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7 photos to convince beauty lovers it's time to get into Star Wars

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Beauty

7 photos to convince beauty lovers it's time to get into Star Wars

If you aren’t a diehard fan of the Star Wars saga, the only replicable beauty look that probably comes to mind is Princess Leia’s hair – two buns pinned up on either side of her head – but today, that reference reads more Miley Cryus than leader of the Rebel Alliance. Now, you've got options. 

In anticipation of December’s release of the seventh Star Wars film The Force Awakens, CoverGirl created six looks inspired by the series for their new campaign, all designed by the beauty brand’s global creative design director Pat McGrath. “The Light Side was all about metallic tones – the influence of greens and lilacs,” says McGrath, of how she channeled the supernatural, metaphysical, all-power force into the looks. “The Dark Side was about power and geometry, working with blacks, reds and gold metallics.” The resulting characters – Chrome Captain, Dark Apprentice, Droid, Jedi, Mystic and Storm Trooper – are fodder for the best Halloween costume ever, but can be toned down for a night out.

See all six looks below, plus one bonus look featuring CoverGirl Janelle Monáe, who said she had to get in on the action for three reasons:

1. Her love for Star Wars: "I remember watching it in my grandmother's living room in Kansas, and I was so taken aback by the costumes, the set design, Princess Leia's hair!"

2. To celebrate female empowerment: "It's always amazing to have women in leadership, especially in science-fiction and film: [me] being a woman and owning my own record label, and George Lucas' wife Mellody Hobson is brilliant, she owns her own company."

3. Makeup artist Pat McGrath: "I love you Pat!" 

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7 photos to convince beauty lovers it's time to get into Star Wars

COVERGIRL x Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Chrome Captain

To get the Chrome Captain look, try: COVERGIRL Bombshell Shine Shadow in Ice Queen ($10.99), COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick in Crème ($10.99) and COVERGIRL Shine Shadow in Platinum Club ($10.99), at mass-market retailers. READ MORE: 10 best beauty Instagrams of the week

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: Courtesy CoverGirl Credits: ELLE Canada

7 photos to convince beauty lovers it's time to get into Star Wars

COVERGIRL x Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Mystic

To get the Mystic look, try: COVERGIRL Bloom Eyeshadow Quads in Va Va Violets and COVERGIRL Bombshell Shine Shadow in Color Me Money ($10.99), at mass-market retailers. READ MORE: Iconic celeb hairstyles to inspire your next cut

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: Courtesy CoverGirl Credits: ELLE Canada

7 photos to convince beauty lovers it's time to get into Star Wars

COVERGIRL x Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Jedi

To get the Jedi look, try: COVERGIRL Bombshell Shine Shadow in Gold Goddess ($10.99) and COVERGIRL Bloom Eyeshadow Quads in Notice Me Nudes ($10.99), at mass-market retailers. READ MORE: 11 best red carpet beauty looks of the week

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: Courtesy CoverGirl Credits: ELLE Canada

7 photos to convince beauty lovers it's time to get into Star Wars

COVERGIRL x Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Droid

To get the Droid look, try: COVERGIRL Bloom Eyeshadow Quads in Go For the Golds ($10.99), at mass-market retailers. READ MORE: How to get the perfect red lip

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: Courtesy CoverGirl Credits: ELLE Canada

7 photos to convince beauty lovers it's time to get into Star Wars

COVERGIRL x Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Dark Apprentice

To get the Dark Apprentice look, try: COVERGIRL Bloom Eyeshadow Quads in Stunning Smokeys ($10.99), COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick in Hot ($10.99) and COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Liner in Passion ($10.99), at mass-market retailers. READ MORE: This is the proper order to apply skincare products

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: Courtesy CoverGirl Credits: ELLE Canada

7 photos to convince beauty lovers it's time to get into Star Wars

COVERGIRL x Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Storm Trooper

To get the Storm Trooper look, try: COVERGIRL Outlast Lipstick in Plum Fury ($11.99) and COVERGIRL Intensify Me! Liner ($10.99), at mass-market retailers. READ MORE: The case for bringing back glitter for your party makeup

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: Courtesy CoverGirl Credits: ELLE Canada

7 photos to convince beauty lovers it's time to get into Star Wars

COVERGIRL x Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Janelle Monáe as Resistance Pilot

To get Janelle Monáe's Resistance Pilot look, try: COVERGIRL Bloom Eyeshadow Quads in Breath Taking Blues ($10.99), at mass-market retailers. READ MORE: 5 contouring products for people who don't know how to contour

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: Courtesy CoverGirl Credits: ELLE Canada

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7 photos to convince beauty lovers it's time to get into Star Wars