Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Astro Girl by Napoleon Perdis

Perhaps I am just old and out of touch, but I think this ad, this make-up, this hair, and this headband are fucking AWFUL.

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Astro Girl by Napoleon Perdis

As seen in the February 2010 issue of Elle magazine.

62 comments:

Karls said...

I'm with you! The colours aren't right... AT ALL! Makes her look like she's smoked one too many cones but that her eyes have gone bloodshot around the eyeballs, not in them. WRONG!

Yelena R. said...

No, you're right...they are awful!

Tia said...

I saw this when I was flipping thru the new Elle last night. Ridiculous!!
I thought it was a joke, everyone who was apart of this should be fired.

TERI REES WANG said...

Oh, it's just terrible!..
I love it, in the worst way.

No humor. No wink. No smile.
No sarcastic grin. No entertainment.
And some seriously crappy packaging.

bananas. said...

AGREED!!!

That shit is fucking fucktarded. Who the fuck wears fucking eyeshadow like that?! Its fucking bullshit!!! And see what this fucking ad does to me...it makes me fucking annoyed! FUCK!!!!!!!

Ha! K i'm done.

Clorivak said...

She might as well tease her hair Hair Metal style with that makeup...seriously who could pull that off. I love makeup but this is just retarted. Nothing is right about that ad...rien. ugly.

Brown Girl said...

Couldn't agree more. Doesn't make me want to run out and buy there eyeshadow.

Liz said...

AGREED! Such trash.

Kellie said...

Ew. Totally agree. It's like they took the worst part of the 80's and combined them all for the worst add ever.

Iva said...

OMG!! Well.....I could forgive her only for the fact that clearly she is not from this planet..you know...being "astro girl" and all.

but other then that, this whole look is totally unacceptable!

Alisa said...

Your not out of touch, it's bad.

And so is their packaging, that huge gold sticker slapped in the middle of the eyeshadow cover.

Really bad!

Pretty Little World said...

REALLY awful.

Down and Out Chic said...

you're not OLD and i'm with you. awful.

blueviolet said...

You're straight up right about that!

pixelhazard said...

It feels very olivia newton john locamotion. There's a reason the past was left in the past

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

Oh no, your assessment is spot on! Plus, I've seen black eyes that look better than that make up.

Ela said...

"Limited Edition"
No kidding.

Um, yeah...I'm a Virgo and I'm pretty sure my *stars* are telling me to never put this stuff on my face.
Ever.
In a million years.
Or till my stars dies out.
Whichever takes longer.

I do love Astro Boy though! The original cartoon, not the remake.

LOL, don't get freaked out, love. It won't come get you, promise :) That's Children of the Corn...not popcorn.

ASSHOLE BOYFRIEND said...

I say shoot her in the head with an old rifle (old rifles do more damage) and give your followers peace of mind drolldoll.

Char said...

70's done completely wrong - probably by people that were not born until the late 80's.

Jay said...

My friend and I saw this and just burst out laughing.

uglygirl said...

This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius?

It's an Australian brand. How embarrassing.

Mrsblogalot said...

LOL! You are neither one and how could you doubt yourself for even a minute!

OMG....AWFULin!!!!!

Elizabeth Marie said...

That headband looks painful. And "zodiac" makes me think of zodiac killer and now I'm scared, so I'll be sticking to my mac.

Raina Cox said...

This dude is all over Down Under!* He's like a nellie Dom DeLouise (RIP), which isn't much of a stretch.

I cannot even believe someone bankrolled his U.S. expansion. WTH?

*I recently returned Stateside after two year in New Zealand.

Jenni said...

I second your statement. Yuck!

diane said...

Honey, I have a long list of credentials in cosmetics, so here's some validation for you:
The girl looks like an effing zombie, Studio 54 wannabe.

Ellie said...

Age of Aquarius? As an aquarian, I'm embarrassed.

anotherfishinthesea said...

Ha this is pretty horrid. It reminds me a bit of pinkeye. ew.

Laura Trevey said...

I just had a flashback to "Flashdance" !!

Felicia said...

HAHAHA! It looks like an Eastern European ad from the 80's!

Namine said...

I thought your were joking about it being in the 2010 Elle magazine. I can't believe it's true...

Caroline said...

It like someone threw up the worst of the 70's and 80's and barfed it all over this ad.

creative kerfuffle said...

it is all awful. the name is too funny because of course i think astro glide, not astro girl.

clarewbrown said...

loool oh how I have missed visiting this delightful blog! And yes!! THis add is wretched

Melanie's Randomness said...

So I usually look at the fashion & make-up trends & don't pay much attention to adapting it to my everday life. I deinitely will be turning the page immediately if I saw this!!! What were they thinking??!?!

Katie said...

I'm not a fan!

Asylum Dolly said...

Hmmmmmm.....I'm all for "offbeat" makeup, but this just looks like she got beaten up by the fairy godmother at an Ausin Powers themed fancy dress party. Crapola.
I'm getting really sick of the whole "ugly is cool" vibe happening in fashion at the moment :S

Andhari said...

She lookslike a hippie barbie and not even the cute kind, more like someone punched her on the eyes resulting in that revolting purple color.LOL.

Candice said...

Bitch needs to borrow some of my one dolla ELF makeup! ;)

trishie koh said...

It is a bit much. i don't like it either.

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Girl Japan: April Marie said...

Totally agree with you J.... OMG at Candice.... haha I'm off to click on the link now... but the makeup is just not working for her/ the model...

E said...

Is that Heidi Montag, post-op? If not, I worry about that model's future...

~KS said...

You are not out of touch. It is, in fact, that awful...

Sam said...

Oh deary! You know he's Australian, don't you? Have you ever seen a photo of him? Quite a character - sort of small dark nuggetty man with very sculptured facial hair and open shirt e.t.c

Kaz said...

What Sam said!!

Google him. Check out the images of his house(s)as well

Looks like Versace and Dolce & Gabanna got together and had a love child

Or someone threw up on a zebra

Either/Or

Phoenix said...

I'm really, really waiting for the 80's to go back to Cher's closet and die already.

the spectator said...

Mr Perdis is very big over here. He looks like pot-bellied Goth but with bling. He also loves a good eyebrow wax.
HOWEVER, if this look became popular on the catwalks I bet at least half of you would be sporting this makeup look.

Tracie said...

Terrible ad. Terrible name. At first glance, I thought it said Astro Glide.

Heather Taylor said...

God, it's like she colored on her face with colored pencils/those old glitter Crayola crayons. Nasty!

Big Red said...

You're not old or out of touch. You have TASTE!!!

Chessa! said...

you're right. and you should have capped the "fucking" too...

Jill said...

Ick

Diana said...

LOL at the comments!!

yeah, if i saw her in real life, she would not be my friend.

Tiffany said...

LOL! I just saw this ad in my magazine the other night and I turned to my hubs and said "if I do my makeup like this, please tell me to never leave the house."

Sara said...

Omg. Thanks for posting this. lol. Could this ad be worse?

Hanako66 said...

that's bad. i saw another f'd up ad on the back of one of my mags the other day...i'll check who it was for, for you

Anonymous said...

SO much negativity...about...Makeup. Perhaps you guys should go and read a book or donate to the crisis in Haiti. Does bad photoshop and questionable makeup really warrant this level of vehemence? But go ahead...the world needs more hate, seriously.

Layla said...

omg! I thought it was an ad from the 80s maybe?
seriously, I found similar bad lipstick on a very good classical violinist in a magazine, & though I LOVE her, she looked horrible!!
As for Haiti, drilling for oil and experimenting with nukes probably had nothing to do with that either?

I hate it how some people don't see a direct connection between too much consumerism (and bad ads) and destruction of Nature & human lives!!

frenchie said...

all i can think about is that some dude, somewhere, is getting paid shitloads of money to come up with these kind os lousy ideas.
where can i send my resume??

graphics tablet pen said...

I think the '60s, '70s and '80s got together and even they said they wouldn't do this look.

luxury miami beach hotels said...

You're not the only one - it is horrible! And the girl looks like a scary doll. I know 70's and 80's were all about this kind of look but this is a very poor copy.