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How long have we been waiting for this collab? I feel like it was announced awhile ago… and you know how when you want something so badly it seems like it takes forever? Finally the day is approaching – the release of the MAC x Star Trek Collection.
This 25 piece collection features a ton of blingtastic eye, lip, nail and face products in sleek yet perfect packaging. You’ll recognize that the outer box packaging as well as the packaging for the products is the usual black matte, but with the Star Trek twist – a silver Starfleet Insignia. The interior of the box has a silver and black pattern celebrating the 50th anniversary of the franchise.
Lipstick ($18.00 // Nordstrom). Four shades are released in The Enemy Within (neutral gold shimmer, frost), Where No Man Has Gone Before (pink with gold pearl, lustre), Kling-It-On (deep purple with fine pink glitter, frost) and LLAP (icy rose champagne, frost). The shade shown is LLAP and, in short, it’s stunning. I was worried that it wouldn’t be wearable but it’s so gorgeous when you put a sheer, light pink gloss over-top. Even a coral or berry shade would work. Basically anything. The frost finish combined with the gloss really makes my lips shine and appear a little bit more full.
Pressed Pigment Eye Shadow ($23.00 // Nordstrom). Four shades are released in To Boldly Go (reddish copper pearl with sparkle, frost), Midnight (cobalt blue with pearl sparkle, frost), Bird of Prey (dark olive green pearl with sparkle, frost) and The NakedTime (taupe pearl with sparkle, frost).
Bird of Prey is shown here and the description is spot on, particularly when it’s used wet – which is how I recommend using this particular shade. I’m not sure how the others perform but when you use Bird of Prey wet you’ll get a beautiful olive pearl laced with gold (see Instagram photo). Press the color on with a firm brush (I like the MAC 239) while it’s wet to reduce any sort of fallout. These will be released in North America only.
The swatches below are done on bare skin (no primers):
Studio Nail Lacquer ($14.00 // Nordstrom). Three shades are released in Skin of Evil (yellowish green with black chunks, frost), Holla-Deck (gold sparkle, frost) and Enterprise (silver chrome, frost). Holla-Deck is shown below as a beautiful frosted metallic gold. Completely opaque in two coats.
I tried my hand at a little bit of nail art… which is rare for me. The collection really had me inspired plus I had these Swarovski Crystals in my beauty room that I’ve been dying to try out. My son wasn’t impressed but I think I kinda like the end result 😉
Also released within this collection are 4 Lipglass in Pleasure Planet (muted gold shimmer), Khaaannnn! (berry with red reflect), Set to Stun (light silver with gold pearl) and Warp Speed Ahead (plum with blue and pink reflects); 1 Mascara in Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash (black); 1 Lash in Wink of an Eye; 2 Brushes in 184 (Duo Fibre Fan Brush) and 246 (Synthetic Fluffy Eye Brush); 3 Superslick Liquid Eye Liner in On the Hunt (true black), Nocturnal (bright silver pearl) and Pure Show (bright yellow gold pearl); 3 Trip The Light Fantastic Powder (North America Only) in Luna Luster (sheer wash of soft rose shimmer), Strange New Worlds (sheer wash of golden coral pearl) and Highly Illogical (sheer wash of golden plum with fine pearl).
I’ll be trying (fingers crossed) to get my hands on ALL of the Powders, Pure Show liner, To Boldly Go Pressed Pigment and Where No Man Has Gone Before Lipstick. Stay tuned and watch my Snapchat and Instagram accounts for more swatches and pics when I purchase more of the collection!
The MAC Star Trek Collection will be available online August 25th (check stores like Nordstrom and Macy’s) and in store on September 1. This collection is limited edition and note that you should sign up for MAC Select because sometimes members will get a chance to pre-shop collections!
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