MAC are set to ‘beam us up’ in September with their Star Trek collaboration
With a surname like Scott I’ve heard a few ‘Beam me up Scottie’ jokes in my time. That, coupled with the fact that I’m an only child of an out-and-out Trekkie, probably explains my giddiness at the announcement that MAC have teamed up with Star Trek to mark the 50th anniversary of the sci-fi franchise.
The 25-piece collection follows other hit collaborations including Marie Claire favourites Rocky Horror Picture Show, Maleficent and of course, the most recent, with Caitlyn Jenner. It will be on early sale at San Diego Comic-Con (that’s a comic book convention for the not so nerdy) on the 21st July. The collection will hit the virtual shelves online on the 25th of August and will finally beam in store on the 1st September.
The collection is inspired by Counsellor Deanna Troi, Uhura (obvs) Vina (the slinky green alien) and the Borg Seven of Nine. If you have no idea what I’m talking about you really haven’t lived. Think shimmering blush, glitter (of course) nail polishes, and starry eye shadows. The collection, rather amazingly, is called ‘Live Long And Sparkle’.
In the press release, MAC’s senior vice president, James Gager, said, ‘Star Trek is an iconic pop culture phenomenon whose storylines pushed gender and racial boundaries. For its 50th anniversary, we celebrate Star Trek’s powerful women in a transcending, transformational makeup collection.’
Think Star Trek is just about kooky aliens and space ships? Think again. It’s a cultural phenomenon. William Shatner (as Captain Kirk) and Nichelle Nichols (as Lieutenant Uhura) shared the first ever on-screen interracial smooch back in 1968 and just about every techie trend from the last couple of decades appeared on the show long before they made it into reality; just take a look at your iPad, or even your old flip phone. See, future predicting genius right there.
Until you can get your hands on the collection in September lose yourself in our gallery of the most incredible MAC collaborations ever. As for the out-of-this-world Star Trek collaboration, may it live long, and prosper.