It lately got here to my consideration — and I do not understand how I did not notice this sooner — that I am the very same age as Cher Horowitz. Like, right down to the month. Clueless hit theaters in July 1995; I had simply turned 16 that April. In one among a couple of bazillion iconic exchanges of dialogue within the movie, Cher asks Tai how outdated she is; when Tai responds that she’ll be 16 in May, Cher reveals that she’s older (and presumably wiser) as a result of her birthday is in April.
Like so many teenage ladies who skilled Clueless from the attitude of the characters’ generational peer (shout-out to my fellow xennials), I adored the film and nonetheless do. And every time something that harkens again to it pops up in popular culture, I can not help however smile and, often, pull out my pockets for a bit of that nostalgia.
But when I noticed that HipDot is launching a naturally lovable Clueless make-up assortment, I hesitated. I often is the similar age as Cher Horowitz, however that does not imply I’m nonetheless 16 (thank goodness). When I say I’m the identical age as Cher Horowitz, I imply that, someplace on the market within the fictional Clueless universe, Cher Horowitz is 42 — like me. Perhaps this profoundly ‘90s-teeny-bopper makeup collection isn’t actually for somebody my age.
Ugh, as if.
HipDot has mixed intelligent, Clueless-inspired packaging design with enjoyable, actually wearable make-up that may make anybody fall completely butt loopy in love. There’s the Total Bettys Tinted Lip Oil Set ($24), which options three sheer shades topped off with yellow plaid caps and named, after all, for our three heroines: Cher (a pinkish crimson), Dionne (a delicate mauve), and Tai (a heat nude).
The Totally Clueless Blush Palette ($26) is made to appear to be a pink flip cellphone and has 4 versatile colours inside: a bubblegum pink and deep cinnamon brown in a satiny end, and two shimmery choices in tawny gold and peach.
The 411 Palette ($32) is the jewel of the gathering, and never simply because it is coated in pink fake fur. Inside are 12 gorgeous shades of corals, coppers, mauves, blues, and purples. And the names are just about good: Highly Selective, Botticelli, Classic, Full-On Monet, The Valley, Homies, Phat, Totally Paused, Fashion Victim, Pretty Groovy, Doll Face, and Whatever! (HipDot’s exclamation level, not mine — although I am undeniably obsessed with it.)
The palette is the place I began when given the possibility to attempt the gathering earlier than its launch. For essentially the most half, Cher and the women put on comparatively impartial and fresh-faced make-up appears all through Clueless, aside from when she will get all dolled for Christian and wears a dramatic pink shadow look — that is the place I took my inspiration.