Many emo tears, stained with black eyeliner, were shed when My Chemical Romance’s first collaboration with beauty brand HipDot, the Three cheers for sweet revenge makeup collection – sold out in just a minute. Even more so when the follow drop (Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys) did the exact same thing a year later. Almost as many tears, we imagine, as when the iconic band (consisting of Gerard Way, Mikey Way, Frank Iero and Ray Toro) released new music this summer for the first time in eight years.
If you also stayed in your own puddle, it’s time to dry your tears. MCR x HipDot is back, this time with the black parade collection, available for pre-order starting today, Thursday, July 14.
Inspired by MCR’s biggest (and arguably most iconic) album, the collection leans heavily into Y2K nostalgia. Like the previous one from MCR three cheers Y danger days collections, this drop is not only a limited edition, but there is also an option to reserve the Collector’s Box, $74 (approximately £62). This one features all the products and will be available on the HipDot website from July 14-24.
So what can you expect? As with the previous two releases, the star of the show is the Bury Me In All My Favorite Colors palette, packaged as a CD case (remember them?). Each of the eight tones is engraved with the album’s mascot, a skeletal band member named Pepe. And boy, are these some colors, from Tragic Affair (a gleaming copper foil) to Mama (a shocking blood red). It’s worthy of the grand themes that dramatic rock opera explores (love, life and death), as well as the songs that define its career (think arrogant teen anthem “Teenagers” and the emo “Bohemian Rhapsody” itself, the epic “Welcome To The Black Parade”).
Along with this, there is a white embossed body paint so that you can fully embody the mortal body. black parade vibe and a set of three lipsticks, each named after one of the characters from the “WTTBP” music video: Fear (a bruised red-brown), Regret (asphalt gray) and Mother War (a classic nude). The Black Parade Mama Lipstick Set is matte (ghostly processions don’t add shine, apparently), but the lipsticks are infused with argan oil, shea, and vitamin E to keep lips hydrated.
Unlike previous collections, this drop doesn’t just include makeup. A selection of enamel pins based on iconic artwork by illustrator James Jean means you can mark yourself as a member of the MCR parade. On sale is the Pepe Pin and a four-piece Black Parade Pin Set, $28 (approximately £23.48), also sold separately.
Pre-orders will ship in December 2022 and January 2023, and shipping is available to the UK, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, the US, Canada, and Australia. All of this makes securing your own piece of the black parade a little fairer collection.
Set to be a complete success, you’ll want to act fast on this one.
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