When Star Wars came into our galaxy in 1977, it launched a whole new kind of fan. Not only were men included but women got Princess Leia, a far from helpless princess.
For me Princess Leia symbolized everything all girls should be, not only pretty but took no shit from anyone around them. I spent years trying to get my hair into those infamous buns, but now I can at least have a make up look that would make even Padme proud.
A lot has changed since 1977 and women are now getting more products in the sci-fi and geek community.
Ahead of the new Star Wars film slated for a Dec release, Covergirl has teamed up to create a line of make up for geeky girls and women everywhere.
Though this isn’t the first time Covergirl has worked with fans and making lines for the female audience. Back in 2013 the make-up giant released a line ahead of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
While the “Capitol Collection” received mixed reviews by fans, since it went against the ideals the characters set, the new Star Wars line may have an opposite effect.
The line which will includes both the dark and light sides of the ever expanding universe, will feature lipsticks, nail polishes and mascaras. And will hit stores mid-Sept, but be available for a limited time Dec 18 to be exact.
The Force Awakens contains 19 pieces in total and Allure recently posted an unboxing video of the products found in the line. The line features 10 mascaras all with quotes from the films, 6 lipsticks in shimmery shades and 3 nail polishes.
While none of the make-up would be seen on the ever natural Leia, her mother Padme would have for sure worn the shimmery red to create her iconic lips.
Though for girls like me who enjoy not only make-up but many things deemed geeky this is a great marriage.
I’m looking forward to the shimmery red and plum lipstick in the collection, as well as a fun mascara with a slogan on it.
This is a whole new side to the idea of being a geek and a girl, and reminds us girls that we not only can love our light sabers but also wear kick ass lipsticks and nail polishes.
The new Covergirl line hits stores in the U.S. UK Asia and UAE in September, currently the U.S. line has a confirmed release date of Sept 4.
May the Force Be With You!