In Brief

'Star Wars' Hits the Runway with New Makeup Campaign

Hoping for that Leia look without traveling to a galaxy far, far away? Or are you more the Chewbacca type? Either way, a new makeup line by Covergirl has you, well, covered.

R2D2 collected U.S. mail, and now might take another star turn; this time down the runway. To tease the Star-Wars-themed makeup collection, Covergirl is releasing six out-there looks inspired by different elements of the popular movie franchise — three light side and three dark side. The first two, revealed today, are going for "Droid" (left) and "Stormtrooper" (right).

The looks are each crafted from makeup in the CoverGirl x Star Wars Collection, which features standbys like nail polish, lipstick and mascara in bright colors with series-inspired names. Makeup-lovers desperate to choose a side will have to wait until September 9, when all the looks are revealed and the collection is released — with enough time to get some practice in before the new movie drops December 16.

The makeup line promises to have what you need, be you a Jedi, Sith or Droid — even if  you'd rather kiss a Wookie.

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Sarah Lewin started writing for in June of 2015 as a Staff Writer and became Associate Editor in 2019 . Her work has been featured by Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, Quanta Magazine, Wired, The Scientist, Science Friday and WGBH's Inside NOVA. Sarah has an MA from NYU's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program and an AB in mathematics from Brown University. When not writing, reading or thinking about space, Sarah enjoys musical theatre and mathematical papercraft. She is currently Assistant News Editor at Scientific American. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahExplains.