The odds of me falling in love with MAC’s newest collection, Neo Sci Fi, were higher than both Whitney Houston and Bobby brown in the late 90s.
Just put a label on my forehead that says, “Easy Prey.” First, there’s the bright orange packaging. Sure, it’s kinda highway-worker vest, but I think it’s fun and cheerful. then there’s my weakness for warm shades of bronze, pink and plum, which headline the sunbaked, summertime collection.
And then there’s my not-so-secret penchant for, um, sci-fi. Did I ever tell ya that Terminator is one of my favorite motion pictures of all time and that the sci-fi classic book Ender’s game changed my life? Fo’ reals! In case you were wondering, no, I’ve never been to a star trek convention or to Comic-Con, but I have both on my list of things to do.
I was absolutely set up to fall hard for this collection. Hard!
Neo Sci Fi hit MAC counters today, and I love pretty much everything about it. Electro ($14, a bright orange lipstick) and Pink Grapefruit ($14, an orange Lipglass) demand attention. I don’t normally dig orange makeup, either, but both of these shades really pop and would look great with a summer tan.
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I’m absolutely going to snatch up as lots of of the Neo Sci Fi Lipglasses (remember Soft & slow last year’s Smoke Signals release?), lipsticks, blushes and polishes as I can.
I thought I’d go crazy over the eyeshadows, too, but they didn’t wow me as much as I thought they would. Surprisingly, the color I liked a lot of was expensive Pink, a warm gold-pink duochrome in MAC’s permanent eyeshadow color collection. Where have you been all my life, expensive Pink? elsker deg!
The entire Neo Sci Fi collection includes…
Sci-Fi-Delity (frost) – burnt red with gold pearl
Pleasureseeker (glaze) – creamy peach
Astral (lustre) – mid-tone brown with red pearl
Electro (lustre) – bright orange
Sunsonic (frost) – white gold
From left to right: Sci-Fi-Delity, Pleasureseeker, Astral, Electro, Sunsonic
Supreme – bronzed brown with white pearl
Naked space – creamy mid-tone nude peach
Pink Grapefruit – orange with gold pearl
Soft & slow – mid-tone creamy plum
From left to right: Supreme, naked Space, Pink Grapefruit, Soft & Slow
Eye shadows ($14)
Magnetic fields (veluxe pearl) – black brown with silver pearl
Femme-Fi – frosty golden cream
Evening Aura (veluxe pearl) – frosty golden peach
Time & space (frost) – frosty copper
Expensive Pink (veluxe pearl) – pink with gold duochrome
From left to right: Magnetic Fields, Femme-Fi, evening Aura, Time & Space, expensive Pink
Lipsticks and the eyeshadows
Plush Lash – Plushblack
I love MAC plush Lash! I took a close look at plush Lash earlier this year.
Power Blushes ($17.50)
Spaced Out – shimmery peach
X-Rocks – shimmery dirty mauve
Cremestick liner ($14)
80% – deep cocoa
Beurre – dirtied plum
Summerfruit – pale coral
Beurre is part of the permanent Cremestick liner line-up I wrote about here.
Nail Lacquer ($10)
Metalist – neutral coppertone with whtie pearl
Plasma Blu – turquoise blue with matching pearl
Neon 8 – bright orange with matching pearl
Phosphor – bumble bee yellow
From left to right: Phosphor, Neon 8, Plasma Blu
What do you think of Neo Sci Fi? Do the colors make you wanna beam yourself up to your nearest MAC counter? Or would you rather say hasta la vista, baby! and wait for something else?
Grab your best Cylon gal friend and check out Neo Sci Fi for yourself at your favorite MAC counter. Or, surf on over to the MAC Cosmetics website.
I’ve been running ragged this morning! My only sources of fuel have been a large latte and
the adrenaline rush I got from Neo Sci Fi! Time for breakfast/lunch. Thai leftovers, anyone?
Your friendly neighborhood appeal addict,
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