I’ve been a major fan of Jim Henson and the Muppets my whole life. Before I even could speak words. I was raised on a steady diet of Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Electric Company, 321 Contact and the original vintage episodes of The Muppet Show — gloriously broadcasted on TTT every afternoon around 4, as perpetual reruns that were burned into my brain. I’ve seen every movie, and I have special love for the original Muppet Movie and Labyrinth, which I’ve seen more times than I can count. If you have a Trinidadian friend in their 30’s, ask them. They probably watched WAY more Sesame Street and The Muppet Show than your average American everyman. I watched reruns of Sesame Street and The Muppet Show so much that at one point, I could sing entire songs and recount entire skits verbatim.
So you’d imagine that I would be super excited for the revival of The Muppets via the new movie, directed by Jason Segal. Instead, I feel unsure. I’m inclined to side with Muppets legend Frank Oz in my skepticism. While I’m very happy to see The Muppets return to play the music and light the lights, part of me wants to clutch my stuffed Super Grover tight and just watch the original Muppet Movie again.
Having said that, I will probably be seeing the new Jason Segal themed Muppet movie when it’s released. And I’m definitely digging some of the incredible merchandise being released in time for the film. Let me share the hottest items I’ve seen so far. Muppet Makeup? Who would have thought?
When I was little I never cared much Miss Piggy and her hi-ya hijinks, but there’s no denying her glamorous persona. Miss Piggy has always been one to remain draped in fur and diamonds, and she always has had a signature makeup look (all about the eyes, natch). MAC’s Miss Piggy collection will be online-only and it will launch November 14th in North America as well as select international locations at maccosmetics.com. Word on the street — via two of my fave makeup blogs Temptalia and Makeup and Beauty Blog — is that the Miss Piggy Pink eyeshadow is super sheer and takes a LOT of packing on to reveal color impact, but the lashes are tres chic.
— theBalm’s The Muppet Show Cast Your Shadow face palette
The most sensational inspirational celebrational Muppetational makeup collection out is gloriously packaged, SUPER limited edition — only 1000 were made and they’re all numbered! And pretty much all gone. Which is a bummer if you’re really obsessed with all things Muppet and need this for your collection. If you’re into it for the actual makeup colors, fret not! According to Temptalia and Musings of a Muse, all of these same colors are re-named and featured in The Balm’s soon-to-be-released holiday palette, TheBalm and the Beautiful! So hang tight — and in the meantime, like theBalm on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for upcoming deetz!
The folks at the Muppet Wiki feature all of the colors, and Bellasugar breaks it down for us — the OPI Muppets collection will launch in November and includes 12 limited edition nailpolishes — six of which are out of this WORLD glitters! I think I need Rainbow Connection in my life. Stat.
The new Muppet Movie opens in theaters for Thanksgiving.
Were any of you Muppet fans? Are you? Will you be seeing the new movie, and what do you think of the makeup? Tell a bella!