Look, ma, all those hours spent playing Super Mario Bros. on Nintendo — the O.G. version, the one before the 64! #datingmyself #nerdalert — were *not* a waste of time (“You should be reading the dictionary instead of playing games, Karen!”), because now I’m one of select few ’80s video game enthusiasts/beauty lovers who totally gets all the references in the Shu Uemura holiday collection.
See, that’s Mario swimming among the sea creatures in the underwater levels on the and , and on the hair oil, .
Oh, and the pipe on the hair jar and the brick walls on the lipstick tubes! And the Star Charm dangling from the Lash Curler!
The only thing that could make this LE launch land closer to home is if you had to climb a flight of brick stairs
and jump from the top onto a flag pole.
Wait — was that too deep a dive into Mario world? Alright, here’s all you need to know, civilian/non-nerd: the collection’s been out a while, but some of the bits and pieces are still available. The hair products are bomb for dry or color-treated manes, and the conditioner and hair oil soften rough strands and ends. You can still find the hair products at and the .
The makeup’s a little harder to track down at this point. It launched in the fall, but you can still find pieces floating around , if you’re determined to track them down.
What was your favorite video game when you were a kid? — and by favorite, I mean the one that your parents were always telling you to STOP PLAYING THIS INSTANT, haha!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,