The Beauty-Full Week: Sci-Fi beauty collections to invest in now

I’ve never been much of a comic book fan, or into sci-fi for that matter. I’ve tried, when coerced by friends and foe alike, but as of yet no one has successfully turned me into a superhero maverick or made me obsess over the outcome of a Skywalker. For those who are intrigued, however, a new wave of comic book inspired beauty treats are the perfect collector’s item, so I’ve rounded up five new ones that take inspiration from everyone from Harley Quinn to Wonder Woman –  now all you have to do is decide if you’ll come over to the dark side or not.

1. MAC Star Trek Collection
Partnering with this sci-fi heavyweight, MAC’s new Star Trek collection has been launched in celebration of the franchise’s 50th anniversary and new film Star Trek Beyond. Inspired by the cosmos, MAC has created a 25-piece collection full of metallic pigments in silver, gold, emerald and amethyst, all packaged in limited edition style featuring the film’s emblematic logo. Even the names pay homage to the legacy, with myriad puns which only true fans will appreciate such as Klingiton and Pleasure Planet. I, for one, have no idea what they’re talking about. With everything from mascara to lipgloss, eyeshadow and even lashes on offer, this one collection might just take you to a strange new world.

2.  Suicide Squad Splat Hair Dye
Suicide Squad – that film about the ‘worst heroes ever’ that’s been infiltrating our psyche for a while now – has inspired hair brand Splat to launch a new range of 11 rainbow hues to help people mimic the green, blue and pink tresses that some of the more cray-cray characters sport. From Harley Quinn’s two-colour package in Pink Fetish and Blue Envy, through to a lurid green shade for all those Joker fans out there, this is a committed tribute to the film, but one that luckily washes out. Oh, and you get a comic book free with every bottle – win win.

3. Lifestyle Fragrances Amidala
Smelling like a sci-fi personality has never really crossed my mind, but the guys at Lifestyle Fragrances in Germany are adamant to complete the whole out of body experience with their new range of Star Wars inspired fragrances. With three in the bunch, choose from Amidala – a fruity-oriental with notes of green apple, vanilla and musk; Empire – an oriental-woody perfume; or Jedi – which incorporates pink pepper, water lily, sandalwood and musk for a woody-aromatic edge. May the force be with you, or something else fittingly Star Warian.

4. Walgreens Wonder Woman Collection
With girl power always firmly on the menu, I’m genuinely loving this Wonder Woman extravaganza from Walgreens. Celebrating the franchise’s 75th anniversary, and the promise of a new film next year, the collection incorporates everything from Orly nail varnish through to lipgloss, hair accessories and wash bags, all stamped with the retro artwork of the heroine. In the nail department, expect a swathe of bright, neon tones alongside some rather delectable glitter based varieties such as Wonder Woman – a red base with yellow stars and blue glitter, and Beauty, Brains and Brawn, blue micro glitter flecked with red and gold.

5. Hot Topic DC Comics Suicide Squad Joker Tattoos Brush
If your love for the Joker runs so deep that you’ve committed to a shock of fluro green hair then firstly, I applaud you, and secondly, you really better invest in this bargain of a hairbrush that sports the infamous grin of the villain on its back. What better way to show that you mean it?

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