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 movies 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 totally 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 usually dig orange makeup, either, but both of these shades really pop and would look great with a summer tan.
I’m definitely going to snatch up as many 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 most was Expensive Pink, a warm gold-pink duochrome in MAC’s permanent eyeshadow color collection. Where have you been all my life, Expensive Pink? Love ya!
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