Star Wars Makeup Looks are Iconic
Star Wars Makeup
Most popular movies develop a clear fan base before even being released. In movies such as Twilight, it was mostly teenage girls that compromised the fan base (and launched a whole vampire phenomenon, yikes!). Other movies such as the Harry Potter series encompassed more of a whole family fan base and were very popular among readers.The Star Wars films however, were iconic because they signified a new age of movies. With the never before seen special effects, exotic characters and wonderful story line, this film was groundbreaking on its own, even without the other episodes. Overall, these films have been around for almost 40 years and in this time have developed a large fan base, stereotypically known to have geeky guys as its biggest followers. As we know, stereotypes are not always true. There are all ages and types of people who love Star Wars and have long been awaiting the release of the newest film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Due to the immensity of their fan base, Covergirl thought they would cater to the female fans and launch a limited edition Star Wars makeup line inspired by the Force.
Whether or not you are a giant Star Wars geek, the anticipation for this movie is palpable. It began long ago, in a galaxy far, far away…
But seriously. Ever since Covergirl announced their new campaign, this movie has been getting crazy attention, and for good reason! Covergirl Global Creative Design Directer and iconic makeup artist Pat McGrath has shown her true talent in creating six intergalactic beauty looks as well as products that are cleverly covered with movie quotes and logos.
This line was inspired by the dark and light sides of The Force and brings this fantasy world into real life. McGrath is a true genius when it comes to this line, transforming characters and special effects into true high-fashion beauty looks. She looked at all the robots, soldiers, and clones in the movie as an illumination of human beings and what our true relationships, wants and desires are. Her skills as an artist allowed her to personify these characters perfectly in the new collection.
Of the total six Star Wars makeup looks created, three are representative of light and the other three of dark. The Light Within features Droid, Mystic and Jedi while The Dark Side features Storm Trooper, Dark Apprentice, and Chrome Captain.
The collection includes limited edition mascaras (with awesome movie quotes on them), lipsticks and nail polishes. The website dares you to pick a side and even helps by offering a quiz in which you can discover which side of The Force you belong to. You can take the quiz and check out all the looks in depth on their website http://covergirlstarwars.tumblr.com/starwars.
While the makeup in this movie is fantastic and has inspired such a killer line, most of these looks are not very applicable to everyday life. You will, however, get much use out of the new Star Wars makeup line of products and will be able to achieve both light and dark (depending on the kind of day you are having), wearable looks so you always look out of this world.