"Stranger Things" recently collaborated with MAC Cosmetics on a themed makeup line.
I tried a lip gloss, blush, and eye-shadow palette from the collection.
Though the items are expensive, I think they're worth buying for major fans of the show.
I've been enthralled by the mysteries and monsters of Hawkins, Indiana, since "Stranger Things" was first released on Netflix in 2016.
So while I'm a little sad that Friday's season-four finale means we're one season closer to the show's end (season five will be the last), there's one thing boosting my spirits: the official "Stranger Things" makeup line.
MAC Cosmetics released multiple beauty products inspired by the show, including eye shadow, blush, lip gloss, and brushes.
I tried three of the items myself and felt almost as if I had entered the show — minus Vecna and the Demogorgons.
Items in the 'Stranger Things' x MAC Cosmetics line retail between $20 and $45 each
There are six items inspired by the Upside Down, and six others inspired by Hawkins High, so I picked some from both: the $20 Lip Glass in shade Eerie El, the $28 blush in Friends Don't Lie, and The Void version of the eye-shadow palette.
Arguably the biggest draws in the collection are the two eye-shadow palettes. And in my opinion, The Void version is worth its high price tag.
The palette itself is small and compact, and its on-brand packaging makes it look as though you own a small piece of the Upside Down. The shadows themselves also work pretty well, in my experience.
The matte shades like Demogorgon and Code Red blend easily, while the shimmers including Mind Flayer and Demo Bat are highly pigmented.
I found that I even like using the burnt-orange shadow called Code Red as a blush.
If eye shadow isn't your thing, the collection's lip gloss or blush might be for you.
I'm not a huge fan of MAC Cosmetics' lip-gloss formula, which can feel a bit heavy and sticky on the skin. That said, this "Stranger Things" option is long-lasting, and I like the Eerie El color — a peach-toned pink.
I like the blush even more — it's easily my favorite product in the line.
The Friends Don't Lie shade is a true Barbie pink that gives you bright pigment after only one swipe. The color was so vibrant that it transported me to the '80s, and made me feel as though I was getting ready to visit the Starcourt Mall.
I think 'Stranger Things' fans and beauty lovers alike will love this collection
Makeup from MAC Cosmetics is pretty consistent, in my experience. The brand offers a lot of high-quality items that professionals love, and this collection is an example of that.
Luckily, you don't have to be a makeup pro to appreciate it. The eye shadows are easy to use, the lip gloss lasts a long time, and the blush is out of this world.
And most importantly, when it comes to collaboration lines, the makeup truly reminded me of one of my favorite TV shows. So if you're looking to add a bit of Hawkins to your makeup routine, I'd say these products are the way to go.
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