Well? Would you?
Perhaps this bears further explanation, because I donâ€™t know about you guys, but the minute I hear the words â€śMuppetâ€ť and â€śmakeupâ€ť paired together, I immediately think of Janice. No, not THAT Janice; THIS Janice:
Donâ€™t get me wrong, Janice is a cool chick– but to be honest, Iâ€™m not really sure I want my makeup to look like hers. It just seems like it makes her eyes unnecessarily difficult to see out of. And also her lips look kind of like theyâ€™re going to eat her face. Iâ€™ll pass, thanks.
But that kind of makeup isnâ€™t actually what Iâ€™m talking about here. Hereâ€™s whatâ€™s ACTUALLY going on: Disney, who currently owns the Muppets, has teamed up with nail polish giant OPI to create a custom nail polish collection inspired by Jim Hensonâ€™s friendly, floppy buddies. Somehow, thisâ€¦ actually makes a lot of sense. I think. Maybe? Here, take a peek and let me know what you think:
Theyâ€™re pretty, right? Which is, admittedly, somewhat unexpected for something inspired by the Muppets, but whateverâ€”pretty is pretty. Some of them are normal enough for everyday use and some of them are wacky enough for a big night out. Even better, though, are the names of the shades: In the top row from left to right, we have Animal-istic, Meep-Meep-Meep, Wocka Wocka! Pepeâ€™s Purple Passion, Designer de Better!, and Warm & Fozzie; then on the bottom, thereâ€™s Rainbow Connection, Excuse Moi!, Gone Gonzo! Fresh Frog of Bel Air, Divine Swine, and Gettingâ€™ Miss Piggy With It!. Can I just say that I love that thereâ€™s going to be a nail polish color called Meep-Meep-Meep? Just imagine how thatâ€™s going to sound when someone asks you what nail polish youâ€™re wearing:
â€śOh, what a great nail color! Whatâ€™s it called?â€ť
â€śMEEP MEEP MEEP!â€ť
Of course, the Muppets are far from the first pop-culture icons to get their own high-end makeup line; MAC has had great success with both Wonder Woman-inspired cosmetics and products themed around Disney villains. But as much as it kind of makes sense when you think about it, I do have to say that the Muppets are probably one of the more unexpected pop-culture muses to inspire a cosmetics company. Furthermore, one of the draws of pop-culture makeup is usually the neat-o packaging (see: Wonder Woman and Disney Villains, above), but the bottles of Muppet OPI nail polish just lookâ€¦ sort of like regular bottles of OPI nail polish. So Iâ€™m not really sure if the whole Muppet theme is going to boost sales at all. Maybe it will, but itâ€™s likely that it wonâ€™t, even if the collectionâ€™s release is timed to coincide with the release of the first big-screen Muppet movie in over a decade.
Anyway, you can check out the collection here. What do you think, readers?
[Via Topless Robot]
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