If you’ve been following my blog or Instagram (@lush_angel) for quite some time now, you’ve probably noticed my go-to makeup look – that’s natural or the no-makeup makeup look. I go for smoky or darker shades for night outs or special occasions. But I guess I won’t be a beauty blogger if I don’t like playing with colors and various finishes too, right? This is why I couldn’t help but get curious the moment I saw the newest M.A.C. Star Trek Collection. Well, who wouldn’t?! Imagine a sci-fi saga translated to a makeup collection… that must be awesome!
Spanning half a century, Star Trek and its loyal fans cross generations, influencing ideas and aesthetics of gender, race and intergalactic potential. As the sci-fi saga continues, delight in the beauty of exploration as M·A·C and Star Trek’s latest cinema generation join forces in an exclusive makeup collaboration of cosmically charged hues.
M.A.C. Star Trek Collection
Trip The Light Fantastic Powder
Luna Luster: sheer wash of soft rose shimmer
Strange New Worlds: sheer wash of golden coral pearl
Highly Illogical: sheer wash of golden plum with fine pearl
This is probably my ultimate favorite from the M.A.C. Star Trek Collection. I have the Strange New Worlds and it’s amazing! Color payoff is great. When you swirl your brush all over the pan, make sure to tap off any excess powder. It can be used all over the face for a luminous glow or as a highlighter or a blush. The mix of color and shimmer makes the skin look fresh and glowing.
It can look quite scary when swatched…
But when applied, it looks amazing! I used it as blush in this photo.
Pleasure Planet: muted gold shimmer
Khaaannnn!: berry with red reflect
Set to Stun: light silver with gold pearl
Warp Speed Ahead: plum with blue and pink reflects
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)
LLAP: icy rose champagne (frost)
I have the shade LLAP and this is probably the most “metallic” looking shade I’ve worn to date. I was a bit hesitant to try it at first since I was thinking it would wash out my face. True enough, when I swiped on the lipstick with just foundation on, I looked “blah”! BUT when I applied Trip The Light Fantastic Powder on the apples of my cheeks, I magically transformed! It’s not an everyday lippie, but it looks amazing at night or in dimmed light. The shimmers and metallic hues pop out, giving a bit of “mysterious” vibe. Haha! Well, you’ll understand in my makeup look later on.
LLAP: icy rose champagne (frost)
Here’s what I look with just foundation and the LLAP lipstick on…
See the difference of my previous photos with Trip The Light Fantastic Powder?
Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash
M.A.C Studio Nail Lacquer
Skin of Evil: yellowish green with black chunks (frost)
Holla-Deck: gold sparkle (frost)
Enterprise: silver chrome (frost)
Wink of an Eye
184 Duo Fibre Fan Brush
246 Synthetic Fluffy Eye Brush
Superslick Liquid Eye Liner
On the Hunt: true black
Nocturnal: bright silver pearl
Pure Show: bright yellow gold pearl
Pressed Pigment Eye Shadow
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)
The Naked Time: taupe pearl with sparkle (frost)
Now for my makeup look, I used Trip The Light Fantastic Powder, LLAP Lipstick, and MAC Eye Shadow Palette Burgundy Times Nine. I used burgundy shades for the eyes, yet still with little shimmers. I didn’t do a full Star Trek look featuring thick eyeliner or colorful eyeshadow as I wanted to share how to wear the M.A.C. Star Trek Collection even for an everyday look. It’s my toned down sci-fi makeup look, which I think can be worn by anybody – even those who are not so comfortable wearing metallic shades or frost finish.
So, what do you think? Would you wear something like this?
M.A.C. Star Trek Collection is available in M.A.C. counters this September 2016.