almost never find a dark, sparkly lipstick that is THIS comfortable to wear.
And here are the swatches.
II: On The Hunt
III: Pure Show
Guys, I need to tell you: at first I was really "eh" about this formula: it goes on really wet, and didn't seem like it was going to dry immediately. I was wrong; this liner is SO SUPREME. Not only are these colors beautiful — that gold is a heart-stopper — but they last like nothing else. Seriously; I tried to get these off with soap and water and summer-in-New-York sweat, and couldn't do it (an oil-based cleanser will remove them). I love them so much.
All of these gorgeous products are available September 1 at counters and via the MAC website, and if you're at San Diego ComicCon, you can check out the collection starting July 21!
You can also sign up so that you're first to hear when this collection drops.