Yes, a Star Wars makeup collection is a thing. When a blockbuster movie comes out, there are always endless opportunities for products to market. And this time, CoverGirl is taking advantage of one of the most anticipated movies ever, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and used the uber talented and popular makeup artist Pat McGrath to help design it.
Star Wars hits the movie theaters this Friday and I got the opportunity to pick which side I wanted to create a look for : the dark side or the light side. Pat McGrath created 6 looks in all to choose from. Typically, I would go for the good girl approach (the light side) but this time, I decided to be a tad bit more rebellious and go for the dark side by using the products from the Dark Apprentice collection.
Of course when you see the looks that were made for the TV ads and commercials, they are looks that the majority of real women would never have the guts to wear out in public. They’re just too theatrical. But once you break down the products and use them in a slightly more toned down way, they actually are quite wearable and awesome!
Here is a peek into my dark look I created with specific CoverGirl Star Wars makeup products :
- (Note – I started adding to an older neutral look I had already created earlier that day, and decided to just add to it with these Dark Apprentice Products.) First thing I did was define my crease with the Brow + Liner Powder by dotting it along my crease into a winged look. I also did the same by adding it along my lower lash line. I then smudged it with the Stunning Smokeys eyeshadow palette with colors #3 & 4.
2. Then I wet my angled brush and dipped it in the #4 shadow (a sparkly black) and went over my current simple winged eyeliner to extend the line and make it more dramatic. I also took this brush and created a pointed tear duct shape for a cat eye look. I took the 2nd lightest shade, #2 (a shimmer taupe), and went over the top of my crease liner to create some depth. Then I added the lightest white sparkle shade, #1, and placed it under my brow bone and in between the cut crease line and above my lash line.
I finished off my lashes with a couple of coats of the SuperSizer “very black” mascara. The tubes of collectible mascaras all come with fun quotes on the outside of them!! Mine said, “You will meet your destiny.”
3. I ended up taking the lightest white shade from the shadow palette and using it as a highlighter. I used my finger and dipped it in the shadow and placed it along the bridge of my nose, tops of cheekbones, and in the center of my lips on top of the beautiful dark cranberry red Colorlicious lipstick in shade #30.
Ok so I didn’t end with a very sinister face, but I had to throw in a little happy because I was really impressed with these CoverGirl drugstore products! And that makes me smile.
I’d like to thank my kids for having a few Star Wars props on hand for me to use in this post. Who knew a plastic light saber and tiny Storm Trooper figurine would have ever come in handy for their moms makeup blog!! Ha!!! And if you like my fierce deco ear crawlers, you can grab a pair here.
You can see all of the Star Wars looks available at Walmart.com. They have really fun quick videos you can watch on how each dark and light look can be created!
(This is a sponsored post through SheSpeaks and P&G. All thoughts and opinions and photos are honest and my own as always.)